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Insight

In the mixer

A new range of kits from adidas, a football session on the console and the chance to report on your club for CJ are all in the mix this issue

Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

Fans
Become a CJ fan reporter

We’re looking for fans to report on their teams on the road to Wembley 

Fancy writing or vlogging about your team? Well, now’s your chance. We’re looking for a fan from every team in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League to report about their side for Champions Journal during the knockout stage.

To enter, you need to write a story of 400 words or less about your team or send us a short vlog. Maybe tell us why you began supporting them, or their most memorable Champions League match you’ve seen live. Perhaps it’s memories of a favourite player, your matchday routine, your club’s best chant or your all-time favourite kit. What we don’t want is a straight match report. Go beyond the 90 minutes – and make sure it gets to us by 26 January 2024. 

Our 16 winners will have their pieces published on our website, while the best could be published in the magazine. You will then file content from the home leg of every game your team plays until they are knocked out, with each of those also being showcased on our homepage.

Our 16 winners will receive:

- Two tickets to the home leg of their team’s semi-final (if they get that far)

- Subscription to Champions Journal and a free Champions League final programme

- Champions Journal T-shirt 

Find out more here

Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

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!

Fashion

Sports casual

Adidas

Drawing inspiration from the German champions’ popular third kit, adidas’ FC Bayern 23/24 LFSTLR Jersey makes the transition from elite on-field performance to eye-catching street style appear, ahem, seamless. The off-white T-shirt makes a bold statement from afar with its chunky collar, distinctive dark-red logo and fashion-conscious fit. Yet up close it reveals a softer side with subtle detailing. Not content with looking the biz, the premium shirt’s double-knit polyester is made with 100% recycled materials. Head over to the competitions page to find out how you can win one of these.

Competition

Game on

EA Sports

The surprises don’t end there. While you’re browsing through, we’re also giving away copies of EA SPORTS FC 24 to three lucky winners. Test these heroes out for yourself or get all set up for success with a few top tips from reigning eChampions League winner Emre Yilmaz, who shares his insights elsewhere in this issue. 

Music

Ramos Rhythms

Grammys

Spanish legend and serial winner Sergio Ramos knows his way around an awards ceremony, but it was his job to hand out a prize for once at the Latin Grammys in November. The glitzy show took place in his home city Seville, and the music-loving defender was a natural choice to grace the stage. The four-time Champions League winner presented Colombian chanteuse Shakira with the Song of the Year award for her collaboration with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap. Having conquered football, is the 37-year-old planning to tackle a career in the music business?

Fans
Become a CJ fan reporter

We’re looking for fans to report on their teams on the road to Wembley 

Fancy writing or vlogging about your team? Well, now’s your chance. We’re looking for a fan from every team in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League to report about their side for Champions Journal during the knockout stage.

To enter, you need to write a story of 400 words or less about your team or send us a short vlog. Maybe tell us why you began supporting them, or their most memorable Champions League match you’ve seen live. Perhaps it’s memories of a favourite player, your matchday routine, your club’s best chant or your all-time favourite kit. What we don’t want is a straight match report. Go beyond the 90 minutes – and make sure it gets to us by 26 January 2024. 

Our 16 winners will have their pieces published on our website, while the best could be published in the magazine. You will then file content from the home leg of every game your team plays until they are knocked out, with each of those also being showcased on our homepage.

Our 16 winners will receive:

- Two tickets to the home leg of their team’s semi-final (if they get that far)

- Subscription to Champions Journal and a free Champions League final programme

- Champions Journal T-shirt 

Find out more here

Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

Fans
In the mixer

We’re looking for fans to report on their teams on the road to Wembley 

Fancy writing or vlogging about your team? Well, now’s your chance. We’re looking for a fan from every team in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League to report about their side for Champions Journal during the knockout stage.

To enter, you need to write a story of 400 words or less about your team or send us a short vlog. Maybe tell us why you began supporting them, or their most memorable Champions League match you’ve seen live. Perhaps it’s memories of a favourite player, your matchday routine, your club’s best chant or your all-time favourite kit. What we don’t want is a straight match report. Go beyond the 90 minutes – and make sure it gets to us by 26 January 2024. 

Our 16 winners will have their pieces published on our website, while the best could be published in the magazine. You will then file content from the home leg of every game your team plays until they are knocked out, with each of those also being showcased on our homepage.

Our 16 winners will receive:

- Two tickets to the home leg of their team’s semi-final (if they get that far)

- Subscription to Champions Journal and a free Champions League final programme

- Champions Journal T-shirt 

Find out more here

Insight

In the mixer

A new range of kits from adidas, a football session on the console and the chance to report on your club for CJ are all in the mix this issue

Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

Fans
Penalty Pedigree

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Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

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!

Fashion

Sports casual

Adidas

Drawing inspiration from the German champions’ popular third kit, adidas’ FC Bayern 23/24 LFSTLR Jersey makes the transition from elite on-field performance to eye-catching street style appear, ahem, seamless. The off-white T-shirt makes a bold statement from afar with its chunky collar, distinctive dark-red logo and fashion-conscious fit. Yet up close it reveals a softer side with subtle detailing. Not content with looking the biz, the premium shirt’s double-knit polyester is made with 100% recycled materials. Head over to the competitions page to find out how you can win one of these.

Competition

Game on

EA Sports

The surprises don’t end there. While you’re browsing through, we’re also giving away copies of EA SPORTS FC 24 to three lucky winners. Test these heroes out for yourself or get all set up for success with a few top tips from reigning eChampions League winner Emre Yilmaz, who shares his insights elsewhere in this issue. 

Music

Ramos Rhythms

Grammys

Spanish legend and serial winner Sergio Ramos knows his way around an awards ceremony, but it was his job to hand out a prize for once at the Latin Grammys in November. The glitzy show took place in his home city Seville, and the music-loving defender was a natural choice to grace the stage. The four-time Champions League winner presented Colombian chanteuse Shakira with the Song of the Year award for her collaboration with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap. Having conquered football, is the 37-year-old planning to tackle a career in the music business?

Fans
Become a CJ fan reporter

We’re looking for fans to report on their teams on the road to Wembley 

Fancy writing or vlogging about your team? Well, now’s your chance. We’re looking for a fan from every team in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League to report about their side for Champions Journal during the knockout stage.

To enter, you need to write a story of 400 words or less about your team or send us a short vlog. Maybe tell us why you began supporting them, or their most memorable Champions League match you’ve seen live. Perhaps it’s memories of a favourite player, your matchday routine, your club’s best chant or your all-time favourite kit. What we don’t want is a straight match report. Go beyond the 90 minutes – and make sure it gets to us by 26 January 2024. 

Our 16 winners will have their pieces published on our website, while the best could be published in the magazine. You will then file content from the home leg of every game your team plays until they are knocked out, with each of those also being showcased on our homepage.

Our 16 winners will receive:

- Two tickets to the home leg of their team’s semi-final (if they get that far)

- Subscription to Champions Journal and a free Champions League final programme

- Champions Journal T-shirt 

Find out more here

Boots

Bellingham boot camp

Adidas

Jude Bellingham caught the eye once again for Real Madrid against Napoli last month, and not just for another Player of the Match display and a headed goal in the 4-2 win. The England midfielder was debuting the new Predator 30, a special-edition release to celebrate three decades of the iconic boot. As shown off by the Madrid No5, the Predator 30 revives the range’s beloved foldover tongue, while also featuring a softer feel and inbuilt rubber fins. Only 1,994 pairs will be released, referencing the year of the first Predator, but if they’re good enough for Jude…

Tattoos

Special spruce up

José Mourinho

Roma coach José Mourinho recently invited body artist Alberto Marzari to Giallorossi HQ for some ink maintenance. The Portuguese proudly wears a tattoo of the three European trophies he has won (Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Conference League) and Marzari gave the colours a freshen-up. Tattoos in the dugout are becoming more common every season, albeit more subtle than those favoured by players. As for José, displaying trophies, polishing medals and now sprucing up tattoos: who said being successful was easy? 

Book

Here to compete

Pete Graves

With Newcastle United back in the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, we’ve got two copies of Pete Graves’ new book to give away. Here to Compete outlines Newcastle’s sensational return to the top table of European club football and Eddie Howe’s role in spearheading their charge. Check out the competitions page on our website champions-journal.com for the chance to win.

Fans
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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