The Flamengo crest is iconic. Across the world, where football is concerned, the badge travels the distance as a symbol of pure inspired class. A piece of embroidered heritage that shines on every shirt, the 2017 Flamengo shirt from adidas lives up to expectations with a clinical fashion focus.
For this latest instalment of kitted clobber, adidas have turned their heads back to the eighties. Based on kits that ran through a decade where the likes of Zico, Junior, Tita and Adílio reigned supreme on Brazilian soil, the black and red colour clash is a champion combination of cool. Wider horizontal stripes are joined with a Henley-style collar while the vulture mascot features on the back neckline and tying it all together, the adidas stripes are in situ, looking sharp.
Released as part of a wider campaign that looks to celebrate the iconic nature of the club, this shirt has been released with the fans backing as they were encouraged to share what it means to support the club. Said to boast in the region of 40 million fans, it's one almighty clean kit for a club of serious scale.
A ruthlessly mean combination. You can forget the ones and twos, this is five stars in tactile kitted form. Don't mind if we do.