REAL MADRID 3RD SHIRT 2011/12

Real Madrid are a team with plenty of away kit colours under their belt. Gold, Blue, Black, Indigo, Royal Purple – the list goes on! So, what a surprise that adidas have elected to go with Red on the new Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12!

The new Red Real Madrid Third Shirt from adidas, to be used away in the UEFA Champions League for 2011/12 Image: Footy-Boots.com

That’s right, the famous ‘Los Blancos’ of Real Madrid are to become ‘Los Rojos’ this season thanks to this startling new red Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12 from kit supplier adidas.

So, the question that demands answering first is; Why Red?

The new Red adidas Real Madrid Third Shirt 2011/12 Image: Footy-Boots.com

Well, adidas have gone back to the past for inspiration for the Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12, in particular, they’re looking to emulate some historic Real Madrid victories in Europe.

In the 1970’s Real Madrid used a Red away kit when playing in Europe, usually paired with white socks, and it’s this legacy that the current crop of Madridistas are looking to tap into with the new Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12.

The new Red Real Madrid Third Shirt from adidas, to be used away in the UEFA Champions League for the 2011/12 season Image: Footy-Boots.com

Red is also, of course, heavily featured in the Spanish flag and, being the one of the ‘Royal’ teams, it seems only fitting that Real Madrid become the flag-bearers of Spain when playing abroad.

The new Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12  features a classic crew neck collar, heat-transferred logos and crests and will be available in adidas’ three levels of shirt technology, ClimaCool for fan replica kits, and a choice of ForMotion and Climacool for Players.

The new Red Real Madrid Third Shirt 2011/12 from adidas, to be used away in the UEFA Champions League Image: Footy-Boots.com

Expect to see the Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12 in action for the first time tonight as Jose Mourinho’s men clash with Dinamo Zagreb in their first Champions League game of the year, where they’ll be looking to progress a stage further than their semi-final defeat at the hands of Barcelona last year.

Players like Xabi Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo both have had successful stints in Red shirts earlier in their career – who knows – perhaps this change of colour will give Real a change of fortune when playing abroad!

Real Madrid Third Shirt 2011/12 from adidas, Red in colour to be used in the UEFA Champions league. Image: Footy-Boots.com

It would certainly be a welcome change in fortune, too, for the club’s red kit.

Despite a kit that is steeped in history, Real Madrid have never actually won a European away game in a red kit.

Having played only three games in the 70’s whilst wearing their scarlet livery, Real lost to Cardiff City and played out two 0-0 draws against PSV Eindhoven and Dynamo Kiev.

The new Real Madrid Third Shirt from adidas, to be used away in the UEFA Champions League for the 2011/12 season, it's red colour is a surprise Image: Footy-Boots.com

Here’s hoping that the Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12 can put that bad Mojo to bed in the 2011-12 Champions League season.

The new  Real Madrid 3rd Shirt 2011/12 will available to pre-order from today, priced £44.99/$84.99

What do you make of the new European Jersey?

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