We all know Serie A, and in particular AS Roma, has a long history of iconic and memorable kits. The best kits are often a matter of personal preference, but “kit culture” as its often referred to, has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Much like how sportsbooks now offers fans the ability to bet online football, the retro football shirt industry was overhauled to make it easier to find and purchase your favorite kits of yesteryear.
But when it comes to AS Roma, which of their kits are most popular among the club’s fans and kit collectors? Today we explore some of the most beloved and iconic kits in the club’s history.
1978/79 Home Kit
Arguably one of the most beloved retro shirts in their history, Roma’s shirt from this season is famous for the red and orange horizontal stripes featured near the shoulders.
Instantly recognisable for its boldness and uniqueness, many shirt collectors consider this to be one of the classics of Serie A.
1982/83 Home Kit
This kit is famous for the red and all-white “lupetto” logo on the right chest, both of which are unique and instantly recognisable. Though, many remember this kit more for Roma’s success during the season rather than its design.
Led by the likes of Roberto Pruzzo, Falcão, Carlo Ancelotti, and Bruno Conti, Roma would go on to capture their first league title in over forty years and their second in club history.
2000/01 Home Kit
This kit is beloved by fans for its striking red and yellow design, which is inspired by the colors of the city of Rome. The large AS Roma logo on the chest and the sleek design make it one of the most memorable kits in recent history. It also holds a special place in the supporters’ minds because this season marks the last time the Giallorossi were crowned champions of Italy after winning the Serie A league title.
2006/07 Away Kit
This white away kit with a large yellow and red “V” design across the chest is often praised for its bold and distinctive look. It was worn during a successful season for the club, which included reaching the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
2013/14 Home Kit
No corporate sponsor? No problem! The 2013/14 kits were truly the signal of a new era at AS Roma since it featured the club’s updated crest, which at the time was very controversial. It also concluded the capital club’s association with Kappa after they decided to terminate the agreement prematurely and sign a deal with Nike effective the following season.
With Nike still a year away, the Giallorossi opted to design this season’s kits in-house—which turned out to be a fantastic decision. This kit features a modern design with a darker shade of red and a unique collar with a yellow insert. Coincidentally, it also turned out to be one of the club’s strongest seasons in recent memory. They began their campaign on a ten-match winning streak before eventually finishing second in Serie A behind Juventus.
2020/21 Away Kit
This away kit is appreciated for its clean and minimalist design, featuring a white base with a subtle red and yellow trim on the sleeves and collar. It’s a departure from the more traditional designs, but it received positive feedback from fans.
These are just a few examples of the best kits in the history of AS Roma. The club has had many other memorable kits over the years, and the design of the kits often evokes strong emotions and nostalgia among fans.