Real Madrid: New color for the away jersey (Third kit)

As happened last season, Real Madrid will have a unusual colored shirt with little history in the white club. This year, Adidas, the sports brand that dresses the Real Madrid, has designed a jersey whose main color is green. In principle, and as happened last year, is intended to be the away kit in the new edition of the Champions League which starts next Tuesday, and the third for the other competitions (Spanish League and Cup). The away jersey for the Spanish competitions will be dark blue to replace the black of the last seasons.

Xabi Alonso wearing the Real Madrid green jersey 2012-2013
Xabi Alonso wearing the Real Madrid green jersey

Although it may seem a novelty, Real Madrid already wore a shirt with this color in its more than a hundred years of history, it was in 1965. However, on that occasion was a forced situation, because of the matching in colores with River Plate, its rival in a friendly match at that time.

In the summer of 1965, Real Madrid toured American soil in order to prove its new additions. The team visited Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and the United States. Precisely in the Venezuelan country there was a meeting that went unnoticed at the time, but it was important for the history of Real Madrid. In Caracas, Real Madrid had to wear green because the Argentine team, River Plate, its rival that day (August 25) wore white.

The story is that those shirts were loaned by the organization to play the match because the Madridista expedition had only white shirts to play the last match of the tour in South America. The match ended in a draw (1-1), and the Real Madrid goal was scored by Juan Bautista Agüero, a new Paraguayan player transfered from Sevilla.

So this season will be the first time that Real Madrid will play with green color at official meetings. White team previously has worn blue shirts, purple, black, gray and red. This season will look green. Green, hoping to achieve the Champions League. The Tenth. The dream that all Madridistas have for this season.

This green jersey will replace the red jersey that Real Madrid players wore throughout last season, after retrieving it from the 70's, when team played three games in European competitions using that color. The novelty of the color was quickly accepted by the entire squad and even the shirt came to be called the 'lucky shirt', because the team did not lose a match wearing it; In the European premiere against Dinamo Zagreb or in league competition (Valencia, Sevilla, Rayo, Betis, etc). It was not used in the Spanish Super Cup nor in the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey).

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