Crystal Palace of the English Premier League (EPL) today officially launched the team’s new PUMA special edition second away shirt for the 2021-22 season, celebrating the club’s origins 160 years ago.
The blue-white semi-formal ball gown is based on the Crystal Palace Club’s 1st National Team’s color scheme design, and the National Team’s athletics team is built during the winter season.The “CPFC 1861” logo on the back of the shirt collar recognizes the key role that Crystal Palace, currently the oldest club in the professional league, has played in the development of modern soccer.
Crystal Palace was the second organized soccer team to be formed in London, and after completing its first official match the following March, seven of its members were involved in the establishment of The Football Association in 1863 and the adoption of the rules of the sport, all of which can be found in the FA’s original minutes.In 1871, Crystal Palace also played a major role in the preparation of The FA Cup, the oldest cup in soccer history, which is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary.
The jersey also features a looming silhouette of the Crystal Palace, a massive steel and glass structure that was moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham after the Great Exhibition.The 200-acre site is owned and operated by the Crystal Palace Company, which founded the cricket club in 1857 and where the soccer club was born.The team played in blue and white shirts, paying homage to the colors of Crystal Palace. The new jerseys and shorts were also adorned with a special black club crest.