Nike Corinthians Sócrates Collection Released

As expected, Nike and Corinthians have launched a collection in homage to legendary player Sócrates, who died ten years ago on 4 December, 2011.

Sócrates played for the club in 135 match between 1978 and 1984, scoring 74 goals. He played a total of 60 matches for Brazil, scoring 22 goals.

Corinthians Sócrates Tribute Collection

The Nike Corinthians Sócrates collection includes t-shirts, a polo shirt and a sweater, all kept in white and black and featuring a special logo that fuses the Corinthians badge with Sócrates' iconic 'raised fist' celebration.

Paying homage to Sócrates nickname, the shirt features a "Doutor Sócrates" (Doctor Sócrates) name atop the player's trademark number 8.

“There is no way to think about the greatness of Corinthians without recognizing the importance of everything Socrates did for the team on and off the field. In addition to being one of the greatest players in our history, he was a leader and an engaged citizen, who embraced Corinthian Democracy with his team-mates and my father, Adilson Monteiro Alves, who at the time was the club's Football Director. This collection is an acknowledgment worthy of the Doctor's memory, and I'm sure the fans will be proud and emotional when wearing the shirts,” said Duilio Monteiro Alves, president of Corinthians.

According to the earlier report, The shirt will not be worn in official matches but might be used in the warm-up before a game.

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