Real Madrid are among the only teams in Europe at this point that have barely experimented with their home kit for several decades.
Even other top clubs, like Barcelona or Manchester United have tried implementing other design patterns like horizontal stripes for the former, or a darker shade and different crests for the latter.
Madrid, on the other hand, have stuck with their classic white shirt for several years. Even this year, the most they did was include some white and dark blue into their kit, which was largely loved by their fans.
They are set to return to retro for next season, though, as per Footy Headlines.
FH say that Madrid’s 2024/25 home kit will resemble their kits from early 2000s, which were dominantly white, with accents of black on the sleeves and collars.
The sleeves will highlight Adidas’ classic three stripes patterns in black along with the ‘Emirates Fly Better’ sponsor in the middle of the shirt.
While there is little other information about the kit, the cuffs on the sleeves are also expected to be black, with the logo in classic colours.
This will be the first time since 2018 that Adidas will not experiment with the accent colours for Madrid. They have implemented purple, yellow, blue, and shades of gold since then.
The shirt is expected to release next year around June, with little to information about their away and third kits yet.
Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Napoli | UCL GW 5
Real Madrid are back in the Champions League following their impressive win against Cadiz on the weekend as they host Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu for gameweek five.
They have already secured qualification to the round of 16, and even a point today would secure first place in the group.
With several players still injured, Carlo Ancelotti has opted for his best available starting lineup, with Daniel Carvajal taking responsibility of the captain’s armband at right-back. He will be aided by Ferland Mendy, who starts on the other side.
Meanwhile, in between them, David Alaba returns to the fold as the starting centre-back, partnering Antonio Rudiger. This duo has the responsibility of screening Andriy Lunin, who continues in goal in Kepa and Thibaut Courtois’ absence.
With both Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni out, Toni Kroos gets the chance to play as the holding midfielder for two games in a row. Federico Valverde retains his spot, as well, while Dani Ceballos comes in for the injured Luka Modric in central midfield.
Rodrygo will spearhead the team’s frontline as one of the two twin forwards, while Brahim Diaz gets the nod over Joselu. Jude Bellingham is the final, and arguably the most important piece of the puzzle, playing behind the front-two.
Confirmed Madrid XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Ceballos; Bellingham; Diaz, Rodrygo