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Ronaldo Unveils 1998 World Cup Throwback Boots To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Mercurial's

Ronaldo Unveils 1998 World Cup Throwback Boots To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Mercurial's

If you had to associate the Brazilian Ronaldo with any pair of boots, you would immediately think of the iconic blue, yellow and silver '98 Mercurial's.

Ronaldo, who even described the '98 Mercurial boots he wore as having 'changed the game', ripped apart the competition at the World Cup with these stunning pieces of art.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

The colour scheme combination of silver, yellow and blue on the boots still live long in the memory, and an upcoming release of a pair of Mercurial boots takes great inspiration from the legendary boots produced 20 years ago.

To celebrate the anniversary of the boot, Nike have unveiled a new range which includes the legendary footwear he wrapped around his neck in that iconic picture playing for Brazil.

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Images: NIKE
Images: NIKE
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Nike have put a modern twist on a number of their decorated boots in the past, but these look to be almost exactly the same - with the 2018 Mercurials looking as good as they did 20 years ago.

We just wish this Ronaldo was wearing them whilst leaving defenders in his wake at the peak of his powers.

As you can see in the below picture, Nike will also release several other Mercurial boots to celebrate the anniversary.

These are seriously something else.

Before you go, check out some of the other popular football boots from over the years:

Here are some of our favourites from over the years:

Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II
First released: 2003
Worn by: Wayne Rooney, Luis Figo, Paul Scholes


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Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III:

First Released: 2004

Worn by: Wayne Rooney, Wesley Sneijder, Roberto Carlos

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Nike Mercurial Vapour II
First released: 2002
Worn by: Thierry Henry, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
, Didier Drogba


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Adidas F50 Spider
First released: 2004
Worn by: David Villa, Arjen Robben, Ashley Cole


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Puma King
First released: 1968
Notable wearers: Johan Cruyff, Eusebio,
Pele, Diego Maradona

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Adidas Predator Precision
First released: 2000
Worn by: Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard, Raul

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Adidas Predator Mania

First released: 2002

Worn by: David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Alessandro Del Piero and Zinedine Zidane



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Copa Mundial

First released: 1979

Worn by: Diego Maradona, Pele, Zinedine Zidane

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Diadora Brasil Pro:
First released: 1984
Worn by: Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


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MEMORIES!

Topics: Football News, Football, Ronaldo, Nike, Brazil, boots

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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