Oct. 15 – Azerbaijan’s first mobile operator partners with Manchester United… Nike extends kit sponsorship of Football Federation Australia through 2023. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Sept. 4 – Nike to replace Umbro as England’s new kit supplier from next spring, the English FA announces… Official match ball for the Brazil World Cup is dubbed the Brazuca… Nikolay Tolstykh is elected new head of the Russian Football Union. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 22 – Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer talks Euro 2012… Tweets by England’s Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere deemed in violation of advertising codes. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 30 – Nike to replace Le Coq Sportif as Blues kit sponsors… South African telecoms company to explore options with 2013 African Nations Cup… One-off sponsorship deal dictates English club’s players turn out in 70s-style kit. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 9 – New channel to deliver analysis, insight, news and commentary worldwide… Everton eye Nike as new kit sponsor… adidas looks to Euro 2012 for strong earnings… More in this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column.
Feb. 10 – Manchester United top the UK football rich list for another year, as club unveils a new sponsorship deal and ramps up promotion of events division… German chemical giant strikes deal with Borussia Dortmund… Aston Villa sign Macron as kit partner. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
August 23 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou says he and FIFA Ex-Co colleague Jacques Anouma received the brunt of the corruption allegations following the World Cup host vote … Sponsors downplay security concerns for 2014 World Cup … Syria investigates FIFA ban from 2014 qualifying.
Aug. 17 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Talks break down between La Liga and Spanish players’ union… CONCACAF general secretary admits to payouts but denies wrongdoing… Belize gets FIFA green light to continue World Cup qualifying.
Aug. 12 – U.S. Soccer signs first-ever solar sponsor… English Premier League promotes youth football with pair of initiatives… Blackburn Rovers give away shirt fronts for free… Women’s Professional Soccer goes 3-D. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
April 1 – Brazil’s top football division will generate almost $1 billion in broadcast revenues over the next three seasons… Big renewal for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil… Munich bank and Bundesliga team ink deal. More from INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson.