While club football around Europe has wound down on the pitch for the summer, teams are continuing to make news off the pitch with the unveiling of new kits for the upcoming season.
Over the past few days, five clubs from some of Europe’s top leagues have released new jerseys, including three from Spain, one from Germany, and a French club newly promoted to Ligue 1.
Here’s a closer look at those kits:
VILLARREAL CF – Home
With a nickname like “the Yellow Submarine,” Spanish La Liga side Villarreal CF know what they’re about and never go far astray for their home kits. In 2022-2023, they’ll once again sport all-yellow kits made by Joma. The shirt does include blue accents on the collar and sleeve cuffs, and sponsor logos also appear in blue.
ATHLETIC BILBAO – Home
After getting a little experimental last year, Villarreal’s La Liga counterparts Athletic Bilbao are back to basics with their home kit for 2022-23, made by New Balance. The shirt features the club’s iconic red and white stripes on the front, with solid red sleeves, a black button-up collar and black sleeve cuffs with a white stripe bordered in red. The shorts will be black with a red stripe down each side, and that stripe extends down to the black socks.
The home goalkeeper kit is solid black with white accents.
RC CELTA DE VIGO – Home
Another La Liga side, RC Celta de Vigo, is getting ready to party with their new Adidas away kit for 2022-23. The club marks the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2023, so they’re celebrating with a black kit accented in gold. Gold appears on the crew neck collar, Adidas shoulder stripes and in squares on the front of the shirt. The kit also features a special one-colour gold club crest.
RB LEIPZIG – Third
German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig is decked out in all black for their 2022-23 home kit made by Nike. The black shirt features vertical streaks of red running down the front. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are also black, blending in with the base of the shirt. The shorts and socks that will go with the jersey are solid black.
AJ AUXERRE – Home
French club AJ Auxerre finished third in Ligue 2 in 2021-22, but won promotion to Ligue 1 on Sunday, May 29, beating AS Saint-Étienne on penalties in a two-leg playoff. Before the first leg on May 26, Auxerre unveiled their 2022-23 home kits and wore them in that match. The kits, made by Marcon, are pretty simple, with a blue collar and sleeve cuffs the only accents on a white base.