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Neymar, Ganso & Pato Launch New Nike Brazil 2012/13 Kits – May Or May Not Be Yellow (Photos)

By Chris Wright

Nike have just launched the new home and away Brazil kits for 2012/13 and roped in a few of their young flock – Neymar, Ganso and Pato (in photo form) – to perform the ribbon-cutting duties…


A few details worth noting: Each shirt is made from 13 recycled plastic bottles and contains a raft of ‘hidden accents’, including an ‘inspirational statement’ (lord, how I love marketing speak) for the players stitched inside the green cuffs reading ‘Nascido Para Jogar Futebol’ (Born To Play Football) in ‘Pichacao’ – a type of scribbly Brazilian graffiti. Very nice.

There is also a large stylised CBF badge printed on the inside back of every shirt to represent something or other. Perhaps how sweaty a week in Brazil will make your back? I don’t rightly know.

Over to you Pies fans, Yay or Nay(mar)? It’s a big ‘Yay’ from Pies, though Nike would have to go out of their way to screw up a Brazil kit in our eyes.

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By Chris on February 4th, 2012 in Kits & fashion, Photos, South America. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

17 Responses to “Neymar, Ganso & Pato Launch New Nike Brazil 2012/13 Kits – May Or May Not Be Yellow (Photos)”

  1. Mr Sensible says:

    I remember the good old days when an international kit would last 4 years and actually be used in a tournament. Oh well.

  2. Fernando says:

    Not sure about this. Up close it looks great, and I love the matte look.

    But something about it makes the shirt and shorts clash – they look like two different kits. Nike have managed to make the classic yellow-top/blue-shorts combo look weird. (Though the 2nd/away kit is great).

    I think Puma would do a better job of it personally.

  3. Jon says:

    Neymar really does need to cut that hair.

  4. bigdutch says:

    i definitely dont like the green at the end of the sleeves. should have left them yellow

  5. pepe says:

    i defeinitelly say YAY to this

  6. jonno says:

    It looks like EVERY other Brazil kit.

  7. Connor says:

    would have gone with blue on the cuffs, makes the shorts seem wrong

  8. Will says:

    @Connor have you ever seen a Brazil kit before?

  9. Mister says:

    Boca Juniors’ shirt look alike

  10. Alex says:

    Got Cuff?

  11. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Fucking terrible, as usual.

  12. says:

    In a board room deep in a bunker below the Nike world headquarters:

    Rich white guy 1: We need more money, I have to make the payment on my sportscars’ mansion

    Rich white guy 2: We should release the same kit every two years despite the circumstances, fans are idiots and they’ll buy everything

    Rich white guy 1: Brilliant! But we’ll need to alter them slightly, so they look damn new

    Rich white guy 2: Hmm, lets take the sleeve accents and make them a bit bigger. We can use all the same materials, all we have to do is retitle the jersey and use a bit more of one color than before

  13. Ryan says:

    What happened to the black Batman-looking kits ?

  14. Wolf Haley says:

    @Ryan – Think they were Charity shirts to be used in a one off game, they were however one the best creations in football shirt culture, wish I could have got one to fulfill my Ninja Football Fantasy

  15. Scott says:

    Hate the cuffs, however, it looks like this year’s thing for Nike.

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