While their mens side have ditched green and gone with a black home jersey for the upcoming Copa America tournament, Mexico’s women will stick to tradition wear a green shirt at the 2015 Womens’ World Cup. The strip, made by Adidas, was officially revealed on 27th February, 2015.
The new Mexico WWC jersey features two shades of green, as can be seen in the pics below. The Mexican women’s team are in Group F for the 2015 edition of the tournament, along with France, England and Colombia Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers have announced that the club’s new third shirts for the upcoming 2015/16 season will have the names of the 33 individuals who died in the Burden Disaster. 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the Burnden stadium disaster, and “09-03-1946”, the date of the tragic event, will be featured on the reverse of the shirt with the Lancashire rose.
Only 1,000 of these shirts will be available for purchase, with £10 from the sale of every third jersey being donated to a Bolton based charity to be chosen by Trotters supporters. Continue reading
Chelsea will have a new shirt sponsor for the 2015/16 Premier League season after the Blues revealed that they inked a new partnership with Yokohama Rubber. The new sponsorship deal is for an initial period of five years and is a major achievement for Christian Purslow, the former Liverpool managing director who is now in charge of global commercial activities at Stamford Bridge.
How much is Chelsea’s new jersey sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber worth?
It is reportedly worth £40m/$60m a year (£200m/$300m over five seasons). This makes it the second biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the Premier League behind Manchester United’s partnership with Chevrolet, and ahead of Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City’s existing deals. It is also more than twice the value of Chelsea’s last sponsorship with Samsung, which was reportedly worth £18m a season Continue reading
Repucom have published an interesting report detailing money invested into shirt sponsorship in Europe’s top football leagues for the 2014/15 season.
The report, which features data for England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Holland, says that the total investment into jersey sponsorship for the 2014/15 season (across each nation’s top division) was around 687 million euros, a 20% rise over the 2013/14 season figure of 570 million. It also makes an interesting observation about the MLS, and its sponsorship in comparison to the top European Leagues.
Which football league has the highest amount of shirt sponsors (by monetary value)?
The answer is England’s Premier League, with a total of 213 million euros for the 2014/15 season, an increase of 36% over last season’s 157 million euro figure. A bulk of this 36% has been made by Manchester United’s new sponsorship deal with Chevrolet. Continue reading
Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar have announced that Griffith University will serve as their principal jersey sponsor for their upcoming AFC Asian Champions League campaign. The Roar’s ACL kit was officially unveiled to the public on 24th February, 2015. The strip’s the same as their 14/15 A-League jersey which is sponsored by The Coffee Club.
The Roar will play all three ACL home games on the Gold Coast, instead of their regular home at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. One of the games clashes with a Foo Fighters gig at Suncorp, and AFC regulations stipulate that all games must be played at the same venue, leading to the venue change.
Griffith University have a significant presence on the Gold Coast, and the moving of the games presumably played a big role in them agreeing to sponsor the Roar Continue reading
This is the new Malmo shirt 2015, Swedish club Malmo FF’s new principal jersey for the upcoming 2015 Allsvenskan season. Made by Puma, the new Malmo top was officially unveiled on 20th February, 2015.
Malmo won the 2014 Swedish league title, finishing six points ahead of Goteborg and ten ahead of AIK.
The jersey is predominantly blue, with a small hint of white on the neck area. More interesting is the introduction of stripes in a darker shade of blue, as can be seen in the pics below. Continue reading
Melbourne Victory have unveiled a new kit that they will wear when they take on Perth Glory at AAMI Park on March 7, 2015.
The strip, made by Adidas, is a special edition one, based on the design of MVFC’s first ever A-League kit. Interestingly enough, it doesn’t contain the “V” that’s now so prominently seen on Victory’s jerseys.
Victory and Perth Glory contested the first ever A-League game 10 years back, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw Continue reading
We showed you the new Cork City FC 2015 away kit when it was released a few months ago, and now here is the club’s new home kit, also made by Nike. The launch took place a few days ago at the SoHo Bar in Cork.
The shirt’s predominantly green with a single thick white stripe on the left. Continue reading