West Ham United release their brand-new Umbro home kit – with a design nod to a very special Hammers shirt

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West Ham United have unveiled their brand new home kit - and it's one that will bring back plenty of nostalgia for Hammers fans.

The new Umbro shirt has big sky blue panels down the sleeves, reminiscent of the shirt that West Ham wore in the 1999/2000 season. That particular kit was made famous by Paolo Di Canio, whose volley against Wimbledon was voted the greatest-ever goal at Upton Park.

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The kit has the initials "WHUFC" on the back of the neck too, in a classic serif font, giving the whole shirt a particularly retro vibe.  

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West Ham will, of course, be wearing this new shirt when they play in the Europa League this season. The Hammers kick off their season against Newcastle United on August 14.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.