Special-Edition Bayer Leverkusen '40 Years Bundesliga' Kit Released

Update: A new picture of the Bayer Leverkusen '40 Years Bundesliga' Kit showcases the special font used for the kit - the numbers and names type is inspired by Adidas' kit font design of the 1970s. The kit will be worn in the Bundesliga matcha gainst Schalke on 11 May 2019.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the club's Bundesliga debut, Bayer Leverkusen and technical sponsor Jako have launched a special-edition kit. The limited-edition jersey is inspired by the design worn in the 1978-79 season, which saw Leverkusen get promoted to the top tier of German football for the first time.

Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga team will wear the special-edition anniversary kit in the last home game of the current season, against Schalke on 11 May 2019.

Leverkusen '40 Years Bundesliga' Jersey

The new limited-edition Leverkusen '40 Years Bundesliga' shirt is directly based on the original design. The Bayer cross and the '04 Leverkusen' lettering located below it is an exact copy of the that of the promotion season. The collar and the implied V-neck takes its inspiration from the past but a few modern updates have been made to make it more functional.

Both the main sponsor Barmenia Versicherungen and sleeve sponsor Kieser Training have agreed to have their branding removed for the occasion, allowing the kit to be more true to its inspiration. The shirt number on the back uses a traditional font from the seventies.

The special edition jersey is limited to 4,000. Each jersey is also numbered on the inside collar.

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