Crystal Palace land kit deal with Puma

English soccer side ditch Macron for German sportswear brand.

Crystal Palace land kit deal with Puma

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Top-flight English soccer side Crystal Palace have announced a new technical partnership with Puma.

Starting from next season, the German sportswear brand will supply playing kit, replica kit, training and bench wear for all of the Premier League outfit’s teams. In addition, the company will be the official partner for the club’s replica jersey and merchandise ranges.

The partnership was unveiled at Palace’s player of the year awards in south London, where talismanic winger Wilfried Zaha picked up the main prize for the third consecutive year.

Puma, which also has partnerships with the likes of Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille, replaces Italian apparel brand Macron, which has been supplying the Eagles’ kits since the 2014/15 season.

“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Palace to the Puma family,” said Paul Spencer, general manager of Puma UKIB. “It’s a positive time for the club as they continue to establish themselves as a solid Premier League team. We are excited to partner with the Eagles as they head into their sixth consecutive Premier League season.”

After spending much of the season battling relegation, Palace secured their Premier League status with a 2-1 win away to Stoke City last Saturday. The Eagles, who have climbed up to 11th in the table, end the campaign with a home game against relegated West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.