The 2014 2015 season of Italy's Serie A football division will begin on August 23, but that doesn't mean that the memory of last season has entirely faded away just yet. On the contrary, the ink on the 2013 2014 season is barely dry, and you can still celebrate the season by picking up an Inter Milan shirt from Soccer Box.

Indeed, Soccer Box still has stock leftover of last year's Inter Milan boys home shirt 2013 2014. The shirt, made by Nike and featuring Inter Milan's traditional black and navy blue color scheme, matches the jerseys that players for Internazionale wore at all home matches last season. The kids shirt is selling at a discounted rate on Soccer Box right now, and will be available while supplies last.

A Big Event for the Inter Milan Jersey

Even though last season was a lukewarm one for Inter Milan the team finished in fifth place on the Serie A standings table, trailing behind Juventus, Roma, Napoli, and Fiorentina with a disappointing record of 15 wins, 15 draws, and 8 losses that doesn't mean that recognition has stopped for the team or its jersey.

In fact, one of the biggest headlines to hit the Italian football community lately has been the announcement that Inter Milan would retire the number 4 Inter Milan shirt in honor of the legendary Javier Zanetti, who retired from football at the end of the 2013 2014 season. Zanetti won't be leaving the club entirely just yet: Inter Milan President Erick Thohir has indicated that Zanetti will be serving as Vice President for the club for at least the next two seasons.

Zanetti's Legacy

Though the Inter Milan boys home shirt 2013 2014 is symbolic of the last season that Zanetti ever spent on the pitch with Inter Milan, the disappointing season was not indicative of Zanetti's overall legacy with the team.

On the contrary, Zanetti's time at Inter Milan was marked by many victories and even more years. After joining the Inter Milan soccer club in 1995, Zanetti stayed on with the team for a near unheard of 19 seasons. He turned 40 last August.

While at Inter Milan, Zanetti served as both a right wingback and a defensive midfielder, as well as captaining the team from 1999 on. All told, he made 858 appearances in the Inter Milan shirt, scoring 21 goals in that time. 615 of those matches were played in Serie A matches, while 79 of them were cup games, 159 were continental matches, and 13 were played in other assorted competitions, like the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA's World Club Cup.

In addition to being one of the most prolific players in the history of any football club team, Zanetti also earned his fair share of trophies while at Inter Milan. Internazionale won five Serie A titles with Zanetti all of them coming consecutively between 2005 and 2010 as well as four Italian cups and one UEFA Champions League. It's a solid resume for any player to end a career with, despite the fact that the Inter Milan boys home shirt 2013 2014 heralded a less-than-stellar end to Zanetti's storied career as a player.

The Next Stage

Luckily for Zanetti, the fifth place Serie A finish from the 2013 2014 season doesn't have to be the end of his legacy at Inter Milan. The retirement of his jersey number and the fact that he is coming aboard to help manage the Internazionale squad shows that, while Zanetti may not be taking to the soccer pitch again any time soon, he at least will remain a part of the football landscape.

Supposedly, Zanetti has been offered the VP position with Inter Milan to help the team rebuild and establish a squad that can win matches in the future. Since winning the Serie A title in 2009 2010 and then coming in second place the next year, Inter Milan has struggled to find its footing. The team came in sixth during the 2011 2012 season, and dropped to ninth the year after that. Based on those finishes, the 2013 2014 season was actually a step up, and fans and officials alike are hopeful that Zanetti can help to keep the trend going even if he is doing it from the front office instead of from the football pitch.

Do you think Zanetti can help pilot Inter Milan back to a Serie A title? Buy an Inter Milan shirt at Soccer Box today to support his efforts!