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Gospels > SoccerBible Gospels 2009/10 - The Winners!

After such a huge success last season, the SoccerBible Gospels Awards returned to honour the best football boots and gear from the 2009/10 season

 

The shortlist of nominees were drawn up from the football boots and gear on general release that the soccer-loving public (thats us and you!) were able to buy during the 2009/10 season. That meant no place for new comers like the Nike Elite series or even the brand new adidas F50 adizero, who both just missed the cut for these awards.

 

However that didn't put off literally tens of thousands of football boot mad fans from over 200 countries worldwide casting their opinions and votes. So without further delay, we present the winners for the 2009/10 SoccerBible Gospels...

 

Speed Football Boots Winner: Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II!

The reigning champion in the speed boot category was the Nike Mercurial Vapor SL, and the latest incarnation in the Mercurial series takes over the title as the SoccerBible readers favourite speed boot. Amassing 37% of the votes in this category, the Superfly II held off competition from it's older brother, the Superfly I (28%) and the adidas F50i TUNIT (18%) to take top spot.

 

 

Power Football Boots Winner: adidas Predator X!

The reigning champion in the power boot category was the adidas Predator PowerSwerve Rome Edition so fittingly the subsequent Predator X release takes over the crown as the fans choice for power.  The tenth release in the iconic Predator series was the most speculated and controversial to date, but still did the business and pulled in 43% of the votes.

 

This was a close one, with the Mizuno Wave Ignitus sealing 2nd spot with an impressive 39% of the votes. And had the voting not closed before Honda's sensational Mukaiten free-kick at the World Cup, we wonder if the Predator X would still have reigned supreme!

 

Heritage Football Boots Winner: adidas adiPure III

The reigning champion in the heritage boot category was the adidas adiPure II and once again the newer model took the spoils as your choice of heritage boot. The third release in the adiPure series are still as popular as ever, with a whopping 45% of your votes. This was more than double the votes of the second placed Nike Tiempo Legend III (22%), ahead of the Ronaldinho Dois (15%) and Umbro Speciali (11%).

 

We reckon it is thanks to that all important mix of classic style, superb comfort and no nonsense performance that put the adiPure III on the top of so many of your lists.

 

Special Edition Football Boots Winner: Nike Tiempo 94!

Last years champion, the Nike Mercurial SL hands over the title to another Swoosh stable mate the Tiempo 94.  If like us you love a bit of retro football boots, the Tiempo 94 was definitive must have collectors edition and it seems you agree, as the Tiempo 94 marginally beat off the Puma v1.10 Kehinde Wiley boots by just 2% (32% to 30%) to be your Special Edition boots of 2009/10.

 

Best International Football Shirt Winner: Puma Africa Unity Kit!

The majority of the international shirts on offer were released at the tail end of the season obviously in time for the World Cup. The reigning champion in the Football Shirts category was the England Home Shirt by Umbro but it was the original and unique Africa Unity Kit from Puma that just won out, beating Nike's Portugal Away shirt by just 1% of the votes. It was so close we had to count it twice to be sure!

 

The revolutionary Africa Unity Kit is the world's first continental football kit and although it didn't make it onto the pitch during the World Cup, will certainly be remembered for its' message as well as design.

 

Best Viral Advert Campaing Winner: Nike Lace Up, Save Lives.

The newest Gospel category pitted the brands big advertising campaigns head-to-head for your votes.Early on it was clear there was only going to be one winner, and that was the Nike Lace Up Save Lives advert. With a massive 54% of your votes backing the (NIKE) RED campaign to raise awareness of the global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa this funny viral ad certainly heightened the cause and inspired us to launch our Global (RED) Laces Gallery

 

SoccerBible Readers Football Boots of 2009/10: Nike CTR360 Maestri!

So here it is. The big one. These are the football boots YOU voted as your choice of Boot of the Season for 2009/10 - the Nike CTR360 Maestri. With 47% of your votes the CTR360 reigned over the Nike Mercurial Superfly I (28%) and the adidas adiPure III (21%) to take the coveted title.

 

When Nike introduced us to the new concept of a fourth "control" silo, we have to confess to being a little sceptical. For there was already the TIempo collection to appease creative, all-round players - or so we thought. The CTR360 Maestri blew both us and you away with all-round performance, soft, comfortable upper and immediate response. The CTR360's have become so much part of the fabric now, we wonder how we ever got on without them!

 

 

So there you have it, the Gospels wrapped up for another year. We want to thank all of those who took the time to vote in any or all of the categories, and are already looking forward to next year's installment featuring the likes of the Nike Elite Series and adidas adiZero and new boots not even released yet!

Only published comments... Aug 07 2010, 03:30 PM by Boot Spy

Comments

 

TommyGun said:

I'm glad the CTR received something.  It's hard to place it in a category because of it's versatility.  

August 5, 2010 4:16 PM
 

unomaas said:

I would have thought lasers III over predators X, wasnt really feeling the new no tongue model.

August 5, 2010 11:44 PM
 

NP9 said:

SUPERFLY I - BEST BOOT EVER

August 7, 2010 4:02 PM
 

adri the king said:

Adidas Predator X is pure class! Easily boot of the season in my opinion!

August 7, 2010 4:19 PM
 

RealMadridfan07 said:

Adipure is the best of all.

August 7, 2010 4:31 PM
 

Mathias31 said:

Adipure or CTR  love they

August 7, 2010 4:42 PM
 

Mathias31 said:

Adipure or CTR  love they

August 7, 2010 4:42 PM
 

10Rooney10 said:

adizero is better then superfly .. and predators x and t90 lasers is same... good year for football :)

August 7, 2010 5:44 PM
 

10Rooney10 said:

adizero is better then superfly .. and predators x and t90 lasers is same... good year for football :)

August 7, 2010 5:44 PM
 

10Rooney10 said:

adizero is better then superfly .. and predators x and t90 lasers is same... good year for football :)

August 7, 2010 5:45 PM
 

Ulfinator said:

missing the laser 3

August 7, 2010 5:56 PM
 

pcm19 said:

kehinde wileys should have won

August 7, 2010 6:25 PM
 

Wc Defense said:

Whooo! CTR!

August 7, 2010 6:30 PM
 

adelimh12 said:

not régular

August 7, 2010 6:39 PM
 

Tata14 said:

well done! for mizuno! :)

August 7, 2010 6:57 PM
 

Butler952 said:

not happy with these tbh :/

August 7, 2010 8:32 PM
 

thecrazyduck91 said:

goooo nikee!

August 7, 2010 10:49 PM
 

SkilletBoi said:

1. Mizuno Would Have Won The Poewr Boots Award If The Votes Were Counted After The WC

2.CTR'S??? Trust Me, Ive Tried Them On The ''Kanga lite'' Leather Upper Is Just Another One Of Nike's Gimmicks, Feels Like A Higher Grade Synthetic, Stick To Traditional (NON ARTIFICIAL) K-Leather.

August 7, 2010 11:09 PM
 

SkilletBoi said:

1. Mizuno Would Have Won The Poewr Boots Award If The Votes Were Counted After The WC

2.CTR'S??? Trust Me, Ive Tried Them On The ''Kanga lite'' Leather Upper Is Just Another One Of Nike's Gimmicks, Feels Like A Higher Grade Synthetic, Stick To Traditional (NON ARTIFICIAL) K-Leather.

August 7, 2010 11:11 PM
 

donthomas said:

Ah I want that CTR...

August 8, 2010 12:23 AM
 

adis4life said:

adizeros way better than superflys

August 8, 2010 12:43 AM
 

jc13 said:

lace up save lives was an excellent campaign

August 8, 2010 7:48 AM
 

7Young7 said:

sorrry how did the adizeros did not get a mention when clearly so many footballers have swapped for the adizeros?

August 8, 2010 5:09 PM
 

Portugal R live said:

white portugal shirt should have got it

August 8, 2010 5:24 PM
 

Portugal R live said:

PORTUGAL WHITE AWAY SHIRT SHOULD HAVE WON

August 8, 2010 5:25 PM
 

AR19 said:

best power boots should have been total 90's they re the best!

August 8, 2010 5:58 PM
 

AR19 said:

nike mercurial superfly should have been best boots of the season.

August 8, 2010 6:01 PM
 

Rocknrolla7 said:

No surprises here -__-

August 8, 2010 11:53 PM
 

Rocknrolla7 said:

no surprises here -__-

August 8, 2010 11:53 PM
 

AE7 said:

Puma kit

August 9, 2010 2:06 AM
 

Marko_RMCF said:

ctr had to win it...

August 9, 2010 3:07 AM
 

CodeAFC said:

Somehow not many of these winners surprise me

August 9, 2010 8:15 AM
 

NikeMercurialVaporz said:

Good job Nike! Very impressive, they won in 3 categories.

August 9, 2010 2:06 PM
 

thecrazyduck91 said:

gooooooo nikeee!!

August 9, 2010 2:23 PM
 

Dermolo said:

adizeros are going to clean up next year!

August 9, 2010 5:50 PM
 

LS3 said:

Superflys are a overpriced pair of rubbish! The Adizero's are so light they will easily win it next year!

August 9, 2010 10:46 PM
 

matt29 said:

I dont like CTR's very much when i tried them out... Nike should give an option of a leather version. I also didnt like the feel of them because it just felt like a low grade material and my feet were never really very compfy. Lastly It felt strange when striking the ball because it seems the only correct place to strike the ball is with your laces. What I did like is the outside striking zone becasue the laces curved towards the normal striking zone area so my outside foot shot really felt good...       I think Preds deserve the title of best football boot

August 12, 2010 7:49 AM
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