I can’t say I’m a big fan of soccer. I remember having to play it during the physical ed classes in school. I use the word “play” loosely – I mainly sat on the bench and occasionally stepped out onto the pitch to kick a ball that wandered into my vicinity. If there ever was a position for what I did, it would be “left right out”.
With less than three weeks to go before the start of the 2010 soccer world cup here in South Africa, I found this great commercial to get me into the mood for footy. It’s packed with football royalty with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Patrice Evra, Wayne Rooney, and a certain donut-eating, beer-drinking cartoon character. Check out Nike: Write The Future below.
Coming up after the jump, another Nike ad directed by the very cool Guy Ritchie and Powerade’s never-ending game.
Similar to how some wild animals spend their day, this ad directed by Guy Ritchie shows from the first person perspective how one footballer spends his life. It’s cheeky, typically Ritchie’s style, and quite exhilarating to watch. See Nike: Take It To The Next Level below.
In this ad by Powerade, an endless soccer game played around the world. I find the rhythm and pace so infectious. See The Never-Ending Game below.
You can’t see it in the embedded clip, but the Powerade site on YouTube has a cool feature that allows you to click on certain frame for a “deep-dive” look at what is happening inside the minds and bodies of the players.
Which one (if any) did you like the most? If there are any soccer ads that you particularly like do let us know as well.
[via Black Notes]