PUMA is the new official supplier for Manchester City as well as its sister clubs (Melbourne City FC, Girona FC, Club Atlético Torque and Sichuan Jiuniu FC). This comes as the sports brand signs a global long-term partnership with owner City Football Group, which sees PUMA supplying all the representative teams in these clubs (men’s, women’s and youth).

This is PUMA’s biggest deal yet, says Bjørn Gulden, CEO of PUMA. “We look forward to building the most innovative partnership in football by redefining the sports partnership model both on and off the pitch. We want to maximise on-field performance as well as football culture, in areas such as music, gaming and fashion to connect and inspire the fanbase of each team.”

Nike was the previous Manchester City partner.

These clubs join the likes of Arsenal, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Olympique Marseille and C.D. Guadalajara among PUMA’s sponsored soccer clubs.

Samuel Umtiti. Photo: supplied.

The brand’s latest player signing is with Barcelona FC’s defender, Samuel Umtiti, who plays in the PUMA Future boot and joins the likes of Antoine Griezmann, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Luis Suarez.