What if PUMA soon puts an end to nearly 25 years of collaboration between Nike and the Portugal selection? Rumor swells.
How can we forget Nike’s “Olé” advertising or Brazil’s Ronaldo R9 faces Portugal’s Luis Figo. To the tune of “Papa Loves Mambo”, players two teams bicker and dribble each other with great blows of “Ole! An advertising spot unveiled in 2004, just before the Euro which was played in Portugal and which showed the importance of the Portuguese selection for Nike.
Showed because yes, an era should soon end and PUMA should become the new technical partner and therefore the new equipment supplier of the Portuguese selection from January 1, 2025, the day after the end of the contract which has linked Nike to the National Federation since 1997!
PUMA on the Portugal shirt!
If the United States (1995), the Netherlands (1996) and Brazil (1997) were ahead of Portugal in the longevity of the contract with Nike, it is indeed a major change that is looming for the American brand and for the selection of Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the daily Marca, which announces an imminent formalization, the new contract between PUMA and Portugal should start after Euro 2024 and the first major competition will therefore be the 2026 World Cup.
National teams under contract with PUMA
Morocco, Uruguay, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Israel, Senegal, Ghana, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Iceland, Liberia.
Clubs under contract with PUMA
Manchester City, OM, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Stade Rennais, RC Lens, PSV Eindhoven, Borussia Monchengladbach, Slavia Prague, Girona, Palmeiras, etc…
Portugal at PUMA, what do you think?
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