As the millennium approached the designers at Adidas would continue to push the boundaries in looking for new and innovative interpretations, and the 1998/00 away shirt was perhaps one of the more left-field compositions produced for FC Bayern. Like the navy blue home shirt that worn at the same time, this white design would have no historical tie-in to any previous shirt worn by the team.
The shirt is a melange of color: half white, half red with a number of thick navy blue horizontal stripes. It’s not exactly hideous nor of the same order as the horrors that would be sported by other Bundesliga teams such as VfL Bochum and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, but it doesn’t really say “FC Bayern”.
This white/red/navy blue effort has a red v-necked collar edged with three navy blue stripes, with the three shoulder stripes in red with a thin navy blue border. The Adidas logo – now in the form of the the small angled lines – appears on the left of the chest stitched in dark blue thread, opposite the club crest which is also finely machine-stitched. Meanwhile, the navy blue Opel logo and “FC Bayern München” on the back are embossed.
There is just one additional feature: at lower left, a small vertical rentangular dark blue and red patch containing the club badge with “Adidas” in gold thread and “official replica” in white.