Paris Saint-Germain Flips the Script for 2022-23 Third Kit — Plus Other Unveilings from France, Spain, Ukraine

Defending French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are flipping the script from their home jerseys for their third jerseys for the 2022-23 season.

PSG launched the new third kits on Friday, September 9, and wore them in game action for the first time on Saturday, September 10, for a home match against Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes.

The kits, made by Nike, take PSG’s home kit and turn it on its head. Whereas the home kit is blue with a white vertical stripe down the middle, the third kit is the opposite: white with a blue vertical stripe.

In both cases, the center stripe is bordered in red, and the club crest and Nike logo are centered on the chest. On the home kit, PSG’s crest is full colour, but on the third kit, it appears in monochromatic white on the blue stripe.

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Wearing the new kits, PSG defeated Brest 1-0 on Saturday thanks to a goal by Neymar Jr. in the 30th minute.


Fellow Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille broke out their new third kits for 2022-23, made by Puma, when they visited London to play Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, September 7. The new kits are bright blue shade Marseille is known for but used very little of on their 2022-23 home and away kits. A tonal graphic forms a cross on the front of the shirt, with the two bars crossing on the left chest, underneath the club crest.


Spanish La Liga side Real Betis broke out their new third kit, made by Hummel, for their first UEFA Europa League group stage match on Thursday, September 8, against HJK Helsinki in Finland. The kits are mostly orange, with a tonal world map on the top half of the front. The side panels are green, as are panels on the shoulders that house white Hummel chevrons. The crew neck collar is green with white trim.

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SHAKHTAR DONETSK – Home, Away and Third

After starting the Ukrainian Premier League season in their 2021-22 home kits, Shakhtar Donetsk has unveiled new kits for 2022-23 made by Puma. The home kit is a play on the club’s usual home motif of orange and black vertical stripes, with two broad black stripes on an orange base. The truncated stripes are a running theme with Puma’s national team and club kits this season. The V-neck collar is black with an orange stripe through the middle.

The away kits — which Shakhtar wore in a 4-1 win over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, September 7 — are olive green with a tonal checkerboard pattern all over. The sleeve cuffs are black with an orange stripe through the middle, and the sponsor logos are orange. The club crest is rendered in orange and black.

The third kit is white with grey vertical stripes on the front that mirror those found on the home kit. The V-neck collar has black inserts at the front and back. Like the away kit, the sleeve cuffs are black and orange.

Shakhtar’s online shop also lists another match jersey specifically for use in the Champions League. This kit is predominantly orange, with tonal lines that fade in toward the middle of the shirt to form a chevron pattern. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are solid orange, while the sponsor logos are black. The club crest is in full colour on the left chest.