Snapshot: Wolfsburg To Play In ‘Howling Wolf’ Jersey Next Season

Chris Wright

20th, April 2011


By Chris Wright

Howlin’ mad: (from L to R) Wolfsburg captain Marcel Schafer, shirt designer Fabian Thamm and club director Thomas Rottgermann

Thanks to an internet vote, Wolfsburg will play with an actual wolf on the front of their jerseys from the beginning of the next Bundesliga campaign.

Over 1,300 potential kit designs were submitted to the German club after they announced they were opening the floor to their fans, with an eight-shirt short-list eventually settled upon…

Over 7,000 votes were then cast with 14-year-old Fabian Thamm’s brilliant design (kit 8, bottom right) proving to be far and away the most popular – attracting over 34% of the ballots.

Thamm, who was presented with two free season tickets for winning, will now set about holding a number of meetings with the creative team at Adidas later this month to pick over the fine details  of the design before the shirt is put into production in time for next term.

Now, if Wolfsburg themselves could just set about re-appointing Wolfgang Wolf…

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  1. Arthur says:

    Good shirt but shocking barnet!

  2. Jay says:

    Yep…Barnet have been shocking this year :(……C’mon you Bees! You cab do it!

    Great Wolf kit btw!

  3. gamblino says:

    Good old bundesliga putting the fans first. What the fuck is that thing round his neck?

  4. says:

    Fuckin’ wolf shirt, hilarious

    @gamblino, it looks like a pair of sweat pants

  5. dave says:

    I wish premier league clubs would do this more, I seem to remember Birmingham doing something like this not too long ago.

    Nike have really made some awful Man Utd kits, I think the fans could do much better.

  6. Darren says:

    I prefer the one in the bottom left corner, it cleverly includes the three stripes of Adidas in the form of wolf claw marks. I thought it was a nice idea.

  7. Chris says:

    @Darren: I have to agree with you there, the claw marks are a brilliant idea – but you just can’t argue with a silhouette of a wolf!

  8. theredflag says:

    What’s up with #6?!?

  9. ceezer says:

    Number six reminds me of the crap t shirts they sell at an American Indian casino or flea market. Rednecks across the USA wear those every day.

  10. andrao says:

    I think that was the joke with number 6 @ redflag and ceezer. I think it stems more from the Hangover where that shirt got a lot of popularity from recently.

  11. Jimbo says:

    haha shirt 6 looks like something an old goth would wear, bloody hell
    nice idea from the kid and defo mad respect to the club for this. uk take note

  12. yahhhsteve says:

    That’s a pretty awful winner. Good incentive to tuck your shirt in, though.

  13. Joshua says:

    It is still uncertain. The news on the club’s website quotes the fans’ representative at the delivery of the design to ADIDAS:

    “There are requirements on the part of the DFL (German Football League), but please try to execute Fabian’s draft as good/much as

  14. wolfusa says:

    american here, shirt #6 would have made wolfsburg popular with every american hipster in their 20s/30s and, as you mentioned, every redneck. ironically (and hipsters love irony), you could bet that the rednecks would be more willing to shell out $80 on that jersey than the hipsters who slum it on their parents’ money.

  15. ManoloGarnix says:

    Wolfsburg actually has enough fans to make a voting? really?

    Well it was safe for them because they have no natural rival, so there was no fear of being manipulated by rival fans. Nobody cares about them.

    The thing about the shirt, it matches the terrible video played as intro.

  16. Earl says:


  17. Earl says:

    Seriously, as an Odd Future fan, I’m gonna have to pick one of these up. Wolf Gang.

  18. Sleeba says:

    Marcel Schafer…seems like a nice boy.

  19. fatty nolan says:

    number 6 is a three wolf moon shirt. an internet meme. catch up you NOOBz b4 u failzzzzz again

  20. Chronic Youth says:

    Golf Wang

  21. mflatley says:

    5th is the best, 6th is a twilight t-shirt my 11 year old daughter bought on ebay

  22. Montesquieu says:

    The sixth shirt isn’t a twilight shirt, it’s a shirt which blew up into a huge meme in 2009. When it became the best selling item on Amazon.

    Here, read up Judah Ben Hur:

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