Insight

In the mixer

Zlatan on the big screen, an eChampions League surprise and the chance to win a unique Chelsea souvenir – all that and more for you to explore

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

Read the full story
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Film

MOVIE PITCH

Zlatan Ibrahimović

The man himself might say that it’s long overdue but a new Swedish film chronicling Zlatan Ibrahimović’s early life and career is coming out later this year. Directed by Jens Sjögren, I am Zlatan focuses on his upbringing in Sweden and first few years as a professional. Dominic Bajraktari Andersson and Granit Rushiti are the two actors who will play the role of Ibrahimović in the biopic, which might be a slightly daunting prospect given the likelihood of a critique from the 39-year-old AC Milan striker. He might even suggest that he should have filmed it; after all, he’s good at shooting. Or perhaps he’d prefer to score the soundtrack?

Podcast

GET SOME PERSPECTIVE

#WePlayStrong

The Football Podcast is the latest series from #WePlayStrong, the digital media platform and community that’s dedicated to women’s football. It’s presented by street footballer Rocky Hehakaija, alongside Wolfsburg’s Shanice van de Sanden and former Paris and Manchester City player Nadia Nadim. They’ve covered everything from sexism to mental health; guests have included Megan Rapinoe, Pernille Harder and former CJ interviewee Lucy Bronze. Stream it on all good podcast-listening platforms and follow #WePlayStrong to catch the second series, coming later this year.

Competition

NET GAIN

Final souvenir

Want a piece of history? You can enter our competition to win a segment of one of the nets used in the Champions League final in Porto. It comes in a 50cm x 40cm frame along with a stunning panoramic shot of the Estádio do Dragão ahead of the match, plus a shot of Chelsea celebrating with the trophy. This limited-edition piece retails for £150 – but all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is sign up on champions-journal.com. Enter now to get your hands on a brilliant souvenir of Chelsea’s triumph. Best of luck!

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

In the mixer
Insight

In the mixer

Zlatan on the big screen, an eChampions League surprise and the chance to win a unique Chelsea souvenir – all that and more for you to explore

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Film

MOVIE PITCH

Zlatan Ibrahimović

The man himself might say that it’s long overdue but a new Swedish film chronicling Zlatan Ibrahimović’s early life and career is coming out later this year. Directed by Jens Sjögren, I am Zlatan focuses on his upbringing in Sweden and first few years as a professional. Dominic Bajraktari Andersson and Granit Rushiti are the two actors who will play the role of Ibrahimović in the biopic, which might be a slightly daunting prospect given the likelihood of a critique from the 39-year-old AC Milan striker. He might even suggest that he should have filmed it; after all, he’s good at shooting. Or perhaps he’d prefer to score the soundtrack?

Podcast

GET SOME PERSPECTIVE

#WePlayStrong

The Football Podcast is the latest series from #WePlayStrong, the digital media platform and community that’s dedicated to women’s football. It’s presented by street footballer Rocky Hehakaija, alongside Wolfsburg’s Shanice van de Sanden and former Paris and Manchester City player Nadia Nadim. They’ve covered everything from sexism to mental health; guests have included Megan Rapinoe, Pernille Harder and former CJ interviewee Lucy Bronze. Stream it on all good podcast-listening platforms and follow #WePlayStrong to catch the second series, coming later this year.

Competition

NET GAIN

Final souvenir

Want a piece of history? You can enter our competition to win a segment of one of the nets used in the Champions League final in Porto. It comes in a 50cm x 40cm frame along with a stunning panoramic shot of the Estádio do Dragão ahead of the match, plus a shot of Chelsea celebrating with the trophy. This limited-edition piece retails for £150 – but all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is sign up on champions-journal.com. Enter now to get your hands on a brilliant souvenir of Chelsea’s triumph. Best of luck!

Art

CREATIVE CONCEPT

EURO 2020 award

It’s not every day that In the Mixer features a non-fungible token but here we are. Specifically, we’re focusing on an NFT trophy, which has been created by Russian artist Pokras Lampas (pictured above) and is for the player deemed to have scored the best goal of EURO 2020 (yet to be announced as we go to press but probably won’t be Harry Kane’s penalty against Denmark). It has started life as an art installation, created by Lampas, and will then by turned into the digital work that will constitute the trophy. And this isn’t Lampas’s first outing in CJ: in issue 1 he talked about his Calligraffiti effort in front of Lokomotiv Moskva’s stadium.

Gaming

FIFA CURVEBALL

eChampions league winner

What do you do when you’re a professional footballer who’s out of action due to injury? Get the ice pack out and put your feet up? Perhaps a spot of yoga rehabilitation? Or maybe just go ahead and win the eChampions League as an unsigned outsider for a £55,000 prize? Sensibly, Oliver Provstgaard – known as OliverPN in the gaming world – opted for the latter. The 18-year-old plies his trade at Danish Superliga club Vejle Boldklub and entered the eChampions League as an unknown. In what was his first ever FIFA tournament, his rehab consisted of seeing off a string of pros en route to the crown. Might be time to quit the day job. Or just have two day jobs.

Boots

STEP IN TIME

adidas Messi El Retorno

When it comes to the synergy of players and brands, few legacies are stronger than Lionel Messi and adidas. In honour of the Barça icon’s continued greatness, adidas have launched El Retorno (The Return), which is inspired by the F30 boot he wore back in 2007. Messi has called time on the Nemeziz for now and returns to the footwear that first struck fear into defenders across Europe in the 2000s. While the boot mirrors the same colourway and style of its predecessor, it’s been retrofitted with the cutting-edge adidas technology found in all their latest releases.  

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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