The 2022/23 away kit of Portuguese giants Benfica has been ‘leaked’ online – and it looks to be an incredible design.
Benfica go into the season off the back of finishing in third place in Liga Portugal this campaign. They finished 17 points behind eventual champions FC Porto, and 11 points behind Sporting Lisbon. Forward Darwin Nunez hit 26 league goals, and looks to be a player in demand this summer.
Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool would prove too much to overcome. However, the Portuguese outfit impressed many fans with their attacking style of play, and even secured a credible 3-3 draw in the away leg. To put that into context, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur are the only two sides to take a positive result away from Anfield this season.
When it comes to kits, Benfica rarely disappoint. In 2020/21, they opted for a white away shirt, with red markings around the collar and the base of the sleeves. Their third kit was more eye-catching, with an artistic black and white zig-zag pattern.
Their away kits have typically followed the same template in recent years, alternating between white, black and grey as the primary colour.
In the previous decade, however, things were different. In 2007/08, for instance, Benfica opted for a slightly bizarre half pink, half black away kit. It didn’t get a second outing the following season.
Benfica 2022/23 away kit ‘leaked’
The ever-reliable Footy Headlines have ‘leaked’ Benfica’s latest away kit attempt – and it is fair to say that it looks sensational.
The away kit is now a bright orange colour, with a lighting bolt style running across it. Around the collar of the kit, there is a set of black markings which run to the top of the sleeves.
The only gripe of Benfica fans appears to be the club badge, which is blended in to suit the colour of the kit rather than maintaining its original look. But overall, this looks to be one of the more eye-catching kits of the season – and supporters will hope that the Portuguese giants can have a successful season whilst wearing it.
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