Umbro Will Sell Authentic Player Issue Football Shirts From Next Season

The 'Double Diamond' brand has already offered us a glimpse at their ideas for the next season by unveiling Gamba Osaka's 2021 football shirts a few days ago.

With it, we not only get a first look at a potential new template for the 2021-22 campaign with a subtle 'Double Diamond' appliaction to the sleeves since the Japanese club also revealed that they are selling different versions of their new home and away jerseys. To be specific, they offer authentic and replica football kits..

Gamba Osaka 2021 Home, Away & Goalkeeper Kits Revealed

A short summary on the club's website states that authentic shirts have the same specifications as the uniforms worn by Gamba Osaka's players on the pitch (i.e. player issue jerseys). There will also be a replica version that has the same design as the authentic one but comes without the performance-enhancing features.

Umbro 2021-22 Authentic vs Replica Football Kits - Main Differences

  • Authentic version has a cooling base material, material of replica is sweat-absorbing and dries quick
  • Authentic version features heat-applied 'plastic' club logo, while replica has embroidered logos
  • Authentic version fits tighter, replica more spacious

The authentic version of the Gamba Osaka 2020 home and away jerseys retails at ¥26.400 (~ GBP 190), while the replica costs you ¥14.300 (~ GBP 100). We do not think that these prices will be the same for the European and American market. We rather expect replica shirts to cost around £65, whereas authentic ones will be valued at around £100.

Heat-applied vs embroidered club logo by Umbro

Check out all 2020-21 Umbro kits on Football Kit Archive

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