Sunday, 22 January 2012


Botswana players modelling their new Away strips ahead of the 2012 African Cup of Nations.
Botswana - 3rd - 2012


Lesotho players modelling the new shirts on their release day 19/01/12
Lesotho - Home - 2012

If anyone is interested in one of these wonderful jerseys they are available at

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Swaziland vs Zambia in 2005
Swaziland - Away - 2005


Swaziland - Home - ?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

186 down, 22 to go - A progress report

Just under two years ago I embarked upon this mission to collect the football shirt from each of FIFA's 208 member nations. Since then I have spent a ridiculous percentage of my earnings, and a vast amount of my time collecting shirts from every corner of the planet.

Here's a quick run down of the 16 remaining countries.

66 - Libya
The Libyan team continue to be supplied by Addias, but no longer play in the green commonly associated with former Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi. This is the black away shirt used against Ivory Coast in a recent friendly, but I would be just as happy with the home shirt, or indeed one of the old green shirts (surely there must be hundreds of these lying about?).

117 - Syria
Given current the civilian uprising in Syria now possibly isn't the best time to be attempting to source a football shirt. This merely adds to the challenge.

128 - Central African Republic

129 - Dominican Republic

146 - Turkmenistan

152 - Curacao

162 - Guinea-Bissau

164 - Aruba
The Aruban Football Association keep telling me that the jerseys will be available soon, so we'll just have to wait on this one.

187 - Comoros

189 - Eritrea
 I have had very little luck finding an official Eritrea shirt. An online Eritrean community called Eri-United do sell a wonderful looking Eritrea shirt, but unfortunately these are not the shirts worn by the national team.

190 - Somalia
The Somali Football Federation are quite active on the internet, with lots of information about Somali football. It's just a shame that they never answer their e-mails. Also, you can't jsut post a letter to Somalia, it must be sent by FedEx.

198 - Djibouti

204 - Mauritania
I'm really kicking myself here. A Mauritania shirt appeared on eBay last year, and since missing out on that I haven't even had a hint of a lead. Most recently they have been supplied by Umbro and Adidas. So if you know anyone from Mauritania, particularly if they play for the national football team, then please ask about the availability of football shirts.

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Occitania vs Aigalonga in 2010

Occitania - Goalkeeper - 2010


Mali - Home - ?

I'm not 100% sure on the authenticity of this shirt. I got it fairly cheaply, and have yet to find a photo of it being worn. Although the stitching is pretty good, and there's a detailed Kappa badge, I am slightly concerned about the label and the quality of the material used.

Saturday, 14 January 2012


Padania vs occitania in 2010

Occitania - Home - 2010

Everything that this shirt lacks in quality it more than makes up for in style. This is tartan has been taken to a level that even the Scots would be shocked by.

You wouldn't believe that faff involved in obtaining this shirt, and I wouldn't be surprised if I never get asked what I want for my birthday ever again. But thanks to my brother it's finally here.

If you want to get yours then check out the shop. I recommend contacting them before hand for postal charges, they speak French, and presumably Occitanian.

In the news again

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - Saturday 14th January 2012

My football shirt project was back in the news again this week. This time in the local Peterborough paper, and this time far more accurately reported than last time it was in the papers. Lets hope that this brings in a few more contacts!

When the article appears on the web I'll post a link here.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Mongolia - Away - ?


Seychelles celebrate scoring in the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games

Seychelles - ? - 2011