Thirty years after their most famous football victory, the Danish national football team is hoping some inspiration from this team will propel the country to victory in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this fall.
Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU) and manufacturer Hummel unveiled new kits for the national team on Monday morning. All three shirts feature a tonal pattern that reflects the shirts the Danish men’s national team wore in 1992 when they won the European Championship.
Houseware set in red with subtle tonal vertical and diagonal stripes down the front. A darker shade of red is used for stripes that start under the arms, reach a point on the chest, and then go back around the sleeves. More dark red stripes run on the sleeves up to the cuff.
This design was lifted straight from the team’s 1992 European Championship winning kits, which Hummel also made. This team beat Germany 2-0 in the final which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“Although the jersey is a remake of the ’92 and marks the 30th anniversary of the (European Championship) victory, we don’t just want a nostalgic tribute to old legends,” Hummel CEO Alan Vad Nielsen said on the DBU website. (Translated to English by Google). “We are going to (the World Cup) with one of the strongest national teams in recent times, so the jersey is also a symbol that now we must create the legends of the future. In 20-30 years, we hope that the current national team players will be the ones we remember with the same legendary status. Like we do with Team 92 today.”
The V-neck on the shirt is red, with dark red trim around the edges. The national team crest and Hummel crest on the chest, along with Hummel chevrons on the shoulders, are in red, almost in harmony with the rest of the jersey.
Inside the collar there are two logos printed: “For Denmark” (“For Denmark”) and “Part of something bigger” (“Part of something greater”).
“We have a goal to collect and generate excitement in Denmark, and the men’s national team has done this several times in recent years and can do it again at the World Cup in a few months,” said DBU Managing Director Jacob Jensen. The new national team jersey emphasizes the great importance of the team and shows today’s stars who will be remembered for their great achievements in 20-30 years. We look forward to seeing the players in the jersey and encouraging them to win the World Cup.”
DBU and Hummel also revealed a white away kit and a black third kit. Both feature the same tonal patterns and monochrome decals as the Home Collection.
The third black jersey will be the first of the three new kits to see the action of the match when Denmark faces Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday, 22 September. The stadium’s red jersey will be worn for the first time against France on September 25.
Denmark is in Group D in the World Cup along with France, Australia and Tunisia. Their first match will be against Tunisia on Tuesday (November 22nd) at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.