With the 2022-23 season coming up and various contracts coming into effect around July 1, a huge number of European football clubs have released new kits over the past couple of days. Here are kits from clubs in Spain, England and Germany:
REAL MADRID – Away
After bringing back purple details on their home kit, Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid go all-in on purple with their 2022-23 away kit. The predominantly purple jersey has a tonal pattern of parallelograms that mimics designs that manufacturer Adidas produced in the 1990s. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black, as are the Adidas shoulder stripes and the logos on the chest, including the club crest.
RCD ESPANYOL – Home, Away and Third
A lot of history has gone into RCD Espanyol de Barcelona’s kits for the 2022-23 La Liga season, made by Kelme. The home kit (middle below) is the club’s traditional blue and white vertical stripes, but with a lighter blue mixed in at the edges that calls back to a kit Espanyol wore in 2001-02.
The pink away kit has a heather pattern all over and harkens back to the away kit Espanyol wore in the 2006-07 season, when they went all the way to the final of the UEFA Cup. And the half-white, half-blue third kit (left below) takes its cues from a kit the club wore in 2010 to celebrate its 110th anniversary.
RCD MALLORCA – Home
La Liga side RCD Mallorca unveiled their new home kit at the Spanish embassy in Tokyo this week, along with announcing an extension of their sponsorship deal with Taica Corporation. The jersey, made by Nike, is red with black tiger stripes all over. The collar and sleeve cuffs are solid red, and the Nike and sponsor logos appear in white.
SEVILLA FC – Home and Away
La Liga side Sevilla FC have switched kit suppliers starting in 2022-23, going from Nike to British sportswear brand Castore. Their new home and away kits are inspired by “some of the most emblematic monuments” of Seville. The home kit is white, with a tonal pattern that echoes patterns found in the Real Alcázar, a royal palace in the city. The away kit is red with tonal gradient hoops across the front, mimicing the nighttime lighting of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, where Sevilla FC play their home games.
EVERTON – Home
Premier League side Everton’s 2022-23 home kit, made by Hummel, pays tribute to Prince Rupert’s Tower, which is a key part of the club’s crest. The blue shirt contains an embossed geometric pattern resembling the tower across the front. A white tower is also printed on the back collar. The crew neck collar is white with blue trim, and two white Hummel chevrons appear on each shoulder. There are also white panels under the arms.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST – Away
Nottingham Forest will mark their first season in the Premier League in 23 years with home shirts made by new supplier Macron. The shirts are solid on the front and back, and the sleeves contain a pattern inspired by the Trent Bridge, which supporters cross to reach the City Ground, Forest’s home stadium. The photos released in the kit announcement did not show a front-of-shirt sponsor, though one may be announced before the season starts in August.
1. FC KÖLN – Home
German Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln mix tradition with modernity in their 2022-23 home kits, their first under new supplier Hummel. The front of the kit features a diagonal split between red on the top and white on the bottom, while the back, shoulders and sleeves are all solid white. Two red Hummel chevrons appear on each shoulder. The button-up collar is white with red trim.
SC FREIBURG – Home, Away and Third
Another Bundesliga side, SC Freiburg, got all their unveilings done at once this week, releasing their 2022-23 home, away and third kits made by Nike. The home kit (middle below) is red, with three vertical white stripes on each side of the front of the jersey, plus patterns of diagonal lines in between that fadefrom white to red.
The away kit (right below) is mostly white, with a pattern on the raglan sleeves of black horizontal lines that vary in width; this pattern is similar to FC Augsburg’s away kit released earlier this week. The third kit (left below) is mostly black, with a gradient pattern of diagonal lines that fades to white toward the left side of the jersey. All three shirts sport the logo of the club’s new main sponsor, online car retailer Cazoo.
BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH – Third
Borussia Mönchengladbach are going into stealth mode with their 2022-23 third kit, made by Puma. The kit is predominantly black, with a tonal camouflage-like pattern all over. The crew neck collar is solid black, while the Puma logos on the chest and sleeves are green.
WERDER BREMEN – Home
Werder Bremen are back in the Bundesliga for 2022-23, and their new home kit made by Umbro almost defies description. The front is made up of an abstract pattern of diamonds with halftone gradients that fade from green to white. The raglan sleeves and standup collar are solid white. The sleeve cuffs feature a diagonal split between green and white.