Dinamo Zagreb net Chengdu Sports Industry Co.

Croatian soccer side partner with Chinese sports events company.

Dinamo Zagreb net Chengdu Sports Industry Co.

Croatian top-tier soccer side GNK Dinamo Zagreb have signed a strategic partnership with Chengdu Sports Industry Co., Ltd.

Under the terms of the new agreement, the Chinese sports events company will collaborate with the club to open soccer youth academies in Chengdu, China, and cooperate in the development of soccer-related industries there.

In addition, Chengdu Sports will work to promote overseas learning exchanges with the Croatian outfit, as well as international events.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. 

“Signing this agreement is another confirmation of the reputation and quality of GNK Dinamo Youth Academy throughout the world,” said Dinamo Zagreb’s chief executive Tomislav Svetina. “GNK Dinamo as a brand is recognised for its continuous work on the development of youth players; this motivates us to improve even more in every aspect of our work.”

Dinamo Zagreb finished second in the Croatian top tier, the Prva HNL, in 2016/17. They stand top of the league in the 2017/18 season, after claiming ten wins from 14 games. After defeating HNK Rijeka 3-1 away on 28th October, they will host NK Novigrad on Wednesday.