This is Handspiel!


Handspiel! bracelets are crafted out of authentic footballs gathered from pitches all over the world. Teams became World Champions, fought for legendary victories and took devastating defeats with these footballs. Every pass, goal and tackle left marks rendering the individual history of each ball. Our bracelets allow fans to carry unique stories around their wrists.

Quality is of extreme importance to us. Our products are 100% handmade and produced in the EU. This way, we can guarantee a high production quality.

We believe that our work can have an impact in making the world a better place. Therefore we consider the social projects of our partners in Ghana an integral part of Handspiel!. We donate a part of our profits to “The Street Academy” in Accra and to the “Cherubs Foundation International Orphanage” in Kumasi.

The idea

In 2010 we established Handspiel! with the goal to revolutionize market of football merchandising. We – Felix and Moritz – are two friends that met during our studies in the beautiful city of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

We believe that the passion of football fans is rather poorly served in the current merchandising market. We don’t think that cheaply manufactured items such as pillowslips, ashtrays, garden gnomes and toasters are helping the football fan to feel closer to its team and club. That is why we wanted to develop a fan product that enables fans to really identify themselves with their clubs. From there we started to focus on actual matchballs. After several sketches, prototypes and tests, we were able to hold the first Handspiel! bracelet in our hands.

With Handspiel! we hand football fans an item that carries history – a wristband glorified with triumphs, touched by champions and even scarred by defeats.

the matchball In the beginning Handspiel! gathers footballs from pitches all over the world. Every ball has its own story. Some balls were played during official FIFA matches – for instance the 1990 World Cup Final – whereas other balls were used during trainings of first league teams. Our partnerships with various professional football clubs in Germany and other European countries allow us to get access to rarities and used footballs. And so, the individual and exclusive “base” of the Handspiel! bracelet is born.
 making the braceletAfter receiving the special footballs from our partner clubs, we clean them up removing grass, dirt and dust before sending them off to our production facilities. Here the footballs are affectionately upcycled by hand to a unique and original Handspiel! bracelet. Our producers search for the perfect “golden” cut and pay attention to assure the highest quality in the process. Thus, the bracelet becomes a distinctive one-of-a-kind piece.

receiving a unique After you select your unique Handspiel! in our shop, we will pack it in our original Handspiel! bag, include the story of the specific ball, and send it to your address. Now you are part of the Handspiel! Community and you can wear the most amazing football moments around your wrist.
support people After you receive your Handspiel!, we will live up to our promise. We are convinced that all of us have the responsibility to take our social duties as individuals as well as companies. That is why we donate parts of our profits to social projects of our partners in Ghana. To this day, we were able to donate numerous football jerseys, sport shoes and new footballs to the “The Street Academy” in Accra, and the “Cherubs Foundation International Orphanage” in Kumasi. Recently, we also started to support local projects in Germany, such as “Kicken mit Herz” in Hamburg.