Adidas Arsenal, Bayern, Juventus, Man Utd & Real Madrid 19-20 Authentic vs Replica Kits

Update: Adidas has added a nice feature on their website that makes it easy for fans to see the most important differences between the replica and authentic versions of their kits.

Some days ago, we compared the replica versions of the Adidas Manchester United 2019-20 home kit. However, the authentic and replica kits of all clubs do have some characteristics that are unique for them. We compare those Adidas kits of the brand's five top teams - Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Adidas 2019-2020 Authentic vs Replica Jerseys

The authentic and replica versions from Adidas for each club are identical terms of cut as well as tech and material of the fabric. An authentic Adidas kit is the player issue jersey - it features Climachill technology, an authentic slim fit made for athletes and (usually - more below) heat-printed logos. An replica Adidas 19-20 kit is a kit made for everyday wear and sports - it features Climalite technology, a more leisure fit and mainly stitched logos.

The main difference between each club's kits are the team logos - some have stitched crests while other just have heat-printed logos, and some use the identical logos for both kit versions. The main tech of all kits (authentic / replica) is the same.

Adidas 2019-20 Climachill Authentic Jerseys - Features

  • Climachill keeps you super-cool and dry in the most intense heat with ultra-breathable and moisture-wicking features
  • An authentic jersey is a 1:1 version of the kit players wear and features a heat-transfer crest
  • Ribbed crewneck with tipping detail; Germany home graphic on the inside back collar
  • 3-Stripes on shoulders; Heat-transfer adidas Badge of Sport on chest
  • Authentic fit is made for athletes and is slim through the shoulders and body
  • 100% polyester doubleknit
  • Price: 130 Euro

Adidas 2019-20 Climachill Authentic Jerseys - Features

  • climalite technology conducts sweat and heat away from the body
  • Ventilated mesh panel inserts
  • A replica kit features a more leisure fit
  • Embroidered adidas ® logo on right chest
  • Sewn on embroidered team crest on left chest
  • Heat-sealed name and number on back
  • Backneck taping –no irritating stitch on the back
  • Heat-sealed sponsor logo on chest
  • Tagless collar for added comfort
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Price: 90 Euro

The main tech of all kits (either authentic or replica) is the same.


The exact differences between the authentic and replica Adidas Arsenal 2019-20 kits are not known yet. So far, only one picture of the kit got leaked yet. It shows Aubameyang and Lacazette wearing what seems to be the replica version - it comes with a stitched Adidas crest and a stitched-applied Arsenal logo.

Bayern München

The authentic Bayern Munich kit comes with a heat applied, partly knitted crest, while the replica version of Bayern Munich's 19-20 kit has an almost completely knitted crest.


The authentic Juventus 2019-20 home kit features an halfway stitched crest (stars and Juventus lettering), interestingly. The crest of the replica version is completely and directly stitched on the shirt.

Another difference of the authentic and replica versions of the Juventus 2019-20 home kit is the way Adidas 'created' the two halves on the front of the Juventus 19-20 home kit. The halves of the authentic kit are just printed, while the halves of the replica kit are sewn together.

Manchester United

The crest of the authentic Man Utd 2019-20 kit looks much more high-quality than the logo of the cheap replica version.

Real Madrid

The authentic Real Madrid 2019-20 home kit come with a heat-applied crest, while the replica RM logo is stitched traditionally.

The golden insert on the lower right and left of the jersey is also different. Just see the images....

The Adidas 2019-2020 replica kits are available for 90 Euro, while the authentic Adidas 19-20 kits retail at 130 Euro.

What do you think of the differences between the authentic and replica versions of the Adidas 2019-2020 kits? Share your thoughts in the comments below.