Following this agreement, the renowned three stripes will become the club’s official kit partner from the 2024/25 season onward.
The club will rejoin with adidas for the first time in almost ten years, as revealed in the Amazon Prime documentary. Between 1995 and 2010, the two organizations worked together, the brand was the official uniform and training gear for Newcastle United’s renowned Entertainers period, with Kevin Keegan’s title-challenging club boasting some of the most desired and generally appreciated outfits of the era.
The Magpies also sported the brand’s three stripes throughout numerous memorable UEFA Champions League matches, including their renowned 3-2 triumph against FC Barcelona in 1997, and in each season under the late, great Sir Bobby Robson’s guidance.
The news comes at a pivotal moment for the club, as the men’s team has qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in twenty years, and Newcastle United Women were fully established as professionals this summer after a historic title win in the 2022–23 season.
When this new collaboration formally commences in June 2024, the Magpies will wear adidas for the first time in a decade. Newcastle United will also reestablish their own retail operations, both in-store and online, locally and worldwide, as part of this new deal.
Nick Craggs, Global Football General Manager, adidas, said, “We are excited to announce that adidas and Newcastle United Football Club have once again joined forces in a new partnership that aims to drive excitement both on and off the pitch. This collaboration brings together two iconic names known for their history, innovation, and commitment to excellence within football.
“As Newcastle United Football Club embarks on a new chapter for the men’s and women’s team, adidas is honoured to provide them cutting-edge sportswear technology. Our previous partnership delivered some of the most iconic kits of the 90s and we look forward to creating many more unforgettable moments, inspiring fans and players alike.”
Darren Eales, CEO of Newcastle United, said, “Our upcoming partnership with adidas evokes memories of some of the most famous players, coaches and matches in the club’s history so we are delighted we will be teaming up once again as we look to create our own exciting future together. The club, supported by our fans, owners and commercial partners, is on an exciting journey and we look forward to continuing that as we welcome adidas on board next summer.”
Peter Silverstone, Newcastle United, Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to have agreed a new multi-year partnership with adidas from summer 2024. The history and heritage between the two brands is obviously very compelling and exciting. This partnership will help us to deliver on our ambitious brand and commercial strategy. Importantly, it will allow us to rebuild a direct retail relationship with our current, and future, local and global fanbase. We know our fans will support us on this exciting journey.”
Recently, the Magpies have also developed sponsorship ties with Sportsbet.io, Sela, noon.com, and FUN88. On the field, the team has had a rough start, with only one win out of four matches earning only three points. They now go against Brentford FC on September 16.