Lovell Soccer Awards 2012 – Favourite International Football Shirt
Unlike your club, you can’t choose which national team you support. Through good and bad times, in major competitions or qualification matches, there is never a dull moment when it comes to resting your hopes and dreams on eleven players representing your country.
Nothing compares to the feeling of pulling on your international football shirt and uniting with fellow supporters to cheer your country on. Win, lose or draw, you will never stop supporting your country and so our Lovell Soccer team have decided to share our favourites offerings from 2012.
World Champions, double European Champions and reigning Confederations Cup holders, Spain are undoubtedly the top football nation.
A traditional vibrant red design is complemented by sunshine yellow around the collar and Adidas three stripes running atop the shoulders. The Spanish emblem takes pride of place on the left chest and is joined by a single embroidered gold star to represent Spain’s World Cup victory in 2010. For a touch more colour, navy bands have also been added to the edge of the sleeves.
As a unique and proud addition, beneath the Adidas branding is a gold badge identifying Spain as the 2010 World Champions. Only one nation in the world can sport this badge and Spain will be looking to reclaim this title come the 2014 World Cup.
This is a replica of the shirt as worn by global stars including Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres and Andrés Iniesta.
A patriotic red and white hooped affair across the whole shirt, a touch of navy is also incorporated around the round-neck collar. The USA badge is printed onto the left chest whilst the Nike swoosh logo appears on the opposite side.
As a players issue football shirt, this fit is specifically designed to be close to the body as worn by the actual USA players.
This is the USA football shirt as worn by the likes of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.
Neither the Brazil football team or their kit itself needs much introduction, with home pressure already gaining momentum as Brazil are set to host the 2014 World Cup.
As a players issue shirt, extra ventilation is incorporated across the shoulders and short sleeves as well as down the sides of the shirt. The shirt has also been created with a new double-knit structure and yarns which means the shirt is 20% stronger than previous versions without compromising on fit and feel.
As a truly unique finishing touch, when the yellow cuffs are turned over they reveal the wording “Nascido Para Jogar Futebol”, aptly translated as “Born to Play Football” which epitomises the Brazilian football ethos.
The pioneers of Total Football, Holland are traditionally one of the strongest football nations with an array of talent in their starting line-up.
A traditional and vibrant orange offering, lighter and darker shades are complemented across the chest. For a further distinct touch, the black sleeve edges and waist add an imposing overall look to the shirt. Taking pride of of place on the left chest is the printed Holland crest whilst the Nike swoosh logo features on the opposite side.
To ensure optimum performance and comfort, this Holland football shirt utilises Nike’s innovate Dri-FIT technology and engineered ventilation systems. This allows you to feel cool and dry by pulling sweat away from your body; perfect for when the actions starts to heat up.
This is a replica of the Holland football shirt as worn by the likes of Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben.
One of the top ranked teams in the CONCACAF and five times winners of the Caribbean Cup, Jamaica and their vibrant fans exploded onto the international scene after making their only appearance at the World Cup in 1998.
A vibrant yellow tone has been applied across the whole shirt, with the Jamaica Football Federation badge stitched atop the left chest. To complete the look, Kappa branding is sported in black with a white outline on the right shoulder as well as down both sides of the chest in green.
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