Still not official but very possible... 22 Million Euros per Year.
I was talking about Qatar because actually one of the main sponsors is Turkish Airlines, they even use Turkish planes sometimes so i´m not sure but i don´t think they will both sponsor the club next year.
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
Quoting migair54 (Reply 2): I was talking about Qatar because actually one of the main sponsors is Turkish Airlines, they even use Turkish planes sometimes so i´m not sure but i don´t think they will both sponsor the club next year.
The Turkish Airlines deal is valid until June 2013, and Barcelona have confirmed they will not renew it (obviously as Qatar start as shirt sponsor the same time).
I've been wondering when Qatar Airways would join as sponsors of a team, Emirates have long been in football and other sports, and have a large stadium named after them. Etihad also have one major sponsor including naming rights of stadium (and naming rights of other large stadiums such as Etihad Stadium in Melbourne).
Seems like Qatar has gone straight to the goliath of football.
Steelyman From Andorra, joined Feb 2007, 129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
I would like to remind that there might be a confrontation with the real owners of the club, the members. Members approved only foundations (Unicef, non-profit organizations) could be on the FCBarcelona shirt, I believe it can be a big impact once it is officially announced in a press-release with the 2 parts.
Let me comment, I am a member, and I work in TK, and I don't like this move from either my position as member, and as TK employee.
Steelyman From Andorra, joined Feb 2007, 129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
Usually when there is a big change, a given amount of members are called for voting if they approve or not that change. There was a votation to put Qatar Foundation on the shirt IIRC but the I believe the decission was to keep any commercial brand away from the front/back of the uniform
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2720 times:
Its the commercial realities of the world really.
With financial fair play coming into effect, such decisions of the past may well need to be put to the side to stay financially viable. People seem to forget just how much debt many football clubs have afterall.
you are right, and what is more weird is that they are doing thru Qatar Foundation and not directly with Qatar Airways, so it´s like a trick..... a trick of 171.000.000 USD.
Quoting UALWN (Reply 5): Out of curiosity, which one is the best according to you?
Of course Real Madrid,
I understand Qatar Airways, right now FC.Barcelona is a highly mediatic club with lot of coverage and worldwide, so it´s a clever move. The big teams enjoy a lot of free media coverage in tvs, papers... so it´s a very easy way of getting a lot of publicity.
they are making sure that the brand Qatar and Qatar Airways is known, many people a few years ago didn´t even know where Qatar is or what´s Doha, or who is Qatar Airways. Same happens to Emirates and Dubai, Etihad and Abu Dhabi. they need to place themselves in the map, with huge malls, tall towers.....
I remember a few years ago Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia did a very agressive campaign as well and then they also build the Petronas Towers.
In a very nice documentary i saw a very important architect said that a city or brand is really well know when a person can do a pictionary kind draw and other can identify that easily. Eiffel tower (Paris), Golden Gate (San Francisco) Big Ben (London), Nike, Adidas..... , all of this put the cities and some brands in the mind of people worldwide, so that´s what they are trying with the name or Qatar, Qatar foundation and Qatar Airways and the Oryx.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2719 times:
Qatar, or any other sponsor of a major international sport or sports team, is going after popularity and viewing numbers. As the biggest global sport football is an extremely attractive proposition for a company with global aspirations, not least because the stars of the game commands a very large amount of column inches in all forms of media. Thus the exposure is enormous, and commands fees that underlines the global appeal. Sure there's also Golf and Tennis, but both suffer from a lingering smell of aristocracy and a set of practitioners that's very dull, albeit the female side of Tennis has much going for it on the visually. Contrast that with football which not only spawns Calvin Klein underwear models, the glossy's can also fill endless pages with gold dusted gossip, more often than not involving very juicy scandals. When's the last time Federer got caught with his gentleman sausage up the wrong lady garden, eh? Or have the US Ryder Cup team accused of loosing the game, because the supermodel, air headed, bimbo squad they dragged along have kept them partying all night and worrying about credit card statements all day?
But the real question here is, of course, who's the best footy team in the world. Besides my team (which few have heard of) my heart and money is firmly at Camp Nou and with Barca. The Real Madrid crowd are just a bit too uppity for their own good but, worst of all, they have in their employ the most intolerable of all players. A Portuguese national who's name I will not soil the internet with by spelling it out loud. I used to like Man U, but only until they bought "him". They've been on my sh*t list ever since.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2973 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
Quoting migair54 (Reply 2): one of the main sponsors is Turkish Airlines, they even use Turkish planes sometimes so i´m not sure but i don´t think they will both sponsor the club next year.
I read that FCB and TK agreed on friendly terms to end the relationship.
This means no more FCB 77W or 738
But perhaps a future FCB QR 77W or A330
Quoting B777LRF (Reply 16): they have in their employ the most intolerable of all players. A Portuguese national who's name I will not soil the internet with by spelling it out loud. I used to like Man U, but only until they bought "him". They've been on my sh*t list ever since.
Coupled with the most despicable, intolerable, and annoying manager... coincidentally also a Portuguese national...