Want to get an Inter Milan retro shirt? Read on…
Team: Football Club Internazionale Milano
Nickname: I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues)
Team Colours: Blue and Black
Year Founded: 1908
Stadium: San Siro
Location: Milan, Italy
If you want to emulate Bergomi, Klinsmann, Ronaldo, Cambiasso, Zanetti or Cannavaro then are plenty of options when it comes to getting an Inter Milan retro shirt:
When Channel 4 started broadcasting Italian football in the 90s Inter Milan suddenly came to my attention, along with a few other Italian teams. I remember them struggling one season, yet when I played Championship Manager Italia they were nearly always the team I chose to manage thanks to their abundance of talent like Klinsmann, Brehme, Berti, Sosa and Bergkamp. Steve
Favourite player: Ronaldo – the Brazilian of course, one of the greatest goalscorers ever.
Favourite kit: 1978-79 home kit – classic Inter design from the late 70s. Available from TOFFS (see below for link)
Classic Football Shirts set themselves apart from many other companies by the fact that their shirts are all original shirts from the dates listed, not reproductions trying to replicate a classic shirt. All shirts come with condition details – ie whether they are in Mint Condition, As New, etc, etc. The prices are slightly higher but you are really getting a piece of history.
They have over 250 Inter Milan shirts and other pieces of kit from 1983 to the present day. They include the 1989-90 home shirt (above).
Inter wore this shirt to defend the title they had won the previous season, but a Maradona inspired Napoli took the title with city rivals AC Milan finishing second. Inter were also embarrassed by Malmo – going out to the Swedish minnows in the first round of the European Cup.
You can also get the 1993-94 away shirt.
The 1990s were a period of domestic disappointment for Inter – none more so than this season when they finished just one point above the relegation zone (and to compound matters AC Milan took the title).
They did at least win the UEFA Cup beating Austria Salzburg 2-0 in a two-legged final thanks to goals from Nicola Berti and Wim Jonk.
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Vintage Football Shirts also offer official shirts rather than reproductions with each shirt marked for its condition – from BNIB (brand new in bag) to Excellent (may have tiny defect, may not be noticeable).
With just under 100 Inter Milan shirts ranging from 1989 to the present day – there is a great selection to choose from including the 1995-96 away shirt.
Inter fans were probably expecting great things this season as Italian petrol tycoon Massimo Moratti took control of the club from Ernesto Pellegrini. Big money was splashed, but under Englishman Roy Hodgson they could only finish seventh, and were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the first round with another embarrassing defeat to Swiss side Lugano.
Or you can get the classic 2000-01 home shirt (above).
This was another season of upheaval for Inter, who finished fifth, although they did at least have the satisfaction of finishing one place above city rivals AC. This was probably tempered though by the fact AC thrashed them 6-0 in the league.
The biggest embarrassment of all though came in the Champions League where Inter failed to even make the group stages. They were eliminated in the preliminary round by Helsingborgs of Sweden.
Inter achieve the treble in 2010, Seria A, Copa Italia and European Champions League – what a season!
Amazon have a selection of retro Inter Milan shirts including several 1986-87 home shirts (above) each adorned with a players name and number on the back.
Inter finished third this season as Maradona inspired Napoli to their first ever Serie A title. Inter were still searching for their first title since 1980, they eventually secured it in emphatic style in 1989 winning 26 of 34 games and finishing 11 points clear in an era of two points for a win.
TOFFS (which stands for The Old Fashioned Football Shirt) specialise in handcrafted, vintage football shirts made to the highest quality in the North of England – with each shirt as close to the real thing as possible. You can pick up nine top notch retro Inter Milan shirts here, as well as a few other Inter Milan products.
These include a 1950s home shirt (above) worn when Inter claimed their sixth and then seventh Scudetto’s in 1953 and 1954. These titles were inspired by the genius of Swedish winger, Lennart Skoglund.
Skoglund played 246 games for Inter, scoring 57 goals before leaving for Sampdoria in 1959. Skoglund’s story has a sad ending, after a lifelong batter with alcoholism he was found dead in his home in 1975 aged just 45.
You can also get a 1980-81 away shirt, when Inter finished fourth in Serie A, failing to defend their title of the previous season.
They did manage to win the Coppa Italia the following season, but their next league title was not to follow until 1989.