With most common sports fans, it isn’t only about the love of the sport. It is about getting as close as possible to the athletes to get your picture taken together, an autograph or both. A lot of times, the most amazing pieces of sports memorabilia you could find are impossible to get fresh, so you will need to search around the internet and sports shows for sporting memorabilia. Professional football players in Europe, specifically from the English Premier League are considered more than just athlete superstars. These players are complete celebrities and are admired and appreciated off the pitch as much as they are on it.
What are some of the best pieces of signed sports memorabilia you can get from Up North Memorabilia from some of the best footballers in the world?
Edwin Van Der Sar Hand Signed Goalie Glove
The most capped player in Netherlands history is the man behind this great piece of football memorabilia. When some people are excited simply with a signed jersey or picture, this one of a kind glove is something that will be the inspiration to numerous conversations in your bar or man cave. The former Dutch player is hoping to become a coach in the future, which will only help the former Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United star get increased value on his merchandise.
John Terry Genuine Hand Signed Jersey
While some people would rather have a unique piece of sports memorabilia, others would prefer something basic like signed shirts. With this John Terry autographed Chelsea jersey, fans could have a piece of history hanging in their house for the rest of their life. The 32-year-old Terry is the captain of Chelsea and was the English national team captain during two stints from 2006 through 2010 and 2011 through 2012. As the Chelsea captain, Terry has led the team three Premier League titles, four FA cups, the UEFA Champions League and two league cups. His success in that high demand role has made his memorabilia become a hot item in Europe and this jersey is a great way to pay homage to the star in your home, office or bar.
Steven Gerrard Hand Signed 12×16 Photo
Autographs of Gerrard’s are one of the most popular in Europe. The captain of Liverpool and the English national team is one of the greatest players of all time and this photo mount display autograph is something most fans would have no problem hanging in any room of their home. The 33-year-old has as much of a history in football as any other star that has ever laced up cleats on a professional pitch. Since 1998, Gerrard has made 442 appearances with Liverpool and since 2000, has 103 caps playing with the English national team. Gerrard is one of the rare players that hasn’t bounced around to different clubs throughout his career, starting with Liverpool as a youth for two seasons before joining the senior league club. For Liverpool fans, his memorabilia, especially anything with his signature, would be the best gift for any occasion.
Dennis Bergkamp Hand Signed Autographed Shirt
In professional football, one of the greatest competitors is the Dutch-born, Dennis Bergkamp. He is widely considered not only one of the best players in his generation, but one of the greatest players to ever compete in the sport. Bergkamp began his professional career playing with Ajax before moving on to Internazionale. He finished his playing career with Arsenal, where he had 315 appearances and 87 goals scored. During his time with Arsenal, Bergkamp did his part in helping lead the club to three Premier League titles, reached the finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2006 and four FA Cups. Those fans that are a bit older and saw Bergkamp compete in his prime would love to add this autographed shirt to their collection.
Tony Adams Hand Signed Soccer Boot
One of the greatest prizes to sports memorabilia collections are the items that are hard to find and are considered rare or difficult to attain. That is exactly what makes this hand signed soccer boot from Tony Adams a great collector’s piece. Adams spent his entire professional career playing with Arsenal, making 504 appearances during his reign with the team from 1983 through 2002. He won numerous titles and championships during his run with the club and even has a statue depicting his image, along with statues of Thierry Henry and Herbert Chapman, at Emirates Stadium.
Ronald Koeman Hand Signed Captains Armband
Koeman is one of those players that has had a highly successful playing career and has also been successful as a coach. Throughout his playing career, Koeman – now 50 – scored 187 goals with five different clubs, including Groningen, Ajax, PSV, Barcelona and Feyenoord. During his time PSV, he had the best run of his career, scoring 51 goals in 98 appearances. When he was with Barcelona, he added 67 goals, but played 192 games to reach that mark. He also made 78 appearances for the Dutch national team and scored 14 goals. With this armband, you will have a chance to honor one of the pioneers of Dutch football and the current coach of Feyenoord.
Matthew Le Tissier Hand Signed 6×4 Photo
One of the greatest footballers to ever compete for Southampton is Le Tissier. With this 6×4 inch autographed picture, you can add extra Southampton love to your bar or home office. He played with Southampton from 1986 through 2002 and scored 161 goals in the 443 appearances he had with the club. He was never considered one of the elite players in the sport, making just eight appearances with the English national team, but for those fans in Southampton, England, he is considered an icon. Up North Memorabilia has several different 6×4 inch autographed photos for you to choose from.
Roberto Mancini Hand Signed Manchester City FA Finals Jersey
Mancini is another of those rare stars that excelled as a player and again as a coach. He began his playing career with Bologna before moving on to Sampdoria where he played in 424 games and scored 132 goals. Throughout his playing and coaching career, Mancini has won a total of 25 trophies, 13 of which came as a player. During his entire coaching career, Mancini has reached the semi-finals of every major competition he has been a part of. The Italian coach signed this ManchesterCity jersey following their appearance in the 2011 FA Cup finals and this baby blue jersey would make the perfect addition to your game room.
Alan Shearer Hand Signed Newcastle United Jersey
The 43-year-old English native had a legendary playing career with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. His run with Blackburn Rovers was one of the best in that clubs history. He played there from 1992-96 and scored 112 goals in 138 games. He then made the step up in competition and joined Newcastle United where he scored 148 times in 303 games. He also made 63 appearances for the English national team, where he scored an additional 30 goals. He is widely considered as one of the greatest strikers in the history of England and still leads the Premier League and Newcastle United in goals scored. After retiring from the sport, he briefly became the head coach of Newcastle United in hopes of saving them from relegation. He couldn’t, but his signed sports memorabilia is still some of the hottest and most sought after pieces in the genre.
All of these sports signings from Up North Memorabilia come with certificates of authenticity, ensuring that you can trust you are getting what is being advertised.
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