World Cup kit history

Spain Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2013
By Chris Atkins

Design: Looking a bit like Bayern Munich, Spain have ditched their navy shorts for Brazil and will instead play in all red. Gold trim is the only variation from the red, with their manufacturers' trademark stripes and RFEF badge (complete with obligatory star) joined by a 2010 World Cup winners badge just to remind anyone who had forgotten their triumph of four years ago.

Short history: Since their World Cup debut in 1934, Spain have always played in variations on a standard red shirt with yellow trim and blue shorts design. The style of the trim has varied, often to incorporate the Adidas three-stripe design, while the blue of the shorts has occasionally strayed from navy shorts to a more electric shade of blue. Particular highlights include the first usage of their manufacturers' stripes for the home-based World Cup of 1982 and the back-to-basics red effort with small yellow trim on the collar of 1990. Of course, the kit of 2010 in which Spain won the competition for the first time, with its thin yellow trim on the front panel, round collar and dark shorts will also hold a special place in Spanish hearts for some time to come.

The greatest kit: It may not have been their most successful kit, but there is something very likeable about the 1994 World Cup kit that took Spain to the quarterfinals of the tournament in the USA. Three stripes down the left, made of yellow and navy diamonds, offered a unique quality that also featured on the navy shorts and socks. The kit is also helped by its association with some iconic names of the era such as Hierro, Nadal and Luis Enrique.

Kits through the years:

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