The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has signed a promotion deal with Nike sportswear company of an undisclosed value. However, at a function at the Manchester United Bar in downtown Jakarta, PSSI secretary general Nugraha Besoes described it as "10 times bigger than our agreement with our previous partner Adidas."

Nike will supply the Indonesian national team shirt for the U-15, U-20, U-23, senior mens and womens and futsal teams until 2011 as well as providing footballs for the Indonesian League and Copa Indonesia. It will also be involved in youth football talent development.

FAI and Umbro announce largest sponsorship deal in Irish sport. The Football Association of Ireland has announced a major sponsorship agreement with Umbro valued at a minimum €16 million through to 2014. Bonus payments based on international team success could see this rise to a maximum of €21 million during the period.

The unique agreement sees the grassroots of the game benefit greatly with Umbro set to sponsor key tournaments across different sectors of the non-senior game from 2007. The Junior, Schools, Schoolboys and Colleges/Universities strands of the game will all receive substantial competition sponsorship with Umbro as main sponsor of the following national competitions from 2007/2008.

 “We give our gratitude to Nike for making this partnership a reality,” said Dato’ Redzuan Tan Sri Sheikh Ahmad, the deputy president of the FA of Malaysia (FAM) at the official launch.

Following recent deals with football bodies in Australia and Indonesia, Nike has announced a four-year sponsorship of the Football Association of Malaysia. The sportswear company will provide the main attire for all national teams and also contribute to youth development programs.

The contract has an option for renewal for another five years. The partnership began last night with the unveiling of the national team shirt which will be worn by the senior side in the ASEAN Football Federation Championship, beginning in Bangkok.

Mullock Madeley - One of the UK's leading Sporting memorabilia auctioneers specialising in Antique Fishing Tackle, Football Memorabilia and other sporting memorabilia.

On 4 & 5 December a major Sale of Sporting Memorabilia at Ludlow Racecourse took place.
One of the shirts for sale was a West Ham United short sleeve player shirt with embroidered club badge and sponsors “AVCO” below, No.8 to rear.

This shirt was worn by Frank McAvennie during the 1985 1986 season and valued at " £100-120 , at auction it was sold sold for £700.00

Here you find the football and rugby shirts which were at auction on december 4th. At the end of the page you find the sales results.

A snoozing Manchester United fan had £2,000 worth of football memorabilia stolen from his home after going to bed for an afternoon nap. The man had gone to sleep upstairs at his home on High Street, Accrington, at 2.30pm on Sunday.

When he awoke an hour later and went into his living room he found that two large frames containing signed United shirts had been stolen from his walls.

The shirts, valued at £1,000 each, were in silver coloured frames. One contained a 1993 home strip signed by Eric Cantona, and a certificate of authenticity.

The second shirt, signed by Gary Neville and also accompanied by a certificate, was from the 2004 season.

Many people who are looking into investing their money have turned to the sports memorabilia industry. In the past this may have been looked down upon, but in today’s day and age this is a viable option for investing your money.

Sports memorabilia has shown a tendency to increase in value as the years go by. This is especially true for any piece that involves a player who is considered one of the best of all time. This is one thing that you will need to keep in mind when you are looking into what pieces to purchase. Try to pick out the new player in the league that is going to turn into the next great. By doing this you will be able to purchase an item for a relatively low price, and then watch it grow as the player comes into his own.

By Jason Wood

Saturday 9.30 am and there was already a queue snaking down Avenell Road beside the east stand of Arsenal’s Highbury stadium. It felt odd being there so early, odder still as there wasn’t even a football match to watch. The fans weren’t clutching programmes but auction catalogues - this was going to be no ordinary Saturday.

The story of hummel takes its beginning in Hamburg in 1923 where the Messmer family started applying the first rubber outsoles to footwear. – from 1923 until today where technology and fashion have become vitals elements to a story that has only just begun…

Michael and Albrech Ludwig Messmer found the factory/company "Messmer & Co." in a backyard in the Hamburg village of Eppendorf in 1919. The Messmer family produces sporting goods and quite extraordinarily the family can offer rubber outsoles in their line of handball and football footwear.

The name hummel is used for the first time in 1923 connection with sporting goods when the Messmer family launches a collection which contains football boots and shoes for cycling, athletics and handball




Diego Maradona was frantically jumping about his seat in the grandstand of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. He seemed to be completely carried away while watching the 2006 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and Germany.

The eyes of the Argentinean fans were glued to their TV screens as the Germans were praying for their hero, the team’s goalkeeper Jens Lemann. The game ended in a draw so the teams had to perform a series of penalty kicks to pave the way for a semifinal. The penalty shootout was Lemann’s finest hour. He managed to keep the ball out of the goal, and took his team to the semifinal almost single-handed. In the heat of excitement none of the spectators seemed to notice the goalie taking several glances at a piece of paper stuck in his glove.

In the small country nestled among snowy mountains the will to fight is still going strong. The impossible has suddenly become possible. And the wish for a national team is no longer merely a dream … The Tibetan national football team has become a reality. And by supporting the Tibetan national team, hummel gives this new team a chance in an old world.


Both seriously and wilfully the Tibetan national team players do their best to create great experiences, unity and hope. And they follow their own ways to create a characteristic cultural identity in finding a balance between the spiritual and the secular worlds.

This identity needs to be supported, and with this sponsorship hummel has let the love for football rule. Together with the Tibetan national team hummel has developed a complete football collection for both training and on-field. A collection that has also made a big sales success in fashion shops all over the world.

The hummel sponsorship also lends a hand to the local coaches. The support enables them to train players from different refugee camps and contribute with training facilities and equipment for the players, so that Tibet can create a football history of its own.