BREAK A LEG ROBBO!
Robbie Savage to set World Record for most football league shirts worn at once
IT’S UNLIKELY that Robbie Savage will ever wear a football shirt again professionally but the 36-year-old legend will still need some pre-season training as he attempts to set the World Record for the most football league shirts worn at once.
Savage brought his playing career to an end last season but to celebrate the start of 2011/12 season, the Welshman has teamed up with npower’s Club 72 initiative to wear a football shirt from every single football league club, and in doing so setting the record for most amount of football league shirts worn at one time.
In a league career spanning seventeen years, there’s not many team strips that Savage hasn’t encoutered before but with newly promoted AFC Wimbledon and Crawley Town both joining the league for the first time, there will be at least two shirts he won’t have seen before.
As well as donning the colours once again of some of his previous clubs such as Derby County and Leicester City, Savage will also model some real blasts from the past with Football League Shirts some fans would be pleased to forget!
On the record attempt, Savage said; ‘It seems quite an easy challenge at first glance but having seen photos of similar attempts I’m actually a little worried now!
Throughout my playing career I was fortunate enough to weigh exactly the same in my final season at Derby as when I first started out with Crewe Alexandra - I certainly don't think there is any room to be carrying any extra pounds for this challenge.
The t-shirts’ collective weight will obviously put my shoulders and back under a lot of pressure and heat stroke is also something else to consider.
‘Naturally I’m hugely proud of my playing career and this is a great way to end it. If I break the record, I expect that makes me the only player in the world to wear every single npower Football League team strip.’
The record attempt is to celebrate the launch of npower’s Club 72 initiative which will be an interactive platform for football supporters to chart their own performance throughout the season.
Launching on the 6th August to coincide with the start of the 2011/12 season, Club 72 will offer fans the chance to document their own performance in terms of attending football league games at www.npowerclub72.com. The site will allow fans to record the Football League stadiums they’ve been to and show how far they’ll go to follow the beautiful game. For every stadium visited, you’ll be awarded a virtual badge as well as bonus points for being a “lucky charm” (seeing three victories in a row) and reaching certain milestones such as “all Championship grounds visited”.
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Ourhai Turkhan and Greg Double
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Notes to Editors
• npower is one of the UK's largest electricity suppliers and has 6.6 million customer accounts across the UK.
• npower sponsors The Football League
• npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community’s CR Index and is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved the CommunityMark since its launch. All CommunityMark achievers have been recognised for demonstrating excellence in their holistic and strategic approach to community investment.