Serie A Classics – AC Milan 1995-96 fourth kit

Okay, technically not a ‘Serie A’ classic, as it was never worn in the competition.

As we saw in a previous entry in the One-offs series, yellow/gold was a new addition to the AC Milan kit canon in 1994-95, albeit used sparingly.

For the following campaign, that kit was retained as a third option, albeit not worn, while the new fourth kit suffered a similar fate, only used in friendlies in the summer of 1995.

It’s hardly surprising that it didn’t get use – while Sheffield Wednesday had four kits in 1993-94, they’re not generally needed, and Milan didn’t come up against any opponents who wore red, white and yellow or black, white and yellow. Had they done so, they would have appeared in this outfit.

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While it’s odd to see a Milan kit which uses a colour more associated with their rivals Inter, in 1951 they did wear blue in the final of the 1951 Latin Cup (a precursor to the European Cup, a competition featuring the champions of France, Italy, Portugal and Spain) against Atlético Madrid.

Having won that, they repeated the trick in the 1953 decider against Reims but lost out and didn’t wear blue again until this kit.

Though the rossoneri didn’t use the strip competitively, Grimsby Town used the same design as an away kit while Wales had a green version as a third shirt.

For 1996-97, Milan opted for a black third kit and red fourth shirt, with the latter worn in a home Champions League game against Rosenborg.

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