Wednesday March 13 2013
Roma sign 10-year Nike deal

Roma have officially announced that Nike will become their kit manufacturer for 10 seasons, starting in 2014.

Reports had surfaced on Monday of the deal, but only today has the partnership been confirmed by both parties.

The American-based sports company will produce all on-pitch and training products for the first and youth teams, as well as off-pitch products.

“We're proud to partner AS Roma, a club with great heritage,” Bert Hoyt, vice-President of Nike in Western Europe told reporters.

“It’s a club that embodies strong characteristics, is recognized across the world and represents one of Europe's greatest cities. We look forward to developing a successful long-term partnership with them.''

Giallorossi CEO Italo Zanzi meanwhile, admitted that the partnership with Nike can lead them to become one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"AS Roma is committed to becoming the premier football club in the world, on and off the field,” he said. “This partnership is a fundamental step in that mission. Nike's dedication to football excellence and global brand building is aligned perfectly with our objectives. We are extremely excited about our future together."