Catalan outfit FC Barcelona have unveiled their away strip for the 2022/2023 football season, which is inspired by the 1992 Olympic Games that took place in the City thirty years ago.
The design of the new alternate uniform draws influence from the Summer Games staged three decades ago, which were held in Barcelona and saw the city undergo a major transformation as a raft of new buildings, venues and public spaces were created.
While the home jersey pays homage to the city’s metamorphosis, the away kit is a nod to the ultimate prize on offer to those athletes competing at the Olympics: the gold medals handed out to winners. As such, the shirt modelled by Barca stars including Maria Leon and reigning women’s Ballon d’Or holder Alexia Putellas is in a burnished gold colour.
According to manufacturers Nike, this is in testament to the “tenacity, ambition and effort” required to top the podium. It also features the five colours of the famous Olympic rings on trim of the sleeves.
The ruffled texture knitted into the material is actually a map of the city of Barcelona after its Olympic facelift and includes the Eixample, Montjuic and Barceloneta districts.
After finishing as runners-up behind champions Real Madrid in La Liga and ending trophyless last season, the Blaugrana will be hoping that their new away kit helps bring in a new golden era at Camp Nou.