Real Madrid, Arsenal & More: History of Whiteout Kits

Arsenal today released a special all-white kit as part of a "No More Red", making aware of youth violence and knife crime. The North London club were not the first team to release a whiteout kit - we take a look at five all-white kits.

Before the 1970s/1980s, teams like England, Real Madrid, and Leeds already wore all-white kits. They are, however, no whiteouts - those have monochrome logos for example.

All-White Football Kits

One of the first teams to release an all-white football kit was Sporting Kansas City. The US team launched a white kit with silver logos.

In 2016, Denmark and Hummel released a whiteout kit, inspired by the concept of a blank page. Real Madrid and Adidas followed later that year with a whiteout Parley kit. For the kit, they used water-based paint in an environmentally friendly process.

Parley for the Oceans: Real Madrid and Adidas launched an environmentally friendly whiteout kit in 2016

Swedish club AIK, which are renowned for their great kits, launched a totally white kit with a gigantic crest in 2020.

Arsenal are the latest team to release a whiteout kit. It makes us aware of youth violence and knife crime - "No More Red".

Sporting Kansas City 2015 Third Shirt

The new Sporting Kansas City 2015 Third Kit is white with a classical collar, boasting the iconic argyle pattern as seen on the previous two Kansas Third Kits.

All-White Hummel Denmark Special-Edition Kit

Inspired by the concept of starting with a blank page, Denmark has the chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after failing to reach the last two major tournaments, the new special-edition Denmark Hummel jersey is completely white, including all Hummel brandings and the DBU crest.

Adidas Parley Real Madrid Kit

Obviously deriving from the iconic cleanness of Real Madrid's all-white home kits, the Adidas Parley Real Madrid kit manages to up this impression by combining a white base with subtly applied light grey logos. Those logos on the Adidas Parley Real Madrid jersey were printed onto the fabric using water-based paint in an environmental friendly process.

AIK Nike 2020 Behrens Jersey

Inspired by the club's first-ever jersey, The Nike AIK 2020 Behrens football shirt is white with a retro collar and a whiteout Nike logo. The standout feature is the big club crest on the left chest.

Arsenal 2021-2022 Whiteout Jersey

The shorts and socks of the Arsenal 2021-22 Whiteout kit are white.

Which of these whiteout kits is your favorite? Do you know a team that released a whiteout kit before 2015? Comment below.