Following are the organisations serving as sponsors and brand partners to Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC and enjoying a strong branding presence across their physical and digital assets.
Also read: Indian Super League (ISL) Sponsors 2022-23
The Gurugram, Haryana-headquartered Indian tyre manufacturer has been the main front-of-shirt sponsor for Chennaiyin’s matchday kits since the 2017-18 season. The two last renewed their partnership in November 2020 in a multi-year agreement.
The sports news portal of Limassol-based sports betting company Parimatch was announced as a Principal Sponsor of the club in August 2022.
Also read: Chennaiyin FC Sponsors 2021-22
OFFICIAL INSURANCE PARTNER: ACKO Insurance
Having first partnered with the club for the 2020-21 season, Mumbai-headquartered Indian insurance company ACKO was re-signed as an Associate Sponsor of the club in a multi-year deal in September 2021.
Apart from branding rights, the deal entails collaboration over fan-engagement activities while also including “a 360-degree campaign across television, digital content and social media integrations”.
ACKO served as the main sleeve sponsor for Chennaiyin’s matchday kits during the 2020-21 season.
For the 2022–23 season, Chennaiyin FC and men’s grooming company Biker’s are set to continue working together, with the two parties having agreed to extend their partnership, which began last season, that sees Biker’s become an Associate Sponsor of the club.
Apart from branding rights, the deal sees Biker’s provide the players and coaching staff with with its products. The company also serves as the team’s back-of-matchday-shorts sponsor.
GENX, a men’s athleisure and innerwear company and an affiliate of Lux Industries Limited, was announced as an Associate Sponsor of the club in September 2022. The partnership sees the GenX logo feature on the team’s matchday shirt (at the front, below the neck).
The Mumbai-headquartered Indian fantasy sports platform, which has been serving as an official partner to the Indian Premier League and many of its franchises, signed up with Chennaiyin FC for the 2022-23 ISL season. As per the agreement, Dream11 joined the Chennaiyin sponsorship portfolio as one of their Associate Sponsors.
The Chennai-headquartered TMT (Thermo Mechanically Treated) bars manufacturer has also been a long-time partner of the club. GBR has also served as the presenting sponsor of Chennaiyin’s Strongest Player of the Match award.
Nippon Paint (India) Pvt Ltd has been associated with Chennaiyin FC since the 2017-18 season. The 2022-23 ISL season marked six years of this association.
As per the agreement between the two parties, Nippon Paint acts as an Official Chennaiyin Partner. The Japan-based company, which has been operating in India for over a decade now, has a massive presence in the southern part of the country, especially in Tamil Nadu.
OFFICIAL KITTING PARTNER: Nivia Sports
The Jalandhar, Punjab-headquartered Indian sports equipment manufacturer was announced as the club’s new Official Kitting Partner in August 2021 on a multi-year deal. Nivia replaced Performax, which served as the official kit supplier to the club for the four seasons prior to that.
OFFICIAL WORK SPACE PARTNER: Workafella
The Chennai-based co-working spaces provider was announced as the Official Workspace Partner of the club in October 2019 on a long-term deal. Apart from branding rights, the partnership sees Chennaiyin operate out of Workafella offices.
OFFICIAL AUDIO PARTNER: Zebronics
The Chennai-headquartered Indian electronics brand serves as the Official Audio Partner to the club.
OFFICIAL FIBERNET PARTNER: ACT Fibernet
The partnership between broadband service ACT Fibernet and Chennaiyin FC is a relatively old one. The two parties went their separate ways after the 2019-20 season, but announced a new partnership in September 2022, with ACT Fibernet once again tasked with supplying high-speed internet across the club’s facilities.
OFFICIAL SPORTS MEDICINE PARTNER: Centre for Sports Science
Chennaiyin FC and the Centre for Sports Science (CSS) have been together since 2017. The ISL team has the CSS as their official sports medicine partner for the 2022-23 season as well. The partnership offers the Chennaiyin players well-studied medicinal care with the CSS.
OFFICIAL MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY PARTNER: GRT Hotels & Resorts
GRT, formerly known as GR Thanga Maligai, features 15 upscale hotels and resorts in the most desirable destinations across south India. During the 2022-23 ISL season, Chennaiyin FC added GRT Hotels & Resorts to their sponsorship portfolio in November 2022. As per the agreement, GRT joined Chennaiyin FC as their official matchday hospitality partner.
OFFICIAL MULTIPLEX PARTNER: AGS Cinemas
Leading film producer, distributor and multiplex chain AGS was roped in by Chennaiyin FC during the 2022-23 ISL season as their official multiplex partner. AGS was also associated with Chennaiyin FC during the 2019-20 ISL season.
OFFICIAL STORYTELLING PARTNER: Humans of Bombay
In November 2022, Chennaiyin FC announced India’s largest storytelling platform Humans of Bombay as their official storytelling partner for the 2022-23 ISL season.
Established in 2014 by Karishma Mehta, Humans of Bombay showcases unique, inspirational and relatable stories of individuals from all walks of life. With a community of over 4.5 million people, the platform has lent voice to voiceless with more than 6,000 stories so far.
OFFICIAL RECOVERY PARTNER: PK Skin City
PK Skin City is one of Chennai’s finest skin clinics with a team of professional and experienced dermatologists. During the 2022-23 ISL season, Chennaiyin FC roped in PK Skin City as their official recovery partner.
OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER: FM Radio City
Radio City 91.1FM, India’s first private radio FM broadcaster, was roped in as an official radio partner by Chennaiyin FC for the 2022-23 ISL season. The one-season partnership entails branding rights as well as giving FM Radio City exclusive access to the club’s players and staffs for interviews.
GRASSROOTS & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PARTNER
Based out of Mumbai, Reliance Foundation is a non-profit organisation owned wholly by Mukesh Ambani’s Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited.
As the Grassroots & Youth Development Partner of the club, Reliance Foundation works with them on grassroots-level projects to promote football from a young age.