Photo: Real Madrid to wear special one-off kit in fixture this month

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Real Madrid's simple white jersey is one of the most iconic in all of world football.

Although the Spanish club tweaks it slightly every season, the design has always been pretty much the same in recent years - a white template with varying degrees of blue trim.

However, whilst they've already made good use of their 2016/17 home kit this season, Los Blancos are set to go slightly left-field later this month by wearing a special one-off kit made from 100 percent recycled ocean plastics.

The shirt has been made in conjunction with Parley Ocean Plastic™ and is being worn to raise awareness about the ongoing task of clearing the world's oceans of plastic debris.

It will be worn during Madrid's home fixture against Sporting Gijon on November 26 and, judging by the pictures below, is a pretty stylish effort.

Harking back to the origins of the club, the kit is entirely white, including the club sponsor, Adidas' famous tri-stripe and Madrid's crest. Even the names on the back of the shirt will be printed using environmentally friendly water-based transfer.

Real's Brazilian full-back Marcelo was the ban chosen to show off the unique design...

Speaking about the importance of the message behind the one-off kit, the 28-year-old explained that the issue of clearing the world's oceans is a one close to his heart.

“The Ocean is a place I hold close to my heart after growing up in Rio de Janeiro and I have fond memories of playing on the beach when I was a kid," he said.

"It’s amazing to be part of this project and to know that the club I love is making a difference in helping to keep the oceans clean.”

For a shirt made out of old plastic bags and bottles, it doesn't look half bad and, of course, it is available for the princely sum of £64.95 for those avid Madrid fans who want to get their hands on a piece of history.

The La Liga giants won't be the only ones donning a recycled plastic kit in November, though.

Bayern Munich will also be wearing a specially designed all-red effort when they take on Hoffenheim this weekend.

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