Soccer is without a doubt the world's most popular sport. Millions upon millions of soccer fans around the world have an overwhelming passion and love for not only their game but for their favorite team. Soccer fans are also great collectors of soccer memorabilia, especially shirts.
Every single soccer fan will have a favorite club. Some of the more famous ones around the world include Real Madrid of Spain and their rivals FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus in Italy, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in England, Lyon in France as well as Ajax of Holland. Celtic and Rangers of Scotland are also big clubs with a long succesful history. Chivas De Guadalajara and Aguilas Del America in Mexico, River Plate, Boca Juniors and C.A Independiente in Argentina, Santos FC, Sao Paolo, Internacional, Corinthians and Flamengo in Brazil are also close with a large, passionate following. Every one of these clubs will sell loads of soccer shirts every year to their faithful following. Quite often you can find game worn jerseys, either home or away, that are signed by your favorite player. These are not only great collectibles but lifelong souvenirs.
In addition, just about every country in the world will field a national soccer team. Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, England, Croatia, Russia, Greece, Denmark, Chile and Turkey are among the top national clubs in the world and have millions of passionate, nationalistic followers. Soccer jerseys worn by their favorite players in world wide tournaments and subsequently signed are collectibles that are eagerly sought around the world.
Whether you are an earnest collector or perhaps you are just an avid fan and you want to flaunt your soccer jersey or show support for your favorite team as much as possible, there are a number of places that you can look to find a favorite soccer jersey. Even if you don't live close by to your favorite team, they often have online shops where you can pick up new home or away jerseys or signed, game worn jerseys by various players on the club. You can also find soccer jerseys at online sports websites that offer a wide variety of sports clothing and memorabilia. EBay, the auction website, is another great place to find a game worn jersey. It is estimated there are approximately 5,000 jerseys for auction or purchase on eBay at any one time. One jersey sold on eBay was from the Brazilian National team. It was signed by all the players and was listed at $300.00 plus shipping. That would definitely hold a place of honor in any soccer fans den, wet bar or entertainment area. One jersey, worn by the famous Pele during the Brazil-Austria match on July 11, 1971 [the year Brazil won the World Cup] while enlisted at nearly $30,000! Now, you may not be able to afford that soccer jersey, but there are plenty of jerseys available for your favorite player, you favorite club and your countries national team.
If you are a serious collector and spending large amounts of money for soccer jerseys, make sure you are given a certificate of authenticity to be sure you're getting what you pay for. There should always be some way to ensure the authenticity of a high-priced jersey.
If you are simply more interested in getting a soccer jersey worn by your favorite player at a reasonable price, you can usually find soccer jerseys online that are in good condition at affordable prices, and often, online you will find better prices and better selection than anywhere else soccer merchandise and equipment are sold.
Join the frenzy of millions around the world who love to wear their team's colors, their team's badges or the colors and flags of their national soccer team. Get a home or away jersey of your favorite team and join in the fun of "the beautiful game".