What is the fate of football shirts after matches?

Have you ever wondered about the fate of the clothes football players wear after matches and whether there is a specific system to deal with it or not?

Actually, there is no fixed answer to this question, as it mainly depends on the financial capacity of the clubs, money determines what happens to the football shirts after the matches.

sports eyeThe following rules explain the fate of football players’ shirts after the games are over.

What are the rich clubs doing in the match shirts?

Clubs – or teams – with financial capabilities usually make 3 shirts for each player in the match, with one shirt for each half, along with a spare shirt to use in case of breakage or dirt, which is facilitated by the presence of great financial capabilities and contracts with a specialized company to supply sports equipment.

These shirts are worn by players only once, after which the club collects and donates them, usually to charities that benefit from them through auctions.

The clubs receive huge sums in exchange for the agreement with the sportswear companies to supply them with shirts, and this means that the club does not get the full amount from the sale of the shirts but makes a deal with a sportswear manufacturer according to which it receives a fixed amount and a percentage of the profit, while the company gets the rest of the amount.

What are poor clubs doing in the match shirts?

The financially less fortunate clubs do not have the luxury of playing with a shirt once, so they rely on washing shirts and playing with them more than once, and one shirt is often used between 3 and 5 times.

The shirts are collected after the matches under the supervision of a staff member to be re-washed in a certain way so as not to change color or quality.

In 2015, the Italian Parma suffered a serious financial crisis, so Alessandro Lucarelli, the former captain of the team, confirmed that the players will be given the task of cleaning their clothes themselves, after the sale of the dressing room furniture and the tools for washing the clothes. shirts.

Poor clubs sometimes decide to ban players from swapping shirts with opponents after matches, or pay for the shirt if it is replaced, which happened to former Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes, when he was a player in Belgium’s Standard Liège ranks. in 2016.

The fate of the shirts after the end of the season

It is common for clubs to change their designs every season for commercial reasons as the new design encourages fans to buy the shirt permanently, but then again it means players cannot wear the same shirt after the season is over.

Clubs tend to donate the shirts to charities after the season ends, while some of them start selling them to fans at discounted prices to benefit financially.

The poorer clubs tend to keep these shirts too so that the players can wear them during training.

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