• Bread and Circuses

    Bread and Circuses

    It was Juvenal, a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century AD, who coined the phrase "Bread and circuses", referring to a superficial means of public appeasement, the generation p…
  • Eusebio


    "Black or white we have football under our skin." Eusebio

    Fifty years ago Eusebio was one of the stars of the tournament, winning the Golden Boot as top scorer. This was a very different era to now. With few exceptions European football was an all-white t…
  • The Money Game

    The Money Game

    In the 2016-2017 season newly-promoted Burnley will earn more from the English Premier League TV deal in one season than the entire 42 clubs of the Scottish league will earn from theirs over the next …
  •  Bill Shankly

    Bill Shankly

    "The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life" Bill Shankly

    Shankly's red army conquered much of Europe. Bill redistributed the spoils to everyone, bar the blue hordes from Goodison. Unisex sizes small (36inch chest/90cms), medium (40inch/100cms), large (44…
  •  Eric Cantona

    Eric Cantona

    "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" Eric Cantona

    A dedicated enigmaticist, Eric was a fan of cod philosophising, coupled with a touch of the eastern art of Kung Fu. Strictly unofficial. Unisex sizes small (36 inch chest/90cms), medium (40inch…
  •  Lev Yashin

    Lev Yashin

    "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save" Lev Yashin

    The original black cat, Lev collectivised his penalty area before taking two steps forward, one step back and plucking the ball out of the air. Unisex sizes small (36 inch chest/90cms), Plus!…
  • Shankly Holy Trinity

    Shankly Holy Trinity

    "At a football club there’s a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques" Holy Trinity

    Shankly's dictum of a holy trinity - players, manager and fans - not only firmly puts the global business elites who think they 'own' our football firmly in their place, but is a universal for al…
  • England 4-2

    England 4-2

    Never mind the much-disputed third goal, the most famous line in English sporting commentary proves definitively that England's fourth and final goal should never have been allowed. 'Some people ar…
  •  Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    "I do not have to prove anything to anyone." Cristiano Ronaldo

    The king of the stepover, and spring-heeled to boot, one of the finest footballers in the world today, who propelled Portugal to winning Euro 2016 with bravura performances before triumphantly lifting…
  • Moore Hurst & Peters

    Moore Hurst & Peters

    STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION - BESPOKE GARMENT On a classic claret and blue shirt exclusively tailored and manufactured for Philosophy Football, this is a strictly limited edition of just 1112 garm…
  •  Footballer


    Small print: 20 years of Philosophy Football 1994-2014 In October 2014 Philosophy Football celebrates 20 years as self-styled 'sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction'. What makes us un…
  •  Striker


    Resistance to austerity and 30-goals a season, a striker has the lot for any team looking for industry and action up front. The striker is a player with a touch of class, wear your position with pr…
  •  Philosophy


    The Philosophy Football logo in all its classic glory. Show off your intellectual credentials with t-shirted pride. In navy blue as shown and a wide range of other coloyrs too colours. Sizes …
  • Palestine FA Football shirt

    Palestine FA Football shirt

    Commissioned by the Palestine Football Association, we offer this football jersey in support of Palestinian football at all levels, which suffers from systematic and deliberate interference from the I…
  • Shankly tea towel

    Shankly tea towel

    Four tea towels for the price of three. Buy all four of our new tea towel designs and the fourth comes free.  Shankly's red army conquered much of Europe. Bill redistributed the spoils to every…