The new AC Milan home kit for the 2022/23 season has been leaked online – and there is one element that suggests the club may be paying homage to a retro shirt.
The Rossoneri are renowned for playing in red and black stripes. In fact, their nickname translates to ‘Red and Blacks’.
Milan have played in those colours since their formation in 1889. In addition, they utilised the coat of arms of Milan as the sole fixture on their badge for many years.
The shirt has also been adorned with many well-known sponsors over the years. German car manufacturer Opel was the primary sponsor between 1994 and 2006. The club won three Serie A titles in that time and lifted the Champions League trophy twice.
Milan’s current primary shirt sponsor is Emirates/The Emirates Group. Stefano Pioli’s side are looking to win their first Scudetto in 11 years this term. They are currently top of the Serie A table by two points, ahead of fierce rivals Inter.
Generally speaking, Milan fans know what to expect when it comes to the unveiling of their new kits. But for next season – if the leaks are anything to go by – the Italian giants will pay homage to a previous eye-catching shirt.
AC Milan leaked 2022/23 home kit looks incredible
AC Milan’s 2022/23 home kit has been leaked by Footy Headlines – and the first impressions are seriously positive.
The black and red stripes, of course, are retained. Black is now the primary colour instead of the red that dominated the current season’s home shirt. Therefore, it is comparable to the 2000/01 Opel home shirt, which used the same colour scheme.
However, the most significant change to the shirt is on the sleeves. The sleeve cuffs are covered by the colours of the Italian flag – green, white and red.
It is undoubtedly one of the more impressive Milan shirts of recent years, and fans will be hoping that if this is the official design, it will be the kit worn when the club achieves great success.
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