‘Golden for a golden season’: Fans lap up Barcelona’s new away kit which includes the pattern of a map of the city… as the club enters the Spotify era after agreeing £235million deal that includes renaming the Nou Camp
- Barcelona have released their away kit ahead of the 2022/23 football season
- On social media, fans reacted positively to the new strip announced on Monday
- The jersey pays homage to the 1992 Olympic Games hosted in Barcelona
- Spotify’s logo appears on the front after their £235m deal with the Spanish club
Barcelona have revealed their away kit for the 2022-23 season, with fans on social media lapping up the new gold strip which notably includes the logo of Spotify on the front.
The Catalan giants, have shown off their new strip – which similar to their home kit, is inspired by the Olympic Games that were held in the city 30 years ago.
Fans were quick to praise the new kit on social media, with some making a prediction that it will reflect what will be a ‘golden season’.
Barcelona have unveiled their 1992 Olympics themed away kit for the 2022-23 campaign
In response to the club’s reveal on Instagram, a Barcelona fan account wrote: ‘Golden for a golden season.’
Barcelona’s kits are sponsored by Spotify after the club agreed a £235million deal
Another fan went down a similar route as they wrote: ‘Inspired by golden age of Barcelona for our present golden boys.’
Instagram user _Davi25 commented: ‘Holy smokes this is beautiful. Now please have a good season as well.’
One fan made the comparison to Barcelona’s away kit in the mid 2000s, when Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho graced the Nou Camp.
Raymond Naingollan said the kit gave them ‘Ronaldinho vibes’.
Barcelona fans are hopeful of a successful season, with the club being linked with big name players including Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde this summer.
Theo Andrew commented: ‘Kounde and Lewandowski will be looking great in this away jersey.
Players including Pedri, Ansu Fati and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang promoted the new kit, which has been given an Olympic gold theme.
It includes the pattern of a map of Barcelona, and the club’s website said they wanted to highlight the success of the women’s team through their away kit.
In the last two seasons, the women’s team won a historic treble including their first ever UEFA Champions League title.
This past season they not only won the domestic treble but also filled the Nou Camp for the quarter-final of the Champions League against Real Madrid and doing so again for the semi-final against Wolfsburg.
Their away kit, just like their home jersey, has been given the tagline ‘The Flame Lives On’ – in homage of the 30th anniversary of the Olympics held in Barcelona.
The home shirt boasts the traditional blue and garnet stripes, with sponsors Spotify on the front in gold writing.
Fans are hopeful that Barcelona’s golden away kit will reflect what will be a golden season
The home kit was also inspired by the 1992 Olympics, and included a golden Spotify logo
For the first time in the Nou Camp’s history, it will be rebranded after a deal was struck
Barcelona confirmed in March their iconic stadium will be renamed the ‘Spotify Nou Camp’ from next season, after securing a £237million sponsorship deal.
This marks the first time in the stadium’s 65-year history that Barcelona’s home ground will be rebranded – with the deal will also seeing the Spotify logo appear on the front of both the men’s and women’s team shirts for the start of next season.
The partnership will see Spotify and Barcelona work together to create a greater platform for artists around the world to showcase their music, potentially even holding events at the Nou Camp.