FC Barcelona & Real Madrid 2010-2019 Home Kits - Football Kit Evolution

Sunday, 17 January 2021
Update: After already taking a look at the football shirt evolution of one Spanish giant earlier this week, we of course cannot dismiss their biggest rival - FC Barcelona. The Catalan club will shortly play in the 2020-21 Supercopa de España for their first potential trophy in ages. Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao under new coach Marcelino García Toral that offers a lot more offensively ever since the Spaniard took over.


FC Barcelona 2010-2019 home jerseys - from left to right

FC Barcelona Football Shirt Evolution - 2010-2019



One aspect of Barcelona's home kits over the course of the last 10 years immediately stands out: there have been a lot more experiments and controversial looks compared to Real Madrid who "played it safe" every single year and rather had more outgoing away and third shirts. Sportswear giant Nike tried out virtually everything: gradients, horizontal stripes or even checkers à la Croatia.

Check out classic FC Barcelona jerseys on Football Kit Archive

Real Madrid is one of the most popular and decorated football clubs of the whole world. Los Blancos were founded in March of 1902, 118 years ago, as Madrid Football Club. Since then, the capital city club has won a ton of titles, including but not restricted to 34 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey's, 13(!) Champions League titles and 2 UEFA Cups. In total, Real has won 92 major trophies.



It is only right that we take a look back at the evolution of the jerseys of this gigantic club within the last decade which also was a very successful one that resulted in another 4(!) Champions League titles for Los Galácticos. This article was created in collaboration with Football Kit Archive.

Real Madrid Football Shirt Evolution - 2010-2019


Adidas Real Madrid 2010-2020 home kits

Although football shirts are a common property nowadays and kit deals increase every year Real Madrid still tries to keep it simple with their home jersey. Los Blancos always keep their history and legacy in mind unlike other big Spanish clubs that started to become the guinea pig of their football shirt supplier in the last decade. This was underlined recently when Real Madrid refused to wear the mind-boggling home jersey look proposed by adidas and ditched the insane sleeve cuffs.

Cleaner And Better? Adidas Real Madrid 20-21 Home Kit - Prototype vs Final Design


Real Madrid 2020-21 home jersey - prototype vs final design

This means that a few design principles always stay the same for Real's home jersey: a very clean white base without any graphic elements gets combined with a full-color version of the club's badge and subtle accents that consist of adidas' brandings and subtle trim for the most part. If there is something present on the body it is very subtle (e.g. Real Madrid 2012-13 home shirt with tonal pinstripes). Another constant is shirt supplier adidas that is responsible since 1998.









Check out classic Real Madrid kits on Football Kit Archive

Did you like the adidas Real Madrid 2010s football shirts? Do you think more clubs should cherish their legacy like Real Madrid does? Comment below.
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