Ok Ok Ok, we get what you’re thinking. This is the section where some brands have to scrabble about and maybe invent themselves an illustrious past and shoe horn themselves into an arena where they don’t belong. Well if you know your football and you know Meyba then you know that this is something we don’t need to do.
Footballing roots? Ours roots are the roots of an Oak tree. Ever heard of F.C Barcelona? Maradona? Cruyff? Tick tick tick – they all played in Meyba. That’s just the start, we can throw in The Dream Team, Atletico Madrid...Guardiola, Koeman, Laudrup, Stoichkov....we are sure you get the picture.
Meyba’s roots lie in Barcelona with the brand being founded by two dudes in the 1940’s. When José Mestre and Joaquín Ballbé (or ‘Me-y-Ba’) teamed up they had a dream of creating classic swim– and sportswear, and Meyba was born. They became a popular brand, Bringing the people on the sunny beaches of Barceloneta stylish shorts, T-shirts and shoes, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Meyba became an international celebrity..
They signed a deal with Fútbol Club Barcelona and became their loyal supplier. During the ten years that FC Barcelona was dressed in Meyba gear they won just about any prize and honour you can think of. With star players like Laudrup, Koeman, Bakero and the young Pep Guardiola, the team went down in the history books as the ‘Dream team V1’.
Meyba are rightly immensely proud of our footballing heritage but though we are rooted in the past we look to the future. Football and football teamwear have never been so closely linked. Looking good both on the pitch but on the streets too are the essence of Meyba. Meyba are back and we will soon be adding new names to our story so watch this space.