May 1 – Chivas’ victory over Toronto FC to win the club’s first Concacaf title and qualify for their Club World Cup later in the year, was the 13th consecutive title for Mexican teams in the confederation’s premier club competition.
Category: Football Marketing
By Samindra Kunti
April 30 – Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has been angered over the unauthorised use of his image, blaming the Egyptian Football Association in a dispute that comes less than two months before the World Cup in Russia.
April 30 – China’s football expansion beyond the 11-a-side game has a new commercial supporter with electric bike company Yadea announcing that they have become the title sponsor of the country’s elite futsal league – Sina Elite 5X5 Football League 2018.
April 27 – Premier League Liverpool have announced a youth coaching project in Kunming, the capital city of SW China’s Yunnan province, that will initially provide coaching to a selection of schools.
April 27 – LaLiga has expanded its sponsorship portfolio in Nigeria, a key African market for the English Premier League, with the signing of another regional sponsor, multi-national beverage company AJEAST Nigeria, the makers of Big Cola.
April 26 – Paris Saint-Germain has introduced Digital Overlay technology at their Parc des Princes stadium allowing localised advertising messages to be broadcast to different geographical markets. It is the first time the system has been used in France.
April 25 – Premier League Arsenal has signed a global partnership with Chinese firm BYD Auto for the electric car giant to become the club’s official car and bus partner.
April 24 – High flying Roma, who tonight play Liverpool in the first round of the Champions League semi-final, have announced Qatar Airways will become the club’s new shirt sponsor in a three-year deal.
April 24 – Manchester City is launching a free children’s app – Man City Kids – aimed at 6-12 year olds.
By Samindra Kunti
April 23 – The German Football Association, DFB, has opened up its membership to e-sports team, limiting new entrants to those with a focus on football.
April 18 – The broadcast rights sales process for Italy’s Serie A for the 2018-21 season has again been stalled after Sky Italia went to court in Milan requesting verification of whether Spanish rights broker Mediapro’s tender conformed to Italian law.
April 17 – Internazionale linked with club owner Suning’s Smart Retail offshoot to participate in Milan Design Week with an exhibition in the Tortona area, at the heart of Milan Design Week ‘Fuorisalone’. Their exhibition is titled ‘Innovative Passsion’.
April 17 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur who will be competing in the US in the International Champions Cup this summer as part of their pre-season preparations, have expanded their coaching outreach in the US with a partnership with the Florida Elite Soccer Academy.
April 16 – A betting firm which offered odds on an English non-league player eating a pie on camera during a high-profile cup match has been fined £84,000.