Bayern Munich have had a rougher start to the season than they would’ve anticipated.
They sit third in the Bundesliga, lagging four points from the top but crucially, above rivals Dortmund, who are level on points but behind on GD.
While the games may not be going to plan, one thing they’re excelling at this season is kits.
Their home kit is a usual red and white success, and their away jersey is a beautiful white and gold.
Their alternate strip is an immaculate black and red, a stark opposite to their home shirt.
The fans were definitely satisfied, but Bayern couldn’t resist dropping a few more. Typical overachiever behaviour.
In September, they dropped a gorgeous Oktoberfest kit, brilliantly coloured in a shade of maroon and had a subtle classy look to it.
As if looking for reasons, now they’ve gone ahead and released another kit to showcase their brilliance in getting the best out of kit designers Adidas.
It is the 50th year of the Olympiastadion, a stadium in Munich. It is one of the most iconic stadiums in all of Germany.
The Olympiastadion was erected back in 1972 to host the Summer Olympics that year, as the name suggests.
It also served as the home ground of Bayern Munich from then till 2005.
The club then moved out to its current home Allianz Arena, which in terms of design is second to none.
Regardless of the move, Bayern is a club deep-rooted in tradition and does not let go of history that easily.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of their previous stadium. T
o celebrate the occasion and the arena, which served them faithfully for 38 successful seasons, Bayern launched a new kit.
At the front are three different colours on the white solid shirt: orange, light grey, and a scintillating turquoise blue.
Alongside these, silhouettes of the Olympiastadion’s roof can be seen in the details of the kit.
The colours are taken from the colour palette of the Olympic Games that were held in the stadium in 1972.
On the back is a new font for the players’ names and the numbers in bright orange colour, with designs of the blueprint of the Olympiastadion, along with Munich logos.
As with all kits, this has been met with praise and hate.
The ones who are aware of the rich history of the stadium have enjoyed this kit and have shown high praise for it.
The ones who have little information about the stadium, or maybe don’t care about the stadium, have a dislike for the colours present on the kit.
One even said that the only reason why they’re pushing Jamal Musiala as the main model for these kits is so that kids would be tricked into buying it, as he is the star they all look up to.
Be that as it may, the kit really does look inventive.
It is very different to what Bayern usually do, and without any signs of their trademark red, it is definitely a bit unusual for fans to adjust to.
However, some are hopeful that once the players wear the kit for a game, everyone would see the beauty behind it.
It is possible that the first team will wear this against Freiburg this week, but no confirmation of the same has been provided thus far.
Bayern Munich now have five different kits released this season, which is one more than the number of games they have won.
Not the best stat line you need deep into October.
They’ve definitely turned up their game off the pitch, but it’s now time for them to do it on the pitch.