FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia are among the big name teams of the Spanish La Liga. There kits launches are much-publicized events in their own rights. But what about the kits worn by the rest of one of the world’s most formidable soccer leagues? In this article we’ll be taking a look at our favorite jerseys from the other teams in La Liga.
Now with both dos Santos brothers (Giovani and Johnathan) on their books, Villarreal is one of the few European clubs to have their kits furnished by a non- EU or American firm. The resurgent side has opted for gear from China’s Xtep highlighted by their famous yellow home kit (which led to their nickname of The Yellow Submarine). Alternate shirts in red and blue will be worn by the resurgent club during their quest for domestic and Europa League silverware this season.
With investment from their Qatari owners now a bit more restrained than in the past, Malaga CF’s 2014/15 will be played within the confines of Spain since they did not qualify for Europe at the end of last season.
The 2013 UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists are back in action in a three kit collection from Nike that includes a home shirt is their customary sky blue and white stripes. Their away jersey darkens things up a bit via the use of gray and black stripes while the Malaga 14/15 third kit provides a strong alternate in bright yellow.
Madrid’s Getafe CF is now Spanish firm Joma’s marquee La Liga club following the departure of Valencia (now with adidas). As such, the club has been issued a 2014/15 home, away and third shirts using one of the latest designs from Joma.
Truly eye-catching, the blue home, red away and yellow third kits (strangely the same color choices as Villarreal) feature a modern crew neck look with piping in the front shoulder areas. The home and away shirts use tonal colors in their shoulders and side panels for an extra dash of beauty.
One of the other Barcelona clubs (we all know who the mack daddies in town are), RCD Espanyol takes an interesting spin on their traditional blue and white home stripes this season. The club has opted for somewhat of a new look by using a primary kit with just one wide blue strip bordered by two white stripes on its front. The design used for the shirt is the now ubiquitous PUMA template that was used for the Italy World Cup home shirt this summer.
The Espanyol 2014/15 PUMA away kit is an all purple affair with a rounded neckline. Both kits have sleeve inserts in the orange and yellow of Catalonia (colors brought to the international spotlight by neighbors FC Barcelona).
One-time kit providers of Real Madrid, Kelme maintain their La Liga presence by furnishing the match range of modest outfit Elche CF.
The Valencian team is wearing uniforms in home white, away green and third black for their 2014/15 La Liga and Copa del Rey runs. All three use the same design featuring a modern, buttonless collar that opens to a v-shape. Each is nicely accented with gold in the sleeve and shoulder while the Spanish and Valencian flags are printed on their upper backs.