When Juventus rolled out a the club’s radical half-and-half home kit, it was looked at as something that was more of a one-off rather than something that would become the new normal. Basically, we knew the traditional stripes were going to come back at some point prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, we just didn’t know what they would look like.
We know now.
Juventus rolled out the club’s 2020-21 home kit on Thursday morning, and with it came the return of the Bianconeri’s famous stripes. They’re back, baby — and there’s some normalcy again after a season of seeing Juventus play in a kit that was very much a big jump away from the club’s traditional look. “Tradition is represented by the return of the black and white stripes, which however present themselves in a new and more modern form” is how Juventus’ official website described the new jerseys, which could very well make their official on-field debut in Saturday night’s Serie A season finale against Roma where the club will lift their ninth straight Scudetto following the final whistle.
There are some of the familiar faces you might expect during the launch of the kit Juventus will wear the most often come next season. There’s Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt. There’s also Juan Cuadrado, Juventus Women captain Sara Gama as well as her teammate Martina Rosucci.
You might notice a few things will be different come the official debut of next season’s home kit ...
- The fact that Serie A is going to a universal font and numbering look for all jerseys next season. (Basically, the same kind of deal as in the Premier League where creativity goes away so that things can look common.)
- The written out club name “JUVENTUS” above the logo is no longer there. Now it’s just the three usual stars and the club’s logo. That’s it, that’s the list.
- It might be a thing just to try and sell more product, but Juventus’ online store lists both black shorts with gold trim as well as white shorts with gold trim along with the new home kit. Could be that we see both of them used throughout the 2020-21 season. (Even more than just trying not to clash with the opposing team.)
But the most important thing here is that the black and white stripes are back. And, as an added bonus, they look pretty good. Passing the initial eye test is always a good thing, so now we just have to see them on the field while Juventus is actually in action.