As the new England shirt has been crafted by top bespoke tailors, based on bodily contours and the aesthetics of the anatomy, Umbro have changed the way their sizing works.

Small, Medium and Large are a distant memory as we move into the realms of chest sizes.  Having the choice between 34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48 and 50 will help you to achieve that fitted tailored look.


Corinthians and Batavo signed a new sponsor agreement. The company will stamp its logo on the shirt of the team through this 08/09 season. The new shirts sponsor was made public by Ronaldo, Dentinho and André Santos. The contract is the largest sponsorship of a Brazilian club in history.

Director of marketing for alvinegro, Luis Paulo Rosenberg, celebrated the investment. "I can not express the happiness of marketing, even with this adverse world scene in which we reached this agreement," explained the manager.



The new Wales away kit 2009/2010 is launched on Thursday 26th March and will be available to purchase from your local JJB Sports or online.

JJB Sports signed a six year deal with the FAW back in August and have since launched a home and third kit under the Champion brand and these have been a success with the fans.

As well as replica kits, JJB have made available a training range and leisure collection along with a wide range of FAW accessories.

There is something for every Wales football fan at JJB Sports and the away kit is the latest edition.

Away short sleeve shirts are available in adult sizes s-xxxl and are priced at £20.00 and juniors are available in sizes 6/7-xlb and are priced at £15.00.




The South African Football Association and adidas today launched the South Africa 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup away football shirt.

South African players will wear the new away kit for the first time when they take on Norway next weekend (Saturday, 28th March 2009) during the Nelson Mandela Challenge match in Rustenburg.

"Following our successful launch of the Bafana Bafana home kit in November 2007, we had to prepare a special design for the FIFA Confederations Cup, something that South African people would remember for a long time," says Zobuzwe Ngobese, the PR Manager at adidas South Africa.

The jersey design was inspired by the current above-the-line campaign that adidas is running to promote KOPANYA, the Confederations Cup official matchball. The primary colours in the campaign are green with yellow and there is a strong South African feel to both the look of the jersey and the advertising campaign. The jersey features the SAFA and adidas emblems on the front, providing special significance to both brands.



Hereford United have announced that Admiral will be the new kit supplier for the next three seasons.

Admiral has been chosen following discussions with several major kit suppliers. They will replace Nike for the start of the 2009/2010 season.

The Club is satisfied that Admiral can supply a quality product at a fair price. Although retail prices for the replica kit has yet to be fixed they will cost less than in previous seasons.

Admiral will also provide a full range of quality leisure wear for the Club Shop.

In the meantime there will be sales of stock of Nike products including replica shirts, training kit and leisurewear. Further details of clearance sales of Nike products will be announced shortly.


Deportivo La Coruna and the beer brand Estrella Galicia reached an agreement to sponsor the shirt of Depor for one and a half season. The deal is just the confirmation of the good relationship between the two entities.

Estrella Galicia is the new shirt sponsor of Deportivo, that’s the agreement reached on between Depor’s president, Augusto César Lendoiro, and the officials of the beer company.

The contract includes the sponsorship for the rest of the present season plus the 2009/2010 campaign. The economical terms haven’t been confirmed, but it was previously rumoured that Lendoiro was asking around two million Euros per season. It was also known that the players will wore the new shirts (with the legend ‘Estrella Galicia’) during the game against Sporting Gijón.

This deal is just a confirmation of the good relationship between both entities, actually Estrella Galicia is already one of the major shareholders of Deportivo (they possess 1% of the club shares).  Initially, the beer company had 146 shares of Deportivo, and on January of 2005, they bought an additional package of 1,898 shares paying the price of €114,069.80. This as part of the failed operation that was trying to increase the club’s capital to €60 million.


Wilson's Auctions have been honoured by the Executors of Dickie Best’s Estate to sell by Public Auction a Collection of George Best Memorabilia on their behalf.

Featuring 110 individual lots including match worn international jerseys, framed prints, programmes, many George Best signed items, personalised crystal and silverware.

Mementoes from the career of George Best, the legendary Manchester United and Northern Ireland player, were kept by his father Dickie and will go under the hammer on Thursday.

Items included in the auction range from 1960s shirts from international matches against England to a 1964 Manchester United Christmas card, all collected by Dickie, who died aged 88 last year.

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The Football Association of Ireland today (March 18) announced that it has signed a new ten year commercial partnership agreement with Umbro,  official kit sponsor to all of the FAI’s senior and underage international teams.
The agreement will come into effect from August 2010 and will significantly increase Umbro’s sponsorship commitment to Irish football.

The value of the agreement is €25.6m over the ten year period with the potential to rise to over €34m through performance related bonuses. As part of this deal, Umbro will also manage the FAI’s on-line store and merchandising license programmes. 

Umbro will also renew its sponsorship of the FAI’s junior, intermediate and youth cups, the high profile Umbro Kennedy Cup and the Umbro Colleges and Universities League. 


In order to commemorate 100 years of football, the club has launched a series of commemorative activities under the name Real100.

The club is known in Basque as Erreala or the txuri-urdin (meaning "white-blue" in Basque), from their colours: blue with white vertical stripes and white shorts. The club name means Royal Society of Football. A blue quarter on white also appears in the flag of their home town.

Real100 announced a 09/10 kit vote on the official club website, with an option to choose the centenary home shirt here.


Nike extended their contract with FC Spartak Moscow and has presented a restyled sports wear collection for the new season: red home shirts with the traditional white stripe of 8.5 cm on the chest and club logo in the center of the shirt, which replays the classical design from 1938 season.

The kits applies the high performance Nike Dri-FIT technology, which pulls sweat away from the body and allows players to feel themselves comfortable during the game.

KIA Motors company has also  become an official sponsor of FC Spartak Moscow and RFPL.
Two sponsor contracts were signed in a solemn atmosphere before  the match between FC Spartak Moscow and FC Zenit St. Petersburg at Luzhniki Stadium.