With advertising playing such a huge role in the battle between sports giants Nike and adidas here is a series of great short films created by 180 Amsterdam for adidas. Featuring four of the most influential names who adorn the three stripes with Michael Ballack, Steven Gerrard, Emmanuel Adebayor and Arjen Robben. While the Adebayor “Snake” piece stands out for creativity, Ballack is a bit off “Target” culminating in a hilarious video.

[youtube]http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=MDDk2xRPlng[/youtube]

Ballack – Target Practice

[youtube]http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=_6IcLXzwwEs[/youtube]

Gerrard – Clay Pigeon Shoot

[youtube]http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=JauUMsVhWvw[/youtube]

Adebayor – Snake

[youtube]http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=nK2isOvi-Wk[/youtube]

Arjen Robben – Magic Boot

Thanks to It’s Nice That for the heads up.