Edgar Davids made his return to competitive football last night, starting in Crystal Palace’s Carling Cup game against Portsmouth.
It was a pretty big shock when we heard last week that the former Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan man (what a r'©sum'© that is, by the way!) would be signing for Crystal Palace, but for us oldies that remember Davids in his younger years, the real surprise is what was on his feet!
In his prime, Davids was a huge name on Nike’s books, wearing the Tiempo and Mercurial ranges of football boots in his illustrious career.
Thanks to his trademark glasses and dreadlocks, Davids was one of the most recognisable players on the planet and starred in some of Nike’s best ads in the 90’s and early 00’s – including cult favourites ‘The Cage’, ‘Good vs Evil’ and ‘Soccer vs Ninjas’.
So, imagine our surprise when Davids turned out yesterday in the new Black/Warning adidas adiPure III‘s!
We can only guess that ‘The Pitbull’ was quite taken by the new colourway as the Black and Orange combo on these football boots definitely brings a bit of ‘Dutch Magic’ to the Crystal Palace strip!
how long do you think edgar will last at palace
not long, sol Campbell style !!
@harry, good shout! He won’t be around come winter….
Wow what a huge disappointment! I’m glad to see Davids back but in a pair of adipures! Davids was one of the biggest names that Nike had during the 90’s! It’s a shame he switched it’s weird to see him in anything else but Nike. Nike even made his custom eye glasses with one lens orange and the other black.
i think the change is because his contract with nike has ended, so the change is understandable.
If i was a pro (which i highly doubt is happeneing anytime this millenium) i would get money from other sponsership deals other than football boot contracts, all those football boots out there and your only limited to one type? for all we know cristiano ronaldo might prefer adizero’s to superfly’s but nobody, not even him will know that because he’s not even allowed to touch them unless someone who’s wearing them tackles him!
Geo – Glad you’re as outraged as I am!
To anyone that doesn’t know how big Davids was for Nike in the 90’s, check out some of the ad’s!
Look at older players like Davids and player who have no contract with big brand at all. What are they wearing? Adidas. Look who wears adizero and who is wearing vapors.
__> Nike is popular because they pay a lot of money, not because of their boots. Adidas are quality boot.
I feel like I’m going to get a heart attack. I don’t know what’s worse, Edgar playing for Palace or Edgar playing in Adidas.
the cage has always been my favorite nike commercial!
Surely u can take solace from Mancini being pictured in Tiempo 94 Legends recently?! I thought that was a nice touch!
I think i saw him in f50i or the cyan adizeros
im sponcered by nike but its a fact that adidas pay more