"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” Gary Lineker’s quote is world-famous. Luckily, the game with the round leather ball isn’t that simple and one-sided (anymore). Learn more funny facts about the world’s most popular sport … and about the numerous offers at the huge SportSpar fan shop!
Acquire footballs – and knowledge
At SportSpar we sell many different footballs of well-known brands such as Dunlop, Givova, Adidas or Puma. As far as the visual design of the “device”, we also offer a huge choice: yellow, red, white or blue, the colours of Arsenal or rather a neutral grey? Analyse our range and decide. Talking of analysing: Nearly everybody is convinced that a football is just round. However, this isn’t quite correct. Besides, it has other features only few people know about:
- The classic football consists of 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons. "Icosahedron" is the correct mathematical term for this geometric form. So, if you really like to show off to your friends one day, you correct them when they assume the ball is just round. And you explain that in fact it's icosahedral. They’ll be very impressed!
- Apart from the icosahedral honeycomb structure, modern pro footballs have to be made of leather or a comparable material. They have to have a circumference of at least 68.5 cm and at most 70 cm and a weight of 410 g and 450 g at the beginning of the game.
Football boots and socks for your feet
As you might know, nowadays even football boots do not only have to be perfect concerning their function, they have to look good, too. At the SportSpar football shop, you'll buy football shoes which are equally stylish and of high quality. And at a very low price because the models of Adidas, Puma, Nike etc are extremely reduced in price but not in quality. We offer matching footwear for men, women and kids. Concerning the soles of football boots, you’ll find all possible kinds of variants at the football shop - from firm and soft ground to indoor, artificial and hard ground or even turf. Additionally, you buy football socks that tone with your favourite boots. By the way, socks are also available in several club colours such as record champion Bayern Munich, Arsenal or Liverpool or Real Madrid.
Did you know that in 2005 a player of Birmingham City played with a GPS bracelet? Jermaine Pennant was behind bars for drunk driving for several months but by the time of the match against Tottenham Hotspurs on probation. He was allowed to play with that little “extra”. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Well, “down under” you’d better stay with boots and socks and avoid electronic tags!
Afforadable sportswear – for referees as well
Further up, footballers wear of course shorts and a comfortable shirt. Tracksuits are also helpful, especially when training at lower temperatures. All of these absolutely necessary football items and all sportswear are available at low price at SportSpar. If you are a coach or responsible for a club, you'll benefit from low-priced training bibs in various colours and large numbers. In addition, the SportSpar football shop offers all sorts of referee equipment - jerseys and pants in typical referee colours such as yellow, blue, black and grey. And last but not least, do not forget the wide range of fan items like scarfs of different teams - from Juventus to F.C. Copenhagen. The other football clothing also represents internationally renowned teams such as A.C. Milan, F.C. Schalke 04 or the Three Lions. In short: The choice is just huge!
A funny anecdote at the end
Before we tell you a funny story from the world of football, please keep in mind that the SportSpar online shop also offers accessories such as shin guards, studs for replacement or even stud keys.
In 2000, Thierry Henry of Arsenal London scored against Chelsea and was over the moon. Hell-bent on celebrating, he went to the corner flag. And what happened? By accident, he hit the corner flag into his face and had to be treated by the team physician.
In order to celebrate your shopping at the SportSpar football shop without any consequential damage, please take the time to study the huge product range from A to Z and masterly kick the best football items into the corner of your shopping cart!