Real Madrid Mbappe kit pre orders open – with unusual shirt number on display

Pre orders for the new Real Madrid 2024/25 home shirt complete with Kylian Mbappe’s name on the back have opened but fans face a wait before they can get their hands on the new kit.

The shirt with Mbappe’s name and number have not yet appeared on the Adidas website or the official Real Madrid website but they are being listed on shirt seller Kitbag. However, the French superstar’s shirt number has not yet been officially revealed by Real Madrid, meaning shirts instead feature the number 00.

Buyers will not get the unusual name and number combination if they do order the shirt, priced at £85 for adult sizes, but instead the shirt will be shipped out once the club confirms Mbappe’s number in the coming days.

Footballers in most professional leagues are not allowed to wear the number 0 or any variations. Standard practice is to use numbers 1-99 and while outfield players are allowed to wear number one it is usually reserved for the team’s goalkeeper.

It is unlikely Mbappe will use the number 10 he wears for France in the new season because the club is already selling shirts with Modric’s name appearing next to the iconic number. Instead it is likely Mbappe will temporarily wear the number nine shirt before switching to 10 when Modric leaves the club next year.

The Mbappe Real Madrid shirt is likely to be one of the most popular in world football. The ex-PSG star is one of the best players in the world and is joining Real Madrid as they celebrate another Champions League victory. His move to Madrid after a years-long transfer saga heralds a new Galacticos era at the club that already boasts Balon D’or favorite Vinicius Jr, English midfielder Jude Bellingham and Brazilian wonderkid Endrick in a staggering attacking line up.

The new Real Madrid kit was revealed by Adidas today and features the clubs traditional white with a return to black highlights. The kit features a unique ‘houndstooth’ pattern that spells the initials of the club and matches white shirt and shorts with black socks.

The kit is on sale on the Adidas and Kitbag websites now.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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