Who is wearing the adidas COPA 19?

December 7, 2018

Samuel Shim


Ever since adidas released the COPA 19 everyone has been asking the same question, who is wearing the COPA 19. Unlike most new releases, like when the Predators or Mercurials get updated, we don't know which professional player will wear the COPA 19 because practically no pro soccer player has worn the COPA 18.

It's almost as if the COPA is a completely new line with adidas picking out the players to wear the boot. With the COPA's quiet existence throughout the past few years, adidas finally decided to step on the gas and make this another major line. The COPA 18 and the other previous models did not even have a face to the line outside an adidas Tango Squad F.C. player named Mickaël Larade. Ultimately, the iconic name of the COPA was destined to get the attention it deserves.

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The clear biggest face of the COPA 19 has to be Paulo Dybala. Being one of the major superstars at Juventus and Argentina, it wasn't surprising to see him as the player the COPA line will be based around. In addition, as of today, Dybala is the only player that continues to wear the laceless version of the COPA 19.

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Another huge name (possibly second in line behind Dybala) and also the only goalkeeper to wear the COPA 19 will be David De Gea. De Gea is one of the best goalkeepers on the pitch today with all the galactic teams chasing his contract. He will be wearing the COPA 19.1, the laced version of the COPA, giving a more control and adaptability to your lockdown than other cleats.

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The defenders to wear the COPA 19 will be Mats Hummels, Miranda, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho Fernandez, and Jordi Alba. All are very talented and highly respected in their clubs, countries, and leagues. These defenders add onto the arsenal of adidas athletes to wear the COPA 19.

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Nemanja Matic, Adrien Rabiot, Javi Martínez, Fabián Orellana, and even Toni Kroos are to be expected to represent the COPA line on the midfield. Rather surprisingly, Toni Kroos has been added onto this list since he worn the COPA 19.1 during training with Germany. Toni Kroos is an extremely stubborn player when it comes to his cleats, so much so that he has worn the adidas 11Pro's 'since 2015.

The only forward to wear the COPA alongside Paulo Dybala in the offense will be Álvaro Morata, the Spanish and Chelsea player who formerly played for Real Madrid. Morata is a decent talent, partnered perfectly with Hazard at Chelsea. Morata has an interesting part of being born in Madrid, and working his way up to play for Real Madrid not once but twice (2010-2014, 2016-2017).

The final list:

  1. Paulo Dybala
  2. Nemanja Matic
  3. Adrien Rabiot
  4. Javi Martínez
  5. Fabián Orellana
  6. Mats Hummels
  7. Miranda
  8. Cesar Azpilicueta
  9. Nacho Fernandez
  10. Jordi Alba
  11. Álvaro Morata

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