Today is the turn of my favourite Brazilian team, the reason they are my favourite team is very loose, it's basically a case of not having a favourite Brazilian team meeting someone who did and adopting them as my own. I must say though I am the worst fan in the world as I always forget to see how they are doing etc. I've been a Coritiba 'fan' for a fair few years now, roughly 5 and as it is their centenary year in 86 days time I decided to try something to commemorate it.
I hope that they're acceptable to all Coritiba fans. I have put as many little details into it as possible, I think you can go two ways with a centenary kit, one to reflect the teams early history by making it as simple and reflective as possible and the other which I have chosen is to keep it with a modern look but throw lots of historical details and other things to make it special to the team.
For the home I have kept the double horizontal chest band but if you look carefully it has the names of the original Coritiba XI printed on it in a faint green colour not trying to be too intrusive. The Coritiba logo is also bigger than I usually like but it is showing the importance of the team so it has to be the centre point of the shirt. On the white mesh detail on the shirt I have repeated the word 'COXA' all around the it, which is the teams nickname. Over the heart of the shirt is the '100 anos' logo from http://www.coxa100anos.com.br/ which is the official logo to celebrate their anniversary. There are also several more details but going into them all would just be boring, as a rundown, odd socks, Paraná state flag... OK so their wasn't that many more.
For the away I wanted to try something different with my very versatile design. So I went with a green away shirt with a sort of sun effect around the Coritiba logo in a darker shade of green. It also has a unique gold side panel on the side and back of the shirt which is the first time I have featured this in the design.
Also got to feature this wonderful piece of work by 'menoia' http://www.menoia.com/2009/06/coritiba-football-clube.html all his works are spectacular as you will see if you check out the rest of his works but I just think this looks awesome and was completed at the same time as my version.