The current contract between Adidas and Real Madrid will still run until 2020, and amounts to around 45 million euros per year – too little for the “Royals,” writes “Okdiario”. But Adidas won’t give up the sport’s most coveted outfitter deals without a fight, and is said to have submitted a mega-offer for extending the contract already in early 2016.
FC Bayern playing traditionally with Adidas
Nike and Adidas are currently vying for the top assets in international soccer. Right now, FC Barcelona is at the forefront. The Catalans are set to receive roughly 100 million euros from Nike annually. Adidas snagged Manchester United in 2015, and pays the English record champions around 94 million euros.
FC Bayern is the solitary peak in Germany with 60 million euros from shareholder Adidas, but internationally the German record champions are significantly behind the top of the world. In the contract running until 2030, revenues can nevertheless still rise to up to 90 million euros.
ISPO.com presents the table of the most lucrative outfitter agreements in international soccer:
FC Bayern is still clearly behind FC Bayern with 38 million euros per year, but that will change in 2017: Nike has snatched the “Blues” away from Adidas.
The reason for the mega deals
Why are sporting goods manufacturers scrambling for the top clubs? The sales of jerseys and merchandising items are booming – and outfitters are making some marvelous money. After the mega deal with Man United, Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer said, “We’re expecting sales in the amount of 1.77 billion euros over the entire duration.”
In the topic of jersey sponsorship, things are incidentally going very well for FC Bayern – in international comparison, as well: At 30 million euros, Real Madrid collects around five million euros less from the airline Emirates than the Munich-based team gets from partner Telekom.