'Brazil' Nike Kashima Antlers 2021 Third Kit Released - Pays Homage to Zico, the "God of Football"

Japanese club Kashima Antlers today released a special third jersey inspired by former player Zico and successive Brazilian players who supported the history of the club.

In 1991, Brazilian footballer Zico joined the Sumitomo Metals (predecessor club of Kashima Antlers), at the time in the second tier, to help the club secure a place in Japan's first fully professional football league that was set to officially launch in 1993 – J1 League.

Former Brazilain footballer Zico is known as "God fo Football" in JapanZico's discipline, talent, and professionalism meshed very well with Japanese culture, and his influence earned him the nickname, "God of Football" (サッカーの神様, sakkā no kamisama) from Japanese football fans. In 2021, Zico works as technical director at Kashima Antlers.

Nike Kashima Antlers 2021 Third Kit

Check out Nike's Kashima Antlers 2021 third football shirt below.

Reminiscent of Brazil's kit, the Nike Kashima Antlers 2021 third shirt combines a yellow base with green applications. Inside the collar is a special text to commemorate the historical connection between Kashima Antlers and the Brazilian.

As a symbol of Kashima Antlers, the "Kingdom" was inspired by successive Brazilian players who have made a name for themselves in the history of the club, including Zico (currently the technical director) who has continued to demonstrate great leadership from the club's founding period to the present. Adopted the classic coloring of. It is a special uniform suitable for the anniversary year of the club's 30th anniversary, and at the same time, it expresses the club's respect and gratitude for Brazilian football.

Just as the uniforms of Brazil, the shorts are blue, and the socks are white.

There will be to versions of the Nike Kashima Antlers 2021 third shirt. One with Zico on the back (limited to just 300 pieces) and one without / current players on the back (limited to just 700 pieces).

The LE Zico version of the Nike Kashima Antlers 2021 third football shirt will be available to buy for 19.800 Japanese Yen (equals 180 USD) in the general sale from 20 June 2021, while the standard LE version retails at 14.300 Japanese Yen (equals 130 USD).

The shirt will be worn in the J1 League Round 19 against Oita Trinita on 23 June 2021.

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