AC Milan Football
AC Milan are the second most
successful European club team, with 7 European Cup victories – a record
surpassed only by Real Madrid. Despite Milan’s struggles following the break up
of the legendary side which featured the likes of Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo,
Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi, sales of AC Milan kits remained among the
best sellers at UKSoccershop, a testament to the global popularity of the
For a twenty year period, the red
and black half of the San Siro was home to many of the greatest footballers
ever to play the beautiful game with Franco Baresi, Gianni Rivera, Ruud Gullit,
Andrei Shevchenko and Marco van Basten just some of the stars to don the
prestigious Rossoneri colours.
AC Milan Home Shirt
The AC Milan home jersey is
instantly recognisable to football fans around the world. Featuring red and
black stripes, the kit is completed with either white or black shorts and black
The origins of the famous Milan
home strip can be traced back to an Englishman called Herbert Kilpin, who was
one of the original founders of the club in 1899. Taking inspiration from his
homeland – where striped shirts were common place – Kilpin is responsible for the
styling of the jersey.
During the fascist regime around
World War II, the vertical stripes were replaced with vertical ones as that was
seen to be more in keeping with Italian design.
AC Milan Away Kit
The Milan away shirt is
traditionally white, with white shorts and socks. Famously, Milan wore their
change kit in the Champions League defeat by Liverpool in 2005. Cruising 3-0 at
half time, Liverpool went on to complete one of the most remarkable turnarounds
in history to win their 5th European trophy. Two years later though,
Milan were to get revenge when goals from Filippo Inzaghi were enough to defeat
the same opponents and hand the Rossoneri their 7th European Cup.
The Milan Third Kit is
traditionally black in style however in recent years, Adidas have experimented
with some wacky colours, with light yellow and dark green among the colours
AC Milan Shirt Printing
In 1981, the Italian side became
the first team to print the names of their players onto the back of the shirt.
Little did they know then the huge commercial impact this would have in future
years, as football became a truly global phenomenon and sales of shirts
featuring future stars would bring in vast sums of money to fund even more
Aside from the many club legends,
Milan have, in recent years, signed the likes of Ronaldinho, David Beckham and
Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda, all of whom sold tens of thousands of jerseys
around the world and in their home land.
At UKSoccershop, we offer
official AC Milan shirt printing where you can choose from any player past and
present, or even choose your own custom name and numbers with your own name.
AC Milan Kit History
The first official manufacturer
of the Milan jersey was Linea Milan in 1981 with the strip sponsored by Pooh Jeans.
Kappa and Lotto also briefly featured as suppliers, but Milan’s main
partnership has been with Adidas who have supplied the club since 1998.
Milan had a long standing
sponsorship with Opel, but this was replaced by Bwin in 2006. This lasted until
2010, when Emirates signed a ten year contract, the longest such arrangement in
the clubs history.
AC Milan Training Kit
In recent years, Adidas have
released a wide range of training items. These generally come in two colours,
which rotate between black, white and red as the primary colour.
AC Milan tracksuits are among the
best selling items here at UKSoccershop and are hugely popular with both adults
and children each year. Other popular items including training jerseys, polo
shirts, training pants, jackets and t-shirts.
We also supply a great range of
AC Milan gifts and merchandise for those looking for something a little
cheaper. These includes hats, scarves, balls, gloves, key rings and much more.