adidas reveal the new Spain Home Shirt for 2012-13, which the world champions will wearFor the all new Euro 2012 Spain Home Shirt – Click here!adidas reveal the new Spain Home Shirt for 2012-13, which the world champions will wear

adidas today unveiled the new jersey to be worn by the Spanish football team in their qualifying matches leading up to UEFA EURO 2012. This jersey features a special addition – the badge awarded to the team today by FIFA as winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

New Spain Shirt - football shirt

According to the Spanish FA’s design brief “This jersey is born from within, stemming from our passion for La Roja (the Reds),a passion which we feel, share, live and dream, thanks to our team. The new red, the jersey of the World Champions, is born from these attributes which mark our new status as World Champions”

adidas say that “A dynamic design, reflecting the style on the pitch, contains strips of electric blue down the sides and on the shoulders to match the shorts. A yellow line running around the v- neck collar, symbolising the Spanish flag, gives it an added touch of grandeur.”

New Spain Shirt - football shirt by adidas

But above all, it pays great tribute to the World champions, complete with the gold star on the badge, the stitching “FIFA World Champions 2010” on the inside of the collar and the World Cup Champions badge awarded by FIFA.

New Spain Shirt - football shirt by adidas for the current World Champions Spain

Spain have a real show-piece match coming up, in the shape of an all-Iberian clash away to Portugal on Wednesday the 17th of November which is now even more of an occasion as it will mark the debut the new Spain Home shirt, which makes us wonder – are Portugal going to play in their away kit, or might Nike have a unveiling of their own to do? (probably not as the Portugal away shirt was only released in February, but we can speculate!)

The shirt’s reveal was preceded by this teaser video which features Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club Bilbao), David Villa (FC Barcelona) and Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid CF) proclaiming that ‘This Shirt is History’ before casting off their current techfit Spain Home shirts and preparing themselves for the new one.

In the meantime, discuss – are you sad to see the old shirt go?

We can’t decide here in the office, some of us think a World Cup-winning jersey like the Spain Home shirt would inspire the players and maybe bring them a bit of good luck, whereas others feel that it should be left as ‘The World Cup Shirt’, and if Spain were to have a few bad games (unlikely!) that shirt would still be remembered fondly for the generation of players that wore it.

New Spain Shirt - football shirt by adidas

What do you reckon? Sound off in the comments and rate the new Spain Shirt!

NEW SPAIN SHIRT, 8.2 out of 10 based on 46 ratings

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  1. says: Tito933

    Well being a Spainard myself, i think this is the right thing to do. The Italians got to wear a new shirt every year for being world champions and its only fair that the team that won it for the first time in their history be rewarded with the same treatment. Although I do like the current shirt, a change wouldn’t ,in my opinion, be a wrong direction to go.

    Unlike the new “new” limited edition England shirt, this one actually has a REASON for being released.

  2. says: zizou wannabe

    Well its kinda cool to “retire” the shirt that won the World Cup… but not sure if timing could be better – wouldnt it be amazing that it was immediately retired after that match vs Holland?

  3. says: channo

    i deeply curse whoever comes up with the idea of releasing a new shirt every year. with all my hate.

    once upon a time, new shirt really means something: maybe the shirt company just came up with a new technological breakthrough… maybe the club management just changed, maybe they got now sponsors, new manager, new star players. overall new face of the club and hopefully newer and better performance next season.

    nowadays, it’s just same old same old “new shirt on every new season” -maybe a special limited edition on the end of the season. i’m feeling like an elementary school student that gotta change their books on every new semester!


    this new spain shirt anyway, is a good one!
    the design looked better IMHO than the historical last one.
    and by the way, they’re the champions of the world!!! they have all the reason to have a new shirt!
    adidas are adding a star to the shirt anyways, right? maybe as well as just gave them a new shirt that’ll match the star on the chest!

  4. says: Clayton

    I like the new design, although there is maybe a little too much blue in the kit, considering that blue isn’t really associated with Spain (red and yellow are their colors).

    I like the new fit a lot better, though. I didn’t like the ultra-tight fit of Adidas’ World Cup shirts. This one looks more relaxed, a bit looser, and more comfortable.

  5. says: Richard Madley

    Well a great looking shirt its well apaered and comfortable i think just the quality spain fans need after much needed results in the world cup rating 8.5 – 10

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