Spanish La Liga powerhouses Real Madrid are turning back the clock with their new home kits for 2022-23, returning to purple trim on the white jerseys for the first time since 2016-17 as they celebrate the club’s 120th anniversary.
Real unveiled the jerseys on their website Monday, which maintain the predominantly white look that the club is famous for. The only accents are the purple Adidas shoulder stripes and purple and black trim on the white polo collar.
The front of the jersey, however, does have an embossed pattern of vertical lines and club crests.
“The kit represents a tribute to the club’s history,” the announcement reads. “It embraces a classic design with modern touches, in which the traditional white colour is combined with purple details on the collar and the three Adidas stripes on the shoulders.”
Real’s 120th anniversary logo is printed inside the collar in purple, while sponsor logos appear in black. Names and numbers will be printed on the back in a black modernized stencil font, evoking fonts the club used in the early 2000s.
The shorts that go with the jersey are white with purple Adidas stripes down each side. The socks are white with a purple-and-black stripe around the middle. “RMCF” is written on the front, above the stripe, in purple while a black Adidas logo appears below the stripe on the back.
Real Madrid also unveiled their home goalkeeper kit for 2022-23 on Monday. It uses Adidas’s Condivo 22 template, which features a tonal pattern of geometric shapes and solid panels down the sides and the back half of the collar. It’s expected this template will be used for other high-profile clubs outfitted by Adidas in the 2022-23 season, as well as for national teams they outfit in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.