These, are the men of speed. They move with tenacity, outmaneuvering and outrunning their opponents with a fierce determined deftness and velocity. These men, are not just the driving force of soccer today, but they have also shaped the game in irrevocable ways, setting new standards and pushing fellow players to strive, and acknowledge that the best is yet to be. These ten men, handpicked by Nike and also men who of the Nike Mercurial Vapor, are the heroes of speed. For Nike Stadium’s “Heroes of Speed” campaign, ten soccer players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves, Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Mesut Ozil, Andrei Arshavin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, Robinho, and Didier Drogba.
As a part of the campaign, these men’s ten memorable moments with the Mercurial Vapor were documented and rendered into animation by Croatian artist Danijel Zezelj and sports illustrator Paolo Sabellucci. Each men’s reanimated moments will be released onto the Heroes of Speed site, and the latest one to join the live ranks is Didier Drogba’s goal scored in London when he was playing in the English Premier League games as a forward on Chelsea against Liverpool. Check out the site and the videos, and relive these heroic moments in soccer history, which both men, and shoes (Yes, the Nike Mercurial Vapor) have both bore witness to.