Friday, 26 February 2010

2010 Fans - Portugal

The flag of Portugal is red and green, the Portuguese coat of arms is pictured where the two colours meet. The green symbolises the hope of a nation and the red is the blood of those who died defending it.

The Portugese soccer team coach Carlos Queiroz was born 1 March 1953 in Nampula Mozambique. He was the head coach of the Portuguese under 20 youth team. Quiroz was credited with dicovering the "golden generation" of Portugues football including Luis Figo, Rui Costa, Fenando Couto, Joao Viera Pinto, Jorge Costa and Vitor Baia who went on to start internationally. He coached the South African team from 2000 - 2002.

He was Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United soccer team, where he has enjoyed two spells. He is currently coach of the Portugal national football team.

Soccer Team Nick name: Seleccao das Quinas (Selection of the shields of Portugal) It refers to the five shields.

Top soccer goal scorers: Paulta. Gaols 47.

Most capped soccer players: Luis Figo. Carreer: Oct 12 1991. Caps 127. Goals: 32

Current team ranking: 5 Current team points: 1176 (as of 03 February 2010)

At Belle Regalo we sell a range of colour coordinated soccer fan clothing and soccer fan gifts. They are designed not to infringe on FIFA branding regulations.

2010 Fans - Germany

The German Flag is a horiozontal tricolour, with black, red and yellow stripes. The colours of the flag were the colours of the German soldiers in the Napolenic Wars.

The German coach Joachim "Jogi" Low, born 3 February 1960 in Schonau im Schwarzwald, is the coach of the Greman National football team and a former football midfielder.

German Soccer team Nickname: In Germany the team is typically referred to as the "Nationalmannschaft" (national team), "DFB-Elf" (DFB eleven) or "Nationalelf" (national eleven), whereas in foreign media, they are regularly described as the "Mannschaft" (Literally meaning "The Team").

Top Soccer Scorer in history: Gerd Muller - Goals 68

Most capped player of the soccer team: Lothar Matthaus. Career: 1980 - 2000. Caps: 150. Goals: 23.

Current ranking: 6. Points 1173 (as of 03 Feb 2010)

Ask us about our colour co-ordinated 2010 fans clothing for Germany.

2010 Fans - France

France's Flag (sometimes called the Tri-colour) was first used in 1789 after the French revolution. It was officially adopted as the French national flag on February 15, 1794. The flag consists of three equal vertical bands (a tricolour) of blue (on hoist side), white and red.

The French soccer team's nick name is: Les Bleus (The Blues), L'Equipe tricolore (Tri-colour Team).

France traditiobally plays soccer in blue shirts with white shorts and red socks and are commonly referred to as the les tricolours or les bleus.

The French soccer team's coach is: Raymond Domenech (born 24 January 1952). He is a former french football player and manager of the French national soccer team. He is of Spanish and Catalan descent.

Team Ranking: 7 (as of 03 Feb). Team points 1117

Top soccer goal scorer: Thierry Henry. Career 1997 - present. Goals 51 (11).

Most capped soccer player: Lilian Thuram. Career 1994 - 2008. Caps 142. Goals 2.

2010 Fans - Argentina

Argentina's flag is a light blue and white triband with a yellow "sun of May" in the center.

The Argentina's soccer team nick name is Albicelestes (White and Sky blue). The coach is Diego Armando Marandona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanus, Buenos Aires). He is a former Argentine football player and the current manager of the Argentine' national team.
Top Argentina's Goal scorer for soccer in this team's history: Gabriel Batistutu: Career 1991 - 2002 - Goals 56
Most capped player in this team's history: Javier Zanetti - Carreer 1994 to present. Caps: 136. Goals: 5

Ranking (dated 03 Feb) - Ranked 8 - Points 1082
We sell a range of colour coordinated soccer gifts and soccer clothing especially for the 2010 event.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


As the loudest and the proudest of supporters we are pleased to offer you the original Makarapa Designed by Alfred Lux Baloyi.

The Makarapa is a hand-cut and hand painted hard hat. It belongs to the typical South African football fan's supporter'sgear, and is increasingly popular with fans of other sports. Sports fans spend hours to sculpture and paint thier Makarapa's in the colours and emblems of thier club or country.

The origin of the term Makarapa goes back to the late 70's and early 80's (derived from Makarapa, meanining migrant worker and associated with the "helmets" becuase they used migrant workers in the mines of the Witwatersrand.

Today the term is a synonym for the decorated hard hat.

The Makarapa serves three purposes: It is a fan article; an individual artwork, as well as a means of promoting one's brand in the stadium as they attract a lot of media attention.

They still afford the wearer protection from missiles thrown at sporting matches,their original reason for being worn.

It's South Africa vs Mexico

Hosts South Africa will play against Mexico on 11 June 2010 at 16H00 at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Supporter's Shirt colours for South Africa are gold and green and Supporter's shirt colours for mexico can have emerald green; white and red in them.

2010 Flag Colours

While the cost of a specific country supporter's shirt may be too grand for your marketing budget for 2010, coupled with the fact that FIFA has very strict branding rules, you may want to consider buying soccer promo shirts that match the teams colours, but are not the actual shirts.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Soccer Matches at Soccer City

Games played at Soccer City Stadium Soccer City: 11 June 2010Match: South Africa vs MexicoTime: 16:00
Soccer City: 14 June 2010 Match: Netherlands vs DenmarkTime: 13:30
Soccer City: 17 June 2010 Match: Argentina vs Korea RepublicTime: 20:30
Soccer City: 20 June 2010 Match: Brazil vs Ivory CoastTime: 20:30
Soccer City: 23 June 2010Match: Ghana vs GermanyTime: 20:30
Soccer City: 27 June 2010 – Preliminary RoundMatch: Team 1B vs Team 2ATime: 20:30Determined by the results of group stages

Soccer City: 02 July 2010 – Quarter FinalMatch: Team 1 vs Team 3Time: 20:30Determined by the results of group stages

Soccer City: 11 July 2010 – FinalMatch: Winner semi-final 1 vs Winner semi-final 2Time: 20:30Determined by the results of group stages