Nov 23, 2012

PSG 2009/2010 Home Kit

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"Here is Paris", detail of the shirt.
Come on Erdinç, you can seem more enthusiastic.

The squad for the year the shirt was worn.

-Founded: 1970
-2 French Leagues (Last one: 1994)
-Biggest rival: Olympique de Marseille
-The Kop of Boulogne is a stand in the Parc des Princes which mainly housed the Boulogne Boys, a supporters group associated with the club. It is known as the "most notorious stand in French football" due to its links with violence and far-right political groups. The KoB became synonymous in French public opinion with not only football hooliganism, but racism and fascism since the 80's and continues to be associated with violent elements within the PSG support due to a number of high profile incidents.

This was one of my first shirts, and I think it's one of the coolest PSG has had in the last years. It's the smallest shirt I have in the collection (apart from being XXXS sized, it's supposed to be very tight) so I can't really wear it. In fact I have this shirt twice,
I'm realizing I should comment something else about the shirts apart from "it's cool" or "it's beautiful". These texts lack originality.

Nov 18, 2012

Inter Milan 2011/12 Home Kit (FAKE)

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Cambiasso and Zanetti wearing the shirt.

Actually Boateng plays for their biggest rival.

-Founded: 1908
-3 European Cups (Last one: 2010); 18 Italian Leagues (Last one: 2010)
-Biggest rivals: AC Milan and Juventus

-In 1928, Inter's name and philosophy made the ruling Fascist Party uneasy. As a result, during the same year the 20-year-old club was merged with Unione Sportiva Milanese. The new club was named Società Sportiva Ambrosiana. The flag of Milan (the red cross on white background) replaced the traditional black and blue.

Obviously I absolutely disappoint with the fake shirts trading, but it was funny to find this proof of the proficiency of some forgers. Just imagine a Barça shirt with Ronaldo at the back or a Liverpool shirt with the name of Scholes.

The shirt has also more mistakes, it hasn't got the Ambrosiana flag into the collar, and the Serie A patch and the fabric are so sham.

Phnom Penh Crown 2011/12 Away Kit

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The club's strange but cool crest.

Cambodian flag is placed above the number.

Sokumpheak in the ill-fated AFC President's Cup final against Taiwan Power.

-Founded: 2001
-4 Cambodian Leagues (Last one: 2011)
-Biggest rival: ?
The club has commenced their residential Elite Football Academy with 22 young boys under the age of thirteen, selected after trials across the country, with the long-term view of developing youth football in Cambodia.

I found this on eBay and I instantly decided to buy it. It's like the exotic shirt of the collection, with that crest, the Cambodian flag, the name of the Cambodian player and that strange Kappa template. Now that I've investigated about the team I've discovered that it's one of the most successful teams in the country, which has loads of fans in the capital, Phnom Penh. Maybe i'll visit it in the future...
Here are some links where you can learn more about the club:
PPCFC Official Website
PPCFC on Facebook

Nov 16, 2012

Ukraine 2010/12 Home Kit

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Tymoschuk is the most capped Ukranian player.

-First official match: 29 April 1992
-Highest FIFA Ranking: 11th (February 2007)

-Lowest FIFA Ranking: 132nd (September 1993)
-Highest Elo Rating: 14th (October 2010)
-Lowest Elo Rating: 67th (March 1995)
-Top scorer: Andriy Shevchenko (1995-2012) - 48 goals

Well, I found this shirt in an outlet and I liked it enough to spend a few euros on it. I have to say that by the moment it's the most uncomfortable shirt I have in the collection. The badge it's too rough, but the design of the shirt offsets its drawbacks. It's also strange to see a short-sleeved Ukranian shirt, because of the cold and that stuff.

Nov 1, 2012

Pumas UNAM 2010/11 Home Kit

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The UNAM emblem, which celebrates 100 years since its foundation.

Verón in a game against América, using his Super Saiyan techniques.

-Founded: 28 August 1954
-3 CONCACAF Champions League (Last one: 1989); 7 Mexican Football Leagues (Last one: Clausura 2011)
-Biggest rival: Club América
-Their home ground is the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, which was the settting for the Olympic Games. It has a capacity for 62,700 fans and is within the University, allowing it to be very close to its main supporters, the students.

I bought this shirt in México City. I didn't have any preference between the Mexican teams, so I bought the most beatiful shirt, which was this one. Nowadays Pumas aren't at their best moment, butI think they will return to better days.