Defending Premier League champions Manchester City are shooting for the moon in their new away kits for 2022-23, made by Puma.
The club unveiled the kits on Tuesday, July 19, and will wear them for the first on Wednesday, July 20, against Club America at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Given that the kit draws inspiration from the Manchester City squad of 1969 and that they’ll debut on the anniversary of the first moon landing, the club did a promotional photo shoot at the NASA Space Center in Houston.
The away kit Manchester City wore in 1969 and 1970 had red and black vertical stripes; in it, they won the 1969 FA Cup, the 1970 League Cup and the 1970 European Cup Winners’ Cup. The 2022-23 version puts a twist on that motif, making the stripes on the front and back diagonal. The sleeves and V-neck collar are solid black. The club crest is black and gold, and the sponsor logos are gold. Gold inserts also appear under the arms and on the sides, near the hem.
Manchester City also unveiled a new goalkeeper kit on Tuesday (far right above). It is solid bright blue, with tonal chevrons pointing up on the front of the shirt. Sponsor logos appear in white, and white inserts are found on the sides near the hem.
ARSENAL – Away
Fellow Premier League side Arsenal are tktk with their new away kit for 2022-23, made by Adidas. The black shirt features a three-dimensional “AFC” graphic all over the front and back that is inspired by the concrete letters spelling “ARSENAL” that fans pass on their way into Emirates Stadium (and also serve as a barrier against vehicle attacks). The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are solid black, while the Adidas shoulder stripes are grey. Like last year’s away kit, the cannon from the club crest is isolated and embroidered on the left chest, this time in bronze. Sponsor logos also appear in bronze.
EVERTON – Away
Meanwhile, Premier League side Everton hopes the outlook is rosy for games in their 2022-23 away kit, made by Hummel. The base of the shirt is “rosebloom pink” with a blue geometric pattern on the front that is “inspired by the angled roof of [Prince Rupert’s Tower] in the Club crest.” The crew neck collar is blue with pink trim, and the sleeves are solid pink with two blue Hummel chevrons on each shoulder. A graphic depicting Prince Rupert’s Tower in blue is printed on the back collar.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN – Away
Defending French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain is paying tribute to its home ground, Parc des Princes, with its away kit for 2022-23. The kit uses Nike’s new Vaporknit template, but sports the Jordan brand logo on the right chest. It is predominantly grey, with a rough black vertical stripe running down the middle of the front of the shirt, fading out then back in around the sponsor logo. The standup collar is grey, with a grey button in middle of the black stripe. The sleeve cuffs are solid black.
UDINESE CALCIO – Home
Serie A side Udinese Calcio are ready to take on the rest of Italy in their new home kits for 2022-23, made by Macron. The club’s usual home motif of black and white vertical stripes remains, though this version sees a wider stripe in the middle of the shirt, flanked by two narrower stripes. All three are cut off to form a diamond shape, into which the sponsor logo is placed. The raglan sleeves are black, with a white stripe running down each shoulder. The black V-neck collar has some white striping on the front half, while the white sleeve cuffs have black stripes through the middle.
US CREMONESE – Home
Meanwhile, US Cremonese will play their first season back in Serie A since 1995-96 in home kits made by Italian sportswear manufacturer Acerbis. The shirt harkens back to those Cremonese wore in the 1990s, including one of their most famous victories, defeating Derby County in the final of the 1992-93 Anglo-Italian Cup at Wembley Stadium. It features the club’s traditional red and grey vertical stripes, with a red block mid-chest for the sponsor logo, and a grey polo collar with red trim.
REAL BETIS – Away
Over in Spain, La Liga side Real Betis are honoring their roots with their 2022-23 away kits, made by Hummel. Though they now wear green and white vertical stripes at home, the club used to play in blue jerseys just after their founding in 1907. The new away kit pays tribute to this with tonal blue hoops down the front of the shirt, and a solid dark blue collar and sleeves. The trim on the collar is white, while on the sleeve cuffs, it has green and white stripes.
VILLARREAL CF – Away and Third
The “Yellow Submarine” of La Liga, Villarreal CF, are going with purple and black for their Joma-made away and third kits, respectively, in 2022-23. The away kit is head-to-toe light purple, including the collar, raglan sleeves and cuffs. There are tonal purple pinstripes on the front of the shirts, and the sponsor logo appears in white.
The third kit is mostly black, but some yellow details “maintain Villarreal CF’s essence.” These include yellow panels under the arms, and tapered striping near the sleeve cuffs. Sponsor logos appear in yellow, and the club crest is rendered in black and yellow.
MAINZ 05 – Away
In Germany, supporters had a hand in selecting Bundesliga side Mainz 05’s away kit for 2022-23, made by Kappa. Club members voted on the kit design, and they ultimately chose a predominantly white shirt with red trim around the V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs. The front of the shirt contains a large tonal version of the club’s geometric pattern, which can also be found on their home kit for 2022-23.