Let me take you back to 1999. Ricky Martin was dazzling the world with Living La Vida Loca, The Matrix was smashing it in the cinema and Barcelona x Nike launched an absolutely glorious football shirt to mark their centenary.
The 1999 Barcelona home shirt.home shirt is half red and blue with the Barcelona crest and Nike tick in the middle.
We asked our followers on Instagram who it reminded them of and there was only one answer. Well actually 2 answers. First up Rivaldo.
In 1999-00 Barcelona finished 2nd in the league under Louis Van Gaal. They also got to the semi final of the Champions League largely thanks to Rivaldo. The Brazilian was in unreal form scoring 23 goals that season.
The other name this shirt reminded them of was the Barcelona captain. Pep Guardiola. In 1999 he didn’t have an amazing season. Here he is with hair and a magnificent captain’s armband.
We love the 1999 Barcelona shirt. Its a classic.