";s:4:"text";s:8554:"A generally impenetrable force in German football, Bayern Munich have transcended eras as one of the elite sides in Europe and their sponsorship deal with T-Mobile puts them sixth on the continent.
That's our top pick for each 2019/20 Premier League club. We ran a few polls on Twitter to get accurate answers, but we disagreed with most results because everyone is too young and it's our game with our rules. Fittingly, the last ever game that NEC donned the Everton shirt was the 1995 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United. QUIZ: Every Merseyside Derby goal scorer this century, QUIZ: Name these legendary (but pixelated) 2000s footballers. The glorious days of local sponsors rather than Chinese betting companies.
Betting companies have become a high-trending source of shirt sponsorship in recent times, and West Ham are the club to benefit most from the industry's investment in kit deals. Another smart 90s italic font combined with some the best kits in the club's history. 1k Share. Created by Football Post On Jan 23, 2017 1 / 9 Chelsea - 1999/2000.
Their €15.2m-per-year arrangement with Serie A giants Roma makes their deal the 17th biggest in Europe, with the deal having been in place since 2018. Coinciding with some magnificent Hummel and Umbro kits, this is what we picture when we think of a Spurs shirt. In another strand of the hostile north London rivalry, Arsenal's €31m annual earnings from their deal with Fly Emirates shades that of their Tottenham counterparts.
But it's not. Guess These 90's Football Shirt Sponsors How many shirt sponsors can you remember from the football kits of these Premier League clubs through the 1990's? See, not all sponsors are rubbish.
In a poll commissioned by football betting website FootballJunkie.co.uk , fans have voted the shirt England wore in the 1966 World Cup final as the greatest of all time.
A decade of iconic kits.
These kits that we coveted as children are even more coveted now, and have even become rather fashionable.
The partnership began in 2010 and is currently due to run until 2022/23.
Despite having not been the force they once were under Sir Alex Ferguson in recent years, Manchester United remain a colossal footballing force in terms of global stature, and continue to lead the way in financial terms.
Both of them beautifully East London.
QUIZ: Can you name these retro football kit sponsors?
The only thing more Geordie would be Gazza slurring 'Fog On The Tyne' after 12 cans of the stuff. Easy winner.
Having won the Champions League for the last three consecutive seasons, Los Blancos remain a premium force in Europe, and their current €70m annual earnings from Fly Emirates stands them second on the continent for such deals. Confusing isn't it? 'Skint' were a local dance music record label and sponsored Brighton for nine years until 2008. QUIZ: How well do you remember the movie The Incredibles?
Vodafone won our Twitter poll, ahead of AIG and AON, but Sharp is Manchester United for us.
For no good reason but to waste a minute or two of your day, we'd like you to try and complete a football quiz.
Borussia Dortmund x Die Continentale & Eintracht Braunschweig x Jägermeister.
When you see a retro shirt you immediately relate to the sponsor more than anything else.
Watford x Phones 4 U – Whenever we think of Watford we think of Phones 4 U (4 less... at Phones 4 U), then we think of Micah Hyde playing Snake on a 3210. McEwan's Lager. A seductive little font made any shirt look better.
Football is weird.
So there you have it. The Hammers receive €11.5m each year from Betway, making the deal the highest such deal involving a betting company around Europe. Plus the fact that German beer is much more fun than a pan-Asian life insurance group.
With Brighton fan Fatboy Slim enjoying huge success under the label at the time the kits all took on an added cool factor. Dagenham Motors or Dr Martens. We actually put a poll out there on Twitter with four options.
for nine years until 2008.
Manchester City x Brother – A one horse race.
Autoglass. 1992-93 to 2001-02, 2.
Commodore, Coors, Autoglass, Samsung or Fly Emirates?
Current sponsor AIA ain't bad but they insist on using red, and for that reason they'll never be Holsten. Manchester United x Sharp – A trip across the city saw a much harder choice.
Southampton x Draper Tools – Proper old school sponsor, no nonsense logo, no nonsense tools. While we're here it would be a crime to leave out some classic continental pairings of clubs and sponsors so browse away below. We're going for Dr Martens despite the purity of flogging cheap MOT's on a Premier League football shirt.
Los Rojiblancos earn a hefty €12m per season from sponsors Plus500, who have sponsored the La Liga side since 2015, but the figure still leaves them some way short of the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in financial terms. Here is a list of the top 20 sponsorship deals around the continent. Special mention to Fly Virgin, a contender.
The Catalans' current deal with Japanese electronic commerce and Internet giants Rakuten sees the club earn €55m through shirt sponsorship, in a partnership which began in 2017. Reports this week suggest Manchester United are close to agreeing a world-record €80m-a-year kit sponsorship deal with Chinese consumer electronics group Haier.
We were stuck between Commodore and Coors for a while, but beer always wins. Which sponsors actually enhanced a club's kit design? Still can't decide to be honest.
From 1988 to 1999 the shirts hosted the company's smart logo including a Division 2 play-off win at Wembley in 1994. To help you in your bid to get full marks, we've given you three options to choose from for each image, which should make your life (for the next couple of minutes, at least) a hell of a lot easier. You'd argue that the latter two were the most successful in terms of on-pitch performances, and younger fans will lean towards Samsung. Another smart 90s italic font combined with some the best kits in the club's history. It's a sponsor that has Brighton fans remembering a time when they were struggling in the lower leagues, but a decade later and the club are anything but Skint. rake in annual takings of €17m from car giant Jeep. So, assuming you haven't skipped by this bit and started the quiz already, let us explain what you have to do.
Welcome to Classic Football Shirts home of classic rare retro vintage football shirts from your soccer teams history. Alcohol brands rarely produce a bad logo for football shirts and Holsten were no exception.
If that gossip becomes reality, United would smash their own record for the most lucrative shirt sponsor in football, with Chevrolet currently paying out €71.1m ($80m) per season. As you will soon discover, their main sponsor has been blocked out using highly sophisticated photoshop skills and it is up to you to identify the hidden shirt sponsor. If you're under 30 let's pretend we picked Vodafone and we can all move onto the next one happy, okay? They ditched a €25m-per-year deal with Fly Emirates last summer for Accor to put them in the top four for kit sponsors.
The Italian champions are now into their fifth season of the sponsorship deal, which has quickly become one of the most distinguished partnerships in Europe. AMD. Despite having fallen off the pace of the top sides in Serie A in recent years, Milan continue to lead the way in Italian football as a global brand. The Muller logo was probably more iconic, but the Mita logo made for some beautifully aesthetic shirt designs. Yet again, the time has come.
So here it goes... We've thrown in some bonus shirts at the end to help you forget that we picked the wrong one for your club.
It's local, it's beautifully clunky in 90s style and it featured on the best Norwich home shirt of all time – the classic 1992/94 design.