Barcelona have revealed their all-new golden away kit for the 2022/23 campaign as a tribute to Catalonia’s hosting of the 1992 Olympic Games – already 30 years ago.
The same theme was included in the home kit – the first with Spotify’s sponsorship logo – under the tagline ‘The Flame Lives On’ as a reference to the ongoing impact the Olympics had on the city of Barcelona.
The home shirt remains the traditional Blaugrana stripes but the away shirt has really bought in to the Olympic theme, with ‘Olympic Gold’ the main colour of the strip.
A map of Barcelona also features subtly in the design, with emphasis on famous Olympic districts like the Eixample, Montjuic and Barceloneta, while the sleeve cuffs also feature the five colours of the Olympic Rings.
As well as an obvious homage to the Olympics, Barcelona have also focused this strip on the success of the women’s team, which ’embodies all the values that go into winning an Olympic gold, such as tenacity, ambition, effort and the constant quest for self-improvement’.
The shorts and socks are both gold as well, with the logos for Spotify, Nike and UNHCR/UNHCR all standing out in the same navy blue which will be used for player names and numbers.
Barcelona will actually be temporarily relocating to the Lluis Companys Stadium in Montjuic, which was the centre piece of the 1992 Games, when Camp Nou is closed for the 2023/24 season.