Although it's a second tier professional sport in North America, the rest of the world embraces soccer in a major way, and these soccer ads give viewers a look at the ways the game is marketed. Soccer (or football if you're in Europe) is one of the most popular sports in the world, largely due to the simple material needed to play the sport.
Even if you're not a super soccer fan, when the time comes for the Euro Cup or the World Cup it seems like you can't go anywhere without seeing a soccer commercial, not to mention the flurry of David Beckham ads that rotate through popular media.
One of the most creative soccer ads here shows Beckham kicking a ball against drums set up on a wall. Every ball he kicks creates a new sound, which together play the melody of Beethoven's Ode To Joy.
From David Beckham Commercials to Soccer Ball Branding
Thrilling Third Dimension Ads
Adidas 3D Mapping Projection Uses the Palais du Pharo as its Canvas
Spontaneous Soccer Ads
The 'Flash-Kick' Event Promotes Samsung
Re-Energized Athlete Campaigns
The Isotonic Drink Powder Ads Feature Double the Power
Streamlined Olympic Sleighs
The BMW M2 2-Man Bobsled Should Draw American Athletes Towards Gold
Mythical Soccer Sniper Ads
Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves a Trail of Defeat in this Nike Vapor Trail Ad
Inspiring Soccer Video Shorts
This TMB Paynee FC Short Film Asks Viewers to 'Make The Difference'
Screaming Soccer Fan Competitions
The McDonald's 'Passion Meter' Gauges Support for the Euro Cup
Real Sports Campaigns
The Wilson 2011 Ads Encourage Gamers to Put Down Controllers and Get Outside
Sports Star Chaos Ads
The Nike 'My Time is Now' Commercial is Brings the Soccer Stars
Deflated Television Ads
The Toshiba LED Campaign Shows Less Body Means Less Fun
Soccer Dad Ads
The Ford S-max Campaign Tells Men "Don't Be the Minivan Guy"
Epic Soccer Wear Ads
The Nike Soccer Ad Celebrates a New French Team
Soccer Ball Drumming Ads
David Beckham Plays Beethoven in the Samsung Galaxy Ad
Soccer Star Holiday Ads
The David Beckham for H&M Christmas Collection Campaign is Revealing
Tradable Soccer Ads
Diver & Aguilar Released Their First Set Inspired by the Team FC Barcelona
Soccer Stud Campaigns
The Gerard Pique H.E. by MANGO F/W 2012 Ads Showcase the Spanish Footballer
Badass Soccer Ads
Portland Timbers Billboards Prove There's "No Pity in Rose City"