Real Madrid and their rich history of turning to blue when away from their iconic all-white home strip continues for the 2021-22 season, after the club launched an official reveal for their latest third kit.
Shown on the Real Madrid official website in the club shop, Adidas have put forth a superb effort, tapping into the past while offering a simplistic yet clean take for the current campaign.
Over the last 34-years, Madrid have dipped into various shades of blue to express themselves on the pitch eighteen times, while also utilizing purple on at least ten occasions, too.
For base value, this is the first time since the 1999-00 season that Madrid will don a kit with a shade of blue as light as this one, but in a year where kit manufacturers have increasingly turned to more complicated designs with impressive results and catastrophic failures in equal measure, Adidas keeping it simple and classy has come off as a hit amid its first impressions on social media.
Black trim brilliantly contrasts the turquoise blue and makes it pop just that much more, while white lettering and white Adidas stripes offer balance between the two. Though the shade of blue is even lighter, the kit is an excellent rendition of the 99-00 away kit with a similar lay-out apart from a different color choice for the famous three stripes on the shoulders.
First chance to see Madrid don their new kit
Real Madrid are coming off a 5-2 demolition job at home to Celta Vigo last weekend, which featured a Karim Benzema hat-trick and new boy Eduardo Camavinga bagging his first goal for the club since his summer move. This was swiftly followed by a 1-0 win on the road at Inter Milan to open their Champions League group stage campaign.
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This weekend Los Blancos will look to stay on track when they head south to clash with Valencia at the Mestalla, with José Bordalás’ Los murciélagos level on points (10) with both Madrid clubs in what is a top of the table clash.
Given that Real will be away from home, their new digs could certainly be on display for the occasion.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.