Just as quickly as the soccer season comes and goes, the holiday season is upon us! Now is the time to kick off your holiday shopping for your soccer fan with a little help from the sport’s top influencers.
From personalized scarves to everyday fashion and game day gear, dig your cleats into our holiday gift guide. With inspiration from soccer’s top players, commentators, and socialites, how much more in the game can you get!?
APFC Touchline Polo
Dress like an off-duty player or an on-duty manager in this 2-button polo by Umbro. Lightweight cotton with a soft collar and classic APFC “Tillie” badge.
POPULAR PICK: “Keep your look clean in this 2-button polo by Asbury Park FC. Made with lightweight cotton, this soft collared shirt features a classic APFC ‘Tillie’ badge.”
– Shawn Francis, American Soccer Socialite
The Blue One World Futbol
One World Futbol’s blue soccer ball has traveled the world and evolved with the company from day one. Whether you play a game in your backyard or at the beach, take the blue One World Futbol along! Available in gold, green, and orange.
An extra bonus? The Buy One, Give One program donates an ultra-durable soccer ball to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities with each purchase.
POPULAR PICK: “It’s an ultra-durable soccer ball – when you buy one, a second is sent to the youth in a disadvantaged community worldwide.”
– Kayla Knapp, Soccer Internet Video Maker
Live Breathe Futbol’s ‘Ibra’ Tee
Zlatan deserves a shirt of his own showing off his title wins for coaches and fans from around the world. This mugshot view of Zlatan, in front of each of the years he’s won titles, is guaranteed to inspire players to reach their goal – again and again.
POPULAR PICK: “This Zlatan Ibrahimovic tee from Live Breathe Futbol is one of my personal favorites and gets regular use. I happen to share a birthday with Zlatan, so I have some sort of cosmic connection with him. Zlatan is one of the true icons of the game and every soccer fan should own at least one piece of clothing emblazoned with his visage.”
– Jason Davis, Afternoon Nap Connoisseur
Adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol Ultra Boost Shoes
Adidas keeps the game of fashion on and off the soccer field – all year round. The laceless and snug ACE 16+ Purecontrol Ultra Boost Shoes gives street-ready looks with performance-inspired comfort. Available in white, black, and neon yellow, slip into this ultra-light shoe that provides optimal fit and comfort.
POPULAR PICK: “Adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol Ultra Boost in black is probably my favorite shoe release of the year. It’s everything that I love in a shoe – stylish, comfortable, and matches almost everything I wear. Unfortunately they are pretty hard to find, but if you happen to get your hands on a pair, you’ll wear them non-stop. My favorite thing about them are that they aren’t as loud as the white and neon green pairs – really keeps it simple, and I like that.”
– Rudy Calderon, Meatball Calzone Papi
’12-’14 Palermo Home Player Issue Shirt
P is for pink & Palermo. This vintage home style is easily one of the most instantly recognizable soccer jerseys in Italian football, and across the world.
POPULAR PICK: “This is the long sleeve pink shirt that Gosha Rubchinskiy wishes he’d got dainty 14 year old sk8 bois wearing this summer. This is the long sleeve pink shirt that I want to wear with a hangover to Christmas dinner this year. And not let gravy anywhere near. This faded delight was Palermo’s kit in 2014 – the year the Rosanero ended their nine-year stay in the top flight and got relegated to Serie B. It’s sexy and classy and sophisticated and naughty and I want it all over me. The chequered panelling on the torso makes it gnarly enough to be worn by the Ultras, whilst the black collar and hidden buttons keep it smart enough for the Cosa Nostra. And, more importantly, it’s swag enough for me to wear to whichever wickedcool party I choose to go to on New Year’s Eve. “Hello, yes, I am wearing a football shirt to your black tie do. But it’s pink. And it’s from Sicily. And it’s got a fucking eagle on it. Happy New Year!” Palermo changed the kit the following year as frothing dog Gennaro Gattuso was brought in to take them back to the Scudetto. Gattuso only lasted 6 games with chairman Maurizio Zamparini admitting that “Sadly for me and for him, together, we have maybe bitten off more than we could chew’. I wanna chew my turkey in this banger this Christmas.”
– James Bird, Bottom Corner Slotter
Twitter: @hollajamesbird // @MundialMag
hummel Slimmer Stadil Low Sneakers
It doesn’t get any better than fresh canvas and suede in hummel’s signature low-top silhouette. These kicks have kept their reputation through the decades – making them an all-time favorite for gift receiving and giving. With 6 color combos to choose from, pick a pair for your soccer player.
POPULAR PICK: “The Stadil Lows are my favorite kicks. They’ve got classic style and can be dressed up or dressed down. I get compliments on them all the time and it’s great to see my favorite European brand gaining interest in the U.S. market.”
– Haley Carter, Professional Globetrotter
Peaceful Hooligan’s Exit Jacket
Keep it cool on and off the field in Peaceful Hooligan’s hooded Exit Jacket. Represent the football community with simple details and a clean-cut look with 100% polyester and elastic cuffs to keep a tailored look.
POPULAR PICK:“I want this slick new jacket from Peaceful Hooligan. This gear gives me style in the terraces and the streets, my weekend uniform. I know that wherever I go, I can wear this as a badge of our supporter culture, always representing the football community. Go on, boys!”
– Patrick Infurna, Cosmos Street Team & Aspiring Hooligan
Twitter: @pinfurna_ // @KICK
Nike Lunar Magista II Flyknit
Nike F.C. has one rule: they don’t play football, they live it. The flyknits bring the on-pitch boot to the everyday player packaging both comfort and cool into this soon-to-be classic silhouette.
POPULAR PICK: “The fall has been crazy warm, but we know winter is coming. With cold weather around the corner I know that my days playing outside are numbered, so if you wanted to get a Holiday gift for the die-hard footballer in your life, cop them the Nike Lunar Magista II. You’re bound to have a matching fit or two with three colorways availablee and more on the way. The folks in Beaverton fused the already dope Magista silo with the everyday, street-ready Lunarlon technology to create a shoe that gives you the ill first touch and at the same time something you can wear with your Tech-Fleece.”
– Boney Starks, Rap Dad & Chicken Tender Expert
’05-’06 Robinho Real Madrid Away Shirt
Robin-yes. That is all.
POPULAR PICK: “Away shirt worn by Robinho in his first season at Real Madrid. Robinho was one of the most promising and tricky players in the world at that time. The Neymar before Neymar. His career at Real Madrid was short-lived but he left countless defenders on the floor and thousands of fans astonished. One of my favorite players ever.”
– Zito, Fake Famous Soccer Influencer
UA Speedform Slingride
Welcome to the future, folks. Under Armor’s SpeedForm technology is athletic wear at its finest. The newest model of UA sneakers delivers an unprecedented fit, pairing comfort and durability and traction. The perfect footwear for all athletic occasions – whether it’s game time, practice time, or gym time.
POPULAR PICK: “These UA Speedform kicks are unreal. I mean just look at them. Stylish and practical ….. what more could you ask for. Not to mention those colors……Gotta rock the Blue and Green!”
– Matt Ryba, 1st Team All-Pro Professional Scarf Slinger
What’s your top pick? Let us know in the comments below.
Happy Holidays, all.