What starts off as a simple friendly pick-up game amongst youngsters in a park ends up having the world’s undivided attention in what may be one of Nike’s most ambitious and overall entertaining football shorts in recent times.
The players on both teams turn into the professional players they admire most and emulate their skills.
All of Nike’s biggest and brightest stars on the pitch, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Neymar to Wayne Rooney to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more, even David Luiz and a clone, appear in the short. Other great Nike athletes, such as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, and UFC fighters Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Jon “Bones” Jones make cameo appearances. Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk appears and even Marvel Comics’ The Hulk makes an incredible cameo himself in this short that just lasts over four minutes. Two boots also make their global debuts, as the yet-to-be-released Magista and Mercurial Superfly are seen.
The action between the two teams gets to a fever pitch, and is settled in a most dramatic way. With the game tied at two, the next goal deciding the match: “Next Goal Wins!” A young player takes the initiative to risk everything for his team.
Nike’s Chief Executive Officer, Davide Grosso, spoke about the film, “We’re proud of our history of inspirational, fun football campaigns that become one of the talking points around big tournaments. We believe in fearless, exciting joyful football and that’s the point of view we want to get across. Nike players play on the edge because they know great moments spring from attempts to try something unique and out of the ordinary. We watch the game for these moments because they inspire us to create our own,” Grasso added. “This is what Risk Everything is about. If you are prepared to take those risks, there is no telling what you can do.”
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