Club Teams Italy

Favourite Shirts

SSC Napoli

1982 - 1983

This Napoli shirt is the oldest one I have and is of the pre-Maradona-era. It was worn by the dutch captain Ruud Krol. It has a very cute design with the iconic CIRIO sponsor and the special and old Napoli donkey crest and – of course – is made of 100% cotton. Very rare!

Juventus Torino

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.

AS Roma

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.

SSC Napoli

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.

SSC Napoli

1987 - 1988

The away shirt was also worn by Bruno Giordano. It’s also in a heavy cotton material – and just beautiful. It wasn’t quite cheap, but it was worth every penny!

SSC Napoli

1987 - 1988

The red away shirt is even rarer than the home and white away shirt, a real beauty and one more diamond in my collection. The shirt was worn by Alessandro Renica during the Italian championship.

SSC Napoli

1988 - 1989

For this season, Napoli switched to the iconic Mars sponsor. The material of the shirts was the same, still made of 100% cotton material – simply splendid and beautiful. The home shirt was worn by Luca Fusi during the Italian championship.

SSC Napoli

1988 - 1989

The away version is of the same design and cloth material as the home shirt – and also a real beauty. It was worn by Andrea Carnevale during the Italian championship.

SSC Napoli

1988 - 1989

For some matches they switched to a different shirt, based on a synthetic, glossy cloth material.  This one was worn by or prepared for Diego Armando Maradona.

AS Roma

1988 - 1990

A similar shirt like the Napoli shirt was the one AS Roma used during the late 80’s. It was also made by ENNERRE and of a pure cotton material, very comfortable to wear. This one is the light summer version and was worn by the great Bruno Conti during the 1989/90 season.

AS Roma

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.

SSC Napoli

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.

Inter Milan

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.

Inter Milan

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.

Inter Milan

1990 - 1991

The Inter away shirts of the late 80’s and early 90’s made by UHLSPORT had a special design, but I liked them very much. This one – once again  – was worn by Aldo Serena during the 1990/91 season.

SSC Napoli

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.

SSC Napoli

1990 - 1991

The third away shirt was again coloured in red. It’s one more historic item in my collection – worn or issued by or for Diego Armando Maradona in his last season for Napoli.

Sampdoria Genoa

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.

Sampdoria Genoa

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.

AC Parma

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.

AC Fiorentina

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.

Juventus Torino

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.

Juventus Torino

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!

Juventus Torino

1995 - 1996

The Champions League version was of the same style. All logos, as well as the sleeve patch, are beautifully embroidered, and the back number is screen printed into the cloth.

Juventus Torino

1995 - 1996

The Champions League away version was worn by Ciro Ferrara.

Juventus Torino

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.

Juventus Torino

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.

Juventus Torino

1997 - 1998

The away shirt of 1997/98 were also made in this new style – with a kind of ventilation net on the side parts of the shirt. The logos are also embroidered, but the back number and name are both printed. All in all just beautiful!

SS Lazio

2000 - 2001

In 1999/00 Lazio won the „double“ – the Italian championship and the Italy Cup. This shirt was the Champions League home version of the following season and was worn by Marcelo Salas.

SS Lazio

2000 - 2001

They also used the away version – a dark blue shirt with light blue number and name, like this one worn by defending genious Alessandro Nesta during the Champions League.

Inter Milan

2007 - 2008

After years and years not winning the Italian championship Inter Milan won several „scudettos“ in a row those years. This shirt is a very rare one – with centenary embroidery and golden sponsor – and was worn by the Inter Milan „institution“ Javier Zanetti.

Inter Milan

2008 - 2009

From time to time even NIKE produced very beautiful shirts – like this Inter away shirt worn by the Brazilian star Adriano. It’s a simple white with black border, beautiful Inter patch embroidery and sown on „scudetto“. What does a shirt need more?

Inter Milan

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.