June 22 – Umbro’s Canadian licensee and distributor owes creditors nearly $41 million and has until August to file a reorganization proposal, INSIDER has learned. Bob Mackin reports from Vancouver.
April 25 – Also: Bolton Wanderers in new stadium naming rights deal.
Feb. 7 – Everton strike five-year deal with Umbro… Gillette announces Lionel Messi as its latest ambassador… Ghana’s Premier League has a new title sponsor. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin 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.
1/9/2010 American Airlines is the latest sponsor of the US World Cup bid, the second partnership announced by the bid this week… Umbro has extended its long-running sponsorship of the England football team until 2018… CONCACAF seeks Brazil 2014 qualifying changes.
The FA today announces an extension to their partnership with Umbro until 2018, ahead of the start of the team’s 2012 European Championship qualifying campaign. The agreement, to run until 31 July 2018, represents a significant investment which will be reinvested by The FA back into the game across all levels, from the senior team
20/5/2010 Sportswear manufacturer Umbro inks a sponsorship deal with the England 2018 bid, as World Football Insider predicted earlier today… FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke rubbishes bribery allegations made by former bid chairman David Triesman about a match-fixing plot at the World Cup.
20/5/2010 British companies to bolster England’s World Cup bid, with $2.9 million worth of commercial sponsorship to be unveiled in coming days… Umbro is expected to be unveiled as fifth partner later Thursday… English football establishment and fans unite behind bid in the wake of Triesman resignation.