The 2019-20 season was paused for three months due to restrictions imposed to quell the spread of Covid-19, but kit updates for the new season have stuck to their original schedule.
That means we’ll see many clubs lining up for a number of games this summer in outfits that were solely intended for the 2020-21 campaign.
With clubs adopting new looks ahead of the 2020-21 campaigns, Goal brings you the fresh kits from the best clubs in the world, including information about leaks and more.
AC Milan | Home
Puma unveiled the new AC Milan home kit for the 2020-21 season on July 28, with the strip inspired by the elegance and grandeur of the city of Milan, its magnificent structures and its iconic architecture.
Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of the Serie A club, said, “The AC Milan jersey is symbolic, representing the pride and belonging of millions of fans around the world.
“The new design pays homage to tradition, culture and iconic architecture which is synonymous with our beautiful city of Milan. AC Milan is built on innovation, community, integrity and inclusiveness and Puma have effectively captured these core values within this elegant new design.”
Arsenal | Home
The 2020-21 Arsenal home kit by adidas features a slightly darker red, with subtle geometric patterns woven into the fabric.
Chevrons face east and west, evoking images of the cannon on the club crest, which has faced both directions in the past.
White stripes adorn the sides of the jersey, with a cannon symbol on the collar.
Ajax | Away
Dutch champions Ajax have gone back to the grey-white-red colourway that featured on their 2018-19 away kit for their 2020-21 number.
White adidas stripes adorn the shoulders, while the club crest and numbers are red, which pop against the light grey-dark grey shirt design.
Atletico Madrid | Home
The 2020-21 Atletico Madrid home kit by Nike is quite different to the previous edition, though the traditional Rojiblanco stripes remain intact.
For the new campaign, Atleti’s home jersey features more blue – on the sides and classic buttoned collar, which pleases club hero Saul.
“This kit has a very classic look to it and it’s nice to have the full collar back for the first time in a while,” said the midfielder.
Bayern Munich | Home
Bayern Munich debuted their new 2020-21 home kit at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
It is very similar to the recent efforts, with solid red dominating the design, but in a departure from the 2019-20 kit, there is a touch more white.
Three adidas stripes adorn the sides, while the collar and sleeves feature white piping.
Bayern Munich | Away
The new Bayern Munich away kit for 2020-21 is two-tone grey, with white on the collar and sleeves.
It also features a striking orange-red on the front, with the badge, sponsor logo and manufacturer insignia all appearing in that colour.
Bayern Munich | Third
Bayern Munich’s third kit for the 2020-21 season is a dark blue with touches of red faded throughout the body. The famous adidas stripes are white on the shoulders.
Barcelona | Home
Barcelona shocked football fans across the world when they brought in a new chequered look for their home jersey in 2019-20, but they will go back to the traditional vertical stripes in 2020-21.
The Catalan club’s latest home kit is a throwback to their Champions League-winning shirt from 2010-11 where they triumphed over Manchester United in the final at Wembley.
It sports a yellow crew neck collar and the traditional thick vertical red and blue stripes.
Barcelona | Away
Barcelona have opted to go with a black and gold design for their 2020-21 away kit.
“The colours are within” is the slogan they have gone with, as the club are eager to point out that “Barca fans’ heart are Blaugrana, no matter what is on the outside”.
It is the third time in Barca’s history that they have opted for a predominantly black change strip, having taken a similar approach in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
The club badge will be entirely gold, as will all sponsor logos.
Borussia Dortmund | Home
A striking black lightning bolt design features prominently on the Borussia Dortmund home kit, contrasting with the traditional yellow worn by the club.
The new design is reportedly inspired by the Westfalenhallen underground. The sponsorship with Evonik has elapsed and a new 1&1 Ionos symbol will feature on the front instead.
Celtic | Home
Celtic have switched to adidas for the first time for 2020-21, leaving New Balance behind as they embark on a season which could see them win their 10th title in a row.
The traditional green and white hoops remain a key feature of the Celtic home kit, but the famous three strips of adidas are prominent on the shoulders.
The home kit incorporates a subtle gold trim on the sleeves and collar.
Chelsea | Home
The new Chelsea home kit for 2020-21 is something of a departure from last season’s effort, with Nike going for a complete overhaul.
The classic blue is popping thanks to a dark blue trim on the crew-neck collar and sleeves, with the dash of red that adorned recent kits dropped entirely.
Also fresh in the look is the new shirt sponsor Three, which replaces Yokohoma Tyres.
Everton | Home
Everton will wear Hummel’s iconic chevrons on their shoulders and sleeves during the 2020-21 campaign.
The home kit will be traditional blue with white chevrons and piping.
As well as switching from Umbro, the new kit will have a fresh sponsor, with Cazoo replacing SportPesa.
Everton | Away
Everton have taken inspiration from their 1960s and 1970s away kits with their new amber-and-blue look for 2020-21.
The base colour is amber, with royal blue featuring on the sleeves, collar and on the classic Hummel chevrons.
Inter | Home
A bold new zig-zag design has been incorporated into Inter’s home kit for 2020-21.
The intention behind the departure from the classic candystripe design is to provide a post-modern update while also evoking Il Biscione – the snake symbol of Milan.
Featuring a crew-neck collar, the traditional Nerazzurri colourway abides.
Inter | Away
Inter have gone for a bold design in their new away kit for 2020-21, with a white background and a striking Nerazzurri grid on top.
Juventus | Home
Having gone with a split two-tone design last season, Juventus have returned to their classic Bianconeri stripes in their 2020-21 home kit.
According to adidas, the style of the stripes, which are not solid black, is inspired by “the world of modern art”.
Complementing the classic stripes, they jersey features gold on the badge, sponsor and adidas insignia.
Juventus | Away
Juventus’ away kit for 2020-21 was revealed on August 7 and, like the home kit, adidas proclaims that it is inspired by modern art.
“Taking inspiration from the unity of art and football,” goes the press release from adidas. “Artistic painted stripes are engineered into the knit of the sleeve bands, tying the away kit together with the home kit which also features a unique brushstroke design.”
The base colour is ‘Night Indigo’ – a shade of dark blue – with silver details on the sleeves and shoulders, as well as the club badge, sponsor logo and manufacturer symbol.
Liverpool | Home
Liverpool have marked their new five-year association with Nike by unveiling their home kit for the 2020-21 season.
Describing the kit and the colour choices, a Nike press release read: “[The kit] acknowledges the past, whilst setting the tone for future collections.
“Liverpool’s new home kit is comprised of the traditional red jersey, red shorts and red socks. The use of a brighter red exudes youth and vibrancy, complimenting the traditional white and the introduction of teal to the home jersey.”
Liverpool | Away
Liverpool’s away kit for 2020-21 is a bold teal and black number. It was released on August 13.
Drawing inspiration from the liver bird and the Shankly Gates, the new away look throws back to the green colour that adorned the old Liverpool ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ badge – which also features on the home kit.
The base of the jersey and shorts is teal and a swirling overlay sits on top, bordered by the black collar line and sleeves. The collar is different to the home jersey, crew-neck instead of v-neck, with a solid colour. It is a striking departure from the 2019-20 away style, which was white.
Lyon | Home
Lyon have added a bit more colour to their home kit for 2020-21, which sees more red and blue on the classic white base.
The left arm and shoulder features blue trimming, while the right arm features red trimming, with the new sponsor, Emirates, popping in red.
Marseille | Home
Having gone for a look with pinstripes in 2019-20, Marseille’s new Puma home kit for 2020-21 has a more modern feel.
The white body of the jersey is a subtle graphic underlay, while the sleeves and crew-neck collar are bordered with a solid blue.
Marseille | Away
Marseille’s away kit for 2020-21 is very much a mirror image of their home kit, with a dark turquoise colour replacing the white, and the same blue featuring on the collar and sleeves.
Manchester United | Home
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made “DNA” a buzzword at Old Trafford and Manchester United’s 2020-21 home shirt from Adidas seeks to buy into that by “using the threads of the club crest itself to produce a subtly patterned base fabric”.
United have produced a “nuanced design through an innovative ‘space dye’ technique that allows separate yarns to be dyed individually, and at different lengths, to give a finish with depth, and with full details only viewable by the wearer”.
The Premier League heavyweights have also produced jerseys specifically designed for children as they look to acknowledge and embrace the next generation of a loyal fan base.
Manchester City | Home
Manchester City have unveiled their new 2020-21 home shirt, which is inspired by the mosaics of iconic figures that act as wallpaper around Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The jersey, which is sponsored by Puma, features the mosaic pattern in classic City blue and white, with navy trim, while it’s accompanied by white shorts and light blue socks.
Manchester City’s new dark blue, black and copper away kit for the 2020-21 campaign sees inspiration sought from their surroundings.
Puma looked to Castlefield and the Bridgewater canal when drawing up their latest offering, which features all-over pattern, with that area considered to be “symbolic of Manchester’s past, present and future”.
City said: “Whilst Castlefield’s history dates back to Roman times, it is most celebrated as the heart of Manchester’s industrial past having once been the terminus of both the world’s first industrial canal, the Bridgewater canal, and first inter-city railway.
“The area has now been transformed into one of the city’s most vibrant art and music hubs, as well as home to Manchester’s multi-cultural youth scene, and has flourished into a region brimming with creativity and collaboration.”
PSG | Home
The new Paris Saint-Germain 2020-21 home and away shirts pay tribute to the legendary Hechter Jersey, celebrating the Ligue 1 club’s 50th anniversary.
“There is perhaps no more fitting way to celebrate 50 years of Paris Saint-Germain than through the return of this iconic design,” PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi told the club’s official website.
“As a young institution, ties to our origins serve to remind us of our heritage – how far the club has come on our journey so far, and of our exciting future ahead.
PSV | Home
Dutch side PSV have switched to Puma for 2020-21, having previously had their kits made by Umbro.
The new kit features the traditional red and white stripes, but red is much more dominant in Puma’s design, with black also featuring on the collar and sleeves.
Rangers have a new kit supplier for 2020-21, with Liverpool company Castore taking over from Hummel.
As expected, it is mainly blue with white trimmings and there is a slight touch of red on the collar.
Real Madrid | Home
Real Madrid have favoured a “bold yet simple” design for their home shirt in 2020-21, which is intended to “highlight what makes Real Madrid unique; its hunger for winning and nothing less, or more”.
The Liga giants claim their latest offering is “inspired by the Madrid mentality of facing pressure with fearlessness and defiance”.
Real’s home jersey features “Spring Pink accents” with this “subtle graphic and vivid contrast” referencing the “contemporary art culture of the vibrant capital, which players and fans alike call home.”
Real Madrid | Away
A “fresh Spring Pink colour” has been favoured in Real Madrid’s away kit for 2020-21, with the Liga giants claiming that the design is inspired “by a city lit at night, when Plaza De Cibeles, an icon of the city is at its most beautiful.”
The Blancos are eager to point out that they have “always been a club cut from a different cloth” and believe that their latest designs “embody the relentless drive for trophies and the club’s desire to continue to create history and achieve glory”.
Roma | Home
Roma have taken inspiration from the famous ‘giaccholo‘ (ice pop) kit they wore in their memorable 1980 Coppa Italia triumph.
The club’s traditional deep red is the base colour of the kit, as expected, with horizontal giallorossi stripes featuring on the chest.
Tottenham | Home
Tottenham have unveiled their new home kit, which uses dynamic colour blocking and a bespoke knit pattern to add a futuristic quality to the club’s traditional look.
Commenting on the shirt, striker Harry Kane said: “The home shirt has that distinct Spurs feel to it, but at the same time, looks very modern thanks to all the special touches.”