Football shirt – Rigel Group LLC http://rigelgroupllc.com/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 19:38:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rigelgroupllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-13-150x150.png Football shirt – Rigel Group LLC http://rigelgroupllc.com/ 32 32 War Child’s football shirt raises £30,000 for the charity’s life-changing work https://rigelgroupllc.com/war-childs-football-shirt-raises-30000-for-the-charitys-life-changing-work/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/war-childs-football-shirt-raises-30000-for-the-charitys-life-changing-work/ It was announced today that the limited edition War Child football shirt sold out within days, fetching £30,000 in the process. The jersey was made by Sports Interactive, developers of the popular football management simulation, Football Manager. This is the second year that the studio has made the FMFC Away Shirt available for purchase, giving […]]]>

It was announced today that the limited edition War Child football shirt sold out within days, fetching £30,000 in the process. The jersey was made by Sports Interactive, developers of the popular football management simulation, Football Manager. This is the second year that the studio has made the FMFC Away Shirt available for purchase, giving fans the chance to purchase one of 600 copies made.

FMFC is the Football Manager Members Club that lets players get first-hand insight into new features and gameplay inspiration. feature drops and studio news on the game. Each season two football shirts are made both home and away, the latter being dedicated to War Child, the club’s shirt sponsor. Last year, the shirt raised £20,000, with proceeds going directly to ensuring a safe future for children living in war.

War Child aims to reach children in the early stages of conflict, helping to provide life-changing services and support in insecure communities where safety and their health is the number one priority. This year’s huge total of £30,000 will do even more good than last year, helping to continue the great work that War Child is doing around the world. Miles Jacobson, studio head of Sports Interactive, has been a big War Child supporter since 1995, when he worked for Food Records as A&R, helping to involve Blur in the infamous Help album which grossed 1.25 million. of pounds sterling.

“No child started a war, so children should not be affected by war. It’s a simple premise, but unfortunately it’s not true. I first came across War Child when they were providing psychosocial support to children during the Bosnian war in the 90s,” Miles said. “Thirty years later, they are providing aid in war zones around the world, still finding the most pressing problem in these areas for children to solve. From safe spaces for children to study in the Central African Republic and Afghanistan to the plethora of child protection services in Yemen, they have a lean but powerful team that effectively collects funds and distributes them in the right way through their local teams and the best local practitioners.

Since joining Sports Interactive, he has continued to work with War Child and raised an additional £1.5m through fundraising initiatives, brand support, outreach, marketing and advertising. in the game. Today, Miles dedicated his work to a new War Child project in the Central African Republic that aims to fight poverty, while promoting sustainability and peacekeeping.

He continued, “I have seen their work firsthand in conflict and post-conflict areas and it is truly amazing the difference they are making in the lives of children. I am so grateful for the work they do, and honored to have been involved with them for so much of their history as an organization. It is an honor and a privilege for us at Sports Interactive, and for me personally, to be involved in their work – whether promoting them as a charity or with the donations we are in able to make people who buy our games, and our community has also been very supportive of this work”

Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK said: “We are so lucky to have Miles in our corner. His unwavering support and hard work has raised significant amounts of money to fund our vital work around the world and has put War Child on the map of the world. gaming industry, which has resulted in an outpouring of support. We are delighted to welcome him into the fold as an official industry ambassador, as a reflection of our gratitude for his years of passion and energy. for our cause. Miles has really helped us reach more children affected by conflict and give them a chance for a better future”

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Umbro teams up with the Joe Strummer Foundation for a charity football jersey https://rigelgroupllc.com/umbro-teams-up-with-the-joe-strummer-foundation-for-a-charity-football-jersey/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/umbro-teams-up-with-the-joe-strummer-foundation-for-a-charity-football-jersey/ Umbro has partnered with the Joe Strummer Foundation to release a charity football jersey, raising money for the foundation and the projects it supports. Clash frontman Joe Strummer was a huge football fan, having used the game as a way to bring the band together during rehearsals. According to a press release, “During rehearsals at […]]]>

Umbro has partnered with the Joe Strummer Foundation to release a charity football jersey, raising money for the foundation and the projects it supports.

Clash frontman Joe Strummer was a huge football fan, having used the game as a way to bring the band together during rehearsals.

According to a press release, “During rehearsals at Vanilla Studios in Pimlico for the recording of London Calling in 1979; he and the rest of the Clash played a lot of 5-a-side matches and used football as a way to bring the group together, bring them together and play together. The neighborhood children came knocking on the door and asked them to play.

JSF FC’s ‘Strummer United’ campaign aims to promote equality, inclusiveness and diversity, while providing opportunities for young people.

The Umbro x Joe Strummer Foundation jersey features an exclusive Strummer football design, with the back of each jersey adorned with ‘STRUMMER 22’ player detailing. The vermilion red jersey is made of 100% recycled polyester.

All proceeds from the shirt, priced at £50, go to the Joe Strummer Foundation and its various national projects.

The limited edition charity shirt is available for purchase here.

In other news, it was announced in April that The Clash would be releasing a special edition of their classic “Combat Rock” album.

The album, which arrived on May 20, is titled “Combat Rock / The People’s Hall” and features 12 additional tracks compiled by surviving members of The Clash. Additionally, the band’s collaborations with the late Ranking Roger received their first-ever official release in a separate two-track EP.

He finds The Beat’s legendary frontman infusing ‘Red Angel Dragnet’ and ‘Rock The Casbah’ with his own unique style.

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We meet the football jersey collectors who are passionate about finding rare and wonderful football replica kits. https://rigelgroupllc.com/we-meet-the-football-jersey-collectors-who-are-passionate-about-finding-rare-and-wonderful-football-replica-kits/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/we-meet-the-football-jersey-collectors-who-are-passionate-about-finding-rare-and-wonderful-football-replica-kits/ After the lockdown accelerated his passion for collecting football shirts, a man from Folkestone set out to try and track down a full set of World Cup shirts in the USA in June 1994. We sent a journalist Rhys Griffiths (who has his own collection of over 50+ shirts) to admire his efforts and learn […]]]>

After the lockdown accelerated his passion for collecting football shirts, a man from Folkestone set out to try and track down a full set of World Cup shirts in the USA in June 1994.

We sent a journalist Rhys Griffiths (who has his own collection of over 50+ shirts) to admire his efforts and learn more about why some people just can’t get enough when it comes to football memorabilia…

Baz Davison talks about his football jersey collecting hobby

“Like most people during lockdown, I started a hobby, and it kind of escalated from there,” says Baz Davison as we explore his collection in his living room in Folkestone.

“I’ve always loved collecting football shirts, it’s always been one of my passions, football in general and shirts too.

“And it’s not just about getting the football shirts. It’s the thrill of finding the shirts, because some of them, you don’t know where you can find them.”

The thrill of the chase is obviously one of the main attractions for this particular collector of football shirts, as he recently challenged himself to track down a shirt from every nation that has produced commercially available replicas for the Cup. 1994 World Cup in the United States.

At the cost of a lot of time and money – details of the latter are withheld for the sake of his relationship – the 45-year-old Arsenal fan has succeeded in his quest. This brought his collection to around 80 shirts.

Folkestone’s Baz Davison with his treasured collection of football shirts

“I decided to go with USA ’94 because I’ve always loved football, but I had never really been to the World Cups before, and oddly enough it was an England that England never qualified, but I got addicted to it.

“It was only afterwards that I chose a club to support, so I became an Arsenal fan after that. But yeah, from 1995 really, I got into football.

“I used to collect other English teams, I used to have Manchester United’s gray shirt when they lost to Southampton because back then football shirts weren’t were not a collector’s item.

“I remember a sports store trying to sell those because it was considered ‘well they’ll never wear them again’.

“But now I only focus on foreign clubs.”

Baz Davison's jersey collection from the 1994 USA World Cup
Baz Davison’s jersey collection from the 1994 USA World Cup

In recent years, there has been a marked growth in online culture around football shirts, their design and their desirability as a collectible.

But things were very different before. It wasn’t until the 1990s that the sale of replica shirts to adult fans really took off, although they had been around for decades, previously they were a small market aimed primarily at children.

Today, there’s a whole subculture associated with the love of football shirts – and rare, iconic examples can fetch sky-high prices. The ‘hand of God’ shirt worn by Diego Maradona recently sold at auction for a record £7.1million.

But while shirts directly on players’ backs may attract the attention of very wealthy collectors or museums, thanks to the rise of e-commerce, there’s little left to stop those with more lean resources to build their own collections as well.

One of the biggest names in the game today is the Classic Football Shirts website, which began as a small guest bedroom operation dreamed up by two college students with a passion for sportswear.

Just a selection of shirts from the Lee Bowman fan collection
Just a selection of shirts from the Lee Bowman fan collection

Today the company operates from a huge warehouse in Manchester, selling thousands of different kits from all corners of the globe, and even as two physical stores that have become places of pilgrimage for collectors.

And it seems everyone who catches the virus ends up with a slightly different vibe for their growing haul.

Lee Bowman, a 36-year-old Crystal Palace and Dover Athletic fan from Dover, has around 350 shirts in his collection and he tends to focus on specific clubs and eras.

“I collected football shirts from an early age and always had the latest Dover Athletic shirt growing up,” he said.

“I now have almost every Crystal Palace home and away shirt from around 20 years, having been a season ticket holder at Selhurst Park for 15 years between 2004 and 2019.

Journalist Rhys Griffiths with some favorites from his collection of football shirts
Journalist Rhys Griffiths with some favorites from his collection of football shirts

“Over the past couple of years my collection has reached a whole new level and I have amassed an impressive collection, mostly of non-league shirts from the 90s and 2000s.

“Having grown up watching conference football, many clubs, their shirts and players from that era are very memorable to me and give me a strong sense of nostalgia.

“I have acquired shirts from Farnborough, Kettering, Rushden & Diamonds, Southport, Stevenage, Woking, Welling and many more, some of which are also worn in matches.

“As well as the non-league, I have great memories of many Premier League shirts from the 90s and have specific club shirts on my wishlist. As well as Palace, I have quite a few of Coventry City shirts from around 1994-2001 as they had some great kits supplied by Pony and Le Coq Sportif.”

As shirts made in the 1990s now approach 30 years of age, collectors are faced with the challenge of ranking alongside rarity – the need to keep these vintage items in pristine condition.

Part of Lee Bowman's Coventry City shirt collection
Part of Lee Bowman’s Coventry City shirt collection

There is a lot of variation in value and desirability depending on the condition of the shirt, a hierarchy that descends from BNWT (brand new with tags) down to kits that have suffered from cracked sponsors, pulls to the material and marking on the fabric.

“All shirts are carefully maintained,” Bowman said.

“I have a ‘treatment process’ for those who need it, having learned how to improve the condition of the shirts.

“I have invested in dent removal machines to remove pom pom patches and small pulls, lint rollers to remove excess lint and some stain removers to remove any marks in the material to really improve the quality, appearance and condition of a shirt.

“Careful hand washing methods are essential for football shirts. Normal daily washes will cause them to fade, or sponsors and names will crack or peel off in time.

Geoff Senior and his fellow volunteers have collected a remarkable range of football programs and other memorabilia in the Folkestone Invicta club shop
Geoff Senior and his fellow volunteers have collected a remarkable range of football programs and other memorabilia in the Folkestone Invicta club shop

“I also invested in a heat press and can now print names, numbers and sleeve crests myself which has been great as I can now work on projects and customize jerseys with a particular player name giving them an authentic and personal touch.”

Although for many collectors the thought of parting with their treasure of memorabilia is heartbreaking, others end up parting with collections large and small.

That may mean they fall into the hands of people like Geoff Senior and his fellow volunteers who run the club shop at Folkestone Invicta Football Club.

The store, located in a rather ramshackle but charming shack across the pitch from Cheriton Road, is an Aladdin’s den of assorted football memorabilia items and hugely popular with club visitors.

Mr Senior said: “The majority are donations, especially the programs and the books, and a few shirts. I’m pretty good at scrounging.

Row after row of football programs in the Folkestone Invicta club shop
Row after row of football programs in the Folkestone Invicta club shop

“Yeah, people come in and say ‘I just got divorced, my loft is full of Chelsea programs’ or ‘I’m moving out’ or ‘the ceiling is collapsing’.

“Ron (a fellow volunteer), as you know, his passion is watching the programs. He’s like a librarian and sorts them alphabetically and then breaks them down into cups and leagues. If we get a question about a particular program, chances are he can get his hands on it if we have it.

“Visitors to the club love the shop because it’s full of interest, it’s cheap. We’re not ripping people off for 30p programs, four for a pound, some sort of price.

“You see people walking away with the Manchester United ones under their arm thinking ‘eBay, eBay eBay’, and yes we’re only asking 30p, if people want to resell them for more it’s up to them. “

And so the souvenir market continues to turn.

Do you have an unusual collection that you would like to share with our readers? Email reporter Rhys Griffiths at rgriffiths@thekmgroup.co.uk

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Choosing the perfect football shirt: our top tips https://rigelgroupllc.com/choosing-the-perfect-football-shirt-our-top-tips/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/choosing-the-perfect-football-shirt-our-top-tips/ Choose the perfect Football jersey: our best advice Being a fan of a football club is more than following matches and club transfers. It also involves buying their shirts which you can rock anywhere. Now that your club has launched a new kit, how do you buy the right one? Many online stores and social […]]]>

Choose the perfect Football jersey: our best advice

Being a fan of a football club is more than following matches and club transfers. It also involves buying their shirts which you can rock anywhere. Now that your club has launched a new kit, how do you buy the right one?

Many online stores and social media marketers claim to offer the latest kits at very low prices. Don’t fall for gimmicks. Instead, follow these tips to choose the perfect soccer jersey.

Inspect the logos

All football clubs have brand logos on their shirts that identify their history and motto. One way to quickly choose the right shirt is to inspect the logo. Make sure it is well embroidered and original. You can search the internet for the right shirt and then compare it with the shirt you intend to buy. Also check the color and design of the badge.

Search The Manufacturer reference

Manufacturer reference refers to the specific key fobs assigned to each manufactured shirt to identify it. It is also an indicator of choosing the right football shirts, especially when holding them. There are special product codes that you will find on the label that provide unique information about the shirt. Here’s how to filter this feature:

  • Identify the manufacturing company that created the product code for the season in the shirt you are holding.
  • Find the washing label inside.
  • Also locate the product SKU which is the unique code number of the product.
  • Now search it on the internet to see if the results match the exact shirt. If so, it’s original and perfect for you.

Filter The online store

Many online stores attest that they offer the best football shirts at lower prices. You can quickly tell it’s not good for you by visiting their website. If you have shopped online, you will be able to identify poorly constructed websites with bad headers, images, and designs. Most of the time, they don’t have contact details or addresses.

The best way to fix it is to buy a retro soccer jersey from a legit platform like Classic Football Kit. Make sure you are dealing with reputable and reputable brands like this who will provide quality jerseys for your favorite club.

Check the dots

The original football shirts are obviously of high quality. You should expect them to be more expensive and durable, and therefore use high quality products. Check the seams if you’re still trying to find the perfect one. Is it poorly made or are the badges poorly sewn? Sometimes you found the wires hanging out carelessly; more signs to know it’s not good for you.

Consider the price

The soccer jersey price tag can be a quick way to identify the right products. Quality and original products sell for between £60 and £70. But when you notice that some online stores are marketing theirs for more than 50% less than the price, you should know that is not good. Another way is to see 1980s and 1990s football shirts go wholesale and cheap. Football shirts in this time range are rare to find and not cheap.

Endnote

Buying the perfect football kit for yourself or a loved one is a fantastic way to show your loyalty and love for your favorite club. However, you would need demanding skills to select the best product in the market. Fortunately, everything you need has been discussed above.

We hope you enjoyed the article ‘Choosing the perfect football shirt: our top tips’. What is your favorite football shirt? Let us know!

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Prince William received the Heart of Midlothian FC ‘Charlotte’ football shirt during his visit to Edinburgh https://rigelgroupllc.com/prince-william-received-the-heart-of-midlothian-fc-charlotte-football-shirt-during-his-visit-to-edinburgh/ Thu, 12 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/prince-william-received-the-heart-of-midlothian-fc-charlotte-football-shirt-during-his-visit-to-edinburgh/ Prince William looked delighted today as he was presented with a shirt bearing his daughter’s name ‘Charlotte’ as he visited a football club in Scotland. The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental […]]]>

Prince William looked delighted today as he was presented with a shirt bearing his daughter’s name ‘Charlotte’ as he visited a football club in Scotland.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in sport.

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

The shirts appeared to bear the age of each of the children.

Prince William looked delighted today as he was presented with a shirt bearing the name of his daughter ‘Charlotte’ as he visited a football club in Scotland

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge (pictured) during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in the sport.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge (pictured) during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in the sport.

Prince George is said to be an ‘avid football fan’ and has been seen with his parents at England and Aston Villa games, while Charlotte has also been spotted at Norwich games.

William is also a keen footballer and is a regular in the stands at Villa Park.

George’s love of football is no secret, with the royal celebrating birthdays with sports-themed parties at Kensington Palace and William saying he hopes his eldest son will one day be England’s ‘top scorer’ Villa.

William was talking about ‘The Changing Room’ initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018.

Aimed at middle-aged men, The Changing Room has operated at Hibernian Football Club and Heart of Midlothian Football Club for four years and promotes men’s mental health and wellbeing through football.

Prince William has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads Together charity with his wife Kate.

William was talking about 'The Changing Room' initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018

William was talking about ‘The Changing Room’ initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

He also openly discussed times he struggled with his own mental health, including a time he helped save the life of a seriously injured boy while working for the air ambulance and his grief after the death of his mother in 1997.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland. The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago.

During yesterday’s visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge warmly welcomed royal fans to Kennishead, Glasgow, as they kicked off the first of their two-day tour of the country yesterday.

During their visit, the couple visited the Wheatley Group site, to see firsthand how they are transforming the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people, including those at risk of homelessness.

Prince William, pictured today, has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads charity with his wife Kate

Prince William, pictured today, has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads charity with his wife Kate

The Duke of Cambridge at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Edinburgh, to visit a program called

The Duke of Cambridge at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Edinburgh, to visit a program called ‘The Changing Room’ launched by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in 2018 and now offered at football clubs across Scotland

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

The protocol surrounding contact with the Royal Family has always been so strict that a simple violation like a hand to the back, even by a well-meaning dignitary, was enough to spark outrage.

While older generations of royals might have seen a lack of contact as a way to communicate higher status, it appears the Duke and Duchess are trying to be more approachable.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland.  The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago.  During yesterday's visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland. The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago. During yesterday’s visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

There are no mandatory codes of conduct when meeting a member of the royal family, but many have chosen to observe the traditions of bowing or curtsying.

The tender moment saw the Duke break strict royal protocol, in a move that echoed the tactile nature of his late mother, Princess Diana.

The Duke and Duchess appear to have launched their finest charm offensive during the visit, with Kate, 40, beaming as she snuggled and cooed with the newborns.

During their laid-back engagement, William looked playful as he enjoyed himself with children, before the royal couple posed for selfies with locals.

Their new laid-back approach could also be part of a bid to modernize the royal family after their trip to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas was hit by gaffes and public relations protests.

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The 15 Biggest Special Edition Football Shirt Releases https://rigelgroupllc.com/the-15-biggest-special-edition-football-shirt-releases%ef%bf%bc/ Wed, 11 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/the-15-biggest-special-edition-football-shirt-releases%ef%bf%bc/ It’s all too easy to complain about the dire state of football kits and how they are so quickly banned season after season in the modern game. Truth be told, though, for the kit nerds around us, the excitement of a new kit every year never really goes away. Home, away and third, it’s admittedly […]]]>

It’s all too easy to complain about the dire state of football kits and how they are so quickly banned season after season in the modern game.

Truth be told, though, for the kit nerds around us, the excitement of a new kit every year never really goes away. Home, away and third, it’s admittedly expensive maintenance and proving taxing for everyday supporters. But purely from a design point of view, it’s a lot of fun.

Even better is when every once in a while, clubs spice it up a bit and release a special edition to commemorate an event or kick off a collaboration. The reins are let go, each year’s design brief is thrown out the window, and an often unforgettable band is unveiled.

Sometimes it can blow up in our faces – that half and half Tottenham shirt from 2007/08 springs to mind – and sometimes the kit can turn out to be unlucky and crowned with a bad result. However, more often than not, fans are treated to burns when it comes to special edition jerseys.

We at GIVEMESPORT celebrate this, by commemorating the 15 greatest special edition kits to be released.

13. Borussia Dortmund – Anniversary Blackout (2019/20)

Whether it’s boots or kit, you simply can’t go wrong with a power outage. PUMA executed it to perfection with the launch of Dortmund’s black stripe in 2019/20, to celebrate the club’s 110th anniversary. One for all occasions.

12. Inter – Centenary – 2007/08

A very pot design, Nike’s efforts in 2007/08 cannot go unnoticed. Celebrating the club’s centenary, Inter played in a white away strip which donned a red cross of St. George, Milan’s flag, in commemoration. Impossible to miss it.

MILAN, ITALY – JANUARY 20: Esteban Cambiasso of Inter celebrates scoring during the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Parma at San Siro Stadium on January 20, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)

11. Juventus – 120 years – 2017/18

Admittedly, throwback shirts resembling a club’s first designs can sometimes look a bit lackluster. This Juventus effort, however, was the opposite. Celebrating the formation of the Old Lady in 1897 in November 2017, adidas released a stunning strip, donning her old two-star badge and chunky cuffs on the sleeves and neck.

Gonzalo Higuain wearing the Juventus 120th anniversary shirt
TURIN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 05: Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between Juventus and Benevento Calcio on November 5, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

10. Manchester United – European Cup Anniversary – 2008/09

memories of this The 3-1 thrashing inflicted on Arsenal at the Emirates, Manchester United’s third kit of 2008/09 paid homage to their 1968 European Cup triumph. The all-over blue was chic and looked stellar on those League nights champions, where they almost started again. Who knows, maybe if they had taken it to the final they would have retained the Champions League that year.

Manchester United blue third shirt 2008/09
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal of the match during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final second leg match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2009 in London, in England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

9. AIK 1891 – Black Edition – 2018/19

Okay, cloaking kits cheat a bit, because they really are impossible to do wrong. Swedish outfit AIK have set the world on fire with their special editions, especially this 2019 Nike release. Replacing their usual ‘AIK’ type on the front with ‘1891’, the kit recalls the club’s formation. Only 128 shirts have been made at the time of release, so if you’re looking for one, well, good luck.

8. Atlético Mineiro – Manto Da Massa – 2021/22

Brazilian team Atletico Mineiro ticked all the boxes with this special edition strip. Not only is it a serious piece of art, from the intricately designed color combinations and blocking, it’s a piece of art that was designed by a club fan. Many subtle and amazing details that tie together an amazing 113th birthday celebration shirt.

7. Juventus x Palace Skateboards – 2019/20

Juventus’ one and only dive into the world of fashion collaboration, their work with adidas and Palace Skateboards in late 2019 was iconic. Ditching a full collection of team apparel, the usual black and white got a spin, while pops of bright green and orange breathed new life into the shirt. Not for everyone, but definitely unforgettable.

Juventus collaborated with Palace Skateboards
TURIN, ITALY – OCTOBER 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC on October 30, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

6. Barcelona – Centenary – 1999/00

Centennial Shirts are the easiest way to get a Special Edition kit, but not always the easiest to get right. Barcelona smashed it. With an incredibly unique half/half design, their anniversary shirt took away the conventions and also added a central logo, flanked by 1899 on one side and 1999 on the other. Add some navy details and a collar, and you have a shirt for all ages.

Barcelona celebrated their 100th anniversary with a special edition kit
September 29, 1999: Rivaldo of Barcelona is challenged by Patrick Rieira and Martin Keown of Arsenal during the Champions League match played at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Rio Ferdinand delivers damning verdict on Rangnick (Football Terrace)

5. Chivas – Club World Cup – 2018

Ever wanted to play five looking like a Mexican soccer star from the 1970s? Look no further. Chivas has taken this look on with a special edition shirt, designed to be worn during their 2018 FIFA Club World Cup campaign. Those pinstripes and navy collar are really striking.

Chivas used a special kit during the Club World Cup
AL AIN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 15: Josecarlos Van Rankin of CD Guadalajara battles for possession with Hiroki Abe of Kashima Antlers during the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 second round match between Kashima Antlers and CD Guadalajara at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

4. Italy – Renaissance – 2019/20

Unveiled towards the end of 2019, PUMA completely changed it up with the Italian look for about a year, and it paid off. The dark green base was interrupted by a detailed woven pattern, the color recalling an older Italian policy which stipulated that the famous blue stripe should only be worn by the senior team, following a victory over Argentina in 1954. The kit symbolized a young national team on the rise again.

Italy colors changed to green in 2019/20
ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 12: Italian players sing their national anthem before the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match between Italy and Greece on October 12, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

3. Napoli – Diego Maradona – 2020/21

Celebrating their ties to Argentina through their special bond with club legend Diego Maradona, Kappa dropped an Argentina-inspired fourth Napoli shirt in 2020/21. You just can’t go wrong with these stripes, and it gave Napoli an entirely refreshed look while still feeling iconic and steeped in tradition. Timeless and collector’s item.

Napoli wore an Argentinian design in 2020/21
NAPLES, ITALY – NOVEMBER 29: Lorenzo Insigne of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on November 29, 2020 in Naples, Italy . Sports stadiums across Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues resulting in closed matches closed. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

2. AIK 1891 – White and gold – 2018/19

As if an entry with an already striking black shirt wasn’t enough, AIK just had to make headlines in the world of limited edition kits. Releasing after their blackout design, Nike flipped the switch again, keeping the same model, but this time using a white base with stunning gold accents on the shirt. Very, very difficult to overcome.

1. Arsenal – Farewell Highbury – 2005/06

Tampering with the conventions of a home shirt for an entire season is an outright ban for many, and understandably so, but when Arsenal risked it in 2005/06 the payoff was immense. In their final season at Highbury before moving to the Emirates, the red and white were replaced with a chic brown base and gold accents, with smaller details and – of course – a collar to tie things together. Thierry Henry walking around in this jersey will never be iconic.

LONDON – APRIL 22: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the equalizer during the Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Highbury on April 22, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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What is Blokcore? TikTok soccer jersey fashion trend explained https://rigelgroupllc.com/what-is-blokcore-tiktok-soccer-jersey-fashion-trend-explained/ Mon, 09 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/what-is-blokcore-tiktok-soccer-jersey-fashion-trend-explained/ From musical soundtracks to dances, TikTok is well known for hosting the latest trends that can sometimes dominate the social media app. The latest trend is called Blokecore. While it’s unclear where and when exactly the phrase Blokecore was first coined, it’s undeniably popular. The trending videos have over seven million views on ICT Tac […]]]>

From musical soundtracks to dances, TikTok is well known for hosting the latest trends that can sometimes dominate the social media app. The latest trend is called Blokecore.

While it’s unclear where and when exactly the phrase Blokecore was first coined, it’s undeniably popular. The trending videos have over seven million views on ICT Tac .

The trend celebrates the style of middle-aged men. Here’s everything you need to know about this new trend taking the app by storm.

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What is the Blokecore TikTok trending?

Blokecare is a TikTok fashion trend pushing the style of middle-aged men forward. Typical outfits you can expect to see in a blokecore outfit include football t-shirts, beat up jeans, and baggy tops.

At first glance, it gives off a carefree vibe towards fashion, but the trend has taken over TikTok lately, with users sharing videos of themselves wearing outfits that match the trend. At this rate, if the trend continues, it promises to be one of the biggest fashion trends of the summer!

This nostalgic trend is reminiscent of the ’90s era and features outfits you’d expect to see a beer-drinking dad wear. However, the trend is being embraced by Gen Z boys on the social media app.

If you’ve been on TikTok for a while, you’ll know that trending throwback themes are no stranger to TikTok. Previous trends on the app included low rise jeans, UGG boots and butterfly tops, which are popular fashion trends in the 90s and 2000s.

According QG at the heart of blokecore is a ‘resurgence of satirical nostalgia that has taken firm hold of the menswear landscape in years past’ in particular, they note, is ‘laddish football culture from 90s Britain, which drew its influence from the early days of Indie Rock and Britpop pioneers like the Gallagher Brothers.

TikTok users, like this one, can be seen doing inspired by blockcore outfit ideas for the summer.

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Classic football shirt shop scores points with Newcastle fans when it opens https://rigelgroupllc.com/classic-football-shirt-shop-scores-points-with-newcastle-fans-when-it-opens/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/classic-football-shirt-shop-scores-points-with-newcastle-fans-when-it-opens/ 19 images capture the opening day of the Classic Football Shirt pop-up store in Eldon Garden where it will sell classic Newcastle United tops until April 16 Around 3,000 retro football shirts are up for grabs in Newcastle with the launch of a pop-up shop which is only here for a limited time. The Classic […]]]>

19 images capture the opening day of the Classic Football Shirt pop-up store in Eldon Garden where it will sell classic Newcastle United tops until April 16

Around 3,000 retro football shirts are up for grabs in Newcastle with the launch of a pop-up shop which is only here for a limited time.

The Classic Football Shirt company has opened a pop-up, its first in the city, where it has taken care to include many Newcastle United tops – 1,000 to be exact – among its stock. Dating from the 80s to the present, the shirts include rarities and big names, such as Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand and Andy Cole, as well as options from Sunderland and Middlesbrough and others from teams and clubs around the world entire.

The shop is in Eldon Garden, just off the link to Eldon Square, and on Wednesday’s opening day in the city, Ciaran Gold, the company’s retail manager, was delighted with the first turnout which saw fans raking the rails and checkout. big deal. Wearing a Newcastle top from the stock as an advertisement, he revealed he already had to change it once after an enthusiastic customer literally bought the shirt off his back.

The shop will remain open until April 16, with some stock being replenished throughout its run. Photos of Claire McKie-Reid

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Diego Maradona’s ‘£4million’ football shirt is not the one he wore for his ‘Hand of God’ goal, says his daughter https://rigelgroupllc.com/diego-maradonas-4million-football-shirt-is-not-the-one-he-wore-for-his-hand-of-god-goal-says-his-daughter/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/diego-maradonas-4million-football-shirt-is-not-the-one-he-wore-for-his-hand-of-god-goal-says-his-daughter/ Diego Maradona’s football shirt set to fetch £4m at auction is not the one he wore for his ‘Hand of God’ goal, his daughter claims. Former England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s top, given to him after the 1986 World Cup clash. 3 Ex-England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s […]]]>

Diego Maradona’s football shirt set to fetch £4m at auction is not the one he wore for his ‘Hand of God’ goal, his daughter claims.

Former England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s top, given to him after the 1986 World Cup clash.

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Ex-England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s top – with an expected price tag of £4mCredit: BPM
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The ‘Hand of God’ goal as Maradona kicks the ball past England keeper Peter ShiltonCredit: Rex Features

But Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma, 35, said the shirt was only worn in the first half – and not when her father kicked the ball past goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Dalma, inset with his father, said: “This ex-England player thinks he has my dad’s second half shirt, but there is a confusion. He has the first half top.

“I wanted to explain this to people so anyone who wants to buy it knows the truth.”

When asked who was better in the second half, in which Maradona scored twice, she replied: “I know who has it, but I’m not going to say.

“All I can say is that the one up for auction is not the one my dad scored with.”

However, Sotheby’s, which auctions off the shirt, says it hired experts to prove it was the right one.

A spokeswoman said: “There was indeed a different shirt worn by Maradona in the first half, but there are clear differences between this and what was worn during goals.

“Before putting this shirt on sale, we thoroughly and scientifically researched the item to ensure it was the shirt worn by Maradona in the second half.”

At the end of the match in Mexico, the Argentine winner swapped shirts with Hodge, whose wayward lob he hit after edging out Shilton.

The ex-Forest and Spurs star, now 59, said playing against him was a “privilege”. Maradona died in 2020, aged 60.

Auctions are open from April 20 to May 4.

The late legend pictured with his daughter Dalma, who claims the shirt being sold is not the one worn when her father scored the infamous LA goal

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The late legend pictured with his daughter Dalma, who claims the shirt being sold is not the one worn when her father scored the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.Credit: AFP-Getty

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Hands in the air! Maradona’s most famous football shirt goes up for auction https://rigelgroupllc.com/hands-in-the-air-maradonas-most-famous-football-shirt-goes-up-for-auction/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:22:35 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/hands-in-the-air-maradonas-most-famous-football-shirt-goes-up-for-auction/ Published on: 04/06/2022 – 16:22 The jersey worn by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona in the 1986 ‘Hand of God’ World Cup match against England is going to be auctioned with an estimated value of seven million euros. Maradona swapped shirts with England midfielder Steve Hodge at the end of Argentina’s 2-1 win at the Azteca […]]]>

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The jersey worn by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona in the 1986 ‘Hand of God’ World Cup match against England is going to be auctioned with an estimated value of seven million euros.

Maradona swapped shirts with England midfielder Steve Hodge at the end of Argentina’s 2-1 win at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico.

And for the past 18 years, the former Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur star has given permission for the shirt to be displayed at the National Football Museum in Manchester, northern England.

But Hodge’s decision to sell the jersey reignited memories of shenanigans, appalling officials and supernatural skill in the infamous quarter-final.

Five minutes after the break, Hodge, at the edge of the England penalty area, tried to cut off a pass but inadvertently kicked the ball high into the air and towards goal.

Maradona, running into the box, jumped up with England goalkeeper Peter Shilton and kicked the ball over Shilton’s head and into the net.

Maradona turned away in celebration and his theatrics fooled the officials into thinking he had headed the ball.

Without video assistance, they let the goal stand before the fury of the England players and the disbelief of the world watching on TV.

Four minutes into the shenanigans, Maradona showed his otherworldly brilliance.

Receiving the ball and spinning in his own half, Maradona left five England defenders in his wake before dragging Shilton – considered one of the best keepers in the world – into the net.

After the match, Maradona reportedly said his first goal was scored “a bit with Maradona’s head and a bit with God’s hand”.

In a 2019 documentary, Maradona described the goal as revenge for the British victory over Argentina in the 1982 war for the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

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Argentina went on to win the 1986 World Cup for the second time in eight years and Maradona was crowned a national hero.

After his death from a heart attack in November 2020, the country held three days of mourning.

Sotheby’s said it would hold its own public display of the jersey in London during the online auction which is due to take place from April 20 to May 4.

Brahm Wachter, Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles at Sotheby’s, said: “The list goes on for the type of people or organizations that might want to own the item.

“It could be an individual, it could be a museum, it could just be someone who wants to own the best of the best, a football fan or a club.”

The bidding for the Maradona jersey will start at 5 million euros.

“It was one of those moments in history where sport can transcend the confines of a simple game,” Wachter said.

Hodge, whose autobiography is titled: The man with the Maradona shirt, said in a statement: “It was an absolute privilege to have played against one of the greatest and most magnificent football players of all time.

“It was also a pleasure to share the jersey with the public over the past 20 years at the National Football Museum.”

The museum says it won’t bid on the jersey. “But we would like it back on display at the museum should the successful buyer require a custodian,” a spokesperson said.

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