Nigel de Jong and Kevin Kuranyi recruit football players from the street to play in a national rivalry match.  Kuranyi +10 VS  De Jong +10 , The match Holland - Germany

Taking the shirt off their backs

(1996) In the stunned silence that followed England's fatal missed penalty at the Euro 96 semi-final on Wednesday, Stuart Pearce coolly took off his grey shirt and swopped it for a German player's white shirt.

To collectors of soccer shirts, it looked like a smart move. German shirts worn in the semi-final will soon be changing hands among collectors for pounds 700-pounds 800. Pearce's shirt is worth only pounds 350-pounds 500. "Even in that moment of anguish," Gordon Wallis, Britain's biggest collector of soccer memorabilia told me, tongue in cheek, "Pearce was thinking logically".

Q and A with joma UK

We're proud to announce our first exclusive interview with a top football kit manufacturer on footballshirtculture.com

John Woodfield, Director of Joma UK was kind enough to answer some questions about the Joma brand and their football kits. We asked some friends of FSC to help out with some questions. Many thanks to John Woodfield, Simon Shakeshaft, John Devlin, Chris Oakley.

 

Questions : FSC

1) Can you tell us how the proces of designing a football kit goes, and how long it takes from A-Z to create it?

Joma UK ) The process is always ongoing, as soon as Joma and the club launch a new kit we are starting on the next seasons requirements. The process includes research within the History of the Club, and to the requirements by many of those involved, Chairman, Board Directors, Manager, Commercial Director,and supporters. For Joma the full timescale of the process from initial research and then selected designs, to manufacture, to launch at the respective club takes 10 months.

German National Team - Making Of Adidas Commercial

L7news shot the making of the new adidas TV ad with the german national soccer team. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kevin Kuranyi, Lukas Podolski and a few other were wearing the new kit during the shooting. Take a look!

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