The European kit lets the tradition of FC kits with stripes in red and white come back to live, with the hand-drawn look of the stripes making the design one-of-a-kind. The striking stitched collar in red and white is also an elegant touch.
The kit is made out of 100% recycled polyester, has mesh-lining on the sides as well as on the shoulders to help the players breathe and makes use of the BEECOOL technology to make sure the kit is dry as quickly as possible. The club badge and hummel logo are both stitched, with “1. FC KÖLN – SPÜRBAR ANDERS” on the inside and outside of the neck. At the hip, the claim “1. FC KÖLN X HUMMEL” is an element which combines both partners.
“Red and white are FC’s colours and the striped design has a long tradition within the club’s history. We nelieve that the fresh design with the hand-drawn lines will look good in Europe,” said FC Managing Director, Philipp Türoff.
The Danish sporting goods brand hummel look back proudly on an almost 100-year-old history and is one of the oldest team goods providers worldwide with a large tradition in football. The company was founded in 1923 in Hamburg by brothers Albert and Michael Ludwig Messmer, who developed one of the first football boots with studs – the birth of the company Messmer & Co, which later became known as hummel.
After the second World War, the visionary Bernhard Weckenbrock took over the brand in 1956. He created a strong, uniform brand identity, brought about the characteristic chevrons, and moved the production to Kevelaer am Niederrhein. In 1975, the headquarters were move to Aarhus in Denmark. In 1999, Thornico took over the brand hummel. Managing Director, Christian Stadil made hummel into a sporting fashion trendsetter with a new collection of modern classics.
Today, hummel create training and lifestyle clothing, equipment and shoes for adults and kids.
hummel look back on a long tradition as kit supplier for many clubs in European football, including SL Benfica, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. From summer 2022, 1. FC Köln is the most important team partner in Germany.