Umbro and Inter 1991/92: a season to remember after all

Umbro and Inter 1991/92: a season to remember after all

The 1991/92 season didn't live long in the memory for Inter Milan supporters. The club slumped to an eighth-placed Serie A finish, failing for the first time since 1975 to qualify for Europe.

Inter only managed 28 goals all season (top scorer Jurgen Klinsmann found the net just seven times in the league), drawing a staggering 17 of their 34 games.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri, who had won the UEFA Cup the previous season, were knocked out in the tournament's first round as they attempted to defend their title.

It was all a bit shitty.

But there was something very special and extremely memorable about Inter and 1991/92: their holy trinity of kits.



The stars aligned at the San Siro in the summer of '91 when Umbro - recently chosen as shirt supplier - unveiled three masterpieces to kick off their partnership with the blue and black half of Milan.

The home shirt featured gold trim and a textbook Umbro button down collar. There was a tweak to the colours, too, with the introduction of a slightly lighter tone of blue. It was as good as it gets.



The away shirt came with trademark Umbro graphic prints - blue and black triangles stretching from right pit to left shoulder, while the gold embroidery added a little Italian sophistication.



Then came the third shirt - a bat-shit yellow number with Gaudi-esque warped light blue squares seemingly emanating from the Umbro logo. Pure 90s chaos.



The team that wore this trilogy may have disappointed but the shirts themselves have gone down in legend. And rightly so. Every one is flawless.

Umbro were weaving magic all over Europe back then but their work with Internazionale was, without doubt, their magnum opus.

Inter's relationship with the double diamond lasted until 1998 and featured plenty more classics - most notably the iconic two-tone grey away worn by Ronaldo.



But nothing can compare to the remarkable trilogy of '91/'92 - when Umbro's sartorial majesty ruled supreme.


Words by Josh Warwick





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