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Battle of the Manufacturers - Team Nike vs Team Adidas!

Started on 3 May 2014 by Tallery
Latest Reply on 12 May 2014 by Tallery
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Welcome to the newest rivalry on the block - Nike FC vs Team Adidas!

Hi, and welcome to my new story. This is going to be different, and I really hope you enjoy it.

Basically, this follows the adventures of the two kit manufacturing giants, Adidas and Nike, who have founded teams to play in the Premier League.

Their squads will be filled with the players they sponsor, and their managers will be unenvied in due course.

For the first few seasons (not sure how many yet) I will holiday the game, and report back to you every 6 months on how they do, things like results and trophies. After that, I will take charge of one of them, and see how I do, and update every two months. After a year, I will take charge of the other team and do exactly the same.

Each team will be under a long term transfer embargo, so they cannot sell their players, and then have to rely solely on youth intakes.

I will add more once I have made the data base, and please, comment any suggestions or ideas you would like me to try out!


Just want to say two quick thank yous:

iamawildman - thanks for the fantastic 3D kits you have for this!
AaronHJFT96 - thanks for the fantastic banner!
Wow, Aaron can make banners? :P
@Louis O. By the looks of things, yes!
2014-05-03 07:24#172973 Louis O. : Wow, Aaron can make banners? :P
It came as a surprise to everybody :))
This is an interesting idea mate! looking forward to it!
Never seen this done before, very interesting and I am intrigued to see how this pans out, Good luck!
@TodayAtTomorrow Thanks, not sure when it will actually start though :/

@Josh_MU Thanks, it was meant to be original, glad you are looking forward to it!
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8 yearsEdited

Squads Announced

The squad list for the new teams, Team Adidas and Nike FC, have been finalised. They are as followed:

Team Adidas


José Mourinho

The Portuguese Legend is the man to lead Team Adidas for the upcoming seasons. He has had successful spells with teams such as Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale Milan and Real Madrid, winning countless trophies. One thing you can expect is results, but with a side of controversy.

The Squad


Manuel Neuer -
Brad Friedel -
Brad Guzan -
Petr Cech -


Daniel Van Buyten -
Daniel Agger -
Gary Cahill -
John Stones -
Luke Shaw -
Dani Alves -
Phil Jones -
Philipp Lahm -
Marcelo -
David Alaba -
Leighton Baines -
Mattia De Sciglio -
Fabio Coentrão -
César Azpilicueta -


Bastian Schweinsteiger -
Saphir Taïder -
Aaron Ramsey -
Tonny Trindade de Vilhena -
Xavi -


Dirk Kuyt -
Arjen Robben -
Thomas Müller -
Gareth Bale -
Victor Moses -
Angel Di María -
Erik Lamela -
Lucas Ocampos -
Julian Draxler -
Julian Green -
Ezequiel Lavezzi -
Lucas Moura -
Salomon Kalou -
Lorenzo Insigne -


Samir Nasri -
David Silva -
Hakan Çalhanoglu -
Kaká -
Alen Haliovic -
James Rodríguez -
Shinji Kagawa -


Edinson Cavani -
Lionel Messi -
Luis Suárez -
Isaiah Brown -
Alessandro Del Piero -
Edin Dzeko -
Karim Benzema -
Robin van Persie -
Islam Feruz -

Overall, a very classy and talented squad from Adidas, and the trouble for Mourinho is deciding who to have in his 25-man squad for the UEFA Champions League and the Barclays Premier League.

Nike FC


Vincente Del Bosque

One of the most successful coaches of all time leads Nike for a few years. The 2010 World Cup winner has enjoyed fantastic success with Spain, and with Real Madrid. The Spaniard is guaranteed success, but how long he can manage for is an issue.

The Squad


Tim Howard -
Hugo Lloris -

Gerard Piqué -
Carles Puyol -
Thiago Silva -
Ashley Cole -
Vincent Kompany -
Sergio Ramos -
Pepe -
David Luiz -


Sergio Busquets -
Andrea Pirlo -
Ramires -
Michael Essien -
Sami Khedira -
Luka Modric -


Clint Dempsey -
Eden Hazard -
Franck Ribéry -
Theo Walcott -
Cristiano Ronaldo -


Rafeal van der Vaart -
Andrés Iniesta -
Juan Mata -
Wesley Sneijder -
Isco -
Mesut Özil -
Ronaldinho -


Wayne Rooney -
Neymar -
Zlatan Ibrahimovic -
Didier Drogba -
Fernando Torres -
Gonzalo Higuaín -

Not as many players as Adidas, but equal in quality. The problem is, with the transfer embargo, they will not be able to sign replacements for their aging players.
I feel that purely based on squad strength Adidas have the upper hand...

also, who did the kits; they're nice :)
@TodayAtTomorrow So do I, and I did the kits, pretty proud of them!
Will be interesting to see how their tactics pay off with such talented squads... Will be checking up on this, Tal, looks interesting.
First off, great idea mate!
The kits look too damn smexy. Would buy em if they were for real :P

Curious to see who will have the upper hand. Hoping to see where you take this :D
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8 yearsEdited

Update 1: June 2013-Februaury 2014 - The Battle is strong from the start

Both teams have settled to the Premier League well, with the flights to Beaverton, USA and Herzogenaurach, Germany helping them when playing at home.

Team Adidas

Adidas did not have the greatest start to life in the Premier League, with manager José Mourinho's job was in doubt, and reportedly came very close to the feared sack. But the speculation seemed to fire Mourinho up.

Results - All Barclay Premier League unless stated

Everton 2-1 Adidas
Chelsea 0-4 Adidas
Adidas 3-1 Fulham
Adidas 2-1 Brighton & Hove (Capital One Cup)
Adidas 2-0 Sunderland
Adidas 0-0 Manchester United
Adidas 3-0 Doncaster (Capital One Cup)
Newcastle 1-2 Adidas
Manchester City 4-2 Adidas
West Bromwich 1-1 Adidas
Adidas 1-1 Aston Villa
Charlton 0-1 Adidas (Capital One Cup)
Adidas 2-1 Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Adidas
Norwich 3-1 Adidas
Adidas 2-1 West Ham
Adidas 3-2 Nike
Southampton 1-3 Adidas
Adidas 4-1 Swansea
Adidas 3-2 Everton (Capital One Cup)
Hull 1-6 Adidas
Adidas 0-0 Stoke
Adidas 0-1 Liverpool
Fulham 1-2 Adidas
Adidas 3-2 Newcastle (Capital One Cup)
Adidas 3-0 Everton
Adidas 3-1 Chelsea
Newcastle 2-4 Adidas (Capital One Cup)
Sunderland 0-3 Adidas

Some very pleasing results for Mourinho's men, including a big win at Stamford Bridge

20, 4, 5


Lionel Messi (8.01)
David Silva (7.75)
Philipp Lahm (7.74)

Luis Suárez (13)
Gareth Bale (10)
Thomas Müller (9)

Xavi (10)
Lionel Messi (9)
Luis Suárez (5)

Philipp Lahm (25)
Bastian Schweinstiger (26)
Phil Jones (25)

All of team Adidas' players performing at a high level, with only6 players with an average rating below 7.00.

Nike FC

Vincente del Bosque's Nike side are currently destroying every team in their path, but suffered the winter blues during December.

Results - All Barclay Premier League unless stated

Nike 3-1 Manchester City
West Bromwich 0-2 Nike
Ipswich 1-2 Nike (Capital One Cup)
Nike 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich 2-1 Nike
Hull 1-2 Nike
Tottenham 3-4(e) Nike
Nike 3-0 Southampton
Nike 0-1 Liverpool
Nike 2-1 Fulham
Nike (e)2-1 Arsenal
Manchester United 0-3 Nike
Nike 2-1 Aston Villa
Nike 3-2 West Ham
Arsenal 2-2 Nike
Adidas 3-2 Nike
Swansea 3-0 Nike
Nike 2-2 Stoke
Nike 3-2 Derby (Capital One Cup)
Everton 0-1 Nike
Nike 2-1 Chelsea
Newcastle 0-2 Nike
Nike 3-0 West Bromwich
Manchester City 1-1 Nike (Capital One Cup)
Manchester City 1-1 Nike
Tottenham 1-3 Nike
Nike 3-1 Manchester City (Capital One Cup)
Nike 2-1 Norwich

Some great results for the Swoosh, including a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.


Juan Mata (8.07)
Sergio Ramos (7.84)
Cristiano Ronaldo (7.69)

Crisitano Ronaldo (18)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (16)
Juan Mata (9)

Cristiano Ronaldo (11)
Juan Mata (7)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (7)

Sergio Ramos (27)
Vincent Kompany (26)
Gerard Piqué (26)

Vincente del Bosque has got his team working hard and winning games. Job done.

The League Table

Nike FC lead by 5 points, with three teams all in second place tied on 46 points, but Adidas take the lead on goal difference

Upcoming Fixtures



Each team has a Capital One Cup final take place at Wembley, their first appearance at the London stadium, and the second ever derby between the two sides. The return fixture of the league of the Sports Manufacturers Derby is on the 12/4/14, a fixture that the two teams will have eyes on.
A little surprising as most people, including myself, fancied the Adidas side. Still there's time for José's men to pull it back... Interesting start though, Tal


Unfortunately, I have decided to let this story take the back burner for a bit, as I don't have the motivation to write as it takes me ages. Sorry!

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