Jun 27, 2013

Valencia CF 2012/13 Home Kit

Front view

Back view

Embroidered crest.

Joma authenticity seal.

'Amunt València' means 'Go Valencia', so quite original.

-Founded: 18 March 1919
-6 Spanish Leagues (Last one: 2004)
-Biggest rival: Levante UD
-In the 1950s, Mestalla (their stadium) was restructured, which resulted in a capacity increase to 45,000 spectators. Today it holds 55,000 seats. Valencia was scheduled to move to a new stadium in the north-west of the city in 2010. Construction of the 75,000-seat Nou Mestalla was halted by financial constraints, however, and the future status of the project remains indefinite.

I did a short trip to Valencia last month (for those who don't know yet, Spanish coasts are pretty cool to spend there some weeks) and I was able to purchase a pair of shirts.
Since the start of the season I wanted this one, so I went to a department store and bought it for about 40€. I'm not a big fan of Joma but I think they did a pretty good job with this. I have to add that the big MSC sticker on the sleeve, apart from ruining a bit the shirt, is quite uncomfortable to wear.

Jun 21, 2013

Real Sociedad 2003/04 Home Kit - UCL Edition

Front view

Back view

Real Sociedad's embroidered crest.

UCL patch, which is very different from the current ones.

You can see Xabi Alonso, Nihat Kahveci or Valeri Karpin in there.

-Founded: 7 September 1909
-2 Spanish Leagues (Last one: 1982)
-Biggest rival: Athletic Club

-The club name means Royal Society of Football in Spanish. The club is nicknamed in Basque as Erreala or the txuri-urdin ("white-blue" due to the colours of their kit). The colours stem from the flag of San Sebastian: a blue canton on a white field.

Wow, is like more than two months since I posted my last shirt... this is a bit akward. I've just haven't found the moment to post during this time, but finally I have some free time, so I'll show the shirts I've purchased.

Gabriel, a German collector, contacted me to tell me about the shirts he was selling. I fell in love with this one, we came to terms and I bought it for 40€.
(You can have a look at the rest of Gabriel's shirts here) 
And as you can see, it's a really rare shirt. I'll try to find an official name and number to print on it.
Hopefully Real Sociedad will do a great performance at the UCL next season :)