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Southampton launch new 2020/21 kits to mark 135th anniversary

Return of the sash! The new Saints shirt has been unveiled.

Southampton new kit 2020/21 Premier League shirt home away goalkeeper Saints

A lot of the social media speculation was right. The sash is back.

This morning, Southampton’s media team sent out a press release announcing the new Saints home and away kits for the 2020/21 season with Under Armour.

As you can see, Saints shirts will feature the sash which last appeared in the 2010/11 season which marked the club’s 125th-year anniversary.

That season, Southampton earned promotion from League One to the Championship. Let’s hope this kit brings similar fortune.

The sash first appeared on a Saints shirt in 1885 - the year when the club formed.

Southampton 2020/21 home shirt new kit

Unlike in 2010/11, the sash is white while the majority of the shirt is red. The away kit is the inverse, looking a lot like the kit Southampton had a decade ago.

Southampton 2020/21 away shirt saints new kit

Saints fans can also play a retro-style arcade game to celebrate the kit launch. Head here to do so (mobile only).

The replica kit will be on sale through this link once live: https://www.southamptonfc.com/store/replica-kit/c-1/c-69

Here’s the official press release below:

“Southampton FC’s new home kit for 2020/21 sees the return of the club’s iconic sash design first featured back in 1885, where players would wear a physical sash over their shirt, placed over either shoulder.

“Paying homage to this, the new home kit will be predominantly red with a white sash sat over the right shoulder and feature black shorts and red socks, while the third kit will be white with a red sash over the left shoulder and be coupled with white shorts and socks.

“In goal, Saints shot stoppers will wear either an all-blue, all-pink or all-yellow kit: the latter two available to pre-order from 8th July. The away kit is due to be revealed in early August and will be available on pre-sale at the same time.”