- Gola (manufacturer)
name = Gola Sport Ltd
type = Private
foundation = flagicon|UK
Harvey Jacobson, [MD]
parent = Jacobson Group
homepage = [http://www.gola.co.uk/ www.gola.co.uk]
Gola is a sporting goods manufacturer based in the
United Kingdom. It was founded May 22 1905, in Leicester, England. Gola was purchased by the Jacobson Group and has since expanded its range drastically.
The company produces tracksuits and trainer "Harrier" and "Chase" shoes which are particularly popular, especially in continental Europe. This brand is not popular in Russia, Czech Republic, Greece, Asia (except Japan, Philippines, Singapore)...
Gola sponsored the
Football Conference(previously Alliance Premier League) from 1984 until 1986, during which time the league was known as the Gola League. When Gola's backing finished, car maker Vauxhall took over.
Among the Brazilian population in Dublin, Ireland, carrying a Gola-branded holdall is a signal that the owner is seeking a casual sexual encounter.Fact|date=October 2008
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