Serie A is known around the world for its beautiful kits, and ahead of the season here’s part one of Football Italia’s look at the various jerseys.
Atalanta will compete in the Europa League this year, and have gone for a minimal design on this season’s kit, with three thick black stripes, two blue, and the famous badge in the middle.
The Orobici sported a fade-in style shirt last term, with the top half black and the bottom half bearing the black and blue stripes.
This time around they’ve gone for a more traditional number, with a white away kit, a black third kit and a green goalkeepers’ kit.
Kit rating: 7/10 - A no-frills effort which will look great on those big Europa League nights at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri D’Italia.
Benevento will make their Serie A debut in the coming season, and their colours are certainly among the more eye-catching on the peninsula.
Sporting similar shirts to Lecce, the Stregoni will wear a simple red and yellow shirt this season, as they look to make their stay in Serie A last more than one campaign.
With faded notes at the top and the bottom, the shirt transitions from yellow to red but the colour combination means this may not be the most beautiful shirt in the division - unless you’re an ex-pat Partick Thistle fan, of course.
Kit rating: 7/10 - The home shirt is nothing special in itself, but having a witch on your badge is always worth at least one bonus point.
The Rossoblu have opted for very chunky stripes on this season’s shirt, giving it almost the appearance of a Genoa kit.
Bologna have added a colour to this season’s kit, which will please traditionalists, with the badge outlined in white for an eye-catching effect.
Kit rating: 6/10 - An otherwise perfectly acceptable shirt is let down by being emblazoned with the legend FAAC in huge letters.
Another red and blue effort, Cagliari’s home shirt is practically the same as last season’s, with white and all-red away kits replacing the lurid green of last season.
The home shirt features a nice half-and-half collar, but the abundance of sponsorship on the front may not be to the taste of the football purist.
Dark blue shorts and socks complete the home kit, with the Isolani goalkeepers to be clad in gold this term.
Kit rating: 5/10 - Cagliari’s kit is a classic, calling to mind the days of Gigi Riva, but there’s too much going on with the front of this one.
Always a favourite due to the knight on a horse which adorns their home shirt, the Flying Donkeys have opted for three separate badges this season.
The yellow and blue home kit features the iconic design, with the away kit bearing a ladder to represent the city of Verona.
Bearing the Paluani sponsor as all Chievo kits should do, the home shirt is arguably let down by the lack of a button down collar as seen on both the second and third kits.
Kit rating: 8/10 - While not quite on the level of Sampdoria or Fiorentina, Chievo boast a classic Serie A kit and this season’s is no different.
Coming tomorrow… Part two, featuring Crotone, Fiorentina, Genoa, Verona and Inter
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