Puma Jersey Breakdown!

Puma has recently revealed three new home jerseys for Manchester City, Dortmund, and AC Milan for the 24/25 season. 

Manchester City began partnering with Puma in 2017. For the 24/25 season they will continue with their sky blue look, but will emphasize the city they play for by adding 0161, the area code, to different spots on the jersey.

Dortmund has been partnered with Puma for over 10 years now, starting in 2012. The 24/25 home shirt is an homage to the 1996/97 Champions League winning home kit. The club’s iconic yellow and black match the city’s coat of arms which features a black bird on top of a yellow background.


AC Milan and Puma began to partner in 2018. The home kits for the 24/25 season will remain black and red as the founder of AC Milan once said, “red like fire and black to invoke fear in our opponents.”


When releasing new kits, two versions of jerseys are available for retail purchase.

When you watch a game on TV or at the stadium, the players will be wearing on-field jerseys. They are packed with performance materials and extra details for game play and the most loyal fans. 

Puma uses their most advanced and technological fabric, called Ultraweave, for their on-field jerseys.  This technology allows players to wear the lightest sports jersey of all time, which means players can be more dynamic and quicker on the field. Ultraweave technology also comes with thermo-regulating properties so players can play in a multitude of conditions. 

On-field jerseys have a more fitted look and are tighter on the players. Having a more fitted jersey prevents the opposing players from grabbing onto the jersey during games. It also ensures there will be no part of the jersey flapping or loose when playing. 

Everything on the jersey is thermally bonded, not just the crest and logos, but also the seams. This means when washing these jerseys they have to be handled with care to prevent any logos, or crests from peeling off.

Fan jerseys are made for everyday use. They use less technological fabric and are tailored more to the average fan. 

When making a fan jersey, the logo and crest are sewn into the jersey. Since they aren’t heat pressed, this means these jerseys can go through a normal wash cycle, but Puma recommends avoiding the dryer.  

When wearing a fan jersey, they fit more like a t-shirt or a loose polo. Puma uses dryCELL technology on these jerseys, a sweat-wicking fabric that absorbs and evaporates sweat to keep the wearer dry. Puma wants to ensure whoever is wearing the jersey is as comfortable as they can be.

One last big difference between the on-field jerseys and the fan jerseys are the price. On-field jerseys with all their technology and premium fabrics sell for around $140, while you can purchase a fan jersey for around $100.

The devil is in the detail when it comes to the difference between a fan jersey and an on-field jersey, which is why both are great options to buy. When looking for top performance and a player-issue look, on-field is the way to go. For a more casual wearer, a fan jersey is a great, more budget friendly option.