The Orlando Pirates Reveal Their 2018/19 Home and Away Kits by Adidas

Last week we at UK Soccer Shop showed you Wolfsburg’s latest away kit. As we explored the kit’s simplicity and considered colouring, we also pointed out that they have one of the coolest names in football. I mean it’s a wolf. A lone wolf (not Wolves). Now, we’d like to introduce you to another club with an excellent name, as well as a familiar home kit and an away kit that we absolutely love. It’s the Orlando Pirates. Yes their name is cool.

The South African club finished their 2017/18 campaign in second place. Fifteen points behind the Mamelodi Sundowns but still seven points above the Kaizer Chiefs. This upcoming season, we predict a riot.




The Orlado Pirates are incredibly active in this transfer window. Reports are surfacing of an attempt to sign Brazilian defender, Caio Marcelo.


As well as their transfer window activity, the club has also teamed up with Adidas to create their 2018/19 home and away kits. We love them both, however it’s hard not to think we’ve seen the home kit before.


The home kit is a two-tone red kit. Featuring both light and dark shades. The light and dark shades are in a thin/thick line pattern which creates a checker board effect. We have seen this on both Sheffield United and Leicester City’s away kits. While the pattern is excellent, having seen it before doesn’t excite us quite so much as a fresh design would.




The shoulders feature Adidas’ signature three stripes leading up to the neckline, which is simple and tapered with black.


On the nape of the kit top is the simple word “Pirates.”


The away kit is charcoal in colouring, with varying shades across the zig-zagging pattern. The neckline is more of a ‘V’ shape and Adidas’ three stripes feature once again across the shoulders.


Have these design choices for the Orlando Pirates paid off? What do you think?


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