Adidas team up with Cruzeiro to launch vintage centenary shirt

Adidas and Cruzeiro have teamed up to produce a shirt in celebration of the Brazilian club’s centenary year.

It will be used as their home shirt for the 2021 season, which Cruzeiro will play in Serie B – the second division of Brazil.

They were relegated for the first time in their history in 2019, and finished in 11th in the second tier last season.

The club has won the Campeonato Brazilian Serie A four times.

The shirt features the Italy flag, paying homage to the club’s roots. The club was set up in 1921 by a group of Italian immigrants living in the city of Belo Horizonte.

The five stars on the badge are in formation as featured on the club’s badge.

Take a look at the lovely little vintage number below.


Cruzeiro president, Sergio Santos Rodrigues, explained the significance of the shirt.

He said: “Cruzeiro already had very nice shirts, but this is in fact a very special and representative material, which symbolises well how great the history of our Cruzeiro is.

“It is a uniform that represents that relevance of the Centenary year and I am sure that it will be on the podium of the most important shirts in the history of the club.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the support of our partners, who allowed their companies’ brands to be present in the shirt in golden colour.”

adidas and Cruzeiro have also collaborated to create a range of gear to commemorate their centenary year. These include tracksuits, polo shirts and shoes.

The range looks pretty spectacular, and you can shop all items via the website.

Featured Image Credit: Adidas