Wearing the shirt of the national team and playing with this symbol on my chest is always a great honour. We play for a whole country, for all the Portuguese living in Portugal or abroad, for our families, for our friends, and this is always special. This new kit makes us feel stronger than ever, lighter and more agile. Me and my teammates can’t wait to start playing and winning matches with it!
– Cristiano Ronaldo
Against all odds, Portugal beat the hosts on Sunday to become the Euro 2016 Champions. It has been a long time coming for Portuguese Superstar and one of the best players of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo, to finally get his hands on an International trophy. Being the champions, we at Replica Soccer Jerseys owe them the honour of reviewing the jersey they used to achieve this feat.
PORTUGAL EURO 2016 HOME JERSEY
For many years, different shades of red have been associated with Portugal’s home jersey. The Euro 2016 version features light red spreading across the fore area, with a darker shade of red on the sleeves and top of the back area. Much like the Manchester City Jersey, Portugal’s Euro 2016 jersey employs Nike’s AeroSwift technology and has an elastic extension that ensures a snug fit at the sleeves.
“Portugal” is inscribed into the back collar while “Nação” (Nation) and “Valente” (Brave), representing the adventurous Portuguese spirit, are inscribed into the inside cuffs of the jersey. The inside of the body showcases an Armillary Sphere, a navigation tool that pays homage to the rich sea-faring heritage of Portugal.
The sides of the jersey have a longitudinal dark green stripe that runs down the length of the shirt.
The complete Portugal Euro 2016 Home Kit featured matching jerseys and shorts, along with dark green socks.
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