Italian Serie A side Udinese Calcio are marking their 125th anniversary with a special third kit that features crests from throughout the club’s history.
The kit was unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 25, and worn in a match for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 28, as Udinese and Genoa battled to a 0-0 draw.
The base of the jersey is solid black. A tonal stripe runs vertically down the centre of the front of the shirt, fading in and out around the sponsor logo with a diamond halftone pattern.
Inside the tonal stripe are representations of Udinese crests from throughout the club’s history. It starts at the top with the star worn on the chest of the first Udinese team in 1896 (on a black shirt with white shorts and black socks) and goes forward in time as you move down the shirt.
Sponsor and manufacturer logos appear in white, as does a special 125th anniversary crest on the left chest. This anniversary crest features the shield and chevron from the current club crest.
The match-worn shirts from the Nov. 28 game against Genoa will be auctioned off in collaboration with online fundraising platform CharityStars to benefit a rehabilitation centre for young children in nearby Pasian di Prato, Udine, run by L’Associazione La Nostra Famiglia.
Udinese Calcio was founded on Nov. 30, 1896, as part of the Società Udinese di Ginnastica e Scherma (Udinese Society of Gymnastics and Fencing). On the actual anniversary date, the club announced an extension of their kit manufacturing deal with Macron until June 2025.
TORINO FC – 115th Anniversary Kits
Fellow Serie A side Torino FC marks their 115th anniversary this year with special edition kits made by Joma. The outfield player edition is solid maroon with white logos, while the goalkeeper version is black with a maroon collar, sleeve cuffs and logos. Both feature the bull from the club crest isolated on the left chest, with the date of the club’s founding (Dec. 3, 1906) underneath. The tag inside the collar features seven scudettos, marking the club’s first division championships, and five coccardas for their Coppa Italia wins.
The club wore the jerseys in their Serie A match against Empoli FC on Thursday, Dec. 2.
UC SAMPDORIA – Fourth Kit
Serie A side UC Sampdoria is hoping to shine a light on the club’s social responsibility projects (“Samp for People”) with their fourth kit for 2021-22, made by Macron. The base of the jersey is navy blue, accented by silver trim on the collar and sleeve cuffs. The club crest is also rendered in silver, as is the shield of St. George mid-chest. The club’s signature striping pattern, which runs across the chest on their home kit, is rotated and runs down the right side of the front of the shirt. Printed on the left sleeve is the date of the club’s founding (Aug. 12, 1946).
Sampdoria will wear these kits for the first time against Lazio on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Feature photo courtesy @Udinese_1896 / Twitter