- This post was scheduled on Thursday night and, coincidentally, as it was being put together came the news that Real were to wear purple in the Champions League final.
Bit of an interesting one, this.
Back in February, we did a Fantasy Kit Friday on what Real Madrid might have looked like if they had had Umbro kits in the late 1980s:
— Museum of Jerseys (@museumofjerseys) February 10, 2017
It was a time of great kit templates by more than a few manufacturers – witness what Hummel were doing for Tottenham Hotspur, for example, or AC Milan’s Kappa kits – and perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that we received another request for Real and that era, but this time in adidas:
— Barneyman (@Barneymanirl) March 3, 2017
Next season’s Real Madrid kit will utilise a pattern seen on adidas goalkeeper shirts in the late 80s and also used by Sweden at Italia 90, so it made sense to do a ‘fauxback’ of that. It’s not a million miles from the PSV kit worn in the 1988 European Cup final.