Sydney FC have teamed up with Italian supergroup Eiffel 65, to offer the club’s fans an exclusive line of merchandise ahead of the band’s 2015 Blue Dot world tour.
Eiffel 65 are known for their incredibly successful pop music sensation ‘Blue’, which saw worldwide success in 1999.
Band member Gabry Ponte said that the Turin-based group had fallen in love with the Sky Blues during Alessandro del Piero’s time playing in Sydney, and approached the club to partner in the production of a commemorative shirt.
“For Alé to play for a team such as Sydney after winning trophies every year with my beloved Juventus just shows how far people are willing to go for corporate money, and we found that really inspiring.”
“Sydney fans are such an eclectic mix – some have long memories, some have large wallets – so we thought they’d love this exclusive commemorate shirt.”
Sydney midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic said that he’s looking forward to the shirt’s release.
“When I saw Seb [Ryall] modelling it the other day, I nearly stole it off him at the shoot!” he said.
“I grew up in France listening to Eiffel 65’s music as a teenager, so for them to come here and partner with the club is something very special.”
“I hope to be able to walk out to their song Blue at a Sydney Derby, maybe the boss could make that happen, who knows.”
The shirt will include the club logo and a design featuring the band members, and will be available online and at merchandise stands for $75.