Taking to the street of the city, PUMA and Olympique De Marseille have today announced a long-term partnership between brand and club.
Commencing from the 1st April 2018, it's one that PUMA describe as a meeting of minds between "two of the most passionate, authentic and ambitious brands in the football industry." Naturally, this is a relationship that will see PUMA go further than simply a global technical supplier as they also become an official partner.
Olympique de Marseille are a club with an emphatic history. 118 years in the making and collecting 32 major trophies in that time, the foundation for a fruitful future is evident and with new owners settling in, the aspiration is to conquer both French and European competitions. A history embraced as PUMA scattered messages of support that summarise what this club represents across the city.
Commenting on the announcement, Bjoern Gulden, Chief Executive Officer for PUMA, detailed the prospect in hand, “We are very proud to become the partner of Olympique de Marseille. The club has a great tradition, great attitude, they play a fast and fun style of football, they have the best fans and the new owners have great ambitions and plans for the future. We think this is a great fit for PUMA and are really looking forward to this partnership."
Complimenting the agreement that will kick off with a debut 17/18 season, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, President at OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE explained, “OM will be the most important sports club for PUMA in France and we have been very impressed by the will of its managers to actively support us on an international scale. It is a tremendous show of confidence for our ‘OM Champion Project’. This contract will provide us significant annual incomes required to allow us to achieve our sports objectives. It is the most important commercial contract in the history of the club.”
Big things for a a bright blue future.
Photography by Malo_A.