6. Inter Milan Home
Another divisive one, this, with some fans hating the deviation from tradition. But see, that’s exactly why we love it. It’s all well and good experimenting on prematch or third shirts, but to do something this radical on a home shirt is commendable, and Nike should be applauded for it. It still flirts with the Nerazzurri’s classic stripe aesthetic, but brings back the Biscione snakeskin look not seen for a decade. All for this.
5. Atlético Mineiro Away
What were we saying about fan created designs? Any team that has the balls to pair Hulk and Diego Costa together upfront deserves a shirt of this stature. The ‘Manto da Massa 113’ shirt was designed to celebrate the club’s 113th anniversary – that well known marker. The design, created by fan Lucas Adriano and produced by Le Coq Sportif, sees a beige base with a detailed printed map of the Minas Gerais state (of which Belo Horizonte, Atlético Mineiro’s home city, is capital) on the front. Finished with grey, white and orange cuffs and collar, this is a stroke of bespoke brilliance.
4. Corinthians Home
You can always rely on Corinthians to have some standout designs, courtesy of Nike. And sure enough the Swoosh delivers once more, this time for the Brazilian side’s new home shirt, which features a <ahem> cracking design inspired by the cracks in the walls of the city of São Paulo. OK, we’ll go now.