23
Jun
2014

A Retrospective Of Brasil’s Yellow Jersey by NIKE

Thanks to NIKE, I just realized (because I was not even interested before) that the Brazil National Team did not start wearing the now famous yellow jersey before the 1954 World Cup.

The Brasil national team home jersey wasn’t always yellow. It took a devastating defeat in the 1950 final at home to initiate a color scheme change. After wearing white and blue for half a century, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) debuted a new kit in yellow, green and blue — the colors of Brasil’s flag — in 1954. The design was the result of a national competition, and the new colors stuck.

Nike started making kits for CBF in 1997, after signing on as the team’s official apparel sponsor the year prior. Here, a look inside the process of creating Brasil’s national team home kit for the major competitions of 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Here is one of the Brazil jerseys that I remember as if they were wearing it yesterday.

For the full NIKE – Brazil history, check this link: 1996-2014 Nike’s designs

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