With the World Cup only a few months away and the draw set to take place this Friday, it is little wonder Nike have decided it was time to release a swanky new advert.
Brazil are hosts of the tournament so it would be a bit strange if it wasn’t about Neymar and his pals, but the sportswear giant have always seemed to have a soft spot for A Seleção.
The latest attempt is typically slick, plenty of humour and looks as though it had a pretty substantial budget.
While GMS don’t mind the Brazil 2014 ad, it did get us thinking back to some of the better ones we have encountered through the years.
GMS struggle to deal with numbers unless they are multiples of five so, of course, we have picked out our five favourite football commercials. We must admit, there have been worse pieces to research.
Anyway, we have five, they are out favourites, watch them, enjoy and let us know which is your favourite in the comments section below...
Adidas - Road to Lisbon
This one is a little unconventional but we liked the convoy of scooters and Oliver Kahn's overenthusiastic walloping the ball into a big rubble lorry, because he seems like just the kind of person will do that.
Nike – Take it to the next level
This one is very slick and has quite a fun little story, which is really the least you would expect when it’s being made by a proper real life director in Guy Ritchie. Very entertaining.
Nike – ‘Scorpion’ Secret Tournament
One of the best there has been and was just a joy of silly sets and sensational skills. The 3-on-3 format of the games were brilliant and sparked months of impromptu tournaments around school playgrounds.
Nike – Brazil v Portugal
A play on the rivalry between the two nations on the pitch and a bit of argy-bargy in he tunnel leads to some kind of football theme quasi-fight.. The referee’s intervention near the end is actually funny.
Nike – The Airport
Original and best. Ahead of Brazil going to World Cup 1998 in France, the squad got up to a bit of mischief in the airport, much to the delight of football fans everywhere.