Top 12 Football Adverts (With Videos)

By Chris Wright

For it is now Friday afternoon, Pies presents a rundown of our 12 favourite footballing adverts – which appears to see Nike featuring a disproportionate amount of times, so hats off to their creative team I suppose…

12. Socceroos take on the beasts for Optus, 2010

11. Kevin Keegan (and Sir Henry Cooper) for Brut, 1980

Keggy, somewhat unwisely, threatens to lash Our ‘Enry for crushing his perm with a sweaty towel…

10. Nike’s fearsome ‘Secret Tournament’ cage, 2002

The brainchild of non other than Monty Python cohort Terry Gilliam, this ad was so popular that it shot Junkie XL’s Elvis re-hash to No.1 in more than 20 countries…

9. John Arne Riise and Morten Gaamst Pedersen sing about bananas, 2010

Stone-cold classic in which the Norwegian duo give fellow countryman Erik Huseklepp the lowdown on healthy eating via the glorious medium of auto-tune…

8. John Barnes gets his ‘body fluids’ balanced with Lucozade, 1980s

A special-effects laden epic that seems to end with the product being endorsed rolling around at the bottom of a bin not sure what kind of message that puts across…

7. Adidas and Lionel Messi, ‘Impossible Is Nothing’, 2008

Any football advert that features Ed Harcourt on the soundtrack is immediately worthy of a

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