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Better Than 2019? Dortmund 2019 vs 2023 Blackout Kits

Borussia Dortmund (BVB) debuted their new black kit during their 4-1 victory against Hertha BSC on Sunday. The new kit was a hit on the pitch, with fans praising the sleek and stylish design. However, some fans were quick to point out that the kit looked similar to the blackout kit from the 2019-20 season. We compare both.

Borussia Dortmund 2019-20 110th Anniversary vs 2022-23 4th Special Kits

The BVB 2019-20 and 2022-23 special-edition kits have the exact same concept of being blackout with a stealth touch - the differences lie in the details.

No fan will miss out, in contrast to 2019

1. Difference: Design

The new BVB 2023 black kit features a subtle coal graphic that is only visible up close, while the 2019 black kit has a more generic zig-zag pattern.

2. Difference: BVB Crest

BVB logo: The BVB logo is inverted on the new kit, which means that the black part of the logo is on a yellow background, while the previous blackout kit had a yellow logo on a black background.

3. Difference: Main sponsor

The new kit features "1&1" as the main sponsor instead of "Evonik," which was the sponsor for the blackout kit.

4. Logos Effect & Materials

The logos on the new kit are slightly more metallic silver than on the previous kit, which makes them more visible.

5. Availablity

The 2019-20 SE kit was limited to just 9,009 pieces, while the 2023th edition has been produced 60,000 times, and is also reproduced.

BVB 2019-20 SE Kit - On-Pitch

BVB 2022-23 SE Kit - On-Pitch

Overall, the new black kit has some subtle differences from the previous blackout kit, but it still retains the sleek and stylish black design that BVB fans love.

The timing of the special-edition kit is perfect

Overall, BVB's debut of their new black kit was a success, both on and off the pitch. The team's strong performance against Hertha BSC and the positive reaction to the new kit bode well for the remainder of the season. It is often timing that is important when it comes to special-edition releases, and currently, BVB are in the best state for several years.

Deliberate Confusion - the new is on the left here

2019 or 2023? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.