Go watch an amateur game on a Saturday or Sunday around Europe and 99% of players will be wearing the adidas Copa Mundial.
It’s a Sunday League staple. Understated. Weather resistant. Perfect for your everyman needs.
But you’d be hard pushed to find Copa Mundials in the professional game. Luckily, there are a few anti-heroes keeping the cult alive.
So here’s to the players that don’t need a bright yellow pair of spacecrafts on their feet to stand out.
Jeremy Toulalan (Nantes, Lyon, Malaga, Monaco, Bordeaux & France)
Yohan Cabaye (Lille, Newcastle, PSG, Crystal Palace & France)
Yoann Gourcuff (Rennes, Milan, Bordeaux, Lyon & France)
Kaka (Sao Paulo, Milan, Real Madrid, Orlando City & Brazil)
Miroslav Klose (Homburg, Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Lazio & Germany)
Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls, Villarreal, Xerez, Hull, Bursaspor, AZ, Sunderland, Toronto & USA)
Daniele De Rossi (Roma & Italy)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, LA Galaxy & England)
You simply can’t be the contrast of a white and black boots, complete with the finest leather and tantalising tongue.
To tie down or to wear up? That is the question. All hail the Copa Mundial.
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