Real Madrid have officially released their kit for 2022/23, showing off some features that nod to their legendary past.
Los Blancos are celebrating 120 years of the club. Real have established themselves as the most successful and arguably the most iconic team in football history in their long existence.
Boasting thirteen European Cups, 35 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Reys and seven Club World Cups, to name a few, Real Madrid have won it all. Their trophy cabinet is the envy of all around the world. As a result, the club became the place for some of the greatest players of all time to join forces.
From Alfredo Di Stefano in the 50s and 60s to Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2010s, numerous Ballon D’Or winners have wowed fans at the Santiago Bernabeu in the past 120 years.
Similarly, this season has yielded success and the emergence of a potential Ballon D’Or winner.
The mercurial Karim Benzema has led Los Blancos to their 35th La Liga title and yet another Champions League final this season. Domestically, they negotiated the league without issue; Real won with numerous games to spare.
In contrast, the run to the Champions League final has been incredible. Overcoming some of Europe’s elite, the Spanish giants have overturned seemingly impossible deficits to put themselves within touching distance of UCL number 14.
Every year, Real need a kit that reflects their on-field success. Next season’s shirt looks befitting of a champion, that’s for sure.
Real Madrid 2022/23 kit released
The new home kit for 2022/23 has plenty of elements that nod to the illustrious past of Real Madrid.
In Madrid’s all-white, the difference is in the details. Most striking is the return of purple to the home strip. A regular accent colour from the 80s, purple reminds us of the era featuring the likes of Emilio Butragueno and Hugo Sanchez. Real fans may also recall the Kelme and Hummel kits of the 1990s, including the number with the dog prints down the sleeves.
For 2022/23, the Real Madrid kit has purple adidas stripes on its shoulders, shorts, and around the socks.
In addition, the smart polo-style collar features lilac and black trim. Black features in a very subtle manner; the adidas logo and shirt sponsor remain black to break up the light accents of the shirt.
A tribute to the club’s 120th anniversary is found on the inner lining of the collar. A smart wreath badge commemorates this landmark birthday. Finally, further nods to Madrid’s past were revealed in the shirt prints.
The numbers and player names on the back of the shirts signal a return to the style made famous in the 90s and following Galactico era. The stencil-type text evokes memories of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and Ronaldo.
With so many reminders of their past, Real Madrid fans will hope that this stunning new strip will inspire the current squad to further glory in 2022/23.
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