Al-Nassr, the team Cristiano Ronaldo plays for, has announced that they will now be sponsored by Nike. Showcasing their strong commercial presence with the addition of CR7. Ronaldo, who has a lifetime deal with Nike and a £147 million, 10-year contract. Continues his partnership with the renowned American sportswear company. This move follows Al-Hilal’s decision to switch from their in-house brand. Mouj, to global sportswear brand Puma, solidifying the growing international reputation of the Saudi pro league.
Al-Nassr had previously been outfitted by Nike from 1997 to 2001 and again from 2010 to 2012. While the change in kit manufacturer may not bring drastic visual changes. As Al-Nassr’s current supplier, Duneus, drew inspiration from Nike’s style. Fans will have the opportunity to see the new kit in action during the team’s tour of Japan, where they will play against PSG and Inter Milan. Prior to that, they will face Celta Vigo and Benfica in Portugal for their pre-season challenges. These endeavors across two continents highlight the esteemed position Al-Nassr holds in the wake of significant financial investments in Saudi football.
In June, the Saudi Public Investment Fund acquired Al-Nassr, one of the most successful Saudi Arabian clubs, along with three other teams.
Alongside Al-Nassr, the PIF also acquired 75% stakes in Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli, and Al-Hilal. These acquisitions reflect the increasing influence and ambition of the Saudi pro league, as international fame continues to rise. The team’s association with Cristiano Ronaldo and the switch to Nike as their kit manufacturer further solidify their commercial prominence. The fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of the new kit during the upcoming matches against top clubs, which will be a testament to Al-Nassr’s elevated status in the world of football.
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