Associazione Calcio Milan is a traditional juggernaut in the world of football. Whether it be domestically in Italy, in continental play across European soil, or even playing in every corner of the globe, AC Milan are seen as a force to be reckoned with, with a mass commercial appeal matched by only a handful of other clubs.
With all the titles and critical acclaim Milan has garnered over the years, each season – each match, even – the club, players and supporters all have lofty expectations for i Rossoneri to exceed.
While this season’s goals haven’t fully been accomplished, Milan and kit provider adidas are already looking forward to next season with a pair of kits that will most certainly garner attention. The German manufacturer has worked with the Italian club since 1998. The home kit features a really unique take on the classic Rossoneri shirt, with two shades of red visible on the shirt, while the third kit has a refreshing citrus yellow and dark green touch.
The 14-15 home kit is possibly the most unique home kit Milan’s had under the Three Stripe banner, as two shades of red combine with black on a striped pattern, with plenty of the darker shade even appearing as pinstripes. The black stripe in the middle of the shirt is wider than the other black stripes that appear on it. The rounded button-up collar and sleeve cuffs are black, while the sleeve stripes adidas are known for are white, and the arched stripe on the back of the kit has the Italian tricolor of green, white and red. AC Milan’s badge is replaced with a shield which features the St. George’s Cross, representing the entire commune of Milano, and was on the first primary shirts for the club, with a star on top. The club’s current badge is imprinted on the lower right section of the shield. The shorts are white with red trim, and the socks have the same striped pattern as the shirt, but horizontal, and has ACM in front on the big black stripe.
The third kit AC Milan will feature a lovely citrus yellow and dark green combination inspired by Brazil’s national team in terms of appearance. The jersey has a green v-neck collar with green sleeve stripes and sleeve cuffs over the light yellow shirt, and on the end of the sleeve stripes are a pair of red and black stripes. The Italian tricolor reappears on the arched stripe on the back on the shirt. The shorts come in dark green with white three-striped trim, and the socks have citrus yellow and dark green at the top, with white and the red and black striped trim, and green ACM at the bottom. Fly Emirates, the club’s chief sponsor since 2010, returns for both kits.
With only two rounds to go in the Italian Serie A season, a victory over their hated Milan Derby foe Inter Milan at the San Siro yesterday has certainly boosted morale for a club just looking to get into the UEFA Europa League next season. The pressure’s on for a club synonymous with victory.