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Review: Real Madrid Long Sleeve home jersey 2013/14

Real Madrid 2013-14 Home Long Sleeve Shirt Review
by Julian Smith, NYC
Real Madrid home jersey Long Sleeve 13/14
FINALLY! 12 loooong years in the making, and billions in money spent (probably no matter what currency you’re thinking of) and Madrid have won their tenth Champions League! There was a feeling in recent years that it was getting closer, but it seems that the club unlocked the secret during the 2013-14 season. Seasoned veteran (and proven winner) Carlo Ancelotti certainly had something to do with it, as did world record signing Gareth Bale after his initial growing pains, but the stellar player of the greatest player in the world two years running (yeah, I said it), Cristiano Ronaldo, really was the glue to bring everything together and achieve this glorious title.
The only thing that could dampen the parade of such an accomplishment would be a poor shirt that would have to be viewed for eternity in the replays of the season… and while all three of Real Madrid’s shirts this year were not anything stellar, their home shirt unfortunately falls a bit off the mark.

The Shirt

Real Madrid home jersey L/S 13/14
Real Madrid’s 2013-14 home shirt stays true to the clubs nickname, “Los Blancos”, with the color white dominating 99% of the shirt (not including sponsors, badges, and printing). The collar is a common circle opening, with a slightly more rigid border around the neck hole.
Real Madrid home printing 13/14
The material is quite nice, soft and comfortable, but the structure of the shirt does not feel quite right. When worn, it feels almost boxy and does not lie well on the body (see cover picture). I have noticed this could be only a factor for the long sleeve shirt… so please take note of that.
Real Madrid home jersey details
One of the most noticeable attributes of the shirt is the horizontal stripes running across the body. This is by far my least favorite part of the shirt, and takes away from the discreet elegance that has donned Real Madrid’s home kits for centuries. This may also be the culprit for at least the box-y look of the shirt I referred to earlier.
Real Madrid home jersey 13/14
The club badge is sown into the shirt, unlike the plastic print badge that was applied in years past (and what seems to be used for the upcoming 2014-15 shirts).
The trim on the shirt is an electric orange color; the Adidas logo and triple stripes going down the arm are in metallic silver.
Real Madrid home jersey long sleeve
The under arms have ventilation running all the way from the shoulder, to the pit, down the sleeves.
RM long sleeve
I love long sleeve adidas shirts for the cuffs on the sleeve openings. They have used this design for a few years now and it looks and feels great, not only the material but also when worn. The material doubles over to create the cuff to create the look and feel.


Real Madrid home printing 13/14

I have been disappointed with Real Madrid’s printing in recent years, but this year seems to be a bit of the inverse (I usually like the shirt, and not the print).
RM printing 13/14
While the font is a bit overdone and slightly bolder than I would like, it is better than in years past and adds a bit of Spanish flair. I would prefer that they opted for a more modest design that would fit the plain and graceful shirts of years past.


Real Madrid home jersey L/S 13-14
Certainly one of the worst reviews I have ever done, but that isn’t to say this is a poorly made shirt. As a collector, I appreciate the effort to manifest a club’s culture and heritage through their shirt, and I just think Adidas got it wrong this year. Still, it is an integral piece of Real Madrid’s history, and should be part of any true Madridistas collection!
As always, the official kit and printing are available to purchase from MMSports.

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Review: Real Madrid home jersey 2011/12

Review: Real Madrid Home Jersey 2011-12

By the MM Sports Ambassador Sean Moran

The Real Madrid Home 2011-12 team jersey features a sleek simplistic design.  The climacool technology that Adidas has used on this jersey works well in all conditions whether games, training, or leisure.  The mesh underarm design allows for optimal cooling.   This 100% polyester jersey features the embossed team crest on the upper right chest, and the Adidas logo stitched on the left front chest. The front screen-prints features the team sponsor (bwin) who has consistently maintained sponsorship for Real Madrid over the last several years.

Real Madrid home jersey 11-12 sponsor logo


Also stitched on is the league patch on the right arm.  

Real Madrid home jersey 11-12 LFP sleeve badge


   This jersey features the teams initials (RM) embossed into the collar and its name (Real Madrid) into the collar and its name (Real Madrid) on the inside of the collar seaming.

Real Madrid home jersey should stripes Real Madrid collar look

This white game jersey with gold accent trims on the collar, arm trim and around the underarm mesh adds to the sophisticated look to this sleek polo.

Real Madrid jersey side fabric


  The bottom right front displays the Adidas authentic mark, while the left bottom displays the screen-print climacool logo.

Real Madrid jersey adidas authentic mark Real Madrid jersey clima cool logo


 Name & Number kit:


Also, the screen-printed back features your favorite player name and number. Also found on the bottom of the players number is the teams crest.

Real Madrid home kit Özil 10 Real Madrid logos engraved in numbers


Final Remarks:

The sizing of this jersey is true to size, while offering a form fitting style.  The fabric is light weight with a tight weave of fabric, the under arm area is a mesh woven material to aid in moisture wicking and heat control.  The polo style collar is a loose weave of fabric.  The polo style opening provides a stylish sporty look.   The stitching of seams is tight and well done but will give with motion of the wearer.  The shirt has great style and design, while exhibits a well manufactured product. 

Overall this is a well-made jersey that any team supporter would be proud to wear to publically display their enthusiastic spirit.


 Sean Moran

New York/ August 11, 2011



See the official Real Madrid promotional video of the jersey here: