Nike Unleash Vibrant 2017/18 Camo Third Kits

Just in time for the return of the Champions League, some of Europe’s top clubs are preparing to conquer the world in camo…

Eric Dier in Spurs New 3rd Kit

image: Nike.com

The glorious music. The heart-stopping drama. Michael Owen’s infamous BT Sport punditry. Is there anything better than a Champions League night?

It feels as though an eternity has passed since Real Madrid swept Juventus aside to become the first club in history to win back to back Champions League titles. In a summer without a World Cup or European Championship, it’s fair to say that football fans across the globe are busy salivating as the world’s biggest club competition returns.

With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale looking as hungry as ever for the reigning champions, it’s hard to look past Los Blancos this season. But following a draw that includes PSG, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern and a whole host of dangerous English clubs, Zidane’s men have got a hell of a long way to go yet.

Nike's AS Roma 3rd Kit Reveal
2017. AS Roma: Nike have given their third kit a dark camo makeover just in time for the Champions League. Image: nike.new.com

But that’s the beauty of the Champions League and exactly why it’s the best competition in the world. There are no easy games. No free passes. In short, every single game is a battle between the best players on the planet, and we can’t wait for it all to kick-off.

Well, as if we weren’t already excited enough, Nike have decided to go ahead and send us all into overdrive by unleashing a whole load of gorgeous third kits. Specially designed for only the biggest clubs around, it’s a safe bet we’ll be seeing these stunning designs dotted throughout Europe’s elite competition this season.

The Nike third kit template features a camo design this season, with subtle dashes of colour splashed across the shirts and shorts for a truly beautiful effect. (We’re tempted to make some kind of joke about these camouflage designs making the players invisible, but we like to think we’re better than that at FOOTY.COM.)

Cristain Eriksen wearing the Nike's Tottenham Hotspur 3rd Kit
2017. Tottenham Hotspur: Christian Eriksen looks like he means business in this purple and yellow camo design. Image: news.nike.com

The new Tottenham Hotspur third kit is a dazzling combination of dark purple and rich yellow. The famous Swoosh, Spurs cockerel and the AIA sponsor are all emblazoned across the front of the shirt, with the subdued purple camo design providing a gorgeous backdrop.

The players’ names and numbers will also be brought to life in yellow, creating an undeniably beautiful football kit. The new shirt is expected to be used as the away strip in this year’s Champions League, and we can’t wait to see it in action at the Bernabeu this October!

Nike's Barcelona 3rd Kit Unveal
2017. FC Barcelona: we can’t help but feel the gorgeous scenery is supposed to distract us from the garish colours of their new third kit. Image: news.nike.com

As for FC Barcelona, they’ll be sporting a vibrant maroon and orange kit that certainly doesn’t fail to catch the eye. With such an audacious, vibrant design, we think that fans of the Catalan giants will either absolutely adore it, or hate it even more than they do Neymar.

Featuring Nike’s subtle camo template across the shirt and shorts, the Barcelona third kit features small splashes of orange throughout its design. With thin orange stripes on the sleeves, back of the shirt and colourful patterns on the shorts’ waistband, you can’t deny that Nike have come up with a daring design that’s unlike anything else we’ll see in the Champions League.

Nike Unveals the new Inter Milan 3rd Kit
2017. Inter Milan: sadly we won’t be seeing this gorgeous strip in Europe’s elite competition this season. Image: news.nike.com

But it’s not all about the clubs competing in the Champions League, because our pick of the new shirts is undoubtedly the Inter Milan third kit. The Nerazzurri won’t be featuring in European competition at all, following a disappointing 7th place finish in last year’s Serie A.

However, following the appointment of Luciano Spalletti, it looks as though the Italian giants may finally enjoy a change of fortune. With three out of three wins so far this season, Inter fans may have been struggling to see how they could possibly feel any more excited.

Well, that was before Nike unveiled this absolute beauty of a football shirt.

Designed in a stunning “thunder blue” colour which is brought to life by vibrant yellow lettering, it’s not hard to see why we love this kit so much at FOOTY.COM. With tonal shades of blue across the shirt and shorts, the kit follows the dazzling geometric camo theme running throughout all of Nike’s new third strips.

The word “INTER” is displayed boldly on the back of the shirt, which is a not-so-subtle nod to the fact that Inter are one of the proudest teams in Europe. After failing to reach the Champions League once again, the 2010 winners will certainly be hoping to return to Europe’s biggest stage as soon as possible- and only time will tell if Spalletti is the man to help them do just that.

Nike Unveals Chelsea's 3rd Kit
2017. Chelsea FC: new-boys Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger will be hoping for big things in the Champions League following big-money moves. Image: news.nike.com

There are a total of nine new third kits that have been rolled out by Nike, with the likes of Chelsea, AS Roma and PSG getting darker camo makeovers as they gear up for UEFA’s elite competition.

Atletico Madrid will be sporting a dazzling combination of “space blue” and “laser pink”, while Galatasaray and Manchester City have also been given colourful designs.

Nike Unvelas Manchester City's 3rd Kit
2017. Manchester City: only time will tell if the multi-million pound defence can cope with the best attackers in the world. Image: news.nike.com

We can’t wait to see these kits in action not only in the Champions League, but also in the top divisions across Europe. Nike have outdone themselves with this collection of absolutely stunning designs, and it’s not long now until we can see the world’s top players showing them off.

So what do you guys think? Do you like them as much as we do, or are some of them a little over-the-top? Let us know in the comments!

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Chris is a huge Manchester United fan and an avid Draft Fantasy Football player.