The history of Chivas jersey: the Mexican football skin

The Special One Football Club Chivas Guadalajara released their new skin for the 2019-20 season ahead of their participation in the International Champions Cup in the US. This brand-new Mexican football skin will be appear in the next ‘Apertura’ and ‘Clausura’ tournaments but, how did Chivas jersey look like in the origin of the Mexican best football squad? FC Brugge

The ‘Sacred Flock’ was established in 1906 when merchant Edgar Everaert founded Union Football Club in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The squad played in white back then and in 1908 modified their name to settled as Guadalajara and started to play under the French flag colours (red, white and blue). The reason was that several French players were part of the team as until the professional era the decision to line up only Mexican players was not made.

Besides, Edgar Everaert was the provider where Guadalajara came up: ‘Mexican City Warehouse’. He decided to wear vertical stripes in their ‘playera’ (Mexican term for Chivas jersey) in order to pay tribute to FC Brugge team, whose city flag is also red, white and blue filled.

These colours have been present in any season in which Chivas have taken part in, except when they played under the name Union Football Club in 1906.

Moreover, the shop were Rafael Orozco had worked was the ‘French Factories’ and it was located in front of the ‘Mexican City Warehouse’, where Gregorio Orozco and Edgar Everaert worked as well.

The first Chivas jersey had stripes and it was made of cotton. It had long sleeves and a botton-packed round neck, and its weight would reach five kilos wearing it.

Lastly, in 2006 the Special One Football Club Chivas Guadalajara designed a replica of their first Chivas jersey ever, although the improvements of the materials were clearly applied. The only two differences were the tailored brand and the sponsor logo on the jersey.