Umbro today put an end to the speculation over Newcastle & England Star Andy Carroll’s football boots by confirming he is now an Umbro player and a a key athlete for the Umbro Speciali.

Andy Carroll signs to wear Umbro Speciali football boots

Carroll, who wears the No. 9 shirt, follows in the footsteps of legendary Newcastle and England No. 9 Alan Shearer, in wearing the classic Umbro Speciali football boots.

Over the last two years Andy Carroll˘ career has gone from strength-to-strength resulting in his first England cap. After finishing the 2009/2010 season as Newcastle˘ top scorer in the Championship, he started the Barclays Premier League season in sparkling fashion, netting 11 goals to prove himself as a true Premiership striker and a great prospect for England.

On that note, in November 2010 he made his England debut in a friendly against France at Wembley – whilst England lost on the night, Carroll has since been widely tipped to become a leading star for both club and country in coming years

Andy Carroll comments: ”I˘€žË˜m delighted to sign with Umbro.'  The Speciali is a classic leather boot, that˘ really comfortable to wear and importantly this season I˘€žË˜ve been scoring goals wearing them.'  That goal against Liverpool was particularly memorable. It˘ an exciting time in my career and I˘€žË˜m pleased to have Umbro˘ support.”

The landmark deal with Umbro is a first for Carroll, who turned 22 last week. The striker has kept fans guessing over his choice of football boots over the last 6 months; having worn the Predator_X for much of his career in the Championship, Carroll looked to be one of the many lured by the ultra-light adiZero after making the transition to England’s top flight.

However, over the past 3 months or so, Carroll has been in the Speciali almost constantly, meaning the Gateshead native has been giving the classic Umbro a real road-test before committing his name to the famous Double-Diamond

Alan Shearer, who also wore the Umbro Speciali boot during his glittering career comments: ”It is clear to every football fan that Andy is a future star of English football. Joining Umbro, who supported me throughout my career, is undoubtedly the right move and hopefully he will continue his goal scoring exploits to help both Newcastle and England for many years ahead.”

It definitely seems like a step in the right direction with Umbro,'  especially if Carroll becomes a full-time member of the England set-up.

What do you think of the move? Drop a comment and let us know!

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  1. says: Nick

    as a newcastle fan, this is both good and bad news for carroll. this will lead him to improve his public behaviour, but might spur him onto to bigger clubs. hes a hero already

  2. says: kuuku

    I have a pair, Great boot that allows you to express your game how you wish. Very light, k-leather, comfortable, I have very little negative to say about it.

    Ever since the first few games at the start of the season where he wore adizero carroll has been wearing them. I’m an arsenal fan but the talent and ability of carroll is unmistakeable. Quality player, and I hope he can stay focused.

    I’m glad no brand zombies have come on here like on another website saying oh noes, he should be wearing a more “technological” boot or that “umbro suck”. That really grinds my gears. Brand name is not important, let the boot’s quality speak. Also, a cliche but the player makes the boot. Di natale is scoring bucketloads of goals in his asics.

  3. says: kyle

    Well said kuuku, have there ever been truer words spoken than ‘Brand name is not important, let the boot’s quality speak’?

    I think a lot of people don’t understand how cool it is for Newcastle to have a Big Number 9 in Speciali’s playing at St. James Park.

    It’d be like a new Vapor (or Sprintfit) wearing number 14 to come and light up the Emirates!

    It’s so rare that football boots get to become part of a Club’s legacy, and should Carroll play his cards (and games) right, and become half as influential as the Umbro Speciali will be the most loved boot in Newcastle!

  4. says: channo

    kuuku & kyle have said almost everything i wanted to say x)

    it’s not only about the boots, but also about the characteristic of the player that got described by the boots they wear.
    liverpool’s next number 8 better be someone wearing preds! someone strong, with the ability to lead, capable of ruling the midfield, and a thundering right leg ;D

    i hope carroll could become even a better player so we’ll have something other than adizeros and superflys in the top scorers list :p

  5. says: zizou wannabe

    THE HELL WITH THE BRANDS!!! We go for what our feet love… (and do not let your mind be swayed by the fact that Messi wears F50 or Ronaldo wears Vapors/Supers… If you aint that good, it aint gonna make you better!).

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