April 25 – One of Italian football’s most faithful and long term partners, Telecom Italia, has picked up what is probably the shortest ever title sponsorship for a premier national football competition.
April 12 – Liverpool has announced a regional partnership fiocussed primarily on South East Asia with food group, NH Foods Ltd.
April 9 – UEFA has signed a new four-year deal with FedEx Express who will sponsor a series of European national team football tournaments including being designated as the Official Logistics partner of Euro2020.
By Samindra Kunti
March 21 – In a landmark moment for English women’s football Barclays Bank signed a three-year, deal with the Women’s Super League. The top flight league will be rebranded as the Barclays FA Women’s Super League from next season.
March 20 – Women’s football is on a commercial roll. With nine nations confirmed as formally expressing interest to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup yesterday, the France 2019 Local and Organising Committee and FIFA have announced the sixth National Supporter sponsor for the World Cup to be played June 7 to July 7.
March 19 – With the end to the prohibition of online sports betting in the US, sports now starting to see the licensing of digital gaming operators, sports bodies have been quick to seize the marketing and sponsorship opportunities.
March 15 – UEFA has launched a multi-opportunity tender to be the ‘Beer Partner’ of the 2020 Euros which will be played in 12 host cities across Europe.
March 8 – Lucozade Sport has signed its first sponsorship in women’s football as the official sports drinks and hydration partner of the England Women’s team ahead of the France 2019 World Cup.
March 6 – Just as England were celebrating their tournament win in the SheBelieves Cup in the US, one England’s top women’s teams was welcoming a new sponsor partner with Gatorade becoming the Official Sports Nutrition Partner of Manchester City Women.
March 5 – US video communications provider Zoom has signed on to become Manchester City’s Official Enterprise Video Communications Partner in what is described as a multi-year deal. No figure has been put on the partnership.
February 28 – Conotoxia has signed as the first local sponsor for the U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.
February 19 – The English Football League (EFL) has extended its partnership with Thai Airways of the EFL’s five finals, the first of which – the Carabao Cup – will be played between Chelsea and Manchester City next weekend at Wembley.
February 18 – They might not be needed too often in Manchester, but Man Utd are never ones to be left in the shade when it comes to sponsorship and have agreed a multi-year partnership with Hawaii-based sunglasses and eyewear brand Maui Jim.
February 8 – With Manchester United having spectacularly put the dark and brooding days of Jose Mourinho’s team management behind them with an unbeaten run since Ole Gunnar Solsjaer took over, so they continue to dominate in the marketing and sponsorship race.