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We continue to look at the kits of the 1990-91 Serie A season, what we regard to be one of the finest sets of kits contained in one league campaign. Previous instalments are here, here and here.

Like AC Milan and Bari, Cesena – who would be relegated – were in adidas kits. They had a style like that used by Bayern Munich, Anderlecht and Olympique de Marseille, popularised by Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup. There was no crest on the shirt, something which was common in Italy until the late 80s.

While Fiorentina’s home kit looks a bit Hummel-ish at first glance, it was actually produced by a Parma firm called ABM – why the logo resembles an ‘S’, we have no idea. Despite the name, the newspaper sponsoring them was a regional title based in Florence. We’re not sure what the purple stripes on the change kit are supposed to represent.

Like Cagliari, Genoa are known as the rossoblù because of their colours. Whereas Cagliari’s are based on civic pride, Genoa apparently switched from white to red and blue on the death of Queen Victoria. The away is a beauty, in our book – a couple of horizontal stripes always go down well and the location of the oversized crest is also a fine touch.

It should be in the constitution of FC Internazionale Milano that the blue should always be this shade. One of the rare big-club contracts that Uhlsport had, the home is stunningly and simply beautiful, while the away mixes traditional white with a splash of the home colours.

You’ll note that a lot of clubs used the same shorts and socks on both kits – the authorities didn’t seem to mind when two teams would have the same colours below the waist.

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