Olympiacos unveil new jerseys for 2019/2020 campaign
Olympiacos have unveiled their new jerseys for the 2019/2020 with the traditional Erythrolefki jersey set to feature along with a fresh design…
Olympiacos continue to prepare for the 2019/2020 basketball season as the club prepare to rebound in Europe after a difficult EuroLeague campaign last season.
The Piraeus giants continued their preseason activities with the release of their jersey for the upcoming season, with the traditional Erythrolefki jersey taking center-stage along with two fresh designs.
Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis, and summer signing Brandon Paul were on hand to showcase the jerseys in a presentation on Thursday night.
While the club will sport the traditional red-and-white stripes on home night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, an all-white jersey will feature as the main away jersey while a navy-blue jersey will feature as the alternate jersey.
Nike have once again produced Olympiacos’ jersey while BWIN have returned as Olympiacos’ main sponsor for the upcoming season.
Olympiacos are keen to make a splash on the EuroLeague scene after missing the playoffs last season. However, last season’s relegation from the Basket League means the club will feature in the second-tier of Greek basketball, the A2 Basket League, but with an entirely different roster than the one will compete in Europe.
Olympiacos co-owner, Panagiotis Angelopoulos, spoke to reporters following the jersey presentation and was optimistic about the club’s chances in Europe.
“It's a historic year for Olympiacos. The first to play only in the Euroleague and we do not need to analyze the reasons now. I hope we have a good season. The players are working hard, and now the internationals have arrived [from the FIBA World Cup]. This year will be an extended Euroleague with more teams and more matches. We want the support of everyone who loves the team,” Panagiotis Angelopoulos told reporters.
Meanwhile, Angelopoulos’ brother, Giorgos, also spoke to reporters and shared his predictions of a possible revolution for European basketball.
“It will be a special year and maybe the fate of European basketball will change, because the [fate of Greek basketball] has changed. We until the end and until the end became an act,” Giorgos Angelopoulos said of the club’s fight to reform Greek basketball last season.
Olympiacos are scheduled tip-off their 2019/2020 EuroLeague on 3 October against French outfit ASVEL, who are one of the sides that were given a wildcard berth in the EuroLeague as part of the competition’s expansion to 18 teams in the offseason.