There were three blue-and-black-striped teams in the 1990-91 Serie A, and blue and red was just as popular, with Bologna, Cagliari and Genoa mixing the colours. Bologna were in their traditional stripes, manufactured by Uhlsport, while away from home they went with all-white, like so many sides, though with an unusual double stripe as trim.
Cagliari’s style, like Genoa’s is red and navy halves. Outfitted by Umbro, they were ahead of the kit curve in Italy at the time, with patterns featuring in the fabric. On the home, this was a turtleshell-like pattern, while the change shirt was exactly the same as the England home, apart from the red trim on the collar.