This is not definitive proof of which Serie A kit is the greatest, its my opinion. Its going to be biased. Just reading the article you can probably have a good stab at guessing my age and when I started watching Serie A.
I’m confident that I’ve got my list right but I am also confident that you think my list is wrong. And if you do, that’s fine, its just my opinion. Please feel free to tweet me your favourite kits too!
I intended to do a list of my top 10 favourite kits, then it dawned on me; “what if I miss team x or team y out?”. So instead, here is part two of my look at each Serie A team’s greatest ever kit, with Part One available here.
One of Italy’s biggest clubs, one of the seven sisters and current holders of the Serie A title. A lot of people reading this article with be Nerazzurri fans and even more will have a favourite Inter shirt. This clearly makes this particular shirt a difficult one to choose. It seems such a shame that Inter have broken from their long-standing partnership with Pirelli after more than 20 years, but even before that they had some amazing shirts, including the light blue Fiorucci/Umbro efforts from the early 90s and the Misura/Uhlsport jerseys from the late 80s.
As said in the disclaimer, this article is biased. None more so than in the Inter shirt category. Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima is my favourite footballer of all time and I’m sure I’m not alone in that category. I had seen Ronaldo play a few times but fell in love with him during the Uefa Cup final in 1998. Inter beat Lazio 3-0 at the Parc de Princes. Ronaldo, wearing number 10, danced around the Lazio defence all night before scoring a trademark goal, rounding the keeper before slotting home. It cemented him as the best player in the world. In my mind nothing could stop him winning the World Cup with Brazil that very summer.
The shirt they wore that night? An Umbro number; their grey third kit from that season. A grey hooped jersey with the Inter logo very cleverly blended in. Badge in the middle in classic 90’s style and the Pirelli logo stood out magnificently in bright yellow.
I’m not a Juve fan, but I did own a lot of Juventus shirts as a kid. When I was young, Manchester United were all conquering in England but I was mesmerised whenever they came up against the Old Lady. Tactically outclassed on every occasion (until 1999). I remember thinking United were unbeatable, so how good are this Juve side?
So, I have to pick a shirt from this 90s team. It was full of stars, from Del Piero, Deschamps, Peruzzi, Baggio, Inzaghi, Zidane, Davids and t
he pinnacle of success for Bianconeri was the Champions League final victory on penalties against Ajax in 1996. Not actually wearing their famous black and white shirts that night, they were a blue and yellow jersey. Complete with big Champions League style stars across the shoulder. The oversized stars had an “NFL feel” to the shirts, it really looked like a special shirt for a special team and it still looks great to this day.