Football | Football stars and their kit sponsors
The World of football has been flooded with lots of talent as big boys from several corners of the world are making headlines every day. Whether it is Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, the growing stardom of these players has been a big topic of attraction, and part of that are the kit sponsors. Big names like Adidas, Nike, and Puma have been the giant leaders in kit sponsoring the big names, so who are the players associated with these big brands?
Messi headlines Adidas, Ronaldo stays with Nike
While the debate for the best player in the world might have taken a turn in the direction of Lionel Messi with the FIFA World Cup title, his brand value has peaked significantly even at the age of 35. The Argentina captain is sponsored by German giants Adidas and has been the face of the company for well over a decade.
On the flip side, Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the peak of his game since exploding onto the scene during his first spell with Manchester United. Ronaldo is sponsored by the American sporting company Nike which has been another powerful brand in the world of sports. Ronaldo’s success in the Champions League and individual awards has been a significant contributor to the brand value of Nike.
Next Generation of stars
The sensational Kylian Mbappe is all but the next big thing in the world of football and showed why he is one of the best in the business at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup. Sponsored by Nike, Mbappe looks like an investment for ages for the American brand. On the contrary Mbappe’s teammate at Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is sponsored by Puma with the German giants also earning big rewards for the Brazilian star's stardom and excellence in recent years.