4. February 2010 04:46
Last week the icons.com team were in Madrid and were pleased to meet up with Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso and his Real Madrid and Spainish captain Iker Casillas.
Both were on good form and looking forward to their away trip to La Coruna that weekend, as well as the trip to South Africa in the summer where, as joint favourites, Spain have every chance of winning the World Cup.
23. November 2009 14:53
Cristiano Ronaldosigned Real Madrid shirts must be the most sought after piece of football memorabilia in the world. Icons.com have done numerous signings with Cristiano in the past so we were really excited to meet up with him in Madrid this weekend and have him sign Real Madrid home and away shirts, a selection of action photos, two differnt colours of his famous Nike Vapour boots and some Portugal shirts.
Ronaldo only signs for icons.com and we've worked with the current FIFA World Player of the Year for over five years now, going back to when he was establishing himself in the Manchester United team. The full range of Real Madrid products will be on the site tomorrow, but we still have a small amount of shirts and photos left from his last signing with us in February this year where he signed a number of Manchester United products for us.
He was looking fit and well and we hope he'll be back in the Real Madrid line up in time for 'El Clasico', the game everyone in world football is looking forward too this weekend when the Champions League winners Barcelona take on Real Madrid's new generation of Galacticos. Who will come out on top in the contest between Cristiano and Lionel Messi, hotly tipped to supplant Ronaldo as officially the best player in world football when the FIFA award is announced in early December?
We're just happy to have both amazing players available on the icons.com site. We can honestly say our memorabilia is defintely signed by the world's best.
23. November 2009 13:04
The icons.com team was in Madrid for our exclusive signing with Cristiano Ronaldo this weekend and had the chance to make a visit to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, iconic home of Real Madrid. We put our head in the club shop and on the wall they proclaim "Real Madrid - the most successful club of the 20th Century" which, to be fair, is true.
We were there for the game between Real and Racing Santander which ended in a relatively comfortable 1-0 win for the home team. Kaka was in the side showcasing all his trademark skills along with ex-Liverpool players Xavi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa. The goal was tucked away from 5 yards by Gonzalo Higuain and the 80,000 crowd went mad. Shame we didn't get to see Cristiano play but report say he'll be ready for 'El Clasico' when Real takes on Barcelona this weekend.
14. October 2009 07:00
Icons.com have also done a number of signing sessions with the two main Real MadridGalacticos from the second coming of Senor Perez - Cristiano Ronaldo...
And Brazilian superstar Kaka.
And after Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005, icons.com also had the pleasure of meeting up with Xavi Alonso, the last of Real's summer signings.
We obviously undertook these signing sessions when they were playing for their old clubs, Manchester United,Liverpool and AC Milan, and as you can imagine we have a good relationship with the players and their representatives so we're working overtime to arrange new signings with them at their new club.
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9. October 2009 07:28
Today we've launched icons.com on Flickr, the global photo-sharing website. Icons.com on Flickr
First to go up were our photos from most recent signing session with Lionel Messi. And while we were at it we've also uploaded the photos from the last two signings we've done over the past 18 months with the Barcelona legend.
In total we've done four signings with Leo, but we can't currently locate the pics of the first session we did with him back in May 2006 when he was only 18. Bare with us, we're trying to find them and we'll upload them as soon as we work out where we've put them!
From now on we're going to upload the images from our signings sessions so you can see behind the scenes of what goes on when we meet the players. We have to take lots of photos in order to create our Certificates of Authenticity so we there should be a decent collection once we get them up.
We're also going to go back into our archive and bring out the photos from signing sessions we've done with legendary players who we currently don't sell products for on the site. We've conducted signings sessions in the past with the likes of the Brazilian Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Xavi Alonso but as we have sold out of their stuff we don't have them on the current site.
Unfortunately due to some people ripping off our signing photos and product images we've had to add an icons.com watermark to all the photos we upload off our site. Hopefully it doesn't get in the way too much, we just want to protect our images from turning up in unexpected places.