I watched the soccer game NL-EST a few months ago and kept being distracted by the font on the Estonian players' shirts. Very nice.

I tried identifying the font through WhatTheFont, but didn't succeed.

Font sample

It could of course be a custom-made font, just for those shirts.

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    i think they not used any font, look like Photoshop or AI drawing – Bala May 7 '13 at 10:38

This looks very much like this font is based on lettering by various Estonian artists in 1960-1970s which is very similar to the traditional Basque style.

You can see some relevant lettering samples here:

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but unfortunately I was unable to find any actual fonts based on these.

  • The second one is pretty close! – Reinout van Rees May 7 '13 at 12:10
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    Heh :) I was checking out the image in the second link and I just thought I was reading it wrong, but then I realized it was Estonian. -- Estonian uses a whole lot of same/similar words as we do in Finnish, although the meaning of the words are different ...and my reading sucks. – Joonas May 7 '13 at 12:16
  • This one, from the same site, also looks pretty similar: luc.devroye.org/MartAnderson-Sula-2005.jpg – Reinout van Rees May 7 '13 at 12:29
  • Mart Anderson currently occupies the position of art director at DDB Eesti, if you really need any collaboration I think you can contact him via LinkedIn – Const May 7 '13 at 12:53
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    I may suggest a roughly similar font, P22 Yule Heavy: myfonts.com/fonts/ihof/p22-yule – Const May 7 '13 at 18:12

the font is Hanse by Mart Anderson

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    Hi Jåtså, welcome to GDSE. Thank you for your answer. While it might be correct, we typically look for longer answers. Could you edit your answer and improve it with a link to an official site about it, and maybe a visual sample to verify? Thanks so much for your time and effort. Feel free to browse the site, post more answers or maybe a question of your own, and upvote quality content when you see it. – PieBie Sep 20 '19 at 6:58
  • In the discussion on the first answer, Mart Anderson was already mentioned. I googled his work and thought his "sula" font came pretty close: luc.devroye.org/MartAnderson-Sula-2005.jpg. Close, but not 100%. When googling for "Hanse" I don't find a good descriptive page, basically only some poster, pinterest.com/pin/313211349073984051 , but I'm not sure that's the font you mean and whether is is from Mart Anderson. The font shown there does have some characteristics of the font used by the soccer team. – Reinout van Rees Sep 23 '19 at 8:33

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