These Are The 2 Reasons Why Italy's New 2019-2020 Renaissance Kit Is Green

Saturday, 12 October 2019
When Puma released the new Italy 2019-2020 third kit this week, people immediately asked why the new jersey is green. Let us find out why.

Green Renaissance Jersey Recalls The Jersey Worn In 1954

The main reason why the Italy "Renaissance" jersey has green as the predominant color is that Italian national team wore a green kit in 1954. The "Maglia Verde" was used by Italy during a 2-0 win against Argentina in December 1954 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome - it was the first and only time that Italy wore green.

Youth team green jersey

The green kit from 1954 features a very basic design without any fancy elements. It was combined with green shorts and black socks.

Color Of Hope - New Green Kit Celebrates The "Rebirth" Of The Italian Team - Used By Italia Youth Teams in 1950s

The second reason for the green color is that the new 'Renaissance' kit was also used by the country's youth teams in the 1950's, because green is the color of hope. The new kit celebrates the "rebirth" of the national team.

The Renaissance jersey recalls the jersey worn in 1954 and also celebrates the "rebirth" of the Italian team.

On senior level football, only Italian goalkeepers have worn green shirts since the match in 1954.

Italy will debut the new green kit against Greece this evening.

Do you like the Italian national team in green? Do you like the shade of green used by Puma for the 2019-2020 kit? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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