Friday , December 8 2023

World Cup Preview: Who Will Be Wearing What?

With less than a week to go until the start of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we take a look at which players will be wearing what footwear. With the worlds best soccer players on show, companies like Nike and Adidas are pulling out the stops to have players wearing their soccer cleats. You just have to look at the recent Nike Elite range release or the Adidas adizero to see just how much companies are willing to invest to ensure they claim a stake in the market.

Check out the list below, and let us know which players you are looking forward to watch play!

Superfly EliteNike Superfly
Cristiano Ronaldo – Wng- Portugal
Didier Drogba – Fwd – Ivory Coast
Franck Ribery – Wng – France
Nani – Wing – Portugal
Nicklas Bendtner – Fwd – Denmark
Clint Dempsey – Fwd – USA
Robinho – Fwd – Brazil

Adidas AdizeroAdidas Adizero
Lionel Messi- Fwd – Argentina
Jose Altidore – Fwd – USA
David Villa – Fwd – Spain
Jermaine Defoe – Fwd – England
Steven Pienaar – Mid – South Africa
Diego Forlan – Fwd – Uruguay
Arjen Robben – Wng – Netherlands
Lukas Podolski – Fwd – Germany

CTR360 EliteNike CTR360
Landon Donovan – Fwd – USA
Carlos Tevez – Fwd – Argentina
Flaurent Malouda – Wng – France
James Milner – Mid – England
Gennaro Gattuso – Mid – Mid – Italy
Alexander Song – Def – Cameroon
Javier Macherano – Mid – Argentina
Giovani Dos Santos – Mid – Mexico
Cesc Fabregas – Mid – Spain

Adidas Adipure Sea Of YellowAdidas Adipure
Kaka – Fwd – Brazil
Frank Lampard – Mid – England
Philipp Lahm – Def – Germany
Gareth Barry – Mid – England
Xabi Alonso – Mid – Spain
Bastian Schweinsteiger – Wing – Germany
Nuno Gomes – Fwd – Portugal
Simone Pepe – Wng – Italy

Puma V1.10 World Cup TricksPuma V1.10
Samuel Eto’o – Fwd – Cameroon
Emmanuel Eboue – Def – Ivory Coast
Mauro Camoranesi – Mid – Italy
John Mensah – Def – Ghana
Peter Crouch – Fwd – England
Nicholas Anelka – Fwd – France

LaserIII EliteNike T90 Laser
Wayne Rooney – Fwd – England
Patrice Evra – Def – France
Wesley Sneidjer – Mid – Netherlands
Fabio Cannavaro – Def – Italy
Gerardo Torrado – Mid – Mexico
Carlos Bocanegra – Def – USA
Fernando Torres – Fwd – Spain
Miroslav Klose – Fwd – Germany

Umbro StealthUmbro Stealth
John Terry – Def – England
Deco – Mid – Portugal
Wilson Palacios – Mid – Honduras
Gael Clichy – Def – France
Yasuhito Endo – Mid – Japan

Nike Tiempo
Tiempo EliteEmile Heskey – Fwd – England
Park Ji-Sung – Wng – South Korea
Brett Emerton – Def – Australia
Tim Howard – GK – USA
Carlos Puyol – Def – Spain

Adidas Predator
Tim Cahill – Fwd – AustraliaAdidas Predator Sea Of Yellow
Dirk Kuyt – Fwd – Netherlands
Robin Van Persie – Fwd – Netherlands
Steven Gerrard – Mid – England
Yoann Gourcuff – Mid – France

Puma PowerCat
Nemanja Vidic – Def – SerbiaPuma PowerCat World Cup
Giorgio Chiellini – Def – Italy
Bakary Sagna – Def – France
Thomas Hitzlsperger – Mid – Germany
Michael Carrick – Mid – England

Diadora Kobra
Felipe Melo – Mid – Brazil

Reebok Valde II Pro
Thierry Henry – Fwd – France
Iker Casillas – GK – Spain

Lotto Fuerzapurra
Leonardo Bonucci – Italy

Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra
Glen Johnson – England

Pirma Monico III
Oscar Perez – Mexico

*Please note that there are many players that have been excluded from this post. There are also players that might choose to wear different cleats from those listed. The list was put together to be as accurate as possible, but there is a chance some parts might be inaccurate.

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  1. I am amazed you forgot that Kaka will be wearing the adipure for the world cup. I'm not being rude, It's just for a second there I thought Kaka wasn't in the Brazil squad for the world cup. It's otherwise a great list!

  2. Actually Tevez has switched to CTR's

  3. Isaac,

    Kaka added!


    Good call with Tevez switching.

  4. good list. are you still putting up an adizero giveaway

  5. David silva also switched from his adipures to the new f50 adizero in leather.

  6. Iniesta is wearing CTR 360 Elite, Xavi is suppose to wear Adidas Predator X but i don’t know whether he’s given up his Predator confederation.

  7. I really want those nike ctr's haha

  8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden – Nike Superfly

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