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If you’re a fan of vintage football adverts, you’ll be sure to remember Nike’s ‘Secret Tournament’ ad, from around the time of the 2002 World Cup in Japan/Korea. Arguably the greatest football advert of all time. The advert featured a secret cage tournament full of 24 of world football’s elite contemporary players. The tournament, hosted on a container ship was refereed by arguably the best of the bunch, Eric Cantona. Nothing got past the wily Frenchman. Those with sharp memories will remember the iconic soundtrack of the ad. Hearing the Junkie XL remix of Elvis’ ‘A Little Less Conversation’ nowadays takes you straight back to the 2002 advert with memories of Mendieta, Van Nistelrooy and Wiltord. The tournament finale featured Thierry Henry, Francesco Totti and Hidetoshi Nakata battling it out against Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo with the former coming away with the victory. Legends.. legends everywhere. 

For 18 years, we have kept our involvement in the tournament a complete secret but it’s time to reveal. We have scoured the archives and dug out a memento of our time on the ship: the secret tournament’s secret mixtape.