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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday upon us again, soccer clubs around the world have online stores filled with a wide array of Christmas gift ideas.
Browsing the virtual shelves reveals a truly breathtaking selection of branded goods on offer, from legitimately useful to baffling kitsch.
Here, we’ve sifted through the officially licensed goodies and selected a variety of items to help you find the perfect party favors.
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(Prices converted to US dollars and correct at time of posting)
Arsenal: Official top GPS tracker, $ 370
Good luck to all those who actively wish to compare their performance data in the Sunday Championship with those of Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea: Miniature European Cup, $ 201
What good is your club winning the Champions League if you can’t celebrate that achievement with a European Cup scale replica. At just 6 inches tall, it’s much easier to triumphantly hold up in the air than the original.
Liverpool: YNWA neon sign, $ 135
It may not have the same historical and emotional resonance as the motto “You’ll Never Walk Alone” rendered in wrought iron through Anfield’s iconic Shankly Gates, but this abridged version gives off a pleasant red glow.
Manchester City: Rubik’s Cube, $ 18
This grueling mental puzzle offers a glimpse into Pep Guardiola’s state of mind as he hatches one of his most difficult and complex game plans.
Manchester United: Maui Jim sunglasses, $ 533
Why seek the best bang for the buck when you can pay more for a flashy equivalent with a big name that will do pretty much the same job? It’s Manchester United style, after all.
Tottenham Hotspur: White Hart Lane canned gin, $ 105
This official Spurs gin is distilled using a blend of purified herb picked from the pitch of their famous ancient homeland, White Hart Lane. Every little bit counts when they still have to pay for the construction of the new stadium.
West Ham United: Hammer, $ 33.50
That’s right – West Ham, known as the Hammers, has its own hammers with “HAMMERS!” engraved in the handle of the hammer.
Atlético Madrid: Electric toothbrush, $ 15
Atletico Madrid. Toothbrush. Luis Suarez. You can write your own joke.
Barcelona: Lego Camp Nou, $ 370
As Barca recently announced their intention to completely redevelop the Camp Nou stadium, what better way to immortalize the Catalans’ spiritual home than in the form of interlocking plastic blocks?
Real Madrid: monopoly, $ 56
How fitting that a club so ardently in favor of the formation of a European Super League is launching its own version of Monopoly. Even the club’s own blurb for the game reads: “Be smart and stay alert for there is only room for one at the top, while bankruptcy awaits the rest.”
Bayern Munich: Fortune cookies, $ 4.44
We can only assume that every cookie reads something like “Bayern will win the Bundesliga again next season”.
Borussia Dortmund: air fryer, $ 78.49
Did you really think Erling Haaland stays in such great shape by frying his potatoes?
RB Leipzig: garden gnome, $ 33.59
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more impactful garden ornament than this mind-blowing effort that features Leipzig club mascot Bulli about to trample on Red Bull Arena.
AC Milan: Sofa cover, $ 26.90
If you can’t make the pilgrimage to San Siro, now you can recreate the feeling of being in the iconic stadium without leaving your living room.
Inter Milan: Retractable leash, $ 22.30
If your dog weighs less than 11kg (as specified in the product description) and happens to be a big Inter Milan fan, then surely a Nerazzurri the leash is a necessity.
Juventus: Leather jacket, $ 285.85
If replica shirts aren’t your thing, how about a club-branded leather jacket with the Juventus crest on the chest? Pay a little extra and the club might even put your favorite player’s name and number on the back.
Naples: Bikini, $ 8.35
Perhaps not the most recommended outfit to wear on the terraces of Stadio Diego Armando Maradona as we head into winter.
Lyon: Wooden sledge, $ 44.85
It doesn’t tend to snow a lot in Lyon, but when it does it is important to keep the club colors visible to everyone.
Marseille: Pétanque game, $ 36.90
Imagine spending your whole afternoon playing an outdoor game that involves beating an opponent by successfully aiming small balls at a target? It will never hang on.
Paris Saint-Germain: PSG x Prince vinyl record, $ 15
This vinyl single contains two songs from Prince: the first a studio version of “Partyman” from his 1989 soundtrack album “Batman” and the second a live version of “Cool” recorded during a concert in Paris in 2014. The link with PSG is tenuous. , to say the least, but at least the music is funky.
Benfica: Doll, $ 16.80
The less said about the strange and disturbing Benfica doll, named Lucia, the better.
FC Porto: Gold ring with diamonds, $ 7,792
Members of the Porto club looking for this Black Friday trinket will no doubt be delighted to learn that they can get their hands on this stylish piece of jewelry for the discounted price of just $ 7,000.
Sporting CP: Bow tie for dogs, $ 7.50
By eliminating Inter’s line of pet accessories, Sporting has produced a line of formal party outfits designed to fit your canine companion.
Inter Miami: court dice, $ 35.99
No MLS pre-game party is complete without beer, barbecue, and big wooden dice.
LAFC: Magnetic Fighting Game, $ 39.99
Recreate all of your favorite “El Trafico” derby fixtures in Los Angeles with this exciting magnetized version of air hockey.
New York City FC: Victory 4 Playset, $ 159.99
A “perfect excuse to get your friends together for an epic night out at New York City FC,” we are told. Just sit back and watch the RSVPs roll in.
Angel City FC: Pet Bandana, $ 15
Another club making moves in the pet accessories space, Angel City wants every dog in Los Angeles to be dressed new in time for their big NWSL entry next year.
Portland Thorns: Wallets, $ 22
The Thorns make a rather nifty line of upcycled wallets made from banners that once hung around their stadium.
Racing Louisville: Earrings, $ 13.95
No outfit for a party on the tiles in Kentucky would be complete without these little purple beauties.
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