Full FC Barcelona Home & Away Kit History - Including 80+ Different Kits From 1899 Until 2017

After we took at look at the full history of the Juventus home kit, which not always has been black and white, we today want to look at the jersey history of Spanish giants FC Barcelona. And while Barcelona's home kit has been blue and red since the club's foundation in 1899, the club's change stripes were even white between the 1950s and 70s.

First-Ever Barcelona Kit

The very first FC Barcelona jersey featured half-and-half design in the same blue and red tones that are used to this day. The colors and initial kit design of Barcelona are said to be inspired by Switzerland's FC Basel, a club FC Barcelona founder Gamper played for before.

There has been a lot of changes and experiments made with Barcelona's home shirt since the very-first shirt, especially since the 1990s. In 2015, Nike released the first-ever Barcelona kit with hoops, somehow denying the history of the club.

The shorts have only been blue since the 1920s and even this tradition was broken when Barça played in crimson shorts in the 2005-06 season for commercial reasons.

Barcelona's first away shirts have been mainly yellow, while the club wore all-blue and all-red shirts in the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1950s, the club wore a white shirt, a color that has not been seen any more due to increasing rivalry with Real Madrid.

Barcelona's kit has been sponsorless until 2006, when Joan Laporta's board came to an agreement with UNICEF. Qatar Airways had their logo emblazoned across the front of the shirt between 2011 and 2017, while Rakuten became Barça's new sponsor ahead of the 2017-2018 campaign.

Barcelona just has had three shirt suppliers in its 117 years of history: from 1899 to 1982, there was no supplier, from 1982 until 1992 the shirts were supplied by the Barcelona sports brand Meyba, from 1992 until 1998 the supplier was Kappa and since 1998, Barcelona shirts have been made by Nike.

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