FC Barcelona Introduce New Font - Champions League Only

Update: Grizmann was officially presented as Barca player yesterday, giving us a better look at the new Barca typeface. The first game in which the players from the first team will be wearing this new typography will be in Tokyo on July 23, when Ernesto Valverde's team face Chelsea on the Japan tour.

A day after the presentation of Frenkie de Jong, FC Barcelona today officially revealed their brand-new typeface, 'FC Barcelona Play'.

The FC Barcelona Play font will be used by the football team in all competitions that don't prohibit the use of a custom design: most importantly the UEFA CHampions League, but also friendlies and the Copa del Rey final. In the league, Barcelona will continue to use the La Liga typeface design, just like in the previous two seasons.

In 2017, La Liga introduced a streamlined font to be used by all teams of the Spanish first division, similar to the Premier League. Real Madrid were really unhappy with it and even filled a lawsuit against being forced to use the font of La Liga. Real Madrid used an own font and never the La Liga font in the Champions League, however, in contrast to Barcelona.

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Shown off by de Jong as well as other new Barcelona signings this season like new FCB Basket player Cory Higgins, the FC Barcelona Play 19-20 font introduces a totally new design.

FC Barcelona 2019-2020 Jersey Font

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The new Nike FC Barcelona 19-20 kit font features a more classy design than the league-wide La Liga typeface. The letters feature an edged design with a thin line, the numbers come with the Barca crest. Another difference is that the names of player are aligned straight and not on a curve as with the league font.

Although Barcelona had exclusive font designs before, it's the first time that the club undertook the challenge of coming up with a new design as previous typefaces were created by Nike.

Conceptually, FC Barcelona Play is a typography based on the origins and history of the club, Catalan modernism in the late nineteenth century and specifically relating to the direct link between Barça and the current artistic and aesthetic trends in the city of Barcelona and Catalonia. The intention was that each word written with the typography had its own personality and ability to have variants.

The FC Barcelona 19-20 font is available when customizing kits at the official club stores, although it cannot be selected in the online store (at the moment).

Do you like that FC Barcelona is almost certainly set to have a bespoke typeface for cup matches, including the UEFA Champions League? Do you like the first look at the new custom FC Barcelona 2019-2020 jersey typeface? Share your thoughts in the comments below.