These are the new Rayo Vallecano kits 2015/16, Spanish La Liga club Rayo’s new home, away and third tops for the 15/16 season. Made by local Spanish firm Kelme, the new Rayo 2015/2016 jerseys were officially unveiled on July 1, 2015. Kelme take over from Italian company Errea, who produced Rayo’s strips in the 2014/15 season.
While the home shirt is traditionally Rayo- white with a red sash, as you’d expect, it’s the away shirt that’s grabbed a lot of eyeballs.
The shirt’s predominantly black, with a rainbow stripe, is dedicated to fighting social injustices such as homophobia, child abuse and gender violence, amongst other causes (full list below)
Red stripe– Cancer
Orange stripe– Disability
Yellow stripe– Depression
Green stripe– Environment
Blue stripe– Child Abuse
Pink Stripe– Domestic/Gender violence
The full rainbow stripe as a whole– against Homophobia/discrimination against sexual orientation
€7 (seven euros) from the sale of every kit will be distributed among local charities who work tirelessly for the causes mentioned above.
Rayo also unveiled a third kit with a pink band (against breast cancer initiative) that will be worn when they travel to champions Barcelona. Chinese company QBAO.com stay as sponsors, having inked a three season deal with the Madrid based outfit last year.
Rayo finished 11th in the 2014/15 La Liga season with 49 points, just six behind Athletic, who grabbed Spain’s last European qualifying spot.