Fantasy Kit Friday, 26-5-17 – Real Madrid in 1988 adidas

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:

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:

That style is always a popular one – we looked at the original not so long ago and there was an Ireland FKF too – and then an open goal presented itself in terms of a companion home kit.

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.




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