Tag: Sport

Icons.com: Official Messi Signed Merchandise Partner

Icons first met Leo Messi on May 5th, 2006. Although Messi had made less than 30 appearances for club and country, Icons were convinced of his potential and made the signing happen.

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Today, eight years later, Messi is the biggest name in world football and has a glittering trophy cabinet to prove it. To date Messi has won six La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, two FIFA Club World Cup titles and four consecutive Ballon D’Or awards to name just a few.

Despite all this, Messi claims “off the pitch I am just normal”. And he’s right. Humble, unassuming and polite, he is a pleasure to work with. On the pitch, however, he is unlike any footballer the world has ever seen.

Official Messi Signed Merchandise

On Friday 26th September, 2014 Icons saw Leo Messi yet again to sign a range of shirts, boots and photos for us and his fans. Icons have also been working around the clock to launch the new Official Messi Signed Merchandise range.

All Official Messi Signed Merchandise is created under license by Icons Shop Ltd and now comes with an Official Messi Signed Merchandise Certificate of Authenticity, which has an image of Leo signing the product line.

The full range is only available on Icons.com.

 



Icons Announce New Chinese Partnership With 5usport Media Co. Ltd

Icons are delighted to announce a new long term, exclusive distribution partnership with 5usport Media Co., Ltd (U体育) in China.

Check out the new Icons section on the 5usport Shop on Tmall

Their website Usport News will be listing Icons signed products from the summer of 2014 onwards and they will be responsible for exclusively working with all our customers in greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

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Usportnews.com will be the best place for all our Chinese customers to get their official signed Messi, Ronaldo, Maradona and Premier League superstar’s signed products, as well as officially licensed memorabilia ranges from the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

If you have any questions about this partnership please contact us on [email protected]



We Predict… The 2014-15 Season

It’s that time again. Who is going to win the Premier League? Who is going to score for fun? Will there be surprises and disappointments? Here are the Icons team’s expectations for the new season.

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Edward Freedman, Chairman

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United

Premier League top scorer: Diego Costa

La Liga winners: FC Barcelona

Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

FA Cup: Liverpool

League Cup: Arsenal

Premier League bottom 3: Aston Villa, Sunderland, West Ham United

Positive surprise packages: Everton will have an impressive season, but with the same result as last year.

Negative surprise packages: Tottenham will struggle mid-table.

Random predictions: A Premier League manager will depart within a month.

Dan Jamieson, Managing Director

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal

Premier League top scorer: Sergio Aguero

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

FA Cup: Liverpool

League Cup: Everton

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, Aston Villa, Leicester City

Positive surprise packages: Philippe Coutinho and Juan Mata will be their respective players of the year for their clubs. John Stones to be in the England team by the end of the year.

Negative surprise packages: 50% of the managers in the Premier League to not be in their jobs by the end of the season. Messi, Suarez and Neymar to score 100 goals between them in all competitions but not win any of them.

Random predictions: Raheem Sterling to the future of English football. James Rodriquez to be the future of football in general.

 

Ben Soley, Marketing and Sales Manager

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool

Premier League top scorer: Daniel Sturridge

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

FA Cup: Manchester United

League Cup: Chelsea

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, Swansea City, Hull City

Positive surprise packages: Bojan Krkić for Stoke. Southampton to be mid-table again.

Negative surprise packages: Sunderland to narrowly escape relegation again. Costa and Fabregas to be a success at Chelsea – this will upset me deeply.

Random predictions: Man Utd to be top after 8 games, the wheels to come off after Christmas. Arsenal’s team doctor to fail them yet again, losing the title in the last month. Coutinho to have most assists in the league.

Margaret Plunkett, Head of Customer Service

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United

Premier League top scorer: Diego Costa

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: FC Barcelona

FA Cup: Everton

League Cup: Manchester City

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, Aston Villa, Leicester City

Positive surprise packages: Wayne Rooney will flourish.

Negative surprise packages: Liverpool will have troubles scoring goals when Sturridge will miss half the season through injury.

Random predictions:

 

Harm Jan Deuring, Social Content Co-ordinator

Premier League top 4: Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal

Premier League top scorer: Robin van Persie

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: Real Madrid

FA Cup: Chelsea

League Cup: Liverpool

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City

Positive surprise packages: Louis van Gaal will construct a winning football machine that wins the title. Eric Lamela will prove that last season was an incident.

Negative surprise packages: Liverpool will discover that national + international football is hard to deal with.

Random predictions: Alexis Sanchez will have an amazing start at Arsenal, but will pick up an injury and struggle to come back. Liverpool will struggle to score goals.

Imran Sabur, Design Co-ordinator

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal

Premier League top scorer: Wayne Rooney

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

FA Cup: Chelsea

League Cup: Southampton

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa

Positive surprise packages: Rooney to dominate the league after been made captain by Van Gaal. Ander Herrera proves that Moyes was on to a winner when he tried to sign him last season. Lampard receives a standing ovation from Chelsea fans after scoring against his former club to put an early dent in their title credentials.

Negative surprise packages: Lampard receives a standing ovation from Chelsea fans after scoring against his former club to put an early dent in their title credentials – good & bad, because I’m a United fan. Sturridge to perform better without Suarez in the team.

Random predictions: Giggs contemplates coming out of retirement due to injuries early december.

Scott Hutchison, US Partner

Premier League top 4: Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal

Premier League top scorer: Diego Costa

La Liga winners: Real Madrid

Champions League winners: Real Madrid

FA Cup: Chelsea

League Cup: Everton

Premier League bottom 3: Burnley, Southampton, Leicester City

Positive surprise packages:

Negative surprise packages: Van Gaal and Rooney relationship (bad for United, fun for the rest of us all).

Random predictions: Brendan Rogers on the hot seat by January.

 



La Décima! Cristiano Ronaldo and Icons Celebrate Their 10th Signing Session

It’s been quite a year for Cristiano Ronaldo, winning his second Ballon D’Or title, becoming Portugal’s all-time top goal scorer, winning the UEFA Champions League and now signing with Icons.com for the 10th time in 9 years.
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After such a successful year, it’s no surprise to hear that Cristiano is ready and raring to go again as the 2014-15 season commences, starting with Real Madrid’s Super Cup Final against Sevilla in Cardiff. One of the first Icons to ever arrive early to his signing with Icons.com on Tuesday 5th August, 2014, he spoke of the year ahead and exciting new arrivals at Madrid.
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Cristiano signed a host of new products for Icons.com in his 10th signing (La Decima!) in 9 years. There’s a range of signed shirts, boots and photos celebrating Real Madrid’s La Decima Champions League Final win, in which Cristiano scored the 4th goal from the penalty spot.
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Also available are new products from the 2014-15 season, including Real Madrid shirt, boot and Portugal shirt.
For the Man United fans
There’s even something for Man United fans, with this limited edition 2007-08 season signed shirt, which is signed on the front and available framed only.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic range of items signed by the best player in the world, today.

 



Highlights Of Our 2013 (Feat. Messi, Ronaldo, Maradona, Mourinho & More)

It’s been a busy year for Icons, full of signings with the biggest names in world football. Don’t believe us? Just check out some of the video highlights from our 2013 then click to view the amazing autographed memorabilia on sale from each player below.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo signed shirts, photos, posters, boots, balls and more for Icons in a signing session in Madrid in May. After a jawdropping year at the Bernabeu, CR7 is now favourite for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in January.

Leo Messi

 

Leo Messi met with Icons several times throughout 2013, a year that has seen him flourish further into his reputation as one of the best players of all time, despite recently being sidelined by injury. You can pick up signed posters, Barcelona and Argentina shirts, boots and photos now.

Jose Mourinho

 

Jose Mourinho is back at the Bridge and – no surprise here – in the thick of it as the Premier League title race heats up. Get signed memorabilia from the Chelsea mastermind today.


Diego Maradona

 

Icons travelled to Dubai to meet with the legendary Diego Maradona for a signing session at the master Argentine’s home in May. Click here to buy incredible signed memorabilia from the World Cup icon.

Philippe Coutinho

 

Brazilian marvel Coutinho has enjoyed a stellar year at the heart of the Liverpool midfield, overseeing their transformation into title contenders in 2013-14. Icons met with the superstar in the making in September, when he signed shirts, boots and photos available to buy now.

That’s not all – we also met with Gareth Bale and welcomed new Icons including Luis Figo, Gianluigi Buffon, Nemanja Vidic, Javier Hernandez, Eusebio and more. Keep up to date with our latest signings by visiting our Facebook page – don’t miss out.

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Introducing Our Official FIFA World Cup™ Range!

The draw is done, the stage is set – the 2014 World Cup is now just around the corner, with a mere 184 days between now and kick off. As anticipation mounts, Icons are proud to announce the launch of our official licensed FIFA World Cup™ Collection featuring signed memorabilia from the tournament’s most brilliant entertainers past and present.

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From Diego Maradona and Pele to Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, sports fans can now mark what promises to be a tournament to remember, hosted by the spiritual home of football, with authentic autographed shirts, photos, boots and more from the World Cup’s biggest ever superstars. Each product comes in special gold-lined framing designed to evoke the gold of the coveted World Cup trophy, making for Icons’ classiest collection yet.
Can Messi add to his trophy the cabinet the one prize that has so far eluded him, a World Cup winner’s medal? Are Cristiano’s formidable talents enough to carry a Portugal side that struggled through qualification out of the group stage? With Wayne Rooney at his peak, can the Manchester United man put the disappointment of previous World Cup campaigns behind him? With this tournament set to be Andrea Pirlo’s last, can he bow out in style with a winner’s medal? So many questions hang over the impending tournament but one thing’s for sure – there’s simply no better way to celebrate the greatest event in world sport than Icons’ official FIFA World Cup™ collection.
Look out for new additions to the collection in the coming months as the tournament nears – we’ll be adding exclusive new players and products. Stay tuned. In the meantime, click here to check out the first part of the collection – our World Cup legends range.
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