The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), the governing body for soccer in Portugal, has renewed its long-term kit supply deal with Nike until 2024.
The partnership, currently in its 20th year, will see the American sportswear giant continue to design and provide apparel for the organisation’s 25 soccer, futsal and beach soccer teams, as well as increasing its commitment to the growth of women’s soccer in the country.
The agreement will incorporate the upcoming 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, which Portugal qualified for on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over group rivals Switzerland. The financial terms of the renewal have not been disclosed.
The extension, which prolongs a partnership that first began in 1997, comes during one of the most successful periods in the FPF’s history, after the men’s national team won their first major tournament in 2016, defeating host nation France 1-0 in the final of the Uefa European Championship.
Fernando Gomes, president of the FPF, said: “It has been 20 years since Nike started collaborating with the FPF. Since then, the first team has qualified for ten consecutive final stages, including next summer's tournament in Russia. We are proud to extend our relationship with a brand that shares the FPF’s values. The agreement is based on rigour, loyalty and stability, not forgetting professionalism.”
Bert Hoyt, vice president and general manager of Nike EMEA, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the FPF. Nike Football will continue to provide the most innovative football kits and we look forward to continued success together.”