Manchester City land £30m “United” shirt sponsor

Ollie Irish

10th, May 2009


City’s Arab connections pay off again
Man City’s new 2009/10 kit is worth a cool £45million. Next week the club will announce a £30m shirt sponsorship deal with Air Etihad, set to run for four seasons. Umbro will also take over from Le Coq Sportif as City’s shirt manufacturer. That deal is worth £15m, also over four years.
Air Etihad is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Ironically, and amusingly, “Eithad” translates into English as “United”. Ho ho.
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  1. Usama says:

    Actually, it means Unity, but I’ll allow you to bend that to get your joke/pun in!

  2. Ibrahim says:

    erm, 1) That is most definately NOT the new kit and 2) Etihad means Unison – as an Arabic speaker I can assure you of this.

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