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Exchanging Shirts

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 20:48
by mr_dude
Just out of curiosity, never really thought about this before. What do pros do with the shirts they exchange? Do they keep them as souvenirs, or do they switch back in the tunnels? Or something else?

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 20:54
by panchester07
obvsiously they keep it as souveniers, thats the whole point hah....

I saw an MTV cribs episode, it was with argentinian player D' Alessandro, he was showing his house, and when he showed the closet of shirts he had, it was like 100 shirts of the best player in the worlds..

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 20:54
by klc123
They obviously keep them lol, why would they swap them over on the pitch if they were going to give them away straight away.

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 21:00
by mr_dude
To look good? I don't know, just thought it would be a little inconvenient to have a collection of jerseys from almost every game you play.

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 21:15
by arsenalfc08
mr_dude wrote:To look good? I don't know, just thought it would be a little inconvenient to have a collection of jerseys from almost every game you play.
There not living in a shack. They should have plenty of room to put the jerseys. Some may even have a special trophy room where they put stuff like that.

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 22:00
by bsc
Some choose to keep them, others choose to donate/give them away. And during most regular season games I was under the impression players didn't exchange shirts (do they?). I thought they just did it for cup competitions and friendlies, or really big games. So it's not like they would have to store hundreds unless they were a seasoned veteran.

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 23:59
by ScottyBoy
Generally your top players/teams dont usually swap shirts, because these are "reserved" for charity auctions and sponsors etc. They are great items to keep to remember by gone days. You may think players will think it is stupid but they all love it.

Lots of players have "man" rooms pool tables etc with the walls lined with framed shirts and other memorabilia

best framed shirt ive seen is my mates dad who played for rangers and scotland back in the day, he has a real madrid Ferenc Puskas shirt, best player of the best squad of all time.


Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 00:22
by ratherton
Gary Lineker used to (or maybe still does) have a number of bars at various holiday resorts in the Mediterranean. I've been to the ones in Majorca and Tenerife and they are full of shirt and photos, a lot are signed. Its a while since I was there but I definitely saw a Ruud Guillit Holland shirt and pretty sure I saw a Pele one too although alcohol blurred my memories.

I've got a couple of shirts but the best one is the one worn by Herman Hreidersson when Ipswich beat Inter Milan in around 2001. Its framed and signed plus I also managed to get the local paper to sell me a photo of him wearing the shirt during the match. In the photo is Clarence Seedorf and Xavier Zanetti.

Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 01:02
by panchester07
Haha seedorf has played for every team in the world..

I was in a Outlet mall in Orlando, FL and there was this shop called "Fans" or some sh*t along those lines.. I went in just curious, and it was a shop with literally filled of souveniers from athletes and artists, like boxers, basketball players, also teamss fu** it had everything.. Man U - Barca, like little replicas of players, signed posters seriously it was a paradise....รง

As I was lurking around, about to leave the shop, and pay the litle Man U poster I bought for my room which is fu**ing sweet, I raise my head up and guess what I saw.... The fu**in Maradona 10 Argentina jersey he used, SIGNEDDDD...... I almost shat myself right theree, but I contained myself cause I don't know what the law is in USA against shitting in public areas jk jk.. haha... It was 500 $ though, so, I preetty much had to see it from there and comform myself wit dattt