This is the first time in history Melbourne City will have a third kit in an all new graphite black. This new addition joins the well known City-blue home jersey, complete with contemporary new neckline and sleeve details, and the red and white striped away shirt, which honours City’s Melbourne Heart origins.

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he new Nike designs were worn by City’s full Hyundai A-League team last Friday night at Nike Football’s Phantom Pyramid in Birrarung Marr. Athletes and fans mingled at the launch event, taking in an exhibition match between Melbourne City’s futsal team and FIFA Street futsal star D10’s team, the D10 All Stars, while enjoying beats by DJ Sippy.

The new collection is made from sweat-wicking fabric for lightweight comfort and breathability on and off the pitch. It is designed to maximise player comfort in the most testing of matches.

“Revealing the new shirts at the Nike Phantom Pyramid alongside our fans has been a great experience,” said City midfielder, Riley McGree.

“The whole team is looking forward to putting the new kits to the test in the season ahead.”

Nike Australia Brand Director, Andrew Keith said “We are delighted to reveal Melbourne City FC’s 2018/19 kit at the Phantom Pyramid today.”

“This phenomenal structure has been the centrepiece of Melbourne football this week, celebrating the high quality of local football here on our doorstep, and the launch of Nike’s game-changing new boot, PhantomVSN.”

“We are excited to bring this range to life, with the addition of a third kit being a contemporary connection to Melbourne’s young footballers.”

Melbourne City FC will debut their new kit against Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on 29 August in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16.