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Manchester United Debut

Manchester United Debut

Today (September 14th) in 1963, George made his debut for Manchester United. Many players will tell you what struck them about their debut is the noise and so it was for George. George remembered that the noise as the team emerged was overwhelming and he had envisaged nothing like it subsequently making him totally unprepared .The hairs on the back of his neck bristled, as the decibel level rose as one section of Old Trafford’s oratorio competed to out-do another. One word, chopped into syllables, became comprehensible to him above the roar: U-nite-d. ‘I felt like a gladiator coming into the arena,’ he said. The effect it had on him was ever-lasting. ‘Even later in my career, playing at Liverpool or Benfica, or in front of 130,000 at Real Madrid, nothing quite compared with that first time’ said Best. ‘It will be there until I die.’

KNVB - Holland Collection

KNVB - Holland Collection

We've launched a new Holland retro collection under license of the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association). Few nations have provided football fans with as many heroes (or as much heartbreak) as the Dutch. Through ‘Total Football’ in the 1970s, early disappointment in the 1980s, before a renewed peak heading in to the 1990s when another gifted Dutch generation excited fans the world over. The collection consists of several retro shirts, jackets, T-shirts and a 'My First Football Shirt®' capturing the essence of the rich history of ‘Oranje’.

The items have been added to our collection and are available in our webshop.

   

Football Books Collection

Football Books Collection

Our love for the beautiful game extends to an appreciation of great football writing. With this in mind we’re pleased to offer a specially curated list of essential books published over the past few decades that we believe every fan will appreciate.

All books have been added to our collection and are available in our webshop.

   

COPA Gift Card

COPA Gift Card

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the football romantic in your life, there’s no present that will be better received than a COPA gift card. We dispatch them to the lucky recipient packaged in a high-quality gift box and the cards can be redeemed online and in person at our Flagshipstore in Amsterdam. We offer our gift cards in € 25, € 50, € 75 or € 100 denominations to fit every budget.

All cards have been added to our collection and are available in our webshop.

   

Benfica Retro Collection

Benfica Retro Collection

Thanks to their glorious history SL Benfica is widely supported all across the world. The club's honour roll speaks for itself, boasting records for most Portuguese League titles and Taça de Portugal trophies. Benfica also claimed two consecutive European Cups in 1961 and 1962 and have featured in a total of 10 European finals. This extensive licensed retro collection captures the essence of the club’s rich history. Our classic retro shirts recreate many of the club’s most celebrated shirt designs through the years. The collection also includes a retro jacket and a retro-inspired T-shirt. All retro items from the collection are packaged and dispatched in luxury gift boxes.

The items have been added to our collection and are available in our webshop.

   

Second FC Nantes Retro Collection

Second FC Nantes Retro Collection

Exactly one year ago our first retro collection with FC Nantes was launched, including the famous “Europe 1-shirt”. There was a musical footnote to that jersey: when football-mad Bob Marley was scheduled to perform at the club’s La Beaujoire stadium back in 1980, the reggae singer donned that Nantes shirt and captained his Wailers team in a 5-a-side pre-concert match against a selection made up of Nantes players. This new collection consists of two retro shirt, a retro jacket and a pair of retro inspired casual socks.

The items have been added to our collection and are available in our webshop.