Nike and AS Roma have revisited the club’s iconic colors to create the 2020/21 home kit — and one that is uniquely, unmistakably and gloriously Giallorosso.
This summer marks 40 years since the club’s victory in the 1980 Coppa Italia competition. That triumph marked an end to a memorable two-year period when the club wore the famous and distinctive gradient kit (known affectionately as the “ghiacciolo,” or ice pop), which was a beloved creation of the late Piero Gratton, the father of the Lupetto badge.
For the upcoming 2020/21 domestic and European seasons, Roma players will wear a new kit that takes inspiration from that iconic design, displaying horizontal Giallorossi stripes across the chest.
“It’s nice to see a shirt that features Roma’s iconic colors in such an original design,” said midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. “To wear a shirt inspired by such a famous kit from the club’s past will be special for both the team and the supporters.”
Roma’s new home kit includes the traditional deep red shirt, shorts and socks. The horizontal stripes stretching across the chest start in yellow and scale upward through orange to red.
“This is a modern interpretation of one of Roma’s most famous and unconventional kits ever,” said Scott Munson, VP Nike Football Apparel. “We’ve taken a linear gradient striped design, using a very traditional club color palette, to create a kit that we hope the team and supporters will wear with great pride.”
The design of the AS Roma 20/21 Nike home jersey is topped by a dark red panel that runs from shoulder to shoulder and encompasses a crew neck collar. The same dark red appears on the trim of the sleeves and on stripes that run down the sides of the torso. A white squad number and yellow detailing appear on the shorts, while the deep red socks are topped with colored hoops to match the shirt design.
The word “Roma” appears on the calf and inside the shirt as an added detail — underlining the passion for the club and the city.