Adidas Copa Mundial

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Copa Mundial from side

The Copa Mundial (Spanish for World Cup) football boot was released in 1979. They were designed for the 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain. Going through very slight changes since then, the Copa is made in Scheinfeld, near Frankfurt in Germany. It has a kangaroo leather upper.[1] Additional leather supports are provided from the heel, which are intended to improve durability and stability. Since 2001 it has been the world's best-selling football boot.[2]

Variations to the boot include the Adidas World Cup, which has screw-in studs for soft ground as well as indoor and artificial turf versions.

In 2007, Adidas released a 25th anniversary package for the Copa, including a box with anniversary artwork, a wooden shoe trees, leather polish, a key chain, a postcard with Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft from 1982 and a cloth. The boot was also slightly varied with the "Copa Mundial" on the side in gold rather than silver letters and tweaks to the tongue and heel collar echoing the 1982 original.

On 30 September 2013 adidas released their first colour variation on the Copa Mundial with a white version. An inversion on the palette used since 1982, the white Copa Mundial retained the same soft kangaroo leather upper, reinforced heel panel and twelve-stud outsole design.[3] The only difference is in the reversal of colors, now with a white upper and black stripes.[4] In addition to the White Copa Mundial, adidas also released a 'Samba Pack' of five colors matching the colors of the four major adidas silos with the F50 represented twice because of its two Samba colorways.[5]

Famous wearers[edit]

Association football[edit]

Players to have worn the boot include:

[6]

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Nation Player
 Uruguay Juan Ignacio Delgado
Carlos Alberto Gandulia
Juan Pablo Verdier
 Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Berti Vogts
Paul Breitner
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Andreas Brehme
Lothar Matthäus
Oliver Kahn
Jörg Albertz
Miroslav Klose
 Argentina Mario Kempes
Diego Maradona
Fernando Redondo
Juan Sebastián Verón
 Belgium Émile Mpenza
 Brazil Kakà
 Spain Xabi Alonso
 Portugal Ricardo Carvalho
 Italy Francesco Graziani
Marco Tardelli
Paolo Rossi
Franco Baresi
 England Sol Campbell
Allen Copeland
Robert Warren
 France Michel Platini
Dominique Rocheteau
Manuel Amoros
Eric Cantona
Zinedine Zidane
Hugo Sánchez
 Scotland Gordon Strachan

Alan 'Minty' Mentiply

Davie Booze

Les Law

Leo Troup

Graham Hancock

Jon Greer

Conor McKenna

Jamie (Chico) Ballantyne

Andrew Dowell

Andrew Parkhouse

Iain Glen

John Marshall

Martin Bell

Michael Baird

Michael Knock

Brian 'Royaldinho' Roy

Steven Watt

Ally McCoist
 China Ally Barclay
 Wales Gareth Bale
 Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson
Jacob Thychosen
 Finland Jari Litmanen
Roman Eremenko
Sami Hyypiä
Jussi Jääskeläinen
  Switzerland Benoît Morel
David Odiet
Eric Berthouzoz
 Ireland Ciaran Kilkenny
Edward O'Byrne
 Australia

[3] [7] [8]

Rugby union[edit]

Rugby union players to have worn the boot include: §

[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulwa, Demian (2007-07-24). "CALIFORNIA Soccer shoes of kangaroo hide booted". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.footy-boots.com/football-boots-history/
  3. ^ a b "adidas Copa Mundial Goes White". Soccer.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "WHITE COPA MUNDIAL - ADIDAS' CLASSIC FOOTBALL BOOT GOES WHITE". Footy-Boots.com. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "adidas Copa Mundial Gets a Samba Color Up". SoccerPro.com. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Soccer Cleats". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.talkfootball.co.uk/guides/adidas_football_boots.html
  8. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/743381-the-top-10-football-boots-of-all-time/page/7
  9. ^ Vujovic, Joshua. "Adidas Copa Mundial Review". Soccer Reviews For You. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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