Nike 2019-20 Authentic vs Replica Kits

The 2018-2019 season is finished in all big European leagues, while the 2019-2020 season in the biggest leagues will not kick off before early August 2019. Nike has nevertheless already released most of their 2019-2020 kits. They give us the chance to compare the Nike 2019-2020 authentic and replica soccer jersey versions.

Nike 2019-20 Authentic vs Replica Kits

Just like before, the 2019-2020 authentic Nike kits are those worn by the players (Player Issue), the replica Nike kits designed for the supporters while still featuring materials made for sport. The authentic Nike kits are officially called 'Vapor Match' jerseys.


Design-wise, the Nike authentic and replica jerseys are extremely similar. The biggest differences are the way the crest is applied to the jerseys (heat printed vs stitched), the positioning of the 'pride logo' that can be found inside the collar and the label on the bottom left (authentic - gold, replica - silver).

Authentic Chelsea 19-20 Home Kit

Replica Chelsea 19-20 Home Kit


Tech-wise, the authentic and replica Nike 2019-2020 kits are the same as those of the 2018-2019 season and the 2018 World Cup.

The Nike 19-20 'Fast Fit Vaporknit" authentic kits feature various key elements for optimal breathability, lightweight and speed such as sleek sleeves with engineered yarn and an open-hole texture on the chest and back. The replica jersey are made of Nike Breathe fabric and feature Nike Dri-FIT technology as well as a stitched crest.


The Nike Authentic 2019-2020 kits retail at a price of 140 Euro, while the replica kits have an official price tag of 90 Euro.



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