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Premier League name and numbers black/white

Manchester City name and numbers | EPL kit black/white

The second most popular color variation of the Premier League names and numbers is the black/white variant.

The by most widely used is white/black while navy, red, and gold are used rather seldomly.

 

Man City girl displaying the EPL names and numbers

 

and lets look at the plain letters and see how they look like when applied to the garment.

 

Man City EPL names and numbers

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Inter

Inter Ambassador in the Green Room

 Inter Ambassador answers questions . . .

Why do you support your current favorite club ?

For me, the first and last question are inevitably linked. As a child and budding calcio enthusiast, my favorite teams had 1 thing in common – Baggio was on the roster. From Juventus to Milan, Bologna and so on all before the age of 10 – my allegiances hopped around along with the divine ponytail.

However, in 98-99 something changed – I got internet at my house and was no longer restricted to following calcio on RAI via once-a-week public television programming. I became addicted to Baggio’s goals and magical moments.. in
nerazzurro!

I was now not only following my favorite player, but following a massive club challenging in -what was- the best league in the world.. Taking in weekly goals and highlights. Other legends of that era included Vieri, Zamorano, El Chino, Djorkaef, even Pirlo and Ronaldo; I worshiped them. 

It was around that period of time that I received my first jersey as a gift – an authentic, thick-striped Internazionale home kit. I wore it everywhere and in doing everything and still feel a sense of satisfaction whenever I have it on – that’s how I know I’m a lifelong Inter fan; my roots are deep.

Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

Italian football has lost its champions league spots and must now battle in all European competitions to regain its status as a top 3 league – giving 4 of its proud clubs the chance to thrive in Europe’s top competition once again every season.

However, I regretfully must advise inter to forgo Europa league success while focusing on winning the scudetto once again. As a top squad with only one competition to focus on, inter should be able to make a strong push for the title ala Juventus of this season with no taxing commitments outside the peninsula.

Being a perennial challenger and either winning the league or qualifying for the ucl directly is the only way to attract top talent to the side and maintain inter’s proud history.

Inter have had great success in the past 6 or so years, but also have suffered some huge disappointments in that time, dips in form, manager uncertainty and an aging squad.

Many of their current troubles stem from bad club and player management and a return to “Pazza Inter” or crazy Inter – an unpredictable but always enthralling state of affairs that can end in great victory or epic heartbreak.

The best years of Inter’s past 10 seasons have seen some of the world’s top players come and go – I would suggest bringing back the man who made it all happen, Oriali. As sporting director, Oriali signed prolific talents such as Ibrahimovic, Eto’o, Milito, Thiago Motta and more – while his successor Branca has brought on flops including Zarate, Forlan and Palombo.

Last, sign Stramaccioni as full fledged manager. He’s clever, charismatic, and has the support of the players – compared to the other options out there, the man affectionately dubbed ‘Stramala’ may have a promising future at the nerazzurri post.   

What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

The obvious low point during the time I have followed Inter was the ___ season in which Inter led the title race until the last day.. Only to lose to bitter arch-rivals Juventus after an historic collapse. I distinctly remember seeing a soggy eyed Ronaldo on the sideline weeping as the scudetto slipped through black and blue fingers – an image we as Inter supporters won’t soon forget.

What is the high point ?

The highest highs of Inter’s success came with the 09-10 season treble: scudetto, coppa Italia AND the legendary Champions League victory over Bayern Munich.

The victory was not only a win for Inter’s trophy cabinet, but all of Italy -whether they accept it or not. In beating Bayern in the final, Inter secured the 4th and final champions league spot remain with Serie A for one more season.. Though the accomplishment was largely unappreciated.

It is also the season where a personal favorite of mine for years came to life and etched his name in the history books – there was no striker better than Diego Milito, il Pricipe, in 09-10. Period. 

Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

For me, this question is a very tight race – and would have to be a draw in my eyes between my very first Inter jersey or 98-99 and the 09-10 shirt.

Purely on aesthetics, the 09-10 shirt wins with its smart stripes and tight ribbed collar.. Though the 98 shirt comes close with the bold, chunky black and blue stripes – my mind often wanders back to the champions league winning shirt being that it is the collector piece I do not have! Help me MM Sport!!

From a nostalgia standpoint, one shirt is what Baggio wore as he roared like lion, the other Milito donned as he twirled like dervish – its a tie!

When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

As stated numerous times in this interview, my favorite player since I began following calcio has been Roberto Baggio – divin codino.

I idolized him as a youngster in 1994. I followed him throughout his career and thought that I was his biggest fan – only to learn that every fan of calcio was also -without exception- a die hard Baggio fan.

As an aspiring soccer player, trying to star on my high school team with all my might – I turned to Baggio. I purchased his career highlight vhs in the Le Stelle di Calcio series title Baggio – il Divin Codino and watched it
religiously, studying and learning each of his moves and using them to great effect against my opponents on the pitch.

I had even purchased his autobiography, Una Porta nel Cielo (written in Italian) and had my father read and translate it to me – a little bit each night – until he grew tired of the scholarly undertaking and I was forced to become a strong Italian language scholar myself to continue learning from Baggio in his own words.

Being a die-hard Roby Baggio fan has shaped a lot of my young life! Will there ever be another like him.. Surely not. I hope that he will turn to manage the nerazzurri sometime soon.

 


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News

Shopping soccer jerseys in the US and in Europe

 WHY ARE THEY MY FAVORITE?

 

An American obsessed with European Football (soccer in USA) ? and their  Jerseys?? . That me , it began in the 2009-2010 Champions league Tournament when I was flipping through the TV channels I came across a soccer game. Pausing just for a moment thinking it was just a simple soccer game I became intrigued when I realized it was inter Milan with Pirelli across the Jersey. Being of Italian origin and always insisting on Pirelli tires on my sports cars (mostly Jaguars,BMW,s and porches) I left the game on and learned it was Barcelona Vs Inter in the semi finals of this thing they called the champions league. I had never heard of it before. I knew of the world cup and that England like Italy was a popular football country but became instantly fascinated by the fact that  the best teams from the European countries had a tournament.

 

See here in the USA our two most popular sports Baseball and what we call Football are limited. There are not many other countries that have baseball and football teams and certainly not with the caliber of players in the US leagues. So the thought of the best teams from various countries playing for a champions cup truely inspired me not to mention the variety of Jerseys the teams wore. That same day I watched Inter defeat Barcelona I went to the UEFA website they advertised on the TV  and purchased several champions league jerseys. When they arrived, like a kid at Christmas I instantly opened the jerseys and was unbelievably surprised how awesome they were. From there it became an instant obsession, hobby, addiction and unexpectedly  turning into a collection of over 600 jerseys to date. The Champions league tournament is by far one of the world’s greatest sporting events. This year my hopes are on Bayern Munich to make it to the finals. The Allianz arena Bayern Munich’s home stadium. If Bayern makes it to the finals it will be a historical event  that rarely ever happens in sports.

 

Back to the Jerseys. There are hundreds of .com companies that claim to have the newest Kits, widest selection and so on. I have found some of my most prized jerseys in small town soccer shops and a very few web based sites. The neat thing about the small town shops they usually have a jersey or two that dates back several years still in brand new condition.

 

One web based company that I found to be truly awesome is MM Sports. Based in Denmark I was a little skeptical at first until in the contact us section  there was a phone number. Something you rarely see on any website. So  I placed my first order and within a week it arrived. Pleased with my purchase and always on the lookout  for rare or sold out jerseys I placed a phone call to MM Sports asking if they were able to find a couple jerseys I couldn’t find anyware  . So I called Denmark and spoke with  Mikkell who was  professional and very friendly. To my surprise in just a few days an email appeared telling me he found what I was looking for. MM Sports are amazing people with a sincere desire to get what you need the way you want it. Personal service at a level that leaves you with a wonderful feeling as if you were a king. Some of my favorite Jerseys came from MM Sports.

 

What is so special about a football jersey you ask. What is not special about a jersey I respond. The variety of Manufacturers, materials and clubs are endless. Wearing a Bayern Munich special black  Champions league jersey with the special Lextra Starball on one arm and the Honors 4  trophy on the other sleeve can be intoxicating which I was only able to get from MM Sports. Soccer.com, World soccershop and others all say preorder with no expected delivery date. Well my friends I have several  in a variety of sizes thanks to MM sports taking the time to satisfy a customer halfway around the world.

 

The jerseys and the Champions League are the main focus of what I’m writing.

I love everything about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Quiz Time!

 MM Sports Quiz 1 | Soccer is the name of the Game

 

 We hereby invite you to participate in this multiple choice quiz about soccer (and sporting goods) related themes.

In order to root out sheer luck and to challenge participants not only on their ability to use google we have designed the quiz in such a way that certain answers contain information hard to find online and that the number of questions should reduce the luck factor to insignificance. So the challenge is on!

Good luck!

 

1. Nike is the biggest producer of sporting goods in the world when measured on global sales. But which sporting goods producer is the biggest when it comes to global sales of soccer related sporting goods ?

a.) adidas

b.) Nike

c.) Puma

 

2. How many soccer jerseys are sold in the 5 major European markets on an annual basis ?

a. 1.3 millions

b. 13 m

c. 23 m

 

3. According to Deloitte’s Money League 2012 Real Madrid has the biggest annual turnover of any club in the world. The total revenues are broken down into 3 revenue streams: broadcast, match day, and commercial. Which club has the highest commercial revenues which include sponsorships, merchandise sales etc.

a. FC Barcelona

b. FC Bayern 

c. Real Madrid

 

4. The replica soccer jersey is by far the most important piece of fan merchandise. However, a number of other products of branded apparel are produced as well. Which club has the biggest total fan apparel sales when t-shirts, polo shirts, track tops etc. are included ?

a. Manchester United

b. Liverpool FC

c. Real Madrid  

 

5. The Danish national team has just renewed their technical sponsorship deal with adidas for another 2 years. But when the Danish side thrilled the world with an attacking style of play at the World Cup 1986 in Mexico which brand provided the uniforms ? 

a. adidas

b. Hummel

c. Puma

 

6. How many teams play in Nike jerseys in the Spanish La Primera Division for the season 2011/12.

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

 

7. Iker Casillas has played in Reebok cleats and gloves during many years but in January 2012 he changed from Reebok to which brand ?

a. adidas

b. Nike

c. penalty 

 

8. A famous Italian sporting goods brand comes from the home town of Juventus and AS Torino. The city of Turin. But which one ?

a. Kappa

b. Lotto

c. Macron 

 

9. Puma has signed a number of high profile players to wear their footwear during the season 11-12. Of the following players who does NOT wear Puma footwear ?

a. Falcao

b. Yaya Toure

c. Fabregas

d. Kun Aguero

e. Benzema 

 

10. In Germany FC Bayern is by far the biggest seller of merchandise. But which 3 clubs follows Bayern in the top 4 merchandising league ?

a. HSV, S04, BVB

b. HSV, Werder, Stuttgart

c. S04, BVB, FC Köln

 

11. At the EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine only 4 apparel sponsors are represented sponsoring all 16 teams. But which brand has the most teams ?

a. adidas

b. Nike

c. Puma

d. Umbro

 

12. The biggest market for sporting goods in the world is the US. The biggest European market is Germany. But which is the biggest market for soccer related products ?

a. Germany

b. UK

c. US

 

13. Nike started their venture into soccer relatively late. Only in the mid-90s it became an area of priority for the Portland based company. But which was the first major team that Nike signed up with ?

a. Brazil

b. FC Barcelona

c. Juventus

d. Manchester United

 

14. adidas has produced the official World Cup match ball uninterrupted since 1970. But what was the name of the 1970 World Cup match ball ?

a. Azteca

b. Tango

c. Telstar

 

15. adidas supply the match ball for the Champions League, and Nike for the English Premier League. But which company supplies the official match ball for the French Ligue 1 ?

a. adidas

b. Nike

c. Puma

 

16. Puma was founded in Germany by Rudi Dasler. However, it is now owned by a company from another country. Which company ?

a. LVMH

b. Nike

c. Bridgewater

d. PPR 

 

17. In the US Nike has just taken over the technical apparel sponship deal of the NFL from Reebok. But which company provides the uniforms for the MLS Major League soccer ?

a. adidas

b. Nike

c. Reebok

d. Under Armour

 

18. Tottenham Hotspur has decided to part ways with Puma. Instead they have taking in a new sponsor from overseas. Which one ?

a. Li Ning

b. Warrior

c. Penalty

d. Under Armour

 

19. adidas was one of the first companies to start providing apparel and equipment to soccer teams. With which club of the following is adidas having the longest uninterrupted partnership ?

a. HSV

b. AC Milan

c. Chelsea FC

d. Marseille

e. Real Madrid

 

20. Usually the major clubs in a league are equipped by different companies. Nevertheless it happened once that all 3 major Istanbul clubs were sponsored by the same company. Which one ?

a. adidas

b. Nike

c. puma

d. Uhlsport

 

21. Which company on the list is NOT German ?

a. Jako

b. Reusch

c. Kelme

d. Kempa

e. Uhlsport 

 

22. The fastest growing markert in Europe is Russia. But how much are the total adidas sales (approx.) in Russia ?

a. 100 million Euros

b. 1 billion Euros

c. 10 billion Euros

 

23. Which boot / cleat is not produced by adidas ?

a. World Cup

b. Copa Mundial

c. King

 

24. Lionel Messi is currently the number 10 for FC Barcelona. How many different numbers has he worn with the Barca first team ?

a. 1

b. 3

c. 5

 

25. When Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Real Madrid the number 7 jersey was already taken up by club legend Raul Gonzales. Which number did he get instead ?

a. 9

b. 17

c. 23

d. 77

 

26.  Which Italian club has the most fans in Italy ?

a. AC Milan

b. Inter

c. Juventus

 

27. New Brazilian star Neymar has a personal sponsorship deal with Nike. But which Nike boot (cleat) does he wear ?

a. Nike Legend

b. Total 90

c. CTR 360

d. Mercurial 

 

28. Liverpool will change the ropes for the season 12-13 and start wearing Warrior. Bu
t which company is owner of the Warrior brand?

a. Reebok

b. Nike

c. New Balance

d. Under Armour 

 

29. In the Real Madrid and the FC Barcelona first teams the players almost exclusively wear adidas or Nike footwear. However, one Real Madrid starter wears Umbro – who is he ?

a. Sergio Ramos

b. Arbeloa

c. Pepe

d. Marcelo

e. Concentrao

 

30. When the contract of Danish national defender Agger expired he was offered how much by adidas for a new contract which he accepted ?

a. 1 million USD$ a year unconditionally 

b. 100 K USD$ a year unconditionally no strings attached

c. 50 K USD $ a year if certain performance based goals were reached with regard to number of appearances and results with club and national team

d. 0 $ cash but the boots / cleats for free  

 

Prizes

The winner is the person who has the most correct answers. In case more persons have the same number of correct answers the winner(s) will be chosen through a draw.

1. Prize a club jersey + a national team jersey of your choice.

2. Prize. a club jersey of your choice. 

3. Prize. a Danish national team jersey.

Bonus Prizes:

A. The first contestant to get all 30 questions right will get a customized jersey of his / her choice.

B. There will be draw among all participants for one jersey of choice no matter how many questions answered correctly . 

 

How to participate ?

Send the answers to “info @ mmsports . com”

Subject: Quiz Time

Leave your name and address.

The winners will be contacted by email. Make sure your inbox is operational!

Last date of entry is the 8th of June 2012 at 23:59 CET.

The names of the winners will be published on the blog alongside the correct answers.

 

 

 

 

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Inter Product Reviews

Review: Inter away jersey 2010-11

 THE 2010/2011 NIKE F.C. INTERNAZIONALE MILANO AWAY JERSEY

 

Inter away jersey 10-11

 

 

Nike’s Inter Milan away jersey for the 2010-2011 season is a piece of fan wear that is not only a great addition to your jersey collection – but one which you can wear about with comfort and confidence.

 

This Nike jersey features the unique details that we’ve come to expect from Internazionale away kits and then some – the snake design along the side of the shirt is intricate and interesting, yet light and airy and will not weigh you down.

 

Inter away jersey Scudetto + logo

 

 

With or without the name and number kit, the shirt has appeal – but to those looking for a shirt with less maintenance that can be worn without concern of ruining a prized collector piece, the Inter away jersey breaks the mould.

 

 

Inter away jersey sponsor logo

 

The material is light and athletic with a unique “dimple effect” dry-fit material that will keep you comfortable – quality construction can be seen throughout as we would expect from any officially licensed Nike product.

 

Show your team’s colors without feeling restricted. 

 

 

Inter away jersey Nike authenticity badge

 

 

Now if you’re thinking -‘why would I purchase LAST year’s away jersey’- consider the pros.


It is a unique shirt that stands out from the standard or stereotypical Inter away jersey. This shirt is more than just a black and blue strip on white background. It stands out from the pack and holds its place in a line of great Inter kits.

 

Inter away kit full size

 

 

 What’s more is that you won’t have to break the bank to get this shirt. Being an (unconventional) away jersey, you’ll find it at reasonable prices and in a range of sizes to fit your needs.

 

 Ever want to buy an Inter or calcio jersey for a friend or relative, but don’t want to overspend or -worse- get them the jersey of a player they hate -like Zarate for instance? This stock away jersey will definitely get the job done for you.

 

 

Inter away kit 10-11 the snake


 


It can also be easily dressed up. The official kit for the 2010-2011 season comes with iron-on scudetto patch included, so if you decide you want YOUR away shirt to be a little fancier than the pack, have it quickly and professionally applied at a sporting store for less than $5US – affordable!

 

Inter away kit 10-11 side

 


The best part is, if you’ve worn your shirt around, made some friends (or enemies) because of it and decide you’d like to retire it – you can also have name + number applied by purchasing the kit from a reputable vendor, so that option always remains.

For someone in the market for a unique Italian football jersey who might have an interest in a more casual piece for leisure wear, the 2010-2011 away kit will fit the role like Wesley Sneijder sitting in the hole behind his strikers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AC Milan

AC Milan ambassador speaks out

AC Milan ambassador in the Green Room 

 

Q&A with MM Sports’ AC Milan ambassador E. Jr. Madrona

 

 

-Why do you support your current favorite club ?

I support AC Milan because I enjoy teams with a lot of history, both on the field and off. Also, I like teams with a lot of culture and diversity, not necessarily just in the squad roster, but in the style and play of the team as well. AC Milan is a team that likes to experiment on the field, and though it doesn’t always lead to success, it definitely catches your attention. I, like most football fans, love to watch great football played on the pitch, and AC Milan is a team that rarely disappoints.

 

-Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

AC Milan has incredible potential, but there’s always an obstacle of some sort between the team and deserved international success. If I attended a board meeting, I would have many subtle recommendations, but there is one aspect of the team that I would most push to change. AC Milan has an amazingly deep squad, but so many great players comes at the cost of playing time, and AC Milan is too content with switching frequently between many different players throughout the season. On paper it works well, but when you look at the unshakeable giants of football, such as Barcelona, you’ll find a deep squad that isn’t afraid to stick to a standard starting set of players. AC Milan’s biggest issue, in my personal opinion, is that the team cannot connect through experienced chemistry since they are constantly shifted around. A great example of this is Thiago Silva. The Brazilian defender is one of the ultimate best defenders in the world, and if you put him with AC Milan defenders Nesta and Zambrotta, he really shines. Now that Nesta and especially Zambrotta see less and less playing time, other new defenders, like Mexes from Roma, get to make their place. Because they are changed all the time and Thiago Silva is the constant, he has no time to adjust to their playing styles and they have no time to learn how best to work with Thiago Silva. As a result, there are some matches where it is really clear that the defenders don’t know how to work with each other, regardless of their world-class talent. This is the same for many other parts of AC Milan like the midfield and attack, on occasion.

 

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

For me, the low point of AC Milan was the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League for the 2010/2011 season. AC Milan, though greatly successful back in Serie A, struggled to play well against the Spurs and ultimately were eliminated from the prestigious Championship. It was not the loss that I consider the issue, so much as the lack of confidence and skill on the field. AC Milan pretty much gave the position away after two disappointing matches against Tottenham Hotspur, and I, as a fan, felt let down.

 

-What is the high point ?

Undoubtedly, the high point of AC Milan as I’ve followed it was the Serie A title for the 2010/2011 season. In all of my football watching years, rarely have I seen such hard-earned success. The 2008 Euro Cup with Spain’s victory was an example of amazing football all the way through, and the trophy was well deserved. I consider AC Milan’s 2010/2011 campaign similar; I watched every match and saw a team that needed to take the throne for themselves, I saw a team that was resurrected through the likes of Ibrahimovic and Robinho. AC Milan proved worthy of the Serie A trophy, and I relished the victory for a long time.

 

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

AC Milan has had many great jerseys over the years, but if I had to choose the best ones, I would say that the 10/11 Home Kit was possibly the best AC Milan kit for me. In close second is surely this year’s third jersey, the

11/12 Black Third Kit. I like the home jersey because of the large vertical stripes, I felt that though AC Milan has used larger stripes before, this was a better use of the design. I’m sure much of my appreciation of it is due to it being the home jersey of a most successful Serie A season for the team. This year’s (11/12) third jersey cannot be argued with; it’s clean, it’s elegant, and from a technical standpoint, it has an incredible build and comfort. I really like the third kit this year, though as AC Milan has recently stated and proven, it is a cursed kit. Black kits have never treated AC Milan well and recently, the team announced the return of the yellow kit for the team next season; no longer will AC Milan sport the black third kit. That may be a hint that if you like the jersey, pick it up now. I had the pleasure of reviewing it for MMSports.

 

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

Though born in Spain, I’ve been raised in a few places that don’t include that Mediterranean and as such, though the Spanish National Team is “my”

team, I’ve always been and still am a huge fan of the German National Team.

Without a doubt, alongside with Ibrahimovic, among my absolute favorite players is Miroslav Klose, the undeniable striker from the German side. I knew nothing of Ibrahimovic until I spotted him in the 2008 Euro Cup playing for the Swedish side, and until then, Klose had a monopoly on my favorite players. Though his major playing career will be approaching its end after this year’s Euro Cup, nobody can deny that he has left his mark on football, German and otherwise. He is usually underrated and under hyped as national tournaments approach, but he natural climbs his way up the goal scoring table until everyone sees the name again and again. Without a doubt, as a child, Klose was the player for me.

 

Sincerely,

Enrique Madrona Jr.

 

 

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FIFA WC | UEFA EURO

Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13

 Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13 printing

The new Spanish away jersey for the EURO 2012 is sky blue with navy contrast color.

The name and number kit is black.

 

Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13 printing

 

Spain usually sports a white or a navy away jersey. This time around however the color skyblue has been chosen.

 

 

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FIFA WC | UEFA EURO

Spain goalie away name and number kit

 Spain away goalie name and number kit EURO 2012

The Spain goalie jersey away for the EURO 2012 is grey with yellow 3-stripes.

Thus it can come as no major surprice that the name and number kit accompanying the jersey is yellow.

 

Spain goalie away kit - number 13 front number

 

The style of the printing is the adidas style 2012. Follows a certain pattern across all adidas teams.

 

Spain away goal keeper jersey back number 13

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Greenroom

 Greenroom or should it be the Locker Room ?

 

Acclaimed US TV journalist Charlie Rose, famous for interviewing the successful and famous in diverse areas such as sports, TV and media, business, government, and education – has also brought about a slightly different concept: The GreenRoom. The GreenRoom is more like a monologue where a person answers a number of set questions which vary very little from time to time.

 

Click here to see a few examples of how this looks like!

 

The standard questions asked include:

first job

best advise ever offered

career low point

career high

childhood dreamjob

favorite books

 

So lets try to twist the questions slightly in order to fit this agenda.

I would now like to ask the ambassadors the following questions:

 

-Why do you support your current favorite club ?

-Which piece of advise would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

-What is the high point ?

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

-What is the greatest experience you had with your club – team ?

 

 

 

 

 

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FIFA WC | UEFA EURO

World Cup Champions 1930-2010

FIFA World Cup winners 1930-2010

 

 

The World Cup in football has not produced many winning nations over the course of time since its’ incection back in 1930. Furthermore only countries from Europe and South America have ever won. Whether that will change in the future is yet to be seen but so far no signs of any end to the European- South American duopoly.

 

The winners are:

1930 – Uruguay

1934 – Italy

1938 – Italy

1950 – Uruguay

1954 – Germany

1958 – Brazil

1962 – Brazil

1966 – England

1970 – Brazil

1974 – Germany

1978 – Argentina

1982 – Italy

1986 – Argentina

1990 – Germany

1994 – Brazil

1998 – France

2002 – Brazil

2006 – Italy

2010 – Spain

2014 – ?

 

A total of 8 countries have won it – 5 European and 3 South American. Out of a total of some 220 member countries of the FIFA family.

Not everyone is equal though when it comes to winning the trophy. Brazil has five titles. Spain only one.

 

So here comes a list over the number of titles each winning nation has won.

Brazil – 5

Italy – 4

Germany – 3

Argentina – 2 

Uruguay – 2

France – 1

Spain – 1 

England – 1

 

Thereby we can see that Europe holds a narrow 10-9 lead versus South America. Almost like a Ryder’s Cup between Europe and America only that contrary to golf the power in the sport lies to the south of the Rio Grande river.