TWO sporting stars have signed exclusive partnership deals with sporting memorabilia company 'Firma Stella'.

England rugby star Manu Tuilagi and Everton's Columbian international talisman James Rodriguez have become the first two sport stars to provide exclusive signed merchandise.

The company, headed by Worcester entrepreneur Peter Johnson, sell a full range of 100% authentic autographed sports merchandise, covering rugby, football, F1, cricket, tennis, and golf.

Johnson spent his early life collecting signed memorabilia from some of sport's most famous icons before forming the company that now sells exclusively online and offers speedy delivery around the world.

Firma Stella sets itself apart from other autograph companies by taking photos and videos of the stars signing the memorabilia, which now includes, exclusively to Firma Stella, Tuilagi and Rodriguez.

Johnson expressed his sense of pride at being able to attract some of sport's biggest stars to his own company, including the 2014 football World Cup superstar Rodriguez.

“We are proud to add a true global football star into the Firma Stella list of sports stars," he said.

"James has won most there is to win in European football and stared at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

"He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and is the stand out star for the Colombian International team.”

Johnson told of his experience with Tuilagi, whose house he personally attended back in October so the England international could sign a selection of items such as number 13 rugby jerseys, lions shirts, rugby balls, boots, photos and a small number of extremely rare one-offs.

“We are proud to welcome Manu into the Firma Stella stable of sports stars represented by the company.

"Fans now have access to a range of rare and exclusive merchandise which they can buy as collectors or as gifts for others, with complete confidence that they are 100% authentic”