New Rojiblanco primary honors World Champion 1974-75 team
Atlético de Madrid have wrapped up one of their best seasons in recent memory. The club ended the dominant run of their biggest rivals in La Liga, FC Barcelona and crosstown foe Real Madrid to finally capture the league title. They would also play in the UEFA Champions League final, just losing out in extra time to Real Madrid in a spirited affair, paying tribute to club icon Luis Aragonés. Despite this, the club and longtime kit provider Nike have unveiled a new home kit that honors the club that would become the best in the world.
The kit has Atlético’s trademark red and white stripes with blue trim. The jersey has a blue v-neck polo-style collar with matching thick sleeve cuffs. Inside the shirt, the triangular tab is in the Spanish red and yellow colors with the text “Campeon del Mundo 1975” on it. The club, replacing German giants Bayern Munich, faced Copa Libertadores champion Independiente of Argentina in the Intercontinental Cup, the predecessor to the Club World Cup. The two-legged tie ended with Atlético victorious 2-1 on aggregate, as they defeated the Argentine club 2-0 at Atlético’s Estadio Vincente Calderón in the decisive leg. The stripes features faint chevron patterns within the design, and the shade of red gets lighter as the stripes decend. The sleeves also have the red and white stripes, something last season’s home kit did not have. The back of the shirt will have a white blank backside. The shorts will be in blue with white trim, and the socks red with white trim. Azerbaijan returns as the main kit sponsor.
The Rojiblancos will look to exceed from where they left off last season, and found perhaps one of their best inspirations within the club’s history. Does Atlético have what it takes to become one of the world’s best clubs again?