June 18, 2009

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International Soccer or World Football?

By: Michael

 Lionel Messi - FCBarcelona - International Soccer


To pretty much everyone on the planet outside the US and maybe Canada, football is a 90 minute game (called a match) that involves a lot of running, kicking, heading and no hands (unless you’re the goal keeper and you’re inside the box). Football is played on a pitch, which looks a lot like a field. When Fathead introduced players from Manchester United and FCBarcelona to its ever-expanding roster last week, there was some debate about what to call the new category. Well, actually, the debate took place mostly in my mind because when it comes to the world’s game there aren’t exactly a lot of aficionados around here. I settled on International Soccer because to most Americans that’s pretty clear and leaves little room for confusion over the phrase “pass the football” which in this case does not involve a tight spiral.


In case you don’t follow International Soccer, Manchester United and FCBarcelona faced off in this year’s UEFA Champions League final match which FCBarcelona won. These seemed like two really good clubs to start with since we had our pick of some well-known players like Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry of Barca and Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Cristiano Ronaldo of Man U. And yes, we know that Ronaldo is most likely off to Real Madrid but he’s had such a great career at Manchester United that we felt like everyone should have a chance to get him in his Red Devils jersey. We have a couple more clubs waiting on the sidelines that we’re finalizing now. We’re also planning on having the club crests which you might call the team logos.


Since Fathead is just getting into the world of International Soccer it seems like a good time to hear from all you fans out there about which clubs and footballers you’d love to see as a giant wall graphic. Give us a shout and let us know what you think. And, if you have any opinions about what to call the sport, you can share that too.




45 responses to "International Soccer or World Football?"
andrew said:
June 19, 2009

I think you should get a fathead of Mauro Zarate from S.S. Lazio or at least the Lazio crest

Alan in Detroit said:
June 20, 2009

Very cool that these are now available. A lot of English Premiership teams (and some lower league teams too) are making a push to build visability in North America. Any team crest for Premiership teams should sell well. I’m a Manchester City fan (the blue not red Manchester team).

June 21, 2009

Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard of Liverpool would be popular sellers.

Sonya said:
June 22, 2009

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Katy said:
June 23, 2009

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I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

Sonya said:
June 24, 2009

Thank you so much!

Andrew Angel said:
June 29, 2009

hey im of big fan of Chivas de Guadalajara they are the 1st professional original soccer team to be ever founded 103 years ago in mexico ..chivas usa is the descendent of this team i wish i saw a fathead for the team and other mexican pro soccer teams

Sonya said:
June 30, 2009

Good morning Andrew,

Are you looking to have a Custom Fathead made of your team?

Thanks – Sonya!

Matt Siracusa said:
July 1, 2009

If you are going to make a fathead of anyone, you mite as well do one of Fernando Torres Liverpool’s Number nine. Or one of Steve Gerrard he’ll pass the ball forty yards, he’s big and he’s really hard, Steve Gerrard Gerrard.

Joe said:
July 1, 2009

Arsenal, and/or Cesc Fabregas!

ReneLobo said:
July 9, 2009

You have to make PELE’s fathead!!!!

jordan said:
July 26, 2009

fernando torres, steven gerrard, and xabi alonso

rick porter said:
July 30, 2009

torres, gerrard and liverpool crest fatheads please!! I have been waiting forever!!

Lynne said:
August 1, 2009

My son is a HUGE Arenal fan. Cesc Fabregas would be a great addition. I purchased a Wallbanger of him and it did not stick, while our Beckham Fathead is up on the wall with no problems!! Also, Frank Lampard of Chelsea. I think you will find a huge market for just about any Premier League team and their stars. Looking forward to selecting one!!

Marc Morency said:
August 1, 2009

How about Iniesta, Gattuso, Kaka….and definitely more crests.

Amanda said:
August 10, 2009

Kids rooms are very fun and easy to decorate. With a little bit of thought put into it you can design a room that will grow with your child and will last you a while. You should, of course, be mindful of whether the room is for a boy or a girl, however, you could always do one that doesn’t favour either sex. This comes in very useful in the case of having twins or other siblings sharing a room.

Thanks and Regards,

Deryck said:
August 16, 2009

You need to include Chelsea Football Club and their players

raul herrera said:
August 23, 2009

i think u should add more mma fighters we need chuck lidell too

Neil said:
September 3, 2009

As a fan of the EPL, I think that the big four would sell well. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are all great clubs. I think that individual players from those clubs, the big stars, like Fabregas and Gerrard to name just two are worth picking up. I think that any of the Champions League Clubs – Like Inter and AC Milan as well as the other big Spanish clubs like Real are also worth getting in your cataloger. America is becoming more internationalized around international soccer, and with the World Cup being next season, you might regret not having the known stars as options for your customers. I for one would never put a Manchester United player on my wall, but then I support Arsenal!

Johnny said:
September 8, 2009

AC MILAN!!!!! definitely AC Milan! Maldini, Nesta, Inzaghi, Pato, RONALDHINO…..crest i would buy all of them!

jmv said:
November 23, 2009

How bout some Real Madrid Fatheads??

Lionel said:
April 19, 2010

Good call, jmv, and we’re working on it. Keep checking Fathead.com, especially as we move closer to World Cup.

Thanks for the comment.


Christian said:
July 5, 2010

What About some International Soccer Crests like Mexico Spain Portugal

Charles said:
July 6, 2010

We’re working on adding those to the Fathead Roster right now! Keep checking back at Fathead to see the latest soccer wall graphics!

Nikki said:
July 12, 2010

OMNOMNOM I want. Also, I second all the Torres Fathead requests.

Owen said:
July 15, 2010

Fernando Torres, for sure. Any of the Premier League Teams would be excellent.

Danno said:
July 28, 2010

Def A.C. Milan. Maybe start with the crest and maldini and ronaldinho. those are sure to be the top sellers. there are other greats like pirlo, gattuso, and pato but from a marketing point of view the crest and ronaldinho are probably the most popular.

August 30, 2010

Def A.C. Milan. Maybe start with the crest and maldini and ronaldinho. those are sure to be the top sellers. there are other greats like pirlo, gattuso, and pato but from a marketing point of view the crest and ronaldinho are probably the most popular.

peter said:
November 16, 2010

Juventus logo, also Alessandro Del Piero, AC. Milan logo, Filippo Inzaghi

Rosa said:
November 26, 2010

Would love to see the Portugal crest..

Aaron said:
November 28, 2010

You guys should definitely make a Fernando Torres fathead!

Kelly said:
February 28, 2011

We need to speed the process up, Can’t wait to get AC MIL
AN Fatheads!!

Cody Norris said:
April 8, 2011

Real Madrid!!!! Cristiano Ronaldo.. most clubs from EPL.. both Milan Clubs.. International Teams and players.. most people in the states would buy USA soccer fatheads.. just make it quick will ya, ive been waiting ages for you guys to do this.

Nick said:
September 26, 2011

Real Madrid

Cristian said:
November 2, 2011

Well I think that the current fatheads they have are pretty darn junky, c’mon! There are no real Madrid ones. The club that sells more jerseys in the entire world doesn’t have a fathead? I guess they don’t like making money. Also Fernando “El niño” Torres would good too. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best! Second only to Zidane!

Anonymous said:
January 27, 2012

LIVERPOOL ther is only one liverpool fathead!MAKE MORE

Anonymous said:
January 27, 2012

u need to make more liverpool fatheads. Not real madrid thay stink please.

andrew said:
January 27, 2012


bett said:
April 21, 2012

Arsenal’s Thierry Henry fathead needed now!!!

Eddo said:
June 12, 2012

Well its the summer of 2012 and there have been a lot of changes. Real Madrid took over Barcelona as top dogs in Spain and they should be represented (Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Casillas, Benzema, and Ramos are a good start. The other superstars around Europe such as Aguero, David Silva, Ibrahimovic, Kagawa, Mario Gomez, Suarez, and Chicharito to name a few. Also at the club crest for all the first league clubs.

CIsurfboards said:
June 17, 2012

Fernando Torres and Cristiano Ronaldo would be big sellers

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June 20, 2012

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August 12, 2012


Mike said:
June 12, 2013

Pele for sure

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September 20, 2013

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