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Barça's football kit history

A look at the more than 100 kits that FC Barcelona has worn throughout its history

Ricard Marfà
Albert Llimós

4 June 2019

Nike. 1998-2019

Barça became a global brand and the shirt became a source of income. As a result, Nike created a new, radically different design, with bolder colours and designs. After a few years, the away kit was also changed every season and subsequently there were three kits. The material underwent rapid changes, with more elastic, lighter, breathable materials, while Barça wore the name of a sponsor for the first time in its history.

Season

2019/2020

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Trophies

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Trainer

Ernesto Valverde

Players

Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, Jeison Murillo, Jean-Clair Todibo, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Nélson Semedo, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Ivan Rakitic, Carles Aleñà, Arturo Vidal, Rafinha, Ousmane, Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Malcom, Luis Suárez, Kevin-Prince Boateng

Men’s first team

Men’s first team kit season 2019/2020

In 2015 the stripes were horizontal for the first time in the club’s history. This season Barça and Nike will unveil a new style of checked shirt, inspired by Barcelona’s Eixample district. The Catalan flag will be more visible, being worn on the front.

Women’s first team

Women’s first team kit season 2019/2020

For the first time in its history, Barça will sell the women’s team’s shirt, with its own sponsor.

Third

Third kit season 2019/2020

To be launched in September, before the start of the Champions League.

Season

2018/2019

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Trophies

League, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Ernesto Valverde

Players

Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, Jeison Murillo, Jean-Clair Todibo, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Nélson Semedo, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Ivan Rakitic, Carles Aleñà, Arturo Vidal, Rafinha, Ousmane, Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Malcom, Luis Suárez, Kevin-Prince Boateng

First

First kit season 2018/2019

More scarlet stripes and dark shorts. The socks once again had horizontal stripes after four years without them.

Second

Second kit season 2018/2019

Barça once again chose yellow, with blue and scarlet detail on the socks and sleeves and a blue border on the collar.

Third

Third kit season 2018/2019

The pale pink shirt sported a drawing of the Eixample district and a diagonal stripe, in reference to the avenue which crosses the city from end to end, as a tribute to Barcelona.

Season

2017/2018

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Trophies

League, Copa del Rey, Catalonia Supercup

Trainer

Ernesto Valverde

Players

Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne, Nélson Semedo, Aleix Vidal, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Paulinho, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Andrés Iniesta, Denis Suárez, Rafinha, Ousmane Dembélé, Arda Turan, Lionel Messi, Gerard Deulofeu, Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer

First

First kit season 2017/2018

Barça chose thinner stripes in the centre and the Japanese brand Rakuten replaced Qatar Airways.

Second

Second kit season 2017/2018

The kit once again reverted to a single colour. This time sky blue was chosen.

Third

Third kit season 2017/2018

The third team’s kit was identical to the second team, but in dark red.

Season

2016/2017

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Trophies

Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Luis Enrique

Players

Claudio Bravo, Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Jordi Masip, Adrián Ortolá, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Samuel Umtiti, Jérémy Mathieu, Marlon, Thomas Vermaelen, Borja López, Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Douglas, Nili, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Samper, Ivan Rakitic, Andrés Iniesta, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Denis Suárez, Rafinha, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Àlex Carbonell, Carles Aleñá, Neymar, Arda Turan, Cristian Tello, Juan Cámara, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer, Munir El Haddadi, Marc Cardona

First

First kit season 2016/2017
First kit season 2016/2017 back

This design was inspired by the Meyba kit worn by Barça’s 'Dream Team' of the 90s.

Second

Second kit season 2016/2017

Nike chose purple with pink details, on the socks for example.

Third

Third kit season 2016/2017

Mint green was the predominant colour, with darker horizontal lines which grew lighter towards the waist, giving a sense of speed and movement.

Season

2015/2016

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Trophies

League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey

Trainer

Luis Enrique

Players

Marc-André ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Jordi Masip, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Jérémy Mathieu, Marc Bartra, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Dani Alves, Aleix Vidal, Douglas, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Samper, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Gerard Gumbau, Carles Aleñá, Neymar, Arda Turan, Pedro, Juan Cámara, Aitor Cantalapiedra, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Munir El Haddadi, Sandro Ramírez, Dani Romera

First

First kit season 2015/2016

In a break with tradition, for the first time Barça used a shirt with horizontal stripes. The shorts were red.

Second

Second kit season 2015/2016
Second kit season 2015/2016 back

Yellow socks and shirt, blue shorts and the Catalan flag on the back.

Third

Third kit season 2015/2016

Blue shirt with a slight colour gradient towards the ends of the sleeves and the shorts. The socks were dark, as were all the details on the kit.

Season

2014/2015

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Trophies

Champions League, League, Copa del Rey, Catalonia Supercup

Trainer

Luis Enrique

Players

Marc-André ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Jordi Masip, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Vermaelen, Marc Bartra, Jérémy Mathieu, Edgar Ié, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Dani Alves, Martín Montoya, Douglas, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Samper, Diawandou Diagne, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Gerard Gumbau, Alen Halilovic, Neymar, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Adama Traoré, Luis Suárez, Sandro Ramírez, Munir El Haddadi

First

First kit season 2014/2015

A second sponsor (Beko) was added to the sleeve and the Catalan flag was moved to the front of the collar.

Second

Second kit season 2014/2015

The team chose a totally orange design, in memory of the European Cup of 1992.

Third

Third kit season 2014/2015

This season, electric yellow was chosen, though the back was of a darker shade. The polo neck had three buttons.

Season

2013/2014

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Trophies

Supercopa de España, Catalonia Cup

Trainer

'Tata' Martino

Players

Víctor Valdés, Oier Olazábal, José Manuel Pinto, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Marc Bartra, Carles Puyol, Sergi Gómez, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Dani Alves, Martín Montoya, Patric, Sergio Busquets, Alex Song, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, Xavi, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Jonathan dos Santos, Ibrahim Afellay, Neymar, Alexis Sánchez, Pedro, Cristian Tello, Lionel Messi, Gerard Deulofeu, Isaac Cuenca, Adama Traoré, Bojan Krkic, Jean Marie Dongou, Keirrison

First

First kit season 2013/2014

From Qatar Foundation to Qatar Airways with progressively thinner stripes on both the sleeves and the socks.

Second

Second kit season 2013/2014
Second kit season 2013/2014 back

The Catalan flag was incorporated into the design of the shirt for the first time, making it one of the best-sellers in the club’s history.

Third

Third kit season 2013/2014

A distinct third team was created. Up until then Barça had used the second team kit from previous years. It reused the black from two seasons earlier, though the back was of a darker shade. The polo neck had three buttons.

Season

2012/2013

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Trophies

League, Catalonia Cup

Trainer

'Tito' Vilanova

Players

Víctor Valdés, Oier Olazábal, Jordi Masip, José Manuel Pinto, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Marc Bartra, Sergi Gómez, Adriano, Jordi Alba, Éric Abidal, Carles Planas, Dani Alves, Martín Montoya, Sergio Busquets, Alex Song, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, Xavi, Thiago, Jonathan dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Alexis Sánchez, Pedro, Cristian Tello, Lionel Messi, Gerard Deulofeu, David Villa

First

First kit season 2012/2013
First kit season 2012/2013 back

The stripes were simplified, with the scarlet gradually fading into the blue.

Second

Second kit season 2012/2013

Orange fading into yellow, like the first team, but vertically.

Season

2011/2012

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Trophies

FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Pep Guardiola

Players

Víctor Valdés, Rubén Miño, Oier Olazábal, José Manuel Pinto, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Andreu Fontàs, Marc Muniesa, Marc Bartra, Sergi Gómez, Éric Abidal, Adriano, Maxwell, Dani Alves, Kiko Femenía, Martín Montoya, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, Xavi, Seydou Keita, Thiago, Jonathan dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Martí Riverola, Rafinha, Ibrahim Afellay, Alexis Sánchez, Pedro, Cristian Tello, Lionel Messi, Isaac Cuenca, Gerard Deulofeu, David Villa

First

First kit season 2011/2012

The UNICEF logo was moved to the back to make way for the Qatar Foundation logo on the front, with a design incorporating irregular vertical stripes.

Second

Second kit season 2011/2012

Barça chose a ground-breaking kit, totally black, with no sign of any blue and scarlet.

Season

2010/2011

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Trophies

Champions League, League, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Pep Guardiola

Players

Víctor Valdés, José Manuel Pinto, Oier Olazábal, Rubén Miño, Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Piqué, Gabriel Milito, Andreu Fontàs, Marc Muniesa, Marc Bartra, Sergi Gómez, Adriano, Éric Abidal, Maxwell, Dani Alves, Martín Montoya, Sergio Busquets, Oriol Romeu, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Seydou Keita, Jonathan dos Santos, Thiago, Sergi Roberto, Ibrahim Afellay, Víctor Vázquez, Pedro, Nolito, Lionel Messi, Jeffren, Gerard Deulofeu, Bojan Krkic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Villa

First

First kit season 2010/2011
First kit season 2010/2011 back

Red shorts were worn once more, as during the 2005-2006 season, with a yellow border around the collar.

Second

Second kit season 2010/2011
Second kit season 2010/2011 back

Green made a comeback at Camp Nou, with a horizontal stripe, half blue and half scarlet above the UNICEF logo and dark shorts.

Season

2009/2010

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Trophies

League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Pep Guardiola

Players

Víctor Valdés, José Manuel Pinto, Rubén Miño, Carles Puyol, Gabriel Milito, Rafael Márquez, Gerard Piqué, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Andreu Fontàs, Marc Muniesa, Marc Bartra, Éric Abidal, Maxwell, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Yaya Touré, Seydou Keita, Víctor Sánchez, Thiago, Jonathan dos Santos, Pedro, Gai Assulin, Lionel Messi, Jeffren, Bojan Krkic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Jonatan Soriano

First

First kit season 2009/2010
First kit season 2009/2010 back

The number of stripes increased, both on the socks and the shirt. A thin yellow line topped the mostly blue collar.

Second

Second kit season 2009/2010

Barça tried something new with a salmon coloured shirt, with details which were dark, like the shorts.

Joan Gamper Cup

Joan Gamper Cup kit season 2009/2010

Barça issued a limited-edition kit of 1,899 units for the 2009 Gamper Cup. The shirt was blue with three vertical stripes and featured the MES logo: a charity project supported by the club, Acnur and Nike.

Season

2008/2009

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Trophies

Champions League, League, Copa del Rey

Trainer

Pep Guardiola

Players

Víctor Valdés, José Manuel Pinto, Albert Jorquera, Oier Olazábal, Carles Puyol, Gabriel Milito, Rafael Márquez, Gerard Piqué, Alberto Botía, Andreu Fontàs, Marc Muniesa, Éric Abidal, Sylvinho, Dani Alves, Martín Cáceres, Xavi Torres, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Yaya Touré, Seydou Keita, Víctor Sánchez, Thiago, Abraham González, Aleksandr Hleb, Víctor Vázquez, Pedro, Nolito, Lionel Messi, Jeffren, Bojan Krkic, Samuel Eto'o, Thierry Henry, Eidur Gudjohnsen

First

First kit season 2008/2009
First kit season 2008/2009 back

Nike chose a similar design to its 100th anniversary edition, with a half blue, half scarlet shirt. The Catalan flag was printed on the back of the collar, while the interior featured the Barça anthem and the team’s motto 'Més que un club' [More than a team].

Second

Second kit season 2008/2009

During the 80s Barça wore a yellow shirt with a blue and scarlet stripe down the right side; this season’s kit was the same but with the stripe on the other side.

Season

2007/2008

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Frank Rijkaard

Players

Víctor Valdés, José Manuel Pinto, Albert Jorquera, Oier Olazábal, Carles Puyol, Gabriel Milito, Rafael Márquez, Lilian Thuram, Oleguer, Alberto Botía, Marc Valiente, Éric Abidal, Sylvinho, Víctor Espasandín, Gianluca Zambrotta, Fali, Edmílson, Marc Crosas, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Yaya Touré, Víctor Sánchez, José Manuel Rueda, Ronaldinho, Deco, Víctor Vázquez, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic, Giovani dos Santos, Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'o, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Santiago Ezquerro

First

First kit season 2007/2008
First kit season 2007/2008 back

The crest featured a design commemorating the 50th anniversary of Camp Nou.

Second

Second kit season 2007/2008

The second team wore blue, with different shades forming vertical stripes.

Season

2006/2007

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Trophies

Supercopa de España, Catalonia Cup

Trainer

Frank Rijkaard

Players

Víctor Valdés, Albert Jorquera, Rubén Martínez, Carles Puyol, Rafael Márquez, Oleguer, Lilian Thuram, Jesús Olmo, Marc Valiente, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Sylvinho, Gianluca Zambrotta, Juliano Belletti, Mark van Bommel, Thiago Motta, Edmílson, Marc Crosas, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Lluis Sastre, Ronaldinho, Deco, Jordi Gómez, Víctor Vázquez, Lionel Messi, Ludovic Giuly, Jeffren, Javier Saviola, Giovani dos Santos, Samuel Eto'o, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Santiago Ezquerro

First

First kit season 2006/2007

After nearly 100 years of plain shirts, the UNICEF logo appeared on the front. The collar featured a yellow trim.

Second

Second kit season 2006/2007

An orange shirt with thin blue and scarlet lines at the end of the sleeves, the shorts, the socks and also the collar.

Season

2005/2006

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Trophies

Champions League, League, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Frank Rijkaard

Players

Víctor Valdés, Albert Jorquera, Carles Puyol, Rafael Márquez, Oleguer, Rodri, Martos, Jesús Olmo, Ramón Masó, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Sylvinho, Juliano Belletti, Damià, Mark van Bommel, Edmílson, Thiago Motta, Gabri, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Pitu, Andrea Orlandi, Ludovic Sylvestre, Ronaldinho, Deco, Jordi Gómez, Paco Montañés, Ludovic Giuly, Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o, Maxi López, Henrik Larsson, Santiago Ezquerro

First

First kit season 2005/2006
First kit season 2005/2006 back

The Catalan flag featured on the shirt for the first time, at the back of the collar, and the number of stripes increased. The shorts were red for the first time.

Second

Second kit season 2005/2006
Second kit season 2005/2006 back

Oregon company chose a striking design, fluorescent pistachio yellow, which quickly became a top-seller.

Season

2004/2005

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Trophies

League, Catalonia Cup

Trainer

Frank Rijkaard

Players

Víctor Valdés, Albert Jorquera, Rubén Martínez, Urko Pardo, Rafael Márquez, Carles Puyol, Oleguer, Pepe Mora, Rodri, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Sylvinho, Fernando Navarro, Carlos Peña, Juliano Belletti, Damià, Thiago Motta, Edmílson, Gabri, Demetrio Albertini, Xavi, Gerard López, Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Deco, Joan Verdú, Cristian Hidalgo, Arnau Riera, Javito, Ludovic Giuly, Lionel Messi, Henrik Larsson, Samuel Eto'o, Maxi López, Oriol Riera

First

First kit season 2004/2005

A round neck (without lapels) was used for the first time, and has been used to this day.

Second

Second kit season 2004/2005

The model which was chosen featured two shades of blue and a thin red line.

Season

2003/2004

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Trophies

Catalonia Cup

Trainer

Frank Rijkaard

Players

Rubén Martínez, Rüstü Recber, Víctor Valdés, Albert Jorquera, Rodri, Patrik Andersson, Rafael Márquez, Carles Puyol, Mario Álvarez, Oleguer, Fernando Navarro, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Michael Reiziger, Óscar López, Edgar Davids, Phillip Cocu, Gabri, Thiago Motta, Ros, Xavi, Gerard López, Andrés Iniesta, Luis Enrique, Sergio Santamaría, Ronaldinho, Marc Overmars, Ricardo Quaresma, Luis García, Javier Saviola, Oriol Riera, Patrick Kluivert, Sergio García

First

First kit season 2003/2004

The new features were a horizontal stripe on the lower half of the shirt and similar socks to those which were used during the Kappa period.

Second

Second kit season 2003/2004

Barça chose an earthy tone with thin blue stripes, both for the shirt and the socks.

Season

2002/2003

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Louis van Gaal, J. Antonio de la Cruz, Radomir Antic

Players

Roberto Bonano, Robert Enke, Víctor Valdés, David Sanchez, Nano, Frank de Boer, Patrik Andersson, Carles Puyol, Philippe Christanval, Oleguer, Dani Tortolero, Juan Pablo Sorín, Fernando Navarro, Óscar López, Michael Reiziger, Phillip Cocu, Gabri, Thiago Motta, Xavi, Gerard López, Fábio Rochemback, Andrés Iniesta, Gaizka Mendieta, Luis Enrique, Fernando, Juan Riquelme, Geovanni, Marc Overmars, Javier Saviola, Sergio García, Patrick Kluivert, Dani

First

First kit season 2002/2003

The crest returned to the left breast, while the vertical stripes were no longer rectangular.

Second

Second kit season 2002/2003

The whole kit was dark blue, with the new feature being a diagonal stripe in blue and scarlet.

Season

2001/2002

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Carles Reixach

Players

Roberto Bonano, Pepe Reina, Richard Dutruel, Víctor Valdés, Frank de Boer, Patrik Andersson, Abelardo, Philippe Christanval, Carles Puyol, Nano, Oleguer, Sergi Barjuán, Francesco Coco, Fernando Navarro, Samuel Okunowo, Michael Reiziger, Phillip Cocu, Gabri, Thiago Motta, Xavi, Gerard López, Fábio Rochemback, Roberto Trashorras, Luis Enrique, Rivaldo, Geovanni, Marc Overmars, Jofre, Javier Saviola, Patrick Kluivert, Dani, Alfonso

First

First kit season 2001/2002

The number of vertical stripes increased, while each sleeve was of a different colour.

Second

Second kit season 2001/2002

Gold stood out in a shirt with a vertical blue stripe in the centre.

Third

Third kit season 2001/2002

During a match against Galatasaray in Turkey, Barça wore a blue shirt with gold highlights and scarlet socks and shorts.

Season

2000/2001

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Llorenç Serra Ferrer, Carles Reixach

Players

Richard Dutruel, Francesc Arnau, Pepe Reina, Frank de Boer, Abelardo, Carles Puyol, Ibán Cuadrado, David Bermudo, Sergi Barjuán, Fernando Navarro, Michael Reiziger, Pep Guardiola, Phillip Cocu, Emmanuel Petit, Gabri, Thiago Motta, Gerard López, Xavi, Luis Enrique, Sergio Santamaría, Iván de la Peña, Rivaldo, Jari Litmanen, Marc Overmars, Simão Sabrosa, Boudewijn Zenden, Alfonso, Patrick Kluivert, Dani

First

First kit season 2000/2001

For this season the team continued to wear the distinctive crest commemorating the club’s centenary on the sleeve.

Second

Second kit season 2000/2001

The second team’s shirt remained the same as the previous season, grey with blue and scarlet.

Season

1999/2000

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Trophies

Catalonia Cup

Trainer

Louis van Gaal

Players

Ruud Hesp, Francesc Arnau, Frédéric Déhu, Abelardo, Winston Bogarde, Frank de Boer, Nano, Carles Puyol, Sergi Barjuán, Michael Reiziger, Pep Guardiola, Phillip Cocu, Gabri, Xavi, Luis Enrique, Sergio Santamaría, Jari Litmanen, Rivaldo, Mario Rosas, Emmanuel Amunike, Simão Sabrosa, Boudewijn Zenden, Ronald de Boer, Luís Figo, Patrick Kluivert, Dani

First

First kit season 1999/2000

The shirt commemorating the club’s centenary, half blue and half scarlet, was inspired by Barça’s first well-known kit. Nike once more used a polo neck shirt, a design which they continued to use for several years.

Second

Second kit season 1999/2000

Grey was used for the first time, in a simple design featuring vertical stripes down the sides.

Season

1998/1999

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Trophies

League

Trainer

Louis van Gaal

Players

Carles Busquets, Pepe Reina, Vítor Baía, Ruud Hesp, Francesc Arnau, Mauricio Pellegrino, Abelardo, Winston Bogarde, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Frank de Boer, Ibán Cuadrado, Sergi Barjuán, Michael Reiziger, Samuel Okunowo, Pep Guardiola, Albert Celades, Phillip Cocu, Xavi, Luis Enrique, Roger García, Óscar García, Rivaldo, Dragan Ciric, Mario Rosas, Jofre, Emmanuel Amunike, Boudewijn Zenden, Luis García, Luís Figo, Ronald de Boer, Sonny Anderson, Giovanni, Patrick Kluivert

First

First kit season 1998/1999

For its first design for Barça, Nike introduced a real novelty: the crest was placed in the centre, something which had never been done before.

Second

Second kit season 1998/1999

Nike continued with Kappa’s orange, while changing the socks and the shorts. They also changed the direction of the stripe across the shirt, which became horizontal.

Kappa. 1992-1998

Kappa took over from Meyba, opting for designs which broke with the sober line which was typical up until the 90s. For the first time the blue and scarlet stripes were irregular and included certain white elements which created a degree of controversy at the time. The choice of designs was clearly motivated by commercial interests, in that they were increasingly different and were worn for shorter periods.

Season

1997/1998

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Trophies

League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey

Trainer

Louis van Gaal

Players

Rubén Martinez, Francesc Arnau, Vítor Baía, Ruud Hesp, Carles Busquets, Abelardo, Fernando Couto, Winston Bogarde, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Carles Puyol, Sergi Barjuán, Jordi Ferrón, Albert Ferrer, Michael Reiziger, Pep Guardiola, Albert Celades, Guillermo Amor, Xavi, Luis Enrique, Roger García, Óscar García, Rivaldo, Dragan Ciric, Iván de la Peña, Mario Rosas, Hristo Stoichkov, Emmanuel Amunike, Jofre, Luis García, Luís Figo, Sonny Anderson, Giovanni, Christophe Dugarry, Juan Antonio Pizzi

First

First kit season 1997/1998

Kappa’s final design continued with small white details and a large blue stripe down the centre featuring the word 'Barça'.

Second

Second kit season 1997/1998

Similar to an earlier design but with orange as the dominant colour and black details.

International

International kit season 1997/1998

For its away games Barça wore a different design, featuring stripes of different shapes and sizes.

International

International kit season 1997/1998

The second team used the same design as the first, but with orange as the primary colour.

Season

1995/1996 - 1996/1997

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Trophies

UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Bobby Robson

Players

Felip Ortiz, Vítor Baía, Carles Busquets, Julen Lopetegui, Francesc Arnau, Laurent Blanc, Abelardo, Gheorghe Popescu, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Fernando Couto, Sergi Barjuán, Albert Ferrer, Pep Guardiola, Albert Celades, Goran Vucevic, Guillermo Amor, Robert Prosinecki, Luis Enrique, Roger García, José Mari Bakero, Óscar García, Iván de la Peña, Ángel Cuéllar, Hristo Stoichkov, Emmanuel Amunike, Luís Figo, Ronaldo, Giovanni, Juan Antonio Pizzi

First

First kit season 1995/1996 - 1996/1997

The white used in previous seasons was toned down and the number of stripes on the front was reduced from five to four.

Second

Second kit season 1995/1996 - 1996/1997

The design used different shades of a bluish green featuring vertical geometric shapes and small red and white details.

Season

1992/1993 - 1994/1995

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Trophies

Supercopa de España

Trainer

Johan Cruyff

Players

Carles Busquets, Julio Iglesias, Julen Lopetegui, Jesús Angoy, Ronald Koeman, Abelardo, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Quique Álvarez, Sergi Barjuán, Albert Ferrer, José Mari, Sánchez Jara, Pep Guardiola, Jordi Cruijff, Eusebio, Guillermo Amor, Xabier Eskurza, Iván Iglesias, Óscar Arpón, Roger García, José Mari Bakero, Luis Cembranos, Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Txiki Begiristain, Igor Korneev, Romário, Escaich

First

First kit season 1992/1993 - 1994/1995

For the first time Barça included white details, mainly on the sides of the shorts and sleeves. The word 'Barça' was repeated all over the kit.

Second

Second kit season 1992/1993 - 1994/1995

For the first time in the club’s history Barça wore a green kit, with the word 'Barça' printed all over the shirt.

International

International kit season 1992/1993 - 1994/1995

The shirt used for playing abroad featured five vertical stripes on the front, and the pattern on the sleeve was different from the first team.

Meyba. 1979-1992

Meyba, a Catalan firm, joined forces with Barça to introduce big changes in this respect by no longer making the clothes from cotton, which had been used up to then. The introduction of colour TV allowed Meyba to incorporate new designs in different shades and to move away from the custom of wearing a blue and scarlet kit when playing at home and a white kit when playing away.

Season

1990/1991 - 1991/1992

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Trophies

Champions League, League, Supercopa de España

Trainer

Johan Cruyff

Players

Andoni Zubizarreta, Carles Busquets, Jesús Angoy, Ronald Koeman, José Ramón Alexanko, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Nando, Ricardo Serna, Juan Carlos, Lluís Carreras, Cristóbal Parralo, Albert Ferrer, Ricardo Serna, Sánchez Jara, Eusebio, Pep Guardiola, Urbano, Richard Witschge, Guillermo Amor, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Fernando, José Mari Bakero, Michael Laudrup, Txiki Begiristain, Hristo Stoichkov, Antonio Pinilla, Julio Salinas

First

First kit season 1990/1991 - 1991/1992

The blue tone was changed to include vertical stripes. The socks, however, remained mostly unchanged.

Second

Second kit season 1990/1991 - 1991/1992

After having played in a totally red shirt, Meyba decided to copy a design they had used before with blue and yellow: and a vertical blue and scarlet stripe.

Wembley Final

Wembley Final kit season 1990/1991 - 1991/1992

A special edition after club had won its first European Cup. It was the first time orange was used. Barça used the same shirt with some slight variations in some of the qualifying rounds.

Asian Tour

Asian Tour kit season 1990/1991 - 1991/1992

Barça played two games in Japan in July 1990. Johan Cruyff's team wore a blue Meyba shirt with a JAL (Japan Airlines) logo on the front.

Season

1981/1982 - 1989/1990

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Trophies

Copa del Rey

Trainer

Johan Cruyff

Players

Andoni Zubizarreta, Juan Carlos Unzué, Julio Iglesias, José Ramón Alexanko, Ronald Koeman, Aloísio, Ricardo Serna, Julio Alberto, Miquel Soler, Sergi, Luis López Rekarte, Delfí Geli, Jordi Roura, Onésimo, Urbano, Eusebio, Pep Guardiola, Luis Milla, Robert Fernández, Guillermo Amor, José Mari Bakero, Michael Laudrup, Jesús Lucendo, Txiki Begiristain, Antonio Pinilla, Quique Martín, Julio Salinas, Ernesto Valverde

First

First kit season 1981/1982 - 1989/1990

The design which introduced by Meyba featured five stripes down the front and a blue collar. It featured a pattern on the sleeves, something missing in earlier seasons. It also appeared on the shorts, some of which had pockets.

Second

Second kit season 1981/1982 - 1989/1990

For four years, until their 1-4 defeat against Metz at Camp Nou in the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, Barça’s away kit consisted of a yellow shirt with a blue and scarlet stripe.

Third

Third kit season 1981/1982 - 1989/1990

One of the shortest-lived designs was a plain yellow shirt, with no stripes and a pattern which only appeared on the sleeves. It was used after the yellow.

Fourth

Fourth kit season 1981/1982 - 1989/1990

During the second half of the 80s, Barça also wore a blue design, identical to the yellow one.

Season

1980/1981

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Trophies

Copa del Rey

Trainer

Ladislao Kubala, Helenio Herrera

Players

Amador, Pello Artola, Albadalejo, Pepito Ramos, José Ramón Alexanko, Migueli, Canito, Antonio Olmo, Manolo, Julio Alberto, Ángel Pedraza, Julián Rubio, Jordi Casas, Jesús Landaburu, Paco Martínez, Juan José Estella, Tente Sánchez, Bernd Schuster, Juan Manuel Asensi, Rafael Zuviría, Esteban Vigo, Andrés Ramírez, Carles Rexach, Lobo Carrasco, Quini, Allan Simonsen, Hans Krankl

First

First kit season 1980/1981

Meyba produced a design with a polo neck collar with two stripes, one blue, one scarlet. In the earlier editions, Meyba’s signature stripe was missing from the sleeves, as was the company logo.

Season

1979/1980

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Joaquim Rifé, Helenio Herrera

Players

Pello Artola, Jaume Huguet, Vicente Amigó, Pepito Ramos, Antonio de la Cruz, Albadalejo, Migueli, Canito, Antonio Olmo, Adjutorio Serrat, Manolo, Julián Rubio, Enrique Álvarez Costas, Isidre Tarrés, Jesús Landaburu, Paco Martínez, Juan José Estella, Tente Sánchez, Juan Manuel Asensi, Rafael Zuviría, Mir Genes, Juan Carlos Heredia, Esteban Vigo, Carles Rexach, Lobo Carrasco, Andrés Ramírez, Roberto Dinamite, Hans Krankl, Allan Simonsen

First

First kit season 1979/1980

Meyba’s debut led to changes in the manufacture and material used for the kit, although for the first few seasons the shirt did not feature the design on the sleeves which were typical of the Catalan company. The design of the socks changed after having remained unchanged for many years.

Second

Second kit season 1979/1980

The white shirt was used until the start of the 80s, when Meyba decided to use new designs with different colours.

1940-1979

Shirts with wide stripes, blue shorts and striped socks became the norm during this period. The kits were still made of cotton. However, the cut was more suited to playing sport. Short-sleeved shirts were brought in at the start of the 1960s. Monthalt was awarded the contract to make the team’s kits in the period before Meyba took over. The fact that Barça had a second kit meant that the black and white TVs of the time were better able to tell the teams apart. In 1957 Barça wore the shortest-lived kit in its history.

Season

1970/1971 - 1978/1979

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Trophies

UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup

Trainer

Lucien Müller, Joaquim Rifé

Players

Pedro Valentín Mora, Pello Artola, Albadalejo, Pepito Ramos, Antonio de la Cruz, Antonio Olmo, Migueli, Manolo, Enrique Álvarez Costas, Félix Palomares, Isidre Tarrés, Joan Vilà, Paco Martínez, Johan Neeskens, Tente Sánchez, Juan Manuel Asensi, Rafael Zuviría, Juan Carlos Heredia, Bio, Esteban Vigo, Paco Fortes, Carles Rexach, Lobo Carrasco, Hans Krankl

Summer first team

Summer first team kit season 1970/1971 - 1978/1979

At the end of 1974 the crest once again featured the club’s original initials: FCB. In a change from previous years, the shirt had a V-necked collar (without lapels). The short-sleeved shirts were used during the summer, and the shorts (much shorter) featured small pockets.

Winter first team

Winter first team kit season 1970/1971 - 1978/1979

During the winter the collar was round and the sleeves were long.

Second

Second kit season 1970/1971 - 1978/1979

During the 1975-1976 season Barça used yellow for the first time. The shirt was used for several matches and featured a blue and scarlet diagonal stripe.

Third

Third kit season 1970/1971 - 1978/1979

Although they used yellow in the 70s, they also continued to use the white kit, which was over 60 years old. This time, however, they sported the club’s crest.

Season

1960/1961 - 1969/1970

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Trophies

-

Trainer

Salvador Artigas, Josep Seguer, Vic Buckingham

Players

Miguel Reina, Salvador Sadurní, Gallego, Eladio Silvestre, Antonio Torres, Francisco Romea, José Franch, Joaquim Rifé, Marcial Pina, Pedro Mari Zabalza, Josep Fusté, Martí Filosia, Juan Carlos, Ramoní, Santiago Castro, Bustillo, Ramón Alfonseda, José Zaldúa, Pujol, Carlos Pellicer, Carles Rexach

Summer first team

Summer first team kit season 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

The first short-sleeved shirts appeared, with polo necks, with the same design (with certain minor differences) as the previous decades.

Winter first team

Winter first team kit season 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

Meanwhile, the winter version of the blue and scarlet kit continued to have a round neck.

Second

Second kit season 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

The design made it easier to distinguish between different teams on a black and white TV.

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup kit season 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

During this period the team continued to wear a white shirt with the city of Barcelona’s crest instead of the club’s.

Season

1950/1951 - 1959/1960

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Trophies

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, League

Trainer

Helenio Herrera, Enric Rabassa

Players

Antoni Ramallets, Juan Antonio Celdrán, Carlos Medrano, Sígfrid Gràcia, Pinto, Rodri, Joaquín Bruhue, Isidro Flotats, Lorenzo Rifé, Enric Gensana, Joan Segarra, Fernando Olivella, Ribelles, Martí Vergés, Luis Suárez, Eulogio Martínez, László Kubala, Suco, Justo Tejada, Ramon Villaverde, Luis Coll, Zoltán Czibor, Evaristo, Sándor Kocsis

First

First kit season 1950/1951 - 1959/1960

Aside from a few minor details, Barça's kit would remain the same as the one it had worn since the end of the Civil War.

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup kit season 1950/1951 - 1959/1960

To compete in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup from the 1957-1958 season the shirt was white with the city of Barcelona’s crest, instead of the club’s, as the competition was between cities and Barça represented the Catalan capital.

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup kit season 1950/1951 - 1959/1960

Aside from the white one, the club had a blue version of the same shirt, with white shorts and dark socks to compete in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

The most short-lived

The most short-lived kit season 1950/1951 - 1959/1960

In a friendly match against Manchester City on 8 May 1957, Barça was forced to change their kit after the fans invaded the les Corts pitch: the shirt was white with a blue and scarlet stripe on the chest. The fans objected to the kit the players were wearing, forcing them to stop the game in order for them to change into their usual Barça shirt.

Season

1940/1941 - 1949/1950

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-

Trainer

Enrique Fernández, Ramon Llorens

Players

Antoni Ramallets, Velasco, Gonzalvo II, Francisco Calvet Puig, Curta, José Seguer, Manuel Corró, Calo, Gabriel Isal, Gonzalvo III, Marcos Aurelio, José Canal, Manuel Cerveró Chiva, Aretio, Estanislao Basora Brunet, Alfonso Navarro, Mateu Nicolau Gar, César Rodríguez

First

First kit season 1940/1941 - 1949/1950

In 1949, on the occasion of the club’s 50th anniversary, the crest once again featured the four stripes of the Catalan flag. A lighter blue was used on the kit and the design of the socks continued to change until the blue and scarlet stripes of the same width became the norm.

Second

Second kit season 1940/1941 - 1949/1950

“During the 40s, when Barça played teams wearing the same colours, such as Levante and Pontevedra, the players swapped their usual shirts for white ones."

1899-1940

There are different versions as to how the first blue and scarlet shirt came about. The most popular version of the story is that Hans Gamper used the same colours as Basilea, the team he played for before coming to Barcelona. Nevertheless, it is possible that Barça played its first matches in white. The design featuring vertical stripes began to take hold after 1910, with slight differences depending on who manufactured the shirts, and featured an early version of the current crest.

Season

1930/1931 - 1939/1940

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-

Trainer

Patrick O'Connell, Josep Planas

Players

Juan José Nogués, Aurelio León, Francesc Ribas, Francisco Garcerán, Juan Hilario, Antonio Franco, Manuel Rosalén, Rocasolano II, Ramón Homedes, Juan Muntaner, Antonio Gracia, Jaime Sospedra, Herrerita, Pedro Pascual, Mariano Martín, Emilín

First

First kit season 1930/1931 - 1939/1940

During the Franco dictatorship, the club was forced to change the acronyms of its coat of arms to CFB (Club de Fútbol Barcelona) instead of the anglicized FCB (Football Club Barcelona). Also, the four stripes of the Catalan flag were reduced to two. The shorts were shortened to make them more comfortable and blue and scarlet were added to the socks.

Season

1922/1923 - 1929/1930

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Catalan Football Championship

Trainer

James Bellamy

Players

Ferenc Plattkó, Cristóbal Solà, Juan Uriach, Ramón Zabalo, Cristóbal Martí, Vicente Saura, Esteban Pedrol, Enrique Mas, Patricio Arnau, Guzmán, Goiburu, José Sastre, Carlos Bestit, Fernando Diego, Manuel Parera, Juan Ramón, Ángel Arocha

Alternative

Alternative kit season 1922/1923 - 1929/1930

The open-necked lace up shirt, which was worn during the 1910s disappeared, to be replaced by an alternative with a round neck.

Alternative

Alternative kit season 1922/1923 - 1929/1930

During this period the players wore an almost identical shirt, but with a V-neck and a large scarlet stripe with blue ones on either side.

Season

1913/1914 - 1921/1922

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Trophies

Copa del Rey, Catalan Football Championship

Trainer

Jack Greenwell

Players

First

First kit season 1913/1914 - 1921/1922

Barça kept the same design of shirt, but the shorts got darker: after more than ten years playing in white.

Season

1911/1912 - 1912/1913

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Trophies

Copa del Rey, Pyrenees Cup, Catalan Football Championship

Trainer

Billy Lambe, B. Barren, Jack Alderson, Jack Greenwell

Players

First

First kit season 1911/1912 - 1912/1913

The stripes became wider, creating the classic image that was retained throughout the first half of the century. The blue stripe moved to the centre and came to be used on future kits. The shirt had a lace-up neck and the shorts continued to be white.

Season

1910/1911

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Pyrenees Cup, Catalan Football Championship

Trainer

-

Players

First

First kit season 1910/1911

On 16 January 1910, Barça wore a shirt with vertical stripes for the first time, made from lightweight material instead of the flannel shirts worn during the early years. The kit was first seen on the pitch on Carrer Indústria in a match against FC Central. That same year, Barça held a competition to design its crest. It was won by Santiago Femenia. Since then the basic design has been preserved, with slight changes made throughout the years. The socks were completely different and the shorts were shortened in order to make them more comfortable.

Season

1899/1900 - 1909/1910

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Pyrenees Cup, Copa del Rey, Catalan Football Championship

Trainer

-

Players

Without crest

Without crest kit season 1899/1900 - 1909/1910

The earliest photograph of Barça dates from 1900, in which it can already be seen that the kit was divided into two halves, with the scarlet and the blue in equal parts. It was made from a type of flannel which was impractical for playing sport, and which, according to advertisements of the time, was made at the Kneipp shirt factory on Carrer del Call.

With crest

With crest kit season 1899/1900 - 1909/1910

Initially Barça wore the city of Barcelona’s crest and the shorts were held up by a belt.

From Zamora to Ter Stegen

Throughout the first 50 years of the club’s history, the Barça goalkeeper wore a turtleneck shirt. Ramallets used to wear a white polo neck, while the last three great goalkeepers in the club’s history had one thing in common: they wore green.

The Early Years

Zamora

Goalkeeper’s kit Zamora

Ricardo Zamora, 'The Divine', only played for Barça for three years, but he was one of the most important figures in the first half of the century. Most people picture him wearing a tutleneck shirt in one colour, usually white.

Platkko

Goalkeeper’s kit Platkko

The Hungarian Ferenc Plattko wore a polo or turtleneck shirt during the years he spent in Barcelona. There is a famous photo of him in his white collar, in contrast to the rest of his shirt.

Nogués

Goalkeeper’s kit Nogués

Following the tradition set by his predecessors, the Aragonese Juan José Nogués, who was Barça’s goalkeeper during the 30s and early 40s, wore a turtleneck.

Years of Change

Ramallets

Goalkeeper’s kit Ramallets

Antoni Ramallets wore another type of kit, more suited to the needs of his position, with a polo neck.

Sadurní

Goalkeeper’s kit Sadurní

Salvador Sadurní wore different designs during the 15 seasons he played for Barça, but he particularly stood out because of his blue and black polo neck shirts, which sometimes had buttons.

Urruti

Goalkeeper’s kit Urruti

Urruti’s most famous kit was the one he wore during the famous Valladolid penalty: Meyba’s blue socks, shorts and shirt, with a red stripe round the neck and shoulder.

Modern Goalkeepers

Zubizarreta

Goalkeeper’s kit Zubizarreta

Everyone remembers Andoni Zubizarreta with his green shirt and black shorts.

Valdés

Goalkeeper’s kit Valdés

Víctor Valdés was Barça’s goalkeeper during a time when the design changed constantly: nevertheless, the green shirt with black shorts is the kit which is associated with the Champions Cup Final in Paris.

Ter Stegen

Goalkeeper’s kit Ter Stegen

Also dressed in green, Marc-André ter Stegen, though he often wore black and red, lifted the Berlin Champions

Note

This visual journey through Barça’s past was made possible thanks to the work of several experts, photographs of each season and by consulting numerous written sources. If you would like to contribute, please contact us at interactius@ara.cat

Edició

Lara Bonilla

Disseny

Ricard Marfà

Programació

Marc Funollet - Jordi Guilleumas