Retro Japan 1998 Home Football Shirt

The Japan home shirt 1998 can be regarded as the most classic and the best known one shirt in all Japan football shirts. It was designed and manufactured by a Japanese brand ASICS and worn by national team players at that time in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where Japan national team eventually reached the final of the World Cup for the first time. Although Adidas and PUMA had designed the shirt, the Japan national team finally chose ASICS, a Japanese multinational corporation, which mainly produces footwear and sports equipment. The name “ASICS” means “Healthy soul in a healthy body”, showing the design concept.

The most eye-catching detail of this 1998 home shirt is the big flame pattern on sleeves. The flame symbolizes Aryaacalanatha, a wisdom king of Buddhism. Before this shirt, Japan national team players also wore a football match jersey with the pattern in the 1996 Olympic Games. It was a miracle for Japan that players defeated Brazil national team at the Atlanta Olympics.

The blue home shirt is particularly memorable. It features a retro white collar in contrast to the main color. The logo of the team is printed on left chest while “asics” is on the right.

Japan national team has been qualified for five World Cups since 1998. It has become one of the most successful national teams in Asia. The squad had reached the semifinals both in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.

Masashi Nakayama, born on 23 September 1967, is a retired Japanese football player. At the age of 45, Nakayama, as a professional football player, hung up his boots in December 2012. It was he who helped Japan national team score the first World Cup gaol in the 1998 World Cup. Nakayama scored by hat-tricks in four successive games of J1 League in April 1998, and totally scored 16 goals, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1998, he was named J. League Most Valuable Player, J. League Top Scorer, J. League Best Eleven and Japanese Footballer of the Year. Besides, he was selected to AFC All Star Team in 1999.

Nakayama is Japanese football fans’ favorite footballer for his outspoken and humorous nature. In a match, his teammate Hideto Suzuki shouted at the referee that “You are so silly” because he was dissatisfied with result. The referee was about to give him a yellow card, but Nakayama immediately rushed there and bowed down to the referee, saying:“I’m really a fool.” His performance even amused the referee, and eventually Suzuki didn’t receive the yellow card.

Nakayama was asked by female fans how he could score so easily after a match. He was very satisfied with his performances, so he raised his right hand as if there was a flame burning behind him and said:“That’s because I’m a burning universe.” However, his actions scared the fans and he explained quickly in an honest manner, “It was because I had seriously watched the ball before I shoot.”

1984 Retro Belgium Home Jersey Red

For the unique status in avid football fans’ hearts, the 1984 retro Belgium home jersey is the best-seller at our online store. The retrospective red Belgium home football shirt features previous fabric and prints. The Belgium team crest is printed on the front against several different colored diamond patterns. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has told Toby Alderweireld to keep his place in the side at World Cup this summer, because his place perhaps threatened by Tottenham Hotspur.

After recovering from a long-term injury in the late January, the center-back has only played two football games for his team. In addition, he also suffered a setback at the end of the last month. Because of contract impasse with the football club, Alderweireld was hold back to return to the team. Someone quoted a word from the Guardian, “Every player needs to get a really good period of football now”. Although seven weeks’ absence is not a very long time, the playing time is fundamental for every football player. Certain footballers have played a load of minutes while Toby is not one who has played loads of minutes.

Toby could intercept footballs urgently by his strong defensive ability. He showed a sensitive football playing style in various fixtures. He performed very well in football game against Saudi Arabia. It could be seen he kept a good physical status in the last minutes of the football game. He played the game in a really good status.

Some detail information about the young Belgian football player are as follows. Born in Belgium in 1989, Alderweireld started learning football playing when he was young. In 2007, he reached a professional contract with a club. In June of the same year, he accomplished his first appearance for the club in the UEFA Cup. Although he only played several football games for the club, this opportunity helps him winning a new long-term extensive contract until 2014.

In the early days of the 2009-10 season, he established himself in the first team and put on the XI shirt to play football games for the team. After several consecutive good performances, he and two other defenders won praises from New Ajax’s coach. He has won his first league goal in a 3-0 win against Heracles. At the end of 2009-10 season, he was selected as the Ajax Talent of the Year.

One year before termination of his contract with the team, Alderweireld reclined to extend contract with Ajax. Many football clubs show their interests to the young football player while the youth became the most keen to sign. In 2013, Alderweireld joined in Atletico Madrid after signing a four-year professional contract for an estimated €7 million transfer fee. Before transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, he was loaned to Southampton in 2014. In 2015, the young football player moved to Tottenham Hotspur on the basis of five-year contract for an estimated £11.5 million transfer fee. The Atletico said they would take legal action to reject the transfer.