This shirt was worn by Antonio Di Natale during the Serie A game between Udinese and A.C.Milan which took place in Udine, “Stadio Friuli”, on April 25th 2015. Udinese defeated A.C.Milan 2-1. This is a unique two-halved shirt used by the team in this game only. Provided by club technical partner HS, half of the shirt featured the look of Udinese’s 2014/15 while the other half used the design of second tier handball team ASD Pallamano Rovereto Vallagarina. The new kit was the highlight of the 2015 “Dacia Sponsor Day – The Split” event led by Udinese’s primary sponsor. The initiative celebrated motivational stories from lesser known sports such as Pallamano’s struggle to survive in recent years. At times the team has had to sell sweets and cakes to secure funding while playing at local middle school gyms. Despite previously announcing he would retire from professional football at the end of the 2013–14 Serie A season, Antonio Di Natale confirmed on 30 May 2014 he had decided he would not retire and would continue to play on into the 2014–15 season. Di Natale scored four goals in a 5–1 win over Ternana in the third round of the Coppa Italia on 23 August 2014. On 31 August, in Udinese’s opening Serie A match of the 2014–15 season, he scored two second half goals in a home win over newly promoted Empoli. On 23 November 2014, he scored his 200th goal in his 400th appearance in Serie A. On 2 February 2015, he was offered an $8 million contract by a yet unnamed team in Major League Soccer (MLS); he had been linked to MLS expansion club New York City FC. On 28 April, Di Natale scored his 205th goal in Serie A, matching Italian legend Roberto Baggio as the sixth-highest goalscorer in Serie A history, at age 37; this was also his 700th career appearance. The following matchday, on 3 May, he scored in a 1–0 victory over Hellas Verona, overtaking Baggio with his 206th goal in Serie A. On 12 May, he once again took back his decision to retire at the end of the 2014–15 season, announcing his intention to play another season.
Above the ASD Pallamano Rovereto Vallagarina’s shirt, the Udinese 2014/2015 regular shirt and the two-halved shirt used against A.C.Milan