The ability of sport to attract multi-million-dollar investments from sponsor brands continues apace. GlobalData’s The Business of the Premier League 2022-23 includes an in-depth view and detailed evaluation of Manchester United FC’s sponsor partners. Buy the report here.
The biggest single sponsorship investment in Manchester United for the 2022/23 season comes from from adidas, which is an agreement valued at $128.40m per year. However, sponsorship values vary greatly across the different levels of partnership opportunities offered by a rights-holder, all of which are detailed in the report, in addition to the revenues of the participating teams.
In total, Manchester United have sponsorship agreements with 43 brands in the 2022/23 season, with their top five partners accounting for 73% of the club’s total income from sponsorship.
According to GlobalData’s report, the highest-spending sponsor brands include adidas, TeamViewer, Tezos, DXC Technology and Chevrolet, among others. The table below shows the top ten sponsors of Manchester United in the 2022/23 season.
Financial services & technology industries have struck the most deals
The financial services industry is the most heavily represented, totaling 14 agreements with Manchester United in 2022/23. This is followed by technology, travel & tourism, beverages and consumer goods & services.
For a brand, understanding which competitors and other sectors are partnering with which sports teams, and identifying future opportunities, and crucially, at what cost, is key information for commercial strategy planning. Meanwhile, for a rights-holding team, knowing what sponsorship revenues competitor teams and competitor sports are generating from each brand / sector is critical for increasing and maximizing commercial revenues, including identifying portfolio gaps and opportunities.
For more detailed analysis of all sponsor partners of Manchester United, as well as those of all other Premier League clubs, buy the report here.