Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Atletico's 2022/23 kits leaked

  • Kobe Tong

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and more have all had some of their kits for the 2022/23 season leaked.

With the end of the 2021/22 campaign in sight, it’s the time of year where fans rub their hands together in anticipation of the jerseys that their favourite players will be sporting next time out.

Besides, you never know whether the latest kit design to appear on the shelves of your club’s megastore will be the one that gains iconic status if it goes on to adorn a memorable season.

Kits for 2022/23 season

That, and the fact that everything from the patterning of the shirt to the style of the collar can make the difference between an average or extraordinary number of fans deciding to get their hands on one.

So, bearing all of that in mind, it’s easy to see why so many supporters keep their eye out for kit leaks because it allows them to get ahead of the game in the decision process of: to buy or not to buy?

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And when it comes to kit leaks, nobody has their ear to the ground better than Footy Headlines, who have built a stellar reputation for forecasting jersey designs as well as quashing fake ‘leaks’ on social media.

In other words, when they say that a kit has been leaked, you can feel pretty certain that it has indeed been leaked, so you can understand the excitement when a number of huge designs were exposed this week.

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Leaked 2022/23 kit designs

In what must have been a busy few days for the Footy Headlines team, the leaked designs of European giants such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid were ready to be shown to the world.

So, we’d be remiss not to sink our teeth into arguably the largest batch of leaks for the 2022/23 season hitherto and you can check out each of them, alongside our verdict, down below:

Barcelona home kit

Oh my goodness. We’re handing over our money right now because the leaked design of Barcelona‘s new home jersey is one of the best kits that we’ve seen in a long time.

The addition of dark blue alongside the traditional Blaugrana stripes is an absolute masterstroke with the navy-like hue extending across the sleeves and collar for a fabulously unique end product.

Chelsea third kit

Footy Headlines can now present a first look at Chelsea‘s third kit for the 2022/23 season by mocking up a model of the shirt on FIFA Kit Creator based on the leaked information so far.

However, we’ve got to admit that the ‘Sesame’ base colour with black and orange trimmings within what is ultimately a very plain template leaves us feeling cold. Not for us.

Atletico Madrid home kit

Nothing too much to report here with Nike simply applying another subtle twist to the red and white stripes of Atletico in the form of a wavy contortion to the vertical beams.

We saw a similar design choice taken with the zig-zaggy effect on Inter Milan’s 2020/21 home kit and truth be told, we haven’t liked the pattern on either designs.

Real Madrid home kit

Pure class. Kit manufacturers always have their backs against the wall when it comes to producing Real home shirts because there’s ultimately only so much that you can do with plain white.

However, we’re a massive fan of the upcoming 2022/23 release with a smart collar and buttons as well as a colour match made in heaven with the black and purple combo that just screams Real.

Paris Saint-Germain home kit

After keeping things simple with gorgeous results for the 2021/22 season, Nike have swung for the fences by returning to a bold white stripe down the centre of the jersey with a red border.

Marry that to central logos and an entirely navy colour scheme otherwise for a daring design that leaves us sitting on the fence for now, though there’s no denying the early 2000s vibes that it’s giving off.

What’s your verdict?

With many of these teams not only selling huge amounts of jerseys to their own fans, but also to thousands of neutrals around the world, it’s going to be fascinating to see how these leaks are received.

And that can be incredibly hard to tell because with the exception of some real design clangers – we’re looking at you, Tottenham Hotspur’s 2021/22 third kit – the world of jerseys is ultimately an entirely subjective business.

As such, don’t just take our verdict as gospel because we’d love to hear your opinion on the juiciest batches of leaks so far and you can do so by dropping a comment on our various social channels.

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