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The Five Worst AC Milan Jerseys

The iconic red and black stripes, here’s the worst of the worst!

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Jersey Week continues! For our second article of three, we take a look at some of the worst of AC Milan's jerseys in the club's history. There was a number of standouts in this area and Adidas seem to be the main culprit but Puma had a fatal away shirt debut. More often than not, the shirts that strayed from Milan's classic colours tended to look ugly and out of place in the club's collection of iconic shirts.

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2018-19 Away - Puma - Fly Emirates

Puma took over as Milan’s technical sponsor from Adidas from the 2018/19 season and despite producing a nice clean home shirt, they released a disaster of an away shirt. The kit was truly terrible due to the inexplicable dark grey trail across the shirt and the sleeves. The shirt was otherwise quite boring with a plain face. The collar featured Milan’s red and black stripes as a border. The shirt was a variety of misplaced elements resulting in a truly horrible debut shirt. Milan managed to fall one point short of the Champions League this season finishing in 5th place. The shirt will be most memorable for Higuain’s half season flop and Piatek’s half season fiery streak.

ACF Fiorentina v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

2014-15 Third - Adidas - Fly Emirates

The 2014/15 season was one of re-branding for Milan especially as Barbara Berlusconi entered her second season power sharing with Adriano Galliani. The side adopted varied badges on the home and away kits for the season but kept Milan’s original badge on the odd third kit. The third shirt was supposed to be a dedication to the World Cup in Brazil that summer and a nod to all the famous Brazilians who played for the Rossoneri but definitely missed the mark. The faded yellow shirt with the jungle green accents on the collar, shoulder and sleeves made for a sickening display. The Fly Emirates sponsor and the Adidas logo were also green. Milan struggled this season under Filippo Inzaghi as Keisuke Honda and Jeremy Menez led the line. Milan finished 10th, their lowest point in 17 years.

Classic Football Shirts

2003-04 Third - Adidas - Meriva

The shirt is perhaps one of Milan’s worst because it is such a dull design from Adidas in an otherwise incredible season. Moreover, the shirt featured the Coppa Italia badge from the title the previous season. The silver grey shirt featured black patches on the sides and red lined borders on the sleeves, collars and the base of the shirt. The Adidas three striped on the shoulders featured Milan’s red and black. The sponsor was printed in white whilst the Adidas logo was embroidered in black. The odd mix of colours adds to the strangeness of the shirt design. Funnily enough, I can’t seem to recall ever seeing Milan wear this shirt in a game but they won the Scudetto nonetheless that season.

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2001-02 Third - Adidas - Opel

For the 2001/02 season Milan adopted Adidas templates for the away and third kits. Suffice it to say things didn’t go well. The template was plain white for thew away which is went unnoticed but for the third kit they went for a blaring hue of red that made the Milan players look like crabs crawling all over the pitch. The shirt featured black lines across the arms and shoulders with a prominent Opel sponsor. Milan managed to finish 4th that season where Fatih Terim was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. The season saw the arrivals of Rui Costa and Andrea Pirlo to transform the Rossoneri midfield.

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1994-96 Fourth - Lotto - Opel

The 1995-96 was easily one of the best kit line ups in Milan’s history. The classic home shirt, the incredible away kit with the two thick red and black stripes down the centre and the infamous blue patterned third shirt. However, Milan also wore a special fourth shirt in the Champions League that season. Milan wore a bright yellow shirt with a subtle pattern. The shirt oddly featured the Lotto logo in red while the Opel sponsor was in black. The shirt also featured the Scudetto badge from the season prior. The shirt was used sparingly across 1994, 1995 and 1996. It was odd to see Milan in such a strong shade of yellow. Milan wore the shirt in the Europan Super Cup final where they beat Arsenal to lift the trophy.


Which is the Worst AC Milan Shirt of All Time?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Puma - 2018/19 - Away (White)
    (29 votes)
  • 24%
    Adidas - 2014/15 - Third (Yellow/Green)
    (56 votes)
  • 26%
    Adidas - 2003/04 - Third (Silver/Grey)
    (60 votes)
  • 22%
    Lotto - 1994/96 - Third/Fourth (Yellow)
    (50 votes)
  • 14%
    Adidas - 2001/02 - Third (Red)
    (32 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now