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˘€žËm delighted to sign with Umbro.' The Speciali is a classic leather boot, that˘ really comfortable to wear and importantly this season I˘€žËve been scoring goals wearing them.' That goal against Liverpool was particularly memorable. It˘ an exciting time in my career and I˘€žËm 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.
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