Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are returning to where it all began with their 2021-2022 third kit, which honors a Spanish national monument.
The club unveiled the jerseys, made by adidas, on Friday, September 17. They are “emerald green” with a black crew neck and white logos, including sponsor, club crest and adidas shoulder bands. The adidas logo on the chest had black stripes and white letters.
The body of the shirt contains fine tonal lines that distort in places to form a pattern of compass needles. This is a reference to the zero kilometer plate on the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, which marks the geographical center of Spain. It is also the starting point for the country’s six national highways, which start from there.
A graphic printed on the inside of the collar also refers to the plaque. This graphic only appears on genuine versions of the kit, not replicas.
The shorts and socks that go with the jersey are also emerald green with white accents. The adidas logos on the shorts and socks match that of the jersey, with black stripes and white lettering.
Adidas has opted for two-tone logos on several of the third kits they have produced this year for leading European football clubs, including Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Arsenal.
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