Real Madrid have unveiled the club’s new third strip for the 2016-17 season on their official Twitter account. The shirt will be available for purchase from August 1. The club has unveiled the side’s new third strip, a black and purple number with a design based on the route from the Bernabéu to Cibeles.
The third kit is black with purple detail and on the shoulders carries a design inspired by the route through Madrid from the Bernabéu to Cibeles, where Real traditionally celebrate their titles.
Ahead of the new campaign, Karim Benzema posed as Real Madrid unveiled their third kit, which is to be released on Monday.
While images were leaked a few weeks ago, the official announcement came on Friday, with the all black strip complimented by a purple trim, particularly prominent on the shirt sleeves.
Due to Euro 2016 commitments, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have not yet joined up with the squad and as Benzema was not selected for France’s campaign, he was one of the few big names available to advertise the new attire.
It promises to be another tough campaign for Los Blancos, who are currently on a preseason tour of North America before returning to Europe to face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on August 9.
Domestic action then takes centre stage on the weekend of August 20, with a tough trip to face Real Sociedad at the Estadio Anoeta first up for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
“The new Real Madrid third kit is a black colourway with purple accents,” an official press release read.
“The design on the shoulders represents the road from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to the fountain of Cibeles, which the club’s passionate fan base will recognise well as the traditional victory route taken by the team to celebrate a trophy win.