Footysphere

Feb 13

Football by Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi
A public poster created for the 2006 World Cup in Germany featuring two samurais in full battle armour.

Football by Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi

A public poster created for the 2006 World Cup in Germany featuring two samurais in full battle armour.

(Source: soccertronix, via setpieces)

Feb 11

Match Abandoned by Formerstormer on Flickr.

Match Abandoned by Formerstormer on Flickr.

Feb 01

Lesotho Games by David_Lazar on Flickr (via souls-of-my-shoes)

Lesotho Games by David_Lazar on Flickr (via souls-of-my-shoes)

(via kidsnfootball)

Jan 30

El lejano campo de fútbol by Zé.Valdi on Flickr.

El lejano campo de fútbol by Zé.Valdi on Flickr.

Jan 29

"Football is freedom"

"Football is freedom"

(Source: mereggaepositive, via footballarchive)

Jan 28

[video]

Jan 18

thevintagefootballclub: Benfica postcard (60’s). 

thevintagefootballclub: Benfica postcard (60’s). 

Jan 11

Chalk drawing of a football pitch
Campo de futebol by Javier Martínez on Flickr.
Desenhado por duas crianças com giz, em cada lado podemos observar as iniciais P e C (Paulinho e Caetano).

Chalk drawing of a football pitch

Campo de futebol by Javier Martínez on Flickr.

Desenhado por duas crianças com giz, em cada lado podemos observar as iniciais P e C (Paulinho e Caetano).

Jan 05

RIP Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, footballer, born 25 January 1942; died 5 January 2014. An astonishing footballer and one of the game’s true legends. Obituary.
image credit: “Eusebio" by Roberto Maldeno, used under CC-BY-NC-ND / Sepia filter applied

RIP Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, footballer, born 25 January 1942; died 5 January 2014. An astonishing footballer and one of the game’s true legends. Obituary.

image credit: “Eusebio" by Roberto Maldeno, used under CC-BY-NC-ND / Sepia filter applied

Jan 02

[video]

Jan 01

Back in the summer of 1980 my younger brother wrote a letter to Sheffield United asking if he could train with the players. He got this letter back from the manager, Harry Haslam, saying that this was not unfortunately possible. However he did invite my brother down to watch the training.
My dad phoned the club as suggested and a date was arranged for them to go and watch the players train. Unfortunately for my brother he got himself in a spot of bother which required some family discipline and part of his punishment meant that he lost out on the chance to visit the club and watch the players train. He was gutted!
Letter from Sheffield United 1980 on Flickr.

Back in the summer of 1980 my younger brother wrote a letter to Sheffield United asking if he could train with the players. He got this letter back from the manager, Harry Haslam, saying that this was not unfortunately possible. However he did invite my brother down to watch the training.

My dad phoned the club as suggested and a date was arranged for them to go and watch the players train. Unfortunately for my brother he got himself in a spot of bother which required some family discipline and part of his punishment meant that he lost out on the chance to visit the club and watch the players train. He was gutted!

Letter from Sheffield United 1980 on Flickr.

Dec 31

I-Blade
Image attribution: This work, “I-Blade”, is a derivative of “Day 15 :Eye See You" by Chris Smith, used under CC-BY-NC-SA. “I-Blade” is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA by footysphere.

I-Blade

Image attribution: This work, “I-Blade”, is a derivative of “Day 15 :Eye See You" by Chris Smith, used under CC-BY-NC-SA. “I-Blade” is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA by footysphere.

Dec 30

Basque futbola scene - painted by the Basque painter José Arrue

Basque futbola scene - painted by the Basque painter José Arrue

Dec 29

Two performing seals show off their skills at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City, watched by the manager (left) and three of the players.
Image credit: Bristol City sign two new strikers by brizzle born and bred on Flickr.

Two performing seals show off their skills at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City, watched by the manager (left) and three of the players.

Image credit: Bristol City sign two new strikers by brizzle born and bred on Flickr.

Dec 21

Happy birthday Borussia Dortmund with love from the World’s First Football Club Sheffield FC 1857
A delegation from Sheffield FC are on their way to Germany to help celebrate BVB’s 104th birthday. They’ll take with them this gift of an engraved Friendship Bowl that was made in Sheffield and in doing so cement a friendship founded on shared values of respect, community and inclusion. Earlier this year BVB made a visit to Sheffield FC in order to discover the roots of the game with a club official saying,

"We wanted to visit the cradle of football and find inspiration. After all, it all started here in Sheffield and we at Borussia Dortmund are committed to tradition .. there are parallels between the two clubs. Sheffield FC´s values are based on respect and integrity, without distinction of social origin, nationality, religion, sex or age - values that have also always been shared by the BVB´s black and yellow family - coming together in their love of football."

A sentiment I’m sure we can all share.
Image used with kind permission of Sheffield FC

Happy birthday Borussia Dortmund with love from the World’s First Football Club Sheffield FC 1857

A delegation from Sheffield FC are on their way to Germany to help celebrate BVB’s 104th birthday. They’ll take with them this gift of an engraved Friendship Bowl that was made in Sheffield and in doing so cement a friendship founded on shared values of respect, community and inclusion. Earlier this year BVB made a visit to Sheffield FC in order to discover the roots of the game with a club official saying,

"We wanted to visit the cradle of football and find inspiration. After all, it all started here in Sheffield and we at Borussia Dortmund are committed to tradition .. there are parallels between the two clubs. Sheffield FC´s values are based on respect and integrity, without distinction of social origin, nationality, religion, sex or age - values that have also always been shared by the BVB´s black and yellow family - coming together in their love of football."

A sentiment I’m sure we can all share.

Image used with kind permission of Sheffield FC