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WorldSoccerShop.com Signs Official Partnership With Finnish Soccer Team

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FC Santa Claus jerseys, training jackets, tees, and hoodies are available at WorldSoccerShop.com.

“FC Santa Claus’ agreement with WorldSoccerShop.com will allow us to reach people beyond Finland and spread the spirit of good sportsmanship by invoking the name of St. Nicholas himself." - Juha Eteläinen, Chairman of FC Santa Claus

WorldSoccerShop.com, the premier online soccer store offering apparel from the world’s top club and national teams, announces that it will become the official store for FC Santa Claus marking the first time the Finnish soccer team’s apparel will be available outside of Finland. Jerseys, training jackets, tees, and hoodies will be available for purchase at WorldSoccerShop.com today. FC Santa Claus, in conjunction with Electronic Arts, Inc., will feature the EA SPORTS logo on its jerseys as part of the new partnership in which the team will wear PUMA for its upcoming season.

FC Santa Claus gets its namesake from the folkloric figure Santa Claus. The team gained promotion to the Finnish second division in September 2014. Each July, FC Santa Claus organizes a midnight sun tournament for youth teams called the Santa Claus Cup. In February 2015, they will play in the open snow tournament, Santa Claus World Cup.

“WorldSoccerShop.com is pleased to offer FC Santa Claus apparel just in time for the holidays,” says Jeff Stephens, head of WorldSoccerShop.com. “For the first time ever, FC Santa Claus soccer gear will be offered worldwide through our online store and is the perfect addition to any soccer fans’ unique collection. We look forward to this new partnership as we bring FC Santa Claus to our diverse customer base.”

“FC Santa Claus’ agreement with WorldSoccerShop.com will allow us to reach people beyond Finland and spread the spirit of good sportsmanship by invoking the name of St. Nicholas himself,” says Juha Eteläinen, chairman of FC Santa Claus. “We look forward to our partnership with WorldSoccerShop.com as FC Santa Claus continues building its awareness among soccer fans across the globe.”

Interesting Facts About FC Santa Claus & Where The Team Calls Home:

  • FC Santa Claus is located in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, has a population of 65,000, and is said to be the home of Santa Claus
  • Rovaniemi is just six miles south of the Arctic Circle with an annual average temperature of 33F degrees; snow covers the ground 175 days a year, which means soccer cannot be played between the months October and April
  • The midnight sun can be seen from June 6 to July 7, which means soccer could be played for 768 hours straight in the daylight; the lowest temperature ever recorded in Rovaniemi was minus 54F degrees; the mercury in thermometers freezes at temperatures below minus 40F degrees
  • Watch FC Santa Claus in action in the snow with Kris Kringle - http://bit.ly/1zyDHos

About FC Santa Claus: FC Santa Claus Arctic Circle is an official football club of Santa Claus from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. Founded in 1992, it was formed by combining the two sports clubs of Rovaniemen Reipas and Rovaniemen Lappi. In 2012, "Santa" played in the Group C of the Kakkonen, which is the third highest level in Finland and takes part in the Finnish Cup. FC Santa Claus' home stadium is Keskuskenttä. In the winter of 2012-2013, Santa Claus Futsal started at the third highest level "Futsal Kakkonen." The home field for Futsal is Santasport at Rovaniemi. In addition to its athletic goals, the club wants to create a better tomorrow and works to help children reach a better quality of life and future. FC Santa Claus is a very active in charity-based projects.

About WorldSoccerShop.com: WorldSoccerShop.com, a division of the world’s largest online soccer retailer Sports Endeavors, was created in 2001 after the successful launch of its sister website WorldRugbyShop.com in 1999. With corporate offices in Birmingham, Alabama, WorldSoccerShop.com is the premier online destination for soccer apparel that includes jerseys, soccer shoes, t-shirts, equipment, and more. We offer a wide variety of customization options including front and back numbers, names, and authentic league badges. At WorldSoccerShop.com, our focus is to remain loyal to the sport and our customers. For more information, visit http://www.worldsoccershop.com.

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