Soccer gear is a set of necessary essentials, kit, or equipment required for safety while participating in soccer. Soccer is the most played sport all over the globe, which drives the usage of soccer gear. Soccer gear are preferred for individual safety while participating in soccer to avoid undue accidents. Soccer gear includes products worn from top to toe. The increase in preference for soccer and large fan following of soccer players are boosting the adoption of soccer gear. Additionally, acceptance of sport safety product for individual protection and team representation enhances the usage of soccer gear. Thus, the demand for soccer gear is projected to increase during the forecast period.
The global soccer gear market is segregated byproducts, age group, gender, distribution channel, and region. Soccer gear is strictly recommended to be worn for protection while participating in soccer. The global soccer gear market is segregated into products such as head protection, upper body protection, lower body protection, footwear, and others. Based on product type, head protection includes faceguard, mouth guard, full head cap, and skullcap. Upper body protection includes soccer jerseys, soccer shirts, protective chest and rib guard, and goalkeeper hand gloves. Lower body protection includes shin guard, knee guard, stockings, and groin guard. Soccer gear also includes footwear such as practice shoe, turf shoe, and cleats shoe. The others segment includes products such as soccer coaching accessories which includes training equipment, player essentials, team essentials, and referee essentials. It also includes tracksuits, training kits, professional and training soccer balls, flags, and customized team jerseys. Based on age group, the soccer gear market is segregated into children, youth, and adult. Based on gender, it is segregated into male and female. Further, the global soccer gear market based on distribution channel is segregated into online channel and offline channel.
The global soccer gear market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America has high demand and market for soccer gear owing to strict guidelines while participating in soccer and due to easy availability of soccer gear. Europe is the leading market for soccer gear. Soccer is the major sport played in the region due to maximum participation. Additionally, Europeans extensively follow the soccer clubs culture that adopts soccer gear for safety, which is encouraging participants to follow the same. Asia Pacific is the hub for manufacturing soccer gear at cheaper prices. Additionally, likeliness towards various soccer clubs and high participation in soccer that promote sports safety gains the maximum demand for soccer gear. Middle East & Africa has marginal growth in participation of soccer. However, rise in soccer club culture and promotion of soccer by countries such as Qatar is driving the growth of the soccer gear market. South America is seen to be a huge market for soccer gear owing to maximum population participating in soccer and increase in promotional activities for safety by soccer stars.
The drivers of the soccer gear market are increasing awareness about usage of protective guards to avoid unnecessary accidents, high participation of females and children in soccer, and rising number of participants in soccer of all age groups. It has constraints such as high price, and ignorance regarding safety issues. However, the market has rising opportunities such as increasing number of distribution channels, improving soccer gear design, and targeting soccer clubs and participants to gain better business.
The global soccer gear market is dominated by key players such as Nike, Inc., Adidas AG, Puma SE, Under Armour, Inc., Geox S.p.A, Kwik Goal, Ltd., New Balance Athletics, Inc., Fila, Inc., BasicNet SpA, Umbro, Ltd., and Soccer International Private Limited, among others.
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