Back to Zero: Real Madrid 2021-22 Third Kit Honours Spanish Landmark

Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are heading back to where it all begins with their 2021-22 third kit, which honours a Spanish national landmark.

The club unveiled the jerseys, made by adidas, on Friday, Sept. 17. They are “emerald green” with a black crew neck collar and white logos, including the sponsor, club crest and adidas shoulder stripes. The adidas logo on the chest had black stripes and white lettering.

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The body of the shirt contains fine tonal lines that distort in spots to form a pattern of compass needles. This is a reference to the Kilometre Zero plaque in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, which marks the geographical centre of Spain. It is also the starting point for the country’s six national highways, which radiate out from there.

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A graphic printed inside the collar of also refers to the plaque. This graphic only appears on authentic versions of the kit, and not on replicas.

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The shorts and socks that go with the jersey are also emerald green with white accents. The adidas logos on both the shorts and socks match the one on the shirt, with black stripes and white lettering.

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Adidas has gone with two-colour logos on several of the third kits they have produced for high-profile European football clubs this year, including Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Arsenal.

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