Since the first soccer matches played in the mid-nineteenth century, the jersey has been used to uniquely identify every team participating in ’the beautiful game’.
Traditionally supporters would show allegiance to their team by donning a scarf in the color of the shirt. Nowadays however, wearing the jersey - ’the badge upon the chest’ - has become the symbol of loyalty and commitment.
If you are looking to buy a new soccer jersey then we have a great selection of the most popular teams in the world.
There is an excellent choice of european club shirts from Europe’s big leagues such as the English Premier League (EPL), La Liga in Spain, the Bundesliga in Germany, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France.
There is also a wide range of international team jerseys that are perfect for flying the flag in anticipation of the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
If you are fan of a particular player, many of the shirts are available with the name and number of your favorite player emblazoned on the back. With worldwide delivery and multi-currency payment options, soccerjerseyexpert is the ideal place for acquiring your new shirt!
English Premier League (EPL)
Barclays Premier League Table
The English Premier League (EPL) is the number one soccer league in England and is one of the strongest and most supported soccer leagues in the world.
It was created in 1992 by the English Football Association, replacing the Football League First Division as England's primary soccer competition.
Each season twenty teams compete for this lucrative crown, with the top two gaining automatic access to the highly rewarding group stage of the UEFA Champions League (Europe's premier cup competition). Those finishing third and fourth gain access to the preliminary rounds of the Champions League and the fifth place team has automatic entry into the UEFA Europa League (the second cup competition of europe that replaced the UEFA Cup in 2009.)
The Champions League places are usually contested by the 'Big Four', Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, however an influx of money into have established Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Aston Villa as realistic pretenders to the throne.
As with all competitions there are winners and there are losers! With three teams relegated each season to the Football League Championship (formerly the English Second Division), the battle at the bottom of the table is just as fierce as at the top.
If you follow an EPL team then why not have a look at the great range of premier league jerseys we have on offer. All are competitively priced with low cost delivery worldwide.
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La Liga - Spanish Soccer League
La Liga Spanish League Table
La Liga is the common name for Spain's top soccer division, the Primera División. Administered by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), it is one the greatest soccer leagues in the world.
Due to language similarities, it has traditionally attracted some of the best players South America has to offer. However in recent years, La Liga has been the birthplace of some fantastic home grown talent; a fact that without doubt contributed to Spain winning the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2008) and elevating them to be one of the favorites for the 2010 FIFA World Cup being held in South Africa.
Since the formation of La Liga in 1929 two teams have dominated winning over 50 title between them, namely Real Madrid and Barcelona. Throughout history only seven other teams have had the honour of lifting the Spanish League Title.
The league is comprised of twenty teams with the top three gaining automatic access to the UEFA Champions League group stage and the fourth placed team entry to the Champions League preliminary rounds. The fifth and sixth placed team are entered into round one of the UEFA Europa League.
Each season the teams that finish in the bottom three of La Liga are relegated to the Spanish Second Division, the Segunda División.
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Serie A - Italian Soccer League
Serie A Italian League Table
Serie A is the name for the premier soccer league in Italy. Since it's formation in 1929, it has operated as Italy's number one football competition.
The league consists of twenty teams and in a similar way to the Spanish league, the top three gain automatic entry to the UEFA Champions League, fourth to the Champions League preliminary round and fifth and sixth to the first round of the UEFA Europa League.
As with all leagues there are certain teams that have an illustrious history littered with trophies. In Italy these teams are Juventus of Turin and the two Milan based teams, AC Milan and Internazionale (Inter Milan). Over sixty of the Italian League titles have been shared by the three teams from the north of Italy.
An special gold star honour is awarded to teams in Serie A that win 10 league titles. To symbolise the award, the team is allowed to display a single gold star on the team jersey for each set of ten titles won. Juventus have won over twenty Italian titles and are therefore the only team to display two gold stars. The Milan teams are the only others to be awarded the honour, with one star each.
Juventus have won every club competition available to soccer clubs, a feat that is yet to be matched.
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FIFA World International
Soccer Team Rankings
FIFA is the governing body for soccer throughout the world. It consists of 208 member countries each of whom are eligible to compete for soccer's number one international prize, the World Cup.
The World Cup finals take place every four years hosted by an elected country. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals are being held in South Africa and this is the first time the tournament has been hosted in Africa.
The World Cup Finals are competed by the top thirty two countries having qualified for the tournament by winning their continental qualifiers.
To date only seven nations have won the World Cup. These are Brazil - five times, Italy - four times, Germany - three times, Argentina - twice, Uruguay - twice, France - once and England - once.
It is possible that a new winner could emerge in South Africa in 2010, with the quality of the Spain team making them one of the favorites.
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Retro Soccer Jerseys
As well as owning the latest 'must have' jersey, many supporters are interested in 'retro soccer shirts' (the term used to describe the jerseys previously worn by their favorite team).
We have an extensive range of retro jerseys on offer to purchase from many of the top teams. Just go to your favorite team and look for the 'jump to retro' button.
Famous Soccer Jersey Histories
If you are interested in the history of soccer jerseys, we have a selection of individual team stories that chart the evolution of the jersey from the early days right up to today. Just click on a story below:
History of Argentina Soccer Jerseys since 1901
... The more famous light blue and white striped Argentina soccer jersey was introduced in 1911 and with the black shorts and white socks are still the same today.... Read more
History of Brazil Soccer Jerseys since 1914.
... Their first full international match saw them lose 3-0 away to Argentina. In the first two World Cups of 1930 and 1934 they were knocked out in the first round.... Read more
History of Chelsea Soccer Jerseys since 1905
... Chelsea have had 4 main crest designs although all have undergone minor variations. The first crest adopted was based on an image of a Chelsea pensioner and this lasted for about 50 years although it never appeared on the Chelsea jersey. ... Read more
History of England Soccer Jerseys since 1870
... The 3 lions badge was on the very first shirt, however after the war the badge also included 10 roses. The reason for the lions dates back to Richard the Lionheart, but the reason for the 10 roses is unclear.... Read more
History of Liverpool Soccer Jerseys since 1892
... However it is recorded that by 1896, red had become the primary color of the home jersey, a tradition that would remain in the many incarnations of the Liverpool soccer uniform throughout the 20th century and one that still persists today.... Read more
History of Manchester United Soccer Jerseys since 1878
... The kit in the 1909 FA Cup Final against Bristol City where the players wore a white jersey with a red ’V’ sash.... Read more
History of Socceroos Soccer Jerseys since 1922
... The socceroos hold the record for the biggest win in international football Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa in 2001, with Archie Thompson scoring 13 goals. ... Read more