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A replica football shirt is defined as an (official) copy of a kit. In the UK it is a huge business. According to a BBC report from August 1999 about price fixing in the replica shirt market, it was then worth £210m – I’ve not found anything more recent apart from a report by a German company Sport+Markt (www.sportundmarkt.de) which found that at Summer 2008, the top 116 teams in Europe earned 615m euro from marketing. Quite what ‘marketing’ includes alongside replica shirts isn’t stated (I only looked at the free summary of the report), however it’s interesting to note that the report also states that English fans spend the most (an average of 65 euro each per annum) and that Nike and Adidas account for 80% of the total number of replica football shirts manufactured. The recent take-overs by Adidas of Reebok and then by Nike of Umbro should further serve to underline just what a huge market it is.
Of course it wasn’t ever so. In the good old days any old red shirt could indicate that you were a Liverpool or a United fan. A dark blue would indicate either Everton or Chelsea. There were only certain teams which deviated – Arsenal had those white sleeves and Blackburn Rovers played in their blue and white halved shirts. But then things began to change. At Coventry City, Jimmy Hill realised the kit was something more than just a uniform to wear on the pitch and he introduced the first ever kit of just one colour (other than white) as they changed from their hitherto mostly dark blue shirts with white shorts to a kit of all sky-blue. Bill Shankly only adopted all red for his Liverpool side in 1966-66 – 3 years after Coventry’s all sky-blue affair.
Moving into the 1970’s Leeds United, who’d changed from their traditional colours of blue and gold to all white in the early 1960’s, were the first club to offer their fans the chance to buy replica kits in 1975 as part of their deal with kit supplier Admiral. When Don Revie left Leeds to take over as England Manager the national team entered into a similar arrangement with Admiral. Things really took off when Liverpool became the first club to wear a sponsor’s name on their shirts following their 1979 deal with Japanese electronics manufacturer Hitachi. Here’s a list of prominent English clubs and their first identifiable kit manufacturer and sponsor:
Umbro (Aug – Dec 1973) then Admiral
Umbro from 1955
1980/81 (Scottish & Newcastle)
The purchase of a replica football shirt nowadays represents no small investment for the average fan. Of that 65 euros spent on average by an English football fan on merchandising, a fair chunk is devoted to that all important replica shirt. Whether there’s a better way of supporting your team of course is a moot point – in fact it always (well since 1975) has been.
At the film premiere of ‘Die Mannschaft’ (The Team) in Berlin, FIFA President Blatter presented the German national team the FIFA World Champions Badge, which they can wear on their jerseys until the Final of Russia 2018 – http://fifa.to/1xmJREQ
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Football is the most popular sport in the world with its grand stage, the World Cup every four years. Many of the world’s players can become huge celebrities if they perform well during the World Cup. Fans will travel across the globe just to make sure that they see their favorite team play. This type of excitement can not be duplicated by any other sport anywhere in the world. Football does a wonderful job building many different skills in young children. These skills can help them progress in football, other sports, and in life in general.
Some of the physical skills that football will help children develop are speed, quickness, balance, endurance, and strength. Football players must have these skills to be able to play the game even at a young age. Players that develop these useful skills when they are young, have a great chance to blossom into a star later in life. Also many of these children will take these skills and use them in other sports as well. The skills learned in football can translate well into almost any sport. American football players, basketball players, baseball players, and even hockey players can benefit from playing football at an early age. One of my favorite basketball players of all time, Hakeem Olajuwon, grew up playing football in Africa. He attributed his great balance and coordination to the many years playing football. I believe that every child should grow up playing football, because I think that it can help them later on in life.
Football can also teach children many life lessons that they can look back on as they grow older. Children learn how to work well with others, because they have to communicate with their teammates if they want to have a chance of winning. Football also teaches children how to be humble winners and gracious losers, because they have to work through all of the emotions that come along with playing sports. It also teaches children the value of determination and hard work, because only the most determined and hard working teams will succeed. All of these skills that children learn at a young age will help to mold them into the leaders of the future.
There is a game full of passion and excitement. A game where anything can change in 30 seconds. A game called ‘FOOTBALL’. I can proudly say that it is the ‘in’ thing in the sporting world. The popularity of football is increasing at a very fast rate in India. A country which is fully engulfed in cricket has started to finally bend towards football. Here, football can be considered as breath of fresh air. Different football academies are trying to increase the craze further by having competitions and coaching programs for the children.
Many professional players have also visited India in the last few years giving a wealth of knowledge to everyone interested in the game.
One would also remember that recently Germany’s most decorated club Bayern Munich came to India to play against East Bengal in a friendly. The match was witnessed by a full crowd. All these activities are only going to increase the fan base of football in India.
People of all age groups are interested in the game including the girls. This is one sport you can talk about with your girlfriend. Many different football leagues in the world also have women’s football team which is further creating interest in girls. Girls are also keeping track of football matches through the usage of internet. All sort of information is available on the net relating to any form of football.
Even the film industry is doing its part in creating soccer mania. Films like bend it like Beckham, in which a woman aspires to be a footballer just like David Beckham has created a stir among women about football, or Goal (international version) showed a man willing to do anything to play football, or Goal (Indian Version) which also showed how Indians living in England love to play football etc. This is not all, even the actors in bollywood like John Abraham, who has a large female following has be supporting football on television. He was also present in the commercial for euro championships which are currently going on. All this shows that football fever is going to affect not only in India but globally.
The craze is so much that you can notice a significant increase in clubs jerseys in India. On the streets, one of every 5 person will have a football jersey on. This sudden surge only supports the fact that football is the ‘in’ thing. The euro championships have taken the craze of football to the next level. Everywhere you go you can see hoardings of football players or teams on the walls or the malls etc. All in all the tournament has given a boost of football to the people and after the tournament is over, there would be the start of the football season with the leagues like Premier League, La Liga, Seria A etc will get started. All this keeps the fans craving for more.
Also the mobile companies have come up with schemes that help you keep track of your favorite team wherever you go. You can check live scores, match updates, live commentary, in-depth analysis by the pundits etc on the go. The internet has also played a pivotal role in creating football mania. Many informative sites like goal.com gives the viewers all the information needed in knowing about football, keeps us up to date with current transfer news occurring around the world, what all is happening in FIFA community etc. You can even check how your team is doing while checking your e-mail as many sites sent you latest news as when it happens. Many sites also have competitions section where you can test your knowledge about football. TV shows also help bring football to the viewers from different countries, most notably being nokia football crazy.
All in all I would like to say that the FIFA mania will never end and you should also be part of it if you don’t want be a social outcast. I would like to finish off with a quote that’s says enough about the passion of football.
“Some people think that football is a matter of life and death, I am disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you my friend, it is much more that that.”
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