Hand in hand with the arrival of a new season comes the releases of jersey after jersey for the fashion-focused football fan to feast their eyes upon. Serie A’s 2021/22 collection hasn’t failed to delight and the pitches across the peninsula will be graced by some masterful, some so-so, and some horrendous designs.
20 - Empoli
While the kits are no worse than mediocre, it's hard to look past the large and obnoxious “Gross” in the middle. All the jerseys follow the same template as well and there’s not much creativity to be found.
19 - Sampdoria
Sampdoria has had some superb jerseys in recent seasons but this isn’t their year thanks to a rather stale trio of kits.
17 - Cagliari
None of Cagliari’s kits are bad per se, but none are much more than a 6/10 either. There’s also a horse in the middle. Go figure.
16 - Genoa
If you told me this was Genoa’s home kit from any of the last five years I couldn’t prove you wrong. Tradition is nice and all but maybe spice things up once in a while! The away, based on the Lanterna of Genoa, is a cool nod to the city’s seafaring history.
15 - Bologna
14 - Napoli
Napoli took the unique decision to produce its own kits, bypassing companies like Nike or Kappa. The results are pretty similar to Napoli’s kits from recent history, including the very loud intrusion of Lete’s red logo.
13 - Udinese
12 - Roma
New Balance took the conservative path in its first year making Roma’s kits. The Giallorossi had some of the best jerseys in the league with Nike, so New Balance has some big shoes to fill. And while somewhat monochromatic, Roma’s kits are sharp.
11 - Fiorentina
It’s generally pretty difficult to pull off multiple jerseys with the same template but Fiorentina’s attempt isn’t a disaster. Each jersey differs enough from the others and the singular hoop is another point in La Viola’s favor.
10 - Lazio
Lazio has a sleek collection of kits to go with Maurizio Sarri’s debut season. The home is Lazio’s classic blue while the away and third follow the monochromatic script but branch off in their own ways.
9 - Torino
Torino’s home and away are what we expect from La Granata but the third stands out. Blue and gold is a combo that almost always promises success and that’s the case for Torino.
8 - Hellas Verona
Though Verona might be significantly downgrading from Ivan Juric to Eusebio Di Francesco, its jersey game is still on point. Hellas paid tribute to the gate of the Scaligeri Arche with a subtle design on its home kit and the away was in recognition of writer and poet Dante Alighieri, mimicking yellow and blue brushstrokes. The third isn’t without talking points either and could be the last green jersey in Serie A before the ban on the color takes place next season (don’t ask).
7 - Spezia
After losing the manager behind its promotion and subsequent 15th place finish and being handed a two-year transfer ban, Spezia is a mess in footballing terms. But if they do go down this season, at least they’ll look nice doing it!
6 - Juventus
After a brief break from the black and white stripes, Juve is back to its classic look with the home kit (one of the bianconeri’s best in recent memory). The away is a success as well but the third looks like an even worse version (which I wasn’t aware was possible) of Inter’s fourth kit last season. But the best part of all? No Scudetto patch.
5 - Inter
Not only do Inter’s kits boast the Scudetto for the first time in a decade, but they’re also some of the best jerseys on the peninsula. The home, while not the typical Nerazzurri stripes, is one-of-a-kind (and in a good way). The away is a throwback to one of inter’s best-ever kits and a nod to Milan’s biscione. The third is where things get iffy but it’s unfair to ask Nike for three kits of the same caliber.
4 - Salernitana
Salernitana is back in the top flight after 23 seasons and its kits met the occasion. The only club to be produced by Zeus Sport had one of the most complete collections in the league, keeping things simple but to great effect.
3 - Sassuolo
Sassuolo may as well have its name permanently adorned in the top five of this ranking. The Neroverdi once again put out a clean display with three of the best kits in the league.
2 - Venezia
Venezia’s Nike produced kits caught the footballing eye even when it was in Serie B, so expectations were sky-high for Kappa. The Italian company was more than up to the task, however, delivering three stellar jerseys (the fourth is yet to be released) for the newly promoted side.
1 - Atalanta
Only Atalanta managed to edge Venezia out of first, and by the highest of margins. La Dea’s black and blue striped home kit keeps things simple while the away, mainly white, has enough black and blue accents to pop. The third kit, a flashy coral color, depicts the Renaissance Stand of Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium.
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