He’s been in business for about 40 years now, and has been the reigning boss of football gear in the whole of Maidan Market for years. Jackyda is no stranger to footballers or football fans because his store has been their mecca for jerseys and football boots.
FIFA Fever: Pick Up All The Merch You Need From Kolkata's Jersey Man
The Jersey Man
He crossed 60 a few years back and is still the reigning boss of football merch in Kolkata. Known as the ‘jersey man of Kolkata’, Jacky has been providing jerseys and boots from newbies to professionals from a tiny stall tucked inside one of the narrow alleys of Maidan market. Every inch is stocked with bundles of jerseys, football boots and some merch.
High-quality imported jerseys to the cheaper domestic-made jerseys, FIFA country jerseys to club jerseys (Man U to Mohunbagan), you’ll get it all here in his store. Messi, Neymar, Osil or CR—just drop the name and you’ll find your pick and your size. Starting from INR 350, the jerseys can go up to INR 600.
Best Football Boots
At Jacky’s we also spotted national-level player Eugeneson Lyngdoh buying his football shoes. He is known to stock the best quality football boots (both domestic and imported ones) in his store and his regular clientelle of Sunil Chetri, Rahim Nabi, Mehtab Hussain explains his popularity.
Besides the jerseys and the boots, you’ll also find football merch in Jacky’s store (though definitely not in plenty). With the FIFA season on, you’ll find few team merch like key chains, bandanas and arm bands in the store.