People have always had a sort of fascination for certain things; in the old days, they used to collect stamps, autographs and even objects such as toy cars or action figures, but nowadays football items have gained a lot of ground in the collectors’ world.
They are becoming the favorite collector’s items, and some of the most popular football related items are football jerseys. Jerseys are by far the best sold football related items in the entire world, and since nowadays there are so many teams and important football players famous and loved worldwide, real football fans want to collect as many shirts as they can.
Football fans are collecting shirts of players and teams all around the world; this has become very easy to do, as the internet industry has developed so far that you can purchase any jersey from any team, in any town, country or continent.
Before this surprising growth of the online environment, most football jerseys were not available for anyone else than the football fans living in the country of the respective team. Today, there are simple delivery rules, everything is very easy and you can order any shirt from any team all over the world. Nationality shirts are a must-have fan item, so they are becoming increasingly popular and the teams make huge profits just from selling this simple item.
Basically, every football fan has a football club they support; nowadays, fans don’t just go to their favorite team’s games, but they also buy shirts, bandanas and other collectibles, and they dress in their favorite team’s shirts every time there’s a game.
Usually, they prefer the name of their favorite player on their jerseys. This also gives the opportunity for fans to start a whole new collection: a players collection, because nowadays they do not enjoy collecting tiny player cards, but they actually want a shirt with the players’ names and game numbers.
There are shirts which are more appealing to fans than others; usually, the popularity of a shirt or another is given by the name of the player or the number of the player it has written on it, or it has a certain significance at one point or another in the respective club’s history, or in the respective country’s history.
If the team wins a national championship, the Champions League, League Cup, World Cup, European Championship etc, that team becomes famous and gains popularity in the country or on an entire continent, or even worldwide.
During that time, people all over the world become interested in collectable items and shirts from that team and its most valuable players (for example, the player scoring the most goals during the championship), and thus purchases a lot of items having the mark of that particular club or player.