After 26 years producing some of the most iconic kits in football history, Inter are parting ways with iconic shirt sponsor, Pirelli, at the end of the season.
Reports suggest they just got tyre-d of each other.
As much as we would love to end the article on that fire joke, we should probably mark this momentous occasion with an article of some kind. Perhaps ranking the ten best Inter x Pirelli collabs of all time?
10. 2014/15 home
Inter’s 2014/15 season was horrific. The Nerazzurri finished eighth in Serie A, crashed out of the Europa League in the round of 16 and also fell short in the Coppa Italia.
At least they looked pretty dapper while they were lurching from one disaster to the next thanks to their simple but sophisticated pinstriped home strip.
If you want to look pretty in pinstripes, the shirt is available on Cult Kits for £89.99 now.
9. 2007/08 away
Inter marked their centenary with a throwback strip that featured a tasteful red cross – making it a perfect gift for any English patriots out there.
Roberto Mancini’s side were wearing this shirt when they secured the Scudetto on the last day of the 2007/08 campaign with a win over Parma. Nice.
If you want a St George’s flag across you chest (who wouldn’t), buy the shirt from eBay for £119.99 now.
8. 2008/09 away
At the end of the 2000s, Inter were one of the best sides in Europe.
When you are part of the elite, there is no need to impress with your kit, leading to this simple but effective design for the 2008/09 season.
If you like this design as much as us, head over to eBay, where the shirt is available for £71.99.
7. 2005/06 away
We bet it was a nightmare to clean, but there can be no denying how sexy this kit is.
Pirelli’s inclusion adds a much needed splash of yellow dead in the centre of the shirt as well. Lovely.
Like what you see? The shirt is available on eBay now for £89.99.
6. 2009/10 home
It is fitting that Inter’s greatest ever season should feature one of the club’s most iconic shirts.
There is nothing flashy about this design, it just works.
If you want to commemorate Jose Mourinho’s treble winners each time you step foot on the five-a-side pitch, this jersey can be copped for £95 on eBay.
5. 1995/96 home
The Genesis. This is where it all began for Inter and Pirelli and the strip holds up well today.
We are big fans of the socks in particular, which feature a glorious golden crest.
Pretend you are Paul Ince by purchasing your 1995/1996 kit from Classic Football Shirts for £79.99.
4. 2013/14 home
Inter and Pirelli were clearly going through their goth phase during the 2013/14 season.
Nike took the classic Nerazzurri colour scheme and added a dark twist, creating an intriguing result in the process.
If you like your kits with a moody edge, you can buy the strip for £34.99 from eBay.
3. 2010/11 away
Come on. It’s got a dragon on it. Do we really need to say anymore?
You can buy this fire kit – in more ways than one – from eBay for £39.99.
2. 2020/21 home
They is only so much you can do with a striped kit, so we seriously appreciate the effort Nike went to this summer.
These zig zags are a stroke of genius and the kit will become iconic if Inter manage to end their wait for a Scudetto this season.
If this shirt has zig zagged its way into you heart, head over to Nike where it is on sale for £69.95.
1. 1997/98 third
Here it is. The kit that is so sexy, it spawned not one, but two remakes in subsequent seasons.
Seeing Ronaldo grinning away in those legendary grey and black hoops hammers home just how much we are going to miss Inter and Pirelli’s collaborations.
The original version of this shirt is ridiculously rare. Fortunately there are some convincing replicas on sale on eBay for £29.99.