Special kit: Werkself wear 'cross on the chest' again

The Werkself were promoted with the cross on their chest in 1979 and Vollborn & Co. won the UEFA Cup in 1988 with the cross on their chest: Now the world-famous trademark of Bayer AG is back on the Bayer 04 Leverkusen shirt. In the last home game of the season against Schalke 04, played against the backdrop of '40 years Bundesliga under the Bayer Cross', the team under head coach Peter Bosz will wear a special red kit that is available now.

The limited edition shirt has been developed in cooperation with our partners JAKO. The design is based on the kit for the 1978/79 season when Bayer 04 gained promotion to the Bundesliga. The Bayer Cross, with '04 Leverkusen' underneath, is placed on the chest exactly as in the promotion season. The inspiration for the V-shaped collar is historical but is also functional for use in the Bundesliga.

Both the main sponsor Barmenia Versicherungen and sleeve partner Kieser Training have agreed not have the branding on the shirt to reflect the traditional look. The special shirt is limited to 4,000 with each one numbered. A graphic with a consecutive number on the neck shows which unique item he or she has purchased. In addition, the numbers on the back reflect the design of the 1970s.

The shirt is available for a special price of €40. It can be purchased in the Bayer 04 shops or online at or by phone on 0049 (0) 214 5000 1904

Click here for the special shirt.


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