umbro world champions collection

The wives and girlfriends of seven international football stars have been shot by legendary photographer Rankin for a stunning global advertising campaign to promote Umbro’s new World Champions Collection.

Abbey Clancy, the girlfriend of England striker Peter Crouch, has joined six other women who, like her, currently or previously have either dated or married an international footballer.  And to make it even more relevant to this summer’s event, each girl represents one of the seven countries that have ever won the world’s biggest football tournament - Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Uruguay.

umbro world champions collection

To celebrate the world’s greatest football tournament, this summer Umbro has released the World Champions Collection.  This truly inspired football range has been designed in collaboration with some of the hottest international artists, each hailing from one of the seven nations that have ever won the tournament.  The twist in the brief to them was to base their design on the tailored silhouette of the Umbro England home shirt.

When Umbro launched the England home shirt in March 2009 they redefined replica and this kit will arguably make England the best-dressed team this summer. Based on the heralded canvas of the home shirt, this latest collection honours the football cultures of the seven champion nations – Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Uruguay.

mitre tensile match ball

The Mitre Tensile match ball is the first of its kind and will be used in all Football League and Scottish Premier League (SPL) matches from the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

This is the new 10 panel Mitre Tensile football, made with an aerodynamic outer to ensure high performance use in all conditions and has over 30% less stitching.

Hand stitched, the Tensile Mitre football ball comes designed from a Clarino micro fibre material, featuring cincap lining for outstanding balance, grip and control in the most demanding conditions.

England Umbro 2010 Tonal Range

This is Umbro’s new 2010 tonal range. Using the same design principles as the England Away kit, these pieces are made using the same techniques: the three distinct panels made from three different, complimentary materials, each one designed to cater for the needs of that specific part of the body.

They’ve just been crafted using some subtlely different colours. The victoria blue used on the shirt above is also featured on a new drill top and an Anthem jacket which you can see below. Also featured in the tonal range are the red drill top, and the England Away shirt with some subtle differences to the Umbro logo and the England crest. The range will be available through the FSC Shop.

Nike TOTAL 90 TRACER 10-11 match ball

This is the new Nike TOTAL 90 TRACER Match ball which will be used in the Premier League, Serie A and Spanish Primera Division next 10/11 season.

The T90 TRACER will be used from 01 Jul 2010 until 30 Jun 2011, and will be available through the FSC Shop once they are officially launched.

adidas JO'BULANI fifa world cup 2010 final match ball

Adidas revealed the JO’BULANI, the Official Match Ball for the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which is available through the FSC Shop.

The football, called the adidas “JO’BULANI”, is a gold-coloured version of the “JABULANI”, the Official Match Ball of the 2010 World Cup and its name is a tribute to Johannesburg or Jo’burg, the City of Gold. While the ball still features the iconic South African inspired design, the main colour of the “JO’BULANI” is gold.

This is the second time that adidas has designed a special ball for a World Cup final, the first final ball was the golden “TEAMGEIST BERLIN”, which was used on July 9th, 2006.

England 2010 Umbro Home Jacket

Robbie Williams and his band debuted this new Umbro England 2010 jacket during Sport Relief. The new jacket will be released later this year as part of Umbro's 2010 England range, and will be worn by the players and staff in South Africa this summer.

It’s inspired by the classic jacket worn by England’s World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey during his spell in the top job. Like the new England Away shirt, the Ramsey is inspired by the past, but it’s crafted from the most modern, technologically advanced materials, and designed by our creative consultant Aitor Throup.

This is only a sneak peak, as the jacket won’t be available to buy through the FSC Shop until the summer.

adidas Finale Madrid

The Finale Madrid, match ball for the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, has been launched by adidas. UEFA and adidas unveiled the official match ball for the UEFA Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 22 May.

The new Adidas FINALE Madrid ball is available through the FSC Shop.

The Finale Madrid becomes the tenth in the series of match balls supplied by adidas for the UEFA Champions League final – marking the latest milestone in the sports-apparel manufacturer's partnership with UEFA – and the anniversary issue will make its competitive debut in the climax to the European club season in the Spanish capital.

The design of the Finale Madrid celebrates the ten most recent UEFA Champions League finals, including this season's, with the exclusive motif from each of these showpiece matches being drawn in gold inside one of the characteristic star panels of the ball. The red borders of each star reference the colours of the Spanish flag while the base of the ball is inspired by the white of the city of Madrid – stage for the highly anticipated game on 22 May. The final, which is nearly ten weeks away, will be the first played on a Saturday in the UEFA Champions League era.

nike red ball

Three leading European football leagues will turn (RED) this weekend as Nike introduces a special edition ball in the leagues' home fixtures to raise awareness of the (NIKE) RED 'Lace Up. Save Lives' partnership.

In a unified show of support for the global initiative, England's Barclays Premier League, Spain's La Liga BBVA and Italy's Serie A TIM will use a special (NIKE)RED ball at all home games over the weekend of March 13th and 14th.

The Nike and (RED) partnership invites people to 'Lace Up. Save Lives' by purchasing a pair of (NIKE)RED laces. One hundred percent of the profits from (NIKE)RED laces is split equally between The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which funds AIDS programs that provide medicine, treatment and services for those living with HIV, and football-based community initiatives that deliver education and understanding around HIV/AIDS prevention.

Umbro Stealth Pro match ball england

This is the new Umbro Stealth Pro match ball, which was used for the first time in England's friendly match against Egypt at Wembley on March 3rd, 2010. Also pictured are the new England Away goalkeeper gloves, which will also be worn for the first time in the match.

Both will be available through the FSC Shop

The Umbro Stealth Pro, the first ball to feature Umbro's new 14 panel construction. It’s made from a special Japanese microfibre, which offers more power and touch control to the player. As you can see in the pictures, the ball features a unique crest for each game, and is individually numbered – only fifty are made for each occasion.

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