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Top Ten AS Roma Kits

Top Ten AS Roma Kits

Article by: Mitchell Grimes

Mon, Jun 28.21

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    With the release of the New Balance x AS Roma kit, we take a look back and rank our favourite 10 Jerseys from the Giallorossi and the best moments and players that played in them. New Balance have a tough act to follow with the likes of Nike, Kappa, Diadora, and Asics all producing the goods throughout the years. 

    10. 2005/06 Home Kit

    Diadora’s effort with the 2005/06 Home Shirt was part of their second run of kit manufacturing with the Giallorossi. The kit features the traditional colours of the club, the carmine red and golden yellow which is derived from the official seal of Rome. The kit pulls inspiration from the 1990/91 away kit which features a similar pattern running from the left shoulder to the right. The kits material was the tight fitting design the likes of Diadora and Kappa were using in the early 2000s, real Arjen Robben vibes.

    AS Roma enjoyed a decent season in 2005/06 led by Certaldo born coach Luciano Spalletti including a record breaking 11 win streak however the club only managed to finish 5th initially, moving up to 2nd after several Serie A clubs were involved in the Calciopoli match fixing scandal. They started slowly, eventually finding a formation that worked and making it to the Coppa Italia final. Totti and the Brazilian Mancini struck up a great partnership, netting 35 goals between them for the season.

     

    2005/06 AS Roma Home Jersey

     

    9. 2014/15 Away Kit

    The Away shirt that AS Roma wore in their first season with Nike. The kit is a very clean design, all white with the traditional Roma colours featuring in a diagonal sash across the front, inspired by the kit the club wore in the 60s. Inside the back of the neck is the club’s famous motto "La Roma Non Si Discute Si Ama" (Roma is loved without any question). 

    AS Roma finished the season second making it twice in 2 years, 17 points behind Juventus. The club were also knocked out of the champions league in the group stages and out of the Europa league in the round of 16. Francesco Totti continued to defy all concepts of age finishing top scorer again for the club with 10 goals in all competitions. 

    2014/15 AS Roma Away Jersey

    8. 2012/13 Away Kit

    Another white away kit makes this list, this time it's Kappa’s effort with the 12/13 kit. It was the Italian brands second stint with the club, being the last lot of kits before the club produced them in house for the 13/14 season. The kit features the red and yellow colours on the collar and sleeves with Kappa's iconic imagery on the shoulders. The kit also features the Lupetto badge, bringing it back for the first time in 2010 since the 90s.

    The club went into the season with Zdeněk Zeman as boss, lasting only 6 months before Aurelio Andreazzoli replaced him as caretaker and took the club to a 6th place finish. The team featured the likes of Tottenham's Erik Lamela and Dani Osvaldo who finished top scorer for the Romans, 3 years before his dramatic retirement to focus on music career.

    2012/13 AS Roma Away Jersey

    7. 2000/01 Home Kit 

    One of the most iconic kits in the club's history for what was achieved. The kit itself was a simple design, the predominant red colour with yellow trimming, the first home kit produced by Kappa for the club. 

    The 2000/01 season was the last time AS Roma won the Scudetto, 20 years ago, with the Giallorossi having one of the greatest teams to grace the Serie A. With Fabio Capello at the helm, Roma had stars across every line; Batistua, Totti, Zanetti, Cafu, Nakata, and the list goes on. Batistuta and Totti combined for 37 goals in all competitions, with the latter well and truly announcing himself as a world class talent.

    2000/01 AS Roma Home Jersey

    6. 2016/17 Away Kit 

    The 2016/17 away shirt was a marble colour with flashes of red, inspired by kit of old the Lupetto crest comes back for the first time since 2013 for its 90th anniversary in 2017. The iconic AS Roma crest was used as the main logo during the 1980s and 1990s, and has featured on several away and third kits since then. 

    The shirt was worn in Roma Legend Totti’s final season, still making 28 appearances as a 40 year old, marking 28 years at the club. The club had a great season in the league, just falling short to Juventus making it an agonising third 2nd place finish in 4 years. Manchester City title hero Edin Džeko won the prestigious Capocannoniere, with 29 goals, becoming the first Roma player in a decade to win the award. 

    2016/17 AS Roma Away Shirt

    5. 2001/02 European Kit

    The AS Roma 2001/02 European kit was a unique half/half design, the only roman kit of its kind, made by Kappa with their Kombat material . The shirt also featured the legendary scudetto badge, winning the Serie A title the season before. The club went all out for its champions league campaign with the special kit which ended in disappointment, failing to make it out of the second group stage.

    The Serie A season was also a disappointing one for the Giallorossi, failing to retain their scudetto, finishing 1 point behind Juventus after a frantic final day which saw Inter Milan and Ronaldo move from 1st to 3rd. An 18 year old Daniele De Rossi made his debut this season, the Italian general making 4 appearances in his first season.

    2001/02 AS Roma European Jersey

    4. 2019/20 Third Kit

    One of the great modern day kits was the AS Roma 2019/20 third shirt. Pulling heavily from the Adidas effort from 91/92, Nike produced one of their finest kits with the sublimated club logos and retro collar. The design consists of a navy base pattern made of rows of circles, each containing the “ASR” typography from the classic Roma crest and the wolf head Lupetto.

    The 19/20 season unfortunately didn’t live up the heights of the third kit with the club finishing 5th in Serie A and bowing out in the round of 16 of the Europa league to eventual champions Sevilla. Notable names on the team-sheet included former Manchester men in Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aleksandar Kolarov, and of course Edin Džeko who finished top scorer again for the club.

    2019/20 AS Roma Third Jersey

    3. 1993/94 Away Kit

    The 93/94 Away Shirt is a 90s classic, with a great vintage design worn when the side just missed out on European qualification in Carlo Mazzone's first season in charge. The kit is yet another clean away kit with the classic red colour featuring on the cuffs and collar as well as the part of the three stripes on the shoulder of the kit. The kit also features the most Italian sponsor ever, Barilla, the world’s largest pasta producer. 

    The 93/94 season was another disappointment for the Giallorossi finishing 7th and again missing out on European football. A baby faced Totti started to become more involved in the first team setup, making 10 appearances in all competitions and 8 in the league.  

    1993/94 AS Roma Away Jersey

    2. 1998/99 Home Kit

    Narrowly missing out on top spot is the 98/99 Diadora home shirt which screams late 90s. The kit is complete with sleeve tape which was a staple of the era, but instead features the Lupetto running down the sleeves, giving it the roman flavour. The Orange accents and thick collar confirms the kit as an absolute classic. 

    The club finished 5th in the league, scoring for fun but leaking at the back. Marco Delvecchio finished top scorer with Totti and Sergio also hitting double figures, making them the highest scoring team in Italy that season. The 98/99 Season was Zdenek Zeman's last season in charge before being replaced by Fabio Capello.

     1998/99 AS Roma Home Jersey

    1. 1994/95 Away Kit 

    Our favourite kit from the Romans is the 1994/95 Away kit, a vintage thing of beauty. It had everything; the clean white sublimated base, the collar, the lace up neck, Asics logos on the shoulders, the Lupetto, even the sponsor is beautiful.

    The 1994/95 season was a promising one, increasing their league position by 2 places and the squad was starting to take shape in Carlo Mazzone’s second season in charge. The Argentine bagsman Abel Balbo was the goal-scorer the fans had been crying out for and Wonderkid Totti was starting to show glimpses of what he would become netting 4 times for the season. Great kits and great football, it was a good time to be living in the capital.

    Keen to add a new classic to your collection? The New Balance AS Roma 21/22 home jersey is available on pre-order now. 

     

    1994/94 AS Roma Away Jersey

     


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