And just like that the new season is upon us. As a supporter our scarves have been washed while our retro top bearing the name of our club icon has been lovingly ironed.
But what about the Sunday League heroes among us, and our kids who aren’t happy unless they’re sliding across the local park a la their Premier League idol?
Hassan Khan looks at the seven very best products out there now for your season’s kitbag….
Sondico Aerolite XRD £10.99
If NASA made shinpads! This is a revolutionary shinguard with foam technology to improve protection levels. With an alow-profile shell and infused with carbon for stiffness this is great value for money for what you get.
Buy them here
Nike Tiempo Genio
The Nike Tiempo Genio Leather boots focus on allowing a firmer grip on the surface to ensure better balance and a more comfortable feeling. Nike have always been ever so reliable at providing essential comfort and with these available for as little as £50 they can be seen as a bargain.
Sondico Fusion and Aerolite
The Sondico Fusion FIFA inspected football (£29.99) is designed to ensure better control in all weather and its quality has been approved by Fifa. Having been designed by a brand as well known as Sondico, this football is perfect for Sunday league matches or even friendly games as its fantastic professional quality and cheap price make it the ideal football.
The Aerolite (pictured above and avilable at £44.99) is FIFA approved – the highest standard – and provides optimum performance on the pitch. This ball has been subjected to more tests than a grade-A student and passed each with flying colours. The benchmark of footballs.
Buy the Aerolite here for just £17.99!
Adidas Nitrocharge 3.0
The Adidas Nitrocharge boots are very well known in the footballing world and were a huge hit at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil having been worn by the likes of David Silva, Daniele De Rossi and Ezequiel Lavezzi. With different additions available and prices ranging from as low as £30, these are perfect for Sunday league players.
The Nike Gunn-Cut Goalkeeper Gloves offer excellent levels of grip in all conditions. They are available for as little as £25 and have been worn by premier league goalkeepers David De Gea, Tim Howard among others.
Puma Evopower 3
The Puma evoPower 3 Shinguards priced from £12.00 features a hard shell which provides impact protection whilst keeping comfort a top priority through the cushioned backing. These shinguards are great for comfort and easily adjustable to help suit the player.