The 2018-19 season marks the 20th year of partnership between FC Internazionale Milano and Nike. All of the season’s kits have paid respect to this anniversary. As a final ode, the 20th Anniversary Jersey combines 10 of the club’s most storied designs.
“Some of these are synonymous with great victories, while others are fan favorites,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “The real challenge was to get all the different striped patterns to work cohesively.”
Among those kits is a shirt from Inter’s first season with Nike in 1998-99 that legendary striker Ronaldo wore; a look from the club’s centenary season in 2008-09 what was captained by Inter legend Javier Zanetti and the kit from the club’s historic treble-winning campaign of 2009-10.
The jersey will be worn during the upcoming Milan derby, and along with the standard stadium jersey, a Vaporknit match-level version has been produced and limited to 1,908 units to honor Inter’s founding year.
10 for 20: Celebrating two decades of Inter and Nike
1998-99 Inter’s first season with Nike; a shirt worn by legendary striker Ronaldo
2008-09 A special kit for Inter in the first season after the club’s centenary
2010-11 Club icon “Il Biscione” (grass snake) lent the classic stripes a snakeskin effect
2013-14 The last shirt worn by “El Capitano,” the Inter hero Javier Zanetti
2017-18 An important year for Inter as they sealed a return to Europe’s top club competition
2009-10 The greatest season in Inter’s history brings an unprecedented domestic and European treble
2011-12 Thin stripes were introduced to the Inter home shirt
2014-15 Pin stripes gave Inter a fresh look
2015-16 Proud celebration of the 25th anniversary of a European triumph
2016-17 A fan favorite; the home jersey was updated with a tonal linear graphic
“It’s a jersey that stirs the memory,” adds Hoppins. “Each different pattern makes you think of favorite players, important matches and special seasons. We are proud of our relationship with Inter and this shirt is a great way of showing that.”
The Inter x Nike 20th Anniversary Jersey will be available beginning March 9 on nike.com