With a sum total of €750.9 million, Real Madrid Club de Fútbol entered 2019 as the richest soccer club in the world. Its competitors FC Barcelona and Manchester United acquired the second and third spot with earnings of €690.4 million and €666 million, respectively. Apart from winning important matches, Real Madrid makes truckloads of money via brand sponsorships. Unlike many other clubs in the market, Real Madrid doesn’t have a big pile of brand associations. The club clearly prefers quality over quantity and as a result has signed a few but very powerful sponsorship deals. Take a look at them.
Emirates is the official shirt sponsor of Real Madrid. The two organizations first joined forces in 2013 and later renewed their contract until 2022 in 2017. This cost of the deal has been estimated to be close to 70 million euros per year.
Adidas replaced Kelme as the kit manufacturer of Real Madrid C.F. in 1998. As per their current contract, RM will earn almost 1 billion euros with this association.
3. Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss partnered with Real Madrid as their first official fashion partner in 2016. The club’s official off-field attires are designed and made by Hugo Boss.
4. Nivea Men
What started in 2013 as a regional sponsorship was turned into a global partnership in 2017.
Real Madrid and South Korean Company, Hankook Tire, joined forces in 2016.
Famous Spanish Beer brand, Mahou, has been a partner of the European champions since 2001.
In July 2017, International retail forex broker Exness entered into a 3-year sponsorship deal with Real Madrid.
8. EA Sports
EA Sports has been the official video game partner of Real Madrid since the beginning of 2015-2016 season.
Audi and Real Madrid’s deal has been active since November 2014. Team players were gifted Audi cars to celebrate this association.
CaixaBank serves as Real Madrid’s Official Banking Partner in Spain and Portugal.
Spanish betting company Codere Apuestas is the official betting partner of the club in the region.
Bupa’s brand Sanitas is a leading health and wellness services provider in Spain. It signed a sponsorship agreement with the Vikings in September 2011.
Coca-Cola is Real Madrid’s official soft drink and Powerade which also belongs to the Coca-Cola Company is the official sports drink of the club.
Spain’s leading light beer brand Tecate is a partner of Real Madrid for the Mexican market.
15. Solán de Cabras
Mahou San Miguel Group’s mineral water brand – Solán de Cabras is the official regional partner of the Vikings in Spain.
Palladium Hotel Group joined forces with Real Madrid football team in 2019.
17. China Citic Bank
China Citic Bank became the first Chinese partner of Real Madrid towards the end of 2018.
The international gaming company, ManBetX, became Real Madrid’s Asian Partner in 2018.