We asked our friends at the The 12elfth Man to share the best creative work in the football world

The beautiful game has never looked better. The apparent resurgence of creativity in football—on and off the pitch— has led droves of creative and passionate people to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible in the sport. And we love it.

The 12elfth Man is a website that curates some of the best creative work across all of football. From football fashion and culture to graphic design and illustration, the collection of work is extensive—and man does it all look great in one place. We hope you enjoy this collection of links, and make sure to click the headers for the full story.

Adidas Tattoo Pack


Embracing football culture in fine form, adidas has launched a dramatic limited edition redesign of the adizero f50 as part of the #ThereWillBeHaters collection: the new adizero f50 Tattoo Pack.

Le Ballon FC


If you needed any more of a reason why this is the place you MUST visit when in Paris, the talented photographers and creative mavericks at Studio White have helped present the perfect picture of Le Ballon FC.

Pro Direct x Uhlsport


This collaboration sees Pro Direct Soccer and Uhlsport team up to offer the chance to design and create your own Rollfinger gloves. It’s a competition open to anyone, and the winning design will be sold around the world and given away to professional goalkeepers.

Adidas Copa Mundial Whiteout

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There are few boots more heroic than the Copa Mundial. At the end of the day, when everything”s stripped back, the Mundial is THE boot that warms the heart of every boot lover. They stand for the love of the online casino game. Simple on the surface but beautiful on the foot.

Ryan Mason documents the Old Farm Derby


We asked photographer Ryan Mason to take over our Instagram for the day, and document the Old Farm Derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town. The result was not a disappointment.

The Demise of the Pontiac Silverdome


The Pontiac Silverdome, just 30 miles outside Detroit, MI, has played host to the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, and the vintage 1994 World Cup Finals. But now, after years of neglect, it”s falling apart. Photographer Johnny Joo captures the decay.

Adidas Finale Berlin


The adidas Finale Berlin—the official match ball for the knock-out stages and the final of the most prestigious club competition in global football, The Champions League—is here. And it is outstanding.

Sunday League

This documentary, made by Hard Line Productions, is a brilliant presentation of the game at it’s purest level—grass roots.

Deportivo Cali x Umbro


Umbro has been packing football’s creative space with a heap of beautiful new kits. This, however, might just take the biscuit. Smart and simple but striking all the same. We”re massive fans of the freshly launched Deportivo Cali kit.

The brilliant type of Alexis Tyrsa


Typography is an art like no other. It’s the backbone of most creative—just as important as layout, photography, and illustration.  Alexis Tyrsa has worked on a handful of projects, most recently teaming World Food Programme for the “805 Million Names” campaign, featuring Zlatan. Read an exclusive interview with Tyrsa here.

Barcelona Packaging by Oxigen for Nike


This collaborative project saw FC Barcelona and Nike combine forces with creative agency Oxigen. The brief: To create limited edition packaging for Barcelona”s official kit.

Everton #WeAreChosen

The start of the new year is always awesome for new products and initiatives. Everton and their 15/16 season ticket campaign “We Are Chosen” unites fans, players, and staff in their support for the club they love. It’s an aspirational piece shot in fine fashion, the delivery is brilliant.

Black History Month Collection


Black History Month is more than an annual celebration of design at Nike. The company’s Black Employee Network gathers regularly to plan company-wide initiatives throughout the year, and rolls out a limited edition collection of products to celebrate Black History Month.

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