Fantasy Kit Friday, 26-5-17 – Real Madrid in 1988 adidas
- 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:
#fantasykitfriday – requested @jonnytommo78, Real Madrid taking cues from late 80s Rangers and Chelsea/Luton kits pic.twitter.com/9wYCcZc8yi
— 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:
@museumofjerseys How about a Real Madrid kit based on the USSR / Holland jersey of 1988. In purple #fantasykitfriday pic.twitter.com/et4pq2HPmh
— Barneyman (@Barneymanirl) March 3, 2017
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.