For most of Monaco’s tenure with adidas, they adopted a dual change kit policy – an all-white kit to wear away to teams in red, and an all-red kit when their opponents were white.
Of course, every so often they would come up against a team that, like themselves, had a home shirt which combined red and white, and that was the case in the 1991-92 European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Feyenoord. A special third shirt had to be sourced.
However, while the white kit, seen here against Roma in the quarter-finals of the competition, was in the new adidas Equipment style, the emergency third for the trip to Rotterdam was of the older variety.
In fact, it was a design nearly three years old, having been first seen on the Liverpool away kit in the 1989-90 season. Apart from the trefoil (minus the adidas wordmark), crest and sponsor, it was identical to the Pool away – we’re unaware of this design being used in any other colourway, let us know if you know of any examples. Monaco’s home shorts and socks were used.
With the game in Monte Carlo having been a 1-1 draw, Monaco advanced to the final as the sides finished 2-2 at De Kuip.
They would lose to Werder Bremen in the final but, perhaps oddly, Werder wore white shirts while Monaco were in their usual home tops.