The FC Bayern home shirt for the 2005/06 season would return to the traditional colours of mainly red with minimal white trim, but would take on retro look resulting in a Trikot a little different from the usual Adidas designs. In addition to a new stylised club crest, the Trikot would be first in a number of years not to feature the manufacturer’s famous three stripes as part of the core design.
The design is simplicity itself. Plain red with a large white collar and button-up neck, thin white piping running from the collar down to the armpits, and a high-quality rendition of the club crest contained in a silver-grey shield with white piping. Above the crest are the three championship stars all stitched in fine gold thread, while the Adidas logo is machine-stitched in white/silver thread.
On what is a very vintage-looking Trikot, the only nod to modernity is in the form of the sponsor’s logo, which is screen-printed across the front.
The reverse of the 2005/06 Trikot contains the familiar screen-printed “Bayern München” legend – with the “ü” adopting a new stylised look – and as it was a special purchase from the club shop it also includes the name and number of club legend Mehmet Scholl, also screen-printed in white.