These are the new 08/09 Genoa football kits made by their new kit manufacturer Asics. As Genoa was founded by Englishmen in 1893 the first ever colours of the club resembled that of the England national football team.

Not long into the club's footballing history, the kit was changed to white and blue stripes in 1899; the blue was chosen to represent the sea as Genoa is a port city. (The 08/09 third kit is a restyling of kits used by Genoa CFC between 1893 and 1899, before starting to use the red and blue strip.) Finally the club settled for their most famous red and blue halves shirt, this gained them the nickname of rossoblu.

One of the nicknames of Genoa is Il Grifone which means "the griffin"; this is derived from the coat of arms belonging to the city of Genoa. The coat of arms features two golden griffins, either side of the St George's Cross. The actual club badge of Genoa Cricket and Football Club is heavily derived from the city coat of arms, but also incorporated the club's red and blue colours.

Thanks to FDV


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Comments (18)

  1. fsc

I think there all amazing :woohoo: <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The girls i mean

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  1. fsc

The 1st and 2nd kit is the same of the last year, change only technical sponsor (errea 07-08 to asics 08-09). Alternative the 3rd kit, it\'s nice...

  1. Woody Reed

3 of 5 look great. green one and theone with the red and blue band running across the chest not so hot...

  1. fsc

Never thought I would say this but now I wish City had dropped LCS for Asics.

  1. fsc

I remember asics made some nice kits for AS Roma back in the days.

  1. fsc

the girls are really hot :-)

  1. fsc

asics? lol i didnt know that still existed.

  1. fsc

Was about to say the same thing about Asics :cheer: <br /><br />Love red and blue halved shirts and theirs look great without a sponsor.

  1. fsc

Wow, those are nice!!!!<br /><br />Oh, you meant the kits? Yeah, they\'re all right.

  1. mark greenway

I\'d slip into any of those ;-)

  1. fsc

it is identical to the sweater of the erre?

  1. fsc

Very nice shirts although the home shirt is identical to that worn by Cagliari. It\'ll be interesting to see how the sponsor motif fits in. Last year\'s Kappa designs were good but these just about better them<br /><br />Is it me or do most Italian teams promote their new shirts with a bevy of beauties ? It certainly gets your attention !

  1. fsc

PergoCrema is correct. Their shirts last year were made by Errea. Mia culpa.

  1. nicholas dane

No shirt sponcer-whatever next!<br />With halved shirts there isn\'t too much you can do, the away kit is the usual away kit they wear, the 3rd kit is okay nothing too amazing.

  1. fsc

emm how many kits does one medium-sized club need?<br /><br />those burds are all stunning, italians are lucky bastards, no wonder theyre all sleazy ;-)

  1. Jay

Great. Loving this new development.

  1. Guest

so fake

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