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The Holiday Gift Guide for Football Fans
If there’s anything we learned from Arsenal fans after Mesut Özil moved to North London, it’s that buying nice things is the key to happiness. With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re just days away from that time of the year where people rush to malls and shove strangers. As much as you may enjoy that pastime, you could do better than that gift card.
To make the hunt for gifts a bit more digestible, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite things. From art prints to books and gear, if you can’t find a present here, well, you might be tough out of luck.
The World Cup is coming, Cristiano
Deep breaths. With Dan Leydon's excitement building as we edge closer to kick-off, he illustrated a moment we're sure to see in Brazil.
Sócrates by Dan Leydon
He was a doctor, “O Doutor” even. He was a world class footballer, and a world class revolutionary who was the heart of soul of Brazil’s 1982 World Cup side. He also brought democracy to his club Corinthians, which had an echo effect throughout the country.
He helped create a brand of “hypnotic football, football as sorcery, impossibly languid and creative, as louche and seductive as Bowie and Jagger and Richards all rolled into one.” He was Brazilian futebol’s philosopher king, and while he is gone, his spirit lives on in his country. [Find more of Dan Leydon work here, and get it here. Posted by Eric.]