Club Teams Italy
1984 - 1985
The range of my favourite italian shirts begins with an original reproduction of the iconic Kappa ARISTON line, as worn by the great Juventus team during the 70’s and 80’s. The shirts were tight fit and made of a stretchy cotton based material. This one with the number 10 was the one Michel Platini used to wear during these times.
1986 - 1987
In the mid 80’s AS Roma changed from Patrick and Kappa as shirts manufacturers to another italian company ENNERRE. The shirts were made of a pure cotton material and very comfortable to wear – except when it was raining, as they got very heavy then. This shirt was worn by Marco Baroni after the Cup winning season 1985/86.
1987 - 1988
This Napoli shirt is probably the most historic one in their club history. It’s the shirt from the season after they won their first „Scudetto“, the Italian championship, as well as the Italy Cup. It was the era of Diego Armando Maradona.
The shirt itself was worn by Bruno Giordano and is made of a pure cotton material. It’s definitely one of my absolute favourite shirts. Many collectors already asked for it, but I will never give it away.
1988 - 1990
ENNEERE principally produced two types of shirts regarding the cloth material – a light summer version and a heavier winter version, which reminded more at a wool pullover than at a football shirt. This shirt was one of these and was worn by Stefano Desideri during the 1988/89 season.
1989 - 1990
In 1990 Napoli won their 2nd championship. This is the shirt they wore during that season. This one was worn by no one else than Diego Armando Maradona, „el pibe de oro“ as they called him in Italy. It’s probably one of the most valuable shirts in my collection, the „mount everest“ for collectors I am tended to say.
1989 - 1990
This is the shirt Inter Milan wore after the scudetto winning record season of 1988/89. The shirt was made by UHLSPORT and is of a very precious design. It was worn by the former Italian forward Aldo Serena. A great and historic shirt – very hard to find.
Even for me as an AC Milan fan it’s probably one of the most beautiful shirts in my collection.
1989 - 1990
Sometimes in life, we make mistakes. My first mistake with this beautiful shirt was that I once sold it to an italian collector, which I should never have done. The second mistake was sending it by post. The shirt got lost on the way from Switzerland to Italy. Who knows where the shirt landed at the end!
The shirt itself was also worn by Aldo Serena during the 1989/90 season.
1990 - 1991
After winning their second Italian championship the following shirt had again the „scudetto“ on the chest. It was again (and for the last time) made by „Ennerre“ – this time in a brillant cloth material. Very beautiful!
This shirt was worn by Gianfranco Zola, one of the best napoli forwards of all times.
1991 - 1992
This shirt is without any doubt the most historic in Samp’s club history. It’s the one they wore after their first and – until now – last championship winning season. It was a fabulous team with players like Pagliuca, Vierchowod, Dossena, Cerezo, Katanec, Mancini, Vialli or Lombardo.
The number 5 usually was worn Dario Bonetti.
1991 - 1992
The original player shirts came with sown on „scudetto“, screen printed back number and embroidered ASICS brand – not available commercially – an absolute rarity. I remember that I was looking for such a shirt everywhere that time, but couldn’t find it.
The shirt with the numer 4 was worn by defending wall Pietro Vierchowod.
1992 - 1993
This is one of the only AC Parma shirts in my collection, but probably the most historic one ever. It was
worn by the Swedish shooting star Tomas Brolin in the Final of the European Cup Winners Cup
against Royal Antwerpen at the Wembley Stadium in London. Parma won the match with a score of 3-1.
1992 - 1993
Like many teams around, Fiorentina changed as well to LOTTO as shirts supplier in 1992. The first version of the away shirt was very controversial due to the fact that the patterns showed „swastika“ symbols, which was hardly visible at first sight (see picture). LOTTO insisted that the „opctical effect“, as they termed it, was coincidental. However, the „swastika“ version got retired after a few matches and replaced by a full white one. It was the right decision – first because of the described controversial discussion and second, the white shirt was – like most of the LOTTO away shirts of that time – a great art work and in my opinion the most beautiful Fiorentina shirt ever.
1995 - 1996
I am not a fan of Juventus, but the shirt of 1995/96 is definitely one of the most beautiful in their club history. It’s the shirt they wore after they won the double – the scudetto and Italy cup in 1994/95 -, with beautiful embroideries. It was the first season they wore the name on the back. This shirt was worn by / issued for Sergio Porrini during the Italian championship.
1995 - 1996
The away shirt of 1995/96 was also very well made and of a beautiful design and quality. The Serie A version – like this one worn by Vladimir Jugovic – had all logos embroidered and the back number and name plastic printed. The only problem is that the number material was very delicate and often got damaged with the age. Fortunately, I was able to keep this one safe by now!
Champions League Final 1996
In the Champions League Final match against Ajax, they used the same away shirts, only that they additionally applied piece of plastic printed above the number with the name on it.
This here is probably an official Kappa remake of Gianluca Vialli’s shirt. But the style and fabric as well as the embroideries are exactly the same as on the player issued ones.
1997 - 1998
In 1997/98 Juventus changed to a completely new design – also made by Kappa. I remember that at first sight I had my problems with this new shirt. But the more I look at it the more I like it. It is made of a high quality, and all logos are beautifully embroidered. The back number is also screen printed into the cloth, while the name is printed on with a high transfer type plastic material.
2010 - 2011
The 2009/10 season was probably the most successful for Inter of all times. They won the „triple“ – Italian championship and cup as well as the Champion’s League. Further, they won the World Club Championships, too. As a consequence, the shirt of the following season was a real „patch work“ as there was not much space on the shirt for all winning patches. Here’s t he shirt worn by Cristian Chivu during the Champions League.