migair54
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Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:54 pm

Qatar Airway is to sponsor FC. Barcelons for the next 5 years after FC.Barcelona (second best team in the world) reach an agreement with Qatar Foundation for 171M USD for the next 5 years.

Link in spanish.

http://www.marca.com/2012/11/16/futb.../equipos/barcelona/1353086906.html

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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Yes and Emirates picked up Real Madrid.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:33 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Yes and Emirates picked up Real Madrid.

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.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:20 pm

Quoting migair54 (Thread starter):
(second best team in the world)

I would never have expected a Spaniard to admit that Manchester United are better than Barcelona but, well, congratulations on your honesty.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:21 pm

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.

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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting migair54 (Thread starter):
FC.Barcelona (second best team in the world)

Out of curiosity, which one is the best according to you?
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Quoting UALWN (Reply 5):
Out of curiosity, which one is the best according to you?

Hurts me to say this, as I am a true Blaugrana fan, but Real Madrid is the most decorated European football club, and so technically the best football club in the world.

P.S financially speaking as well, it is the richest club in the world in terms of annual revenue, generating half a billion Euros in 2011.

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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:19 pm

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 6):
Real Madrid is the most decorated European football club, and so technically the best football club in the world.

Mostly decorated in the 50s...Even I wasn't born, and I'm not that young any more!
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:27 pm

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.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Does this mean that FC.Barcelona has to sit out the first half of the season?

I mean when ABB doesn't approve the new uniforms without a discount form the manufacturer!   
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:33 pm

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
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:26 am

I can't stand Barca, but I do respect them resisting having a shirt sponsor. It will be a shame if they do this.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:10 am

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.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:48 am

Quoting Steelyman (Reply 8):

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.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:02 pm

What is Qatar really looking for by sponsoring all these European football clubs?

Qatar's investment in sport teams around here is becoming enormous. They're not limiting themselves to sports. They've started funding entire city districts here in France for instance.

I know they must be starting to look at the post oil era, but what will they gain from all of this?
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:15 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 14):

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.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:19 pm

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.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Sponsor FC.Barcelona

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:57 pm

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...

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