Joma Sport is a Spanish sports apparel company.Fructuoso López, the founder of Joma Sport, started the company manufacturing Sport Shoes, football textiles, accessories and leisure wear.

Adidas, the world’s number one football brand, has returned to Anfield and is once again proud to supply the new kit for Liverpool Football Club.

adidas becomes the official kit and sportswear supplier in a sponsorship agreement that takes effect from July 2006.

The new adidas strips hark back to the glory days when adidas first supplied Liverpool FC. The home kit is of course traditional red, the away kit is yellow and the UEFA Champions League away kit is white and green.

By Simon Garfield

And Pele should know - his World Cup shirt has been sold for £140,000. Sports memorabilia has become a million-pound industry, but it is increasingly plagued by exploitation and forgery. So how do you know if you're getting the real deal - and is it all worth it when you do?

Every now and then, David Convery, the man in charge of sports memorabilia auctions at Christie's, receives a phonecall from someone with a terrible hangover. 'I got very drunk at a charity event last night,' the conversation always starts. 'And I bought a shirt signed by David Beckham.' 'Yes?' 'It cost me £7,000.' 'What match did he wear it in?' the expert asks. 'Oh, he hasn't worn it, it's just a replica from the shop, but he did sign it. Do you have any idea how much it might be worth?' 'About £60.' 'Oh dear,' the caller says.

 

Chelsea Football Club has opened 'The Centenary Museum', built to commemorate the centenary year of 'The Blues'. This fantastic, all new visitor attraction pays tribute to the past 100 years of the Stamford Bridge side, with a host of exhibits, sights and sounds for Chelsea fans, young and old to enjoy.

As top sportswear brands prepare to showcase their wares at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Germany, behind the scenes many sportswear workers in Asia who attempt to unionize are facing intimidation or dismissal, according to a report released today by Oxfam International.

Oxfam’s report, "Offside! Labor Rights and Sportswear Production in Asia," found that workers making clothes, shoes and other goods for global sports brands have been dismissed or threatened with violence when they have organized unions to lobby for better pay and conditions. The majority of Asian sportswear workers are women from poor communities, many supporting children and families. Oxfam says that none of the big sports brands are doing enough to solve the problem.


"In 2004 the Play Fair Alliance – including Oxfam, the Clean Clothes Campaign and Global Unions – challenged the industry to improve labor conditions, but sadly little has changed. Workers' right to form unions is crucial to achieving the big improvements needed on the factory floor but many brands are still not willing to play ball," says Kelly Dent, Oxfam International spokesperson and the report's co-author.

Precisely hundred year ago the origin of the legendary Quick-shoe began. In 1905 Herman Jansen began in the city Hengelo(Holland) with its shoe business that would grow into the known Quick-factory.,. A small one-man company evolved into a factory, that self acquired an important place on the domestic and foreign market, especially between 1930 and 1980. The factory was very important to Hengelo. Many Hengeloërs found in this enterprise their working environment, until in 1992 definitively the doors of the factory closed . Since a few years the Quick-shoe is back again, but it has little bond with Hengelo these days.

The beginning (1905)

Herman Jansen (1873-1961) moved with its family from Voorst to Hengelo. He was registered as a shoemaker. It was a time,in which money was very sparingly and the small town of Hengelo had enough shoemakers to repair the worn out shoes of the towns inhabitants. In the winter they especially carried Holland famous wooden shoes . So many inhabitants had their doubts about the store that Jansen at the Spalstraat began, in which he a showed six pair of shoes and 150 empty shoe boxes, that were used as window material. He experienced much support of the firm Wijs from Dieren, for which he had served in Voorst.

TRADING STANDARDS GIVE RED CARD TO FAKE WORLD CUP MERCHANDISE

A surprise counter-attack by the Royal Borough’s Trading Standards team has resulted in a major haul of fake England football shirts.

Trading Standards Officers working in partnership with The Football Association, Umbro, Dorset Trading Standards and a local legitimate memorabilia company, Spirit of Sport, have intercepted a consignment and stopped nearly 200 signed fake shirts from hitting the market place.

The shirts, with a street value of £20,000, contain the prized signatures of 9 of the original 1966 World Cup winning England team - Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Jack Charlton, George Cohen, Roger Hunt, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles and Ray Wilson.

The signatures are genuine, but unfortunately the veteran players unwittingly signed fake shirts

Take a step through the turnstile and listen to the roar of the crowd. Before you lies a rich collection of artefacts and memorabilia which tells the secret story of football. It is a story of glory, tragedy and the game that Scotland gave to the world.

"You are standing in the oldest, continuously used national football stadium in the world, in the most important country in world football history," says Ged O'Brien, manager of the newly opened Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park, Glasgow

He is well qualified to make such a bold assertion. He has, after all, been piecing this story together for the past 12 years. Scots may not have invented the game per se, but there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the passing style we recognise in modern football originated on a public park little more than a free-kick's length away from where we stand.

The IASSC (internet association of soccer shirt collectors) was a organisation for collectors of football shirts which started out in the late 1990's.

Many collectors on the collectors society page on footballshirtculture were once member of this organisation.A lot of them exchanged information and shirts for many years and still do today.The IASSC shut down in 2004 because of some dishonest collectors who sold and swapped fake playershirts.

To many collectors the IASSC was big help in collecting shirts and finding information about FAKE football shirts..

Here you find the: IASSC Files

 

Doha, QATAR – A staggering US$11.25 million was raised at the second Reach Out To Asia Gala Dinner in Doha with several exclusive items up for auction at the star-studded event held in the Qatari capital.

In the space of just an hour, seven exceptional lots ranging from the Golden Football, specially designed jewellery and ceramics donated by celebrities, to a Maserati car, classic Harley Davidson motorcycle and superbike, went under the hammer of London-based auction house Sotheby’s.

The generosity of some guests who successfully bid for the auction items saw selected lots put back into the auction for a second round of auctioning to drive up funds raised on the night. Money raised from the night easily surpassed the US$10 million raised at last year’s inaugural Reach Out To Asia Gala Dinner.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup Final football fetched US$2.4million, while an iconic piece of jewellery designed by the prestigious fashion house Boucheron went for US$3.2million.