Lazio have revealed their new third kit ahead of the 2008/09 campaign. The club had a terrible start last season attempting to balance additional Champions League commitments with domestic play. The team finished the 07-08 season in 12th on 46 points. In my opinion this squad lacked the depth required to go head-to-head against the best in Europe. The Biancocelesti (white and sky-blues) ended last season 11-13-14 with only 2 road wins to their name and faced a relegation battle during the second half of the season after falling as far as 17th.
The new Lazio third kit supplied by Puma is all black in a very attractive design. The kit has a long black collar with a sky-blue trim. On the right shoulder, there are two stripes which are appearing on the recent Puma-designed shirts. The sleeves also have a sky-blue trim. The Puma logo appears on the right side of the shirt and on the left shoulder. Argentinian Mauro Zarate (pictured) models the all black kit for us.
The away shirt is yellow and has black details on the sides. It will be accompanied by dark blue almost black shorts with yellow side details, and horizontally-striped yellow & black socks. Midfielder Ousmane Dabo (pictured), who re-signed for Lazio on the 30th January 2008, after having a previous spell at the club between 2003 and 2006 models the away kit.
Finally, the home shirt will be the tradional sky-blue accompanied by white shorts with sky-blue details on the sides and sky-blue socks. Striker Goran Pandev (pictured) models the home kit for us while keeper Juan Pablo Carrizo , who joined from River Plate on the 8th July 2008 shows off his all-green kit for the coming season.
The Biancocelesti’s badge and symbol is the eagle, which was chosen by founding member Luigi Bigiarelli. This emblem represents the Roman Empire’s army once known as the Aquila. Roman legions would carry the symbol with them when going in to battle hence the additional knickname of Le Aquile or The Eagles.
The team does not yet have a shirt sponsor for the 2008-09 Serie A campaign