New football kits: European strips for the 2018/19 season

How do the new Premier League kits compare to those being released on the continent?

As the 2017/18 season draws to an end, football fans are already keeping their eyes peeled for the first glimpses of the brand new attire to be worn in the next campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are among the European giants to have already released images of their new home strip, but while you imagine Real Madrid will stick to tradition, will one of the old continent’s powerhouses opt for something completely different?

One of the trends for this summer’s new releases has been the marl effect selected by some Premier League clubs, including Manchester City and Everton, but have any European clubs followed suit?

Check out the strips released so far…


Celtic stick to their traditional green and white hoops for next season, with kit manufacturers New Balance announcing that the strip boasts a ‘bespoke tonal tartan design’.

NB DRY technology has been incorporated to keep moisture away from the skin with club captain Scott Brown excited about the new kit.

Brown said: “That moment when you first try on the new kit is always really exciting. Everything from the design to the inspiration behind the kit is absolutely spot on this year.

“For more than 10 years I have had the honour of pulling on the famous Celtic jersey. As a Celtic fan and player I can’t wait to play in this new kit and see how it goes down with our supporters.”

Bayern Munich

The new Bayern Munich strip is inspired by a design from the late 1980s, moving away from the current all-red combination by re-introducing dark blue shorts.

Bayern have replaced the classic pinstripes look with a subtle diamond graphic print across the front, sleeves and part of the collar.

Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Mats Hummels posed in the new shirts for the kit launch, with the shirt feautring off-white stripes on the shoulder.

T-Mobile remains the club’s main sponsor but Qatar Airways will debut on the sleeves, which are completed by a dark blue trim.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have unveiled their slick new Puma home shirt, marketed with the slogan ‘The Pulse of Dortmund’.

The Bundesliga club have already sported the strip during their final home league match of the season against Mainz 05.

The embossed line placed on the chest resembles a pulse beat, with the shirt completed by a simple round collar. The new strip includes black shorts and predominantly yellow socks with black trim.

Schalke 04

2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


2018/19 kit yet to be revealed

Real Madrid

2018/19 kit yet to be revealed

Atletico Madrid

2018/19 kit yet to be revealed

AC Milan

2018/19 kit yet to be revealed

Inter Milan

2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


Roma have released their smart new home strip, which has a distinctive chainmail design – known as the lorica hamata.

The pattern gives the impression of a suit of armour as the players enter the pitch, while symbolising the unbreakable bond between the club, city and its fans.

The club’s traditional intense red runs throuhgout the kit, with a slightly darker tone on the sleeves.

Sponsored by Qatar Airways, the shirt has an orange crewneck collar and is inspired by the ancient history of Rome.

The Brazil forward has been linked with a move to Real Madrid next season, but he models the new strip, which is a modern interpretation of the club’s classic ‘Hechter’ design.

The kit mirrors the new Nike Vapor Aeroswift 2018 template and the Ligue 1 champions will wear a predominantly dark blue shirt with a broad red zig-zag stripe running down the centre, complete with navy shorts and blue socks.


Lyon are closing in on a return to Champions League football, and they have released a new set of strips that are fit for Europe’s elite club competition.

The Ligue 1 club face a fight to keep hold of talisman Nabil Fekir this summer, but it hasn’t prevented the French international from fronting the new kit launch.

The new home strip continues the club’s traditional of incorporating France’s tricolour influence, with red bands adorning the shoulders and a thin blue horizontal line completing the design.

The away kit is dark blue, and differs from the home shirt’s V-neck collar in having a single button. The subtle graphic pattern is said to be inspired by the iconic design worn by Holland during the 1988 European Championships.


2018/19 kit yet to be revealed


Four years have passed wince Ajax were last crowned Eredivisie champions, and they will look to return to the summit of Dutch football while sporting a sleek black and goal number away from home.

Manufactured by long-term jersey supplier Adidas and once again featuring Ziggo as its principal sponsor, the shirt includes an EQT collar while boasting a gold block at the top of the front and back.

A thinner white horizontal stripe runs above the logo while Adidas’ three stripes run down along the sides. Black shorts and socks complete the kit.