Liga Portugal scores Betclic as title sponsor
Betclic, one of the European leaders in online gambling and sports betting, has been announced as Liga Portugal’s official title sponsor, in a deal brokered by IMG.
Terms of agreement
Starting this season through 2027, the multi-year deal will see Portugal’s top-flight football league be named ‘Liga Portugal Betclic.’ Alongside naming and branding rights, the partnership includes IP, digital communications, marketing and content generation opportunities.
Through the partnership, Betclic and Liga Portugal will collaborate on various CSR projects through the Liga Foundation and will focus on promoting safe sports betting in Portugal.
“It is a privilege for Liga Portugal to associate with a market-leading brand such as Betclic. This partnership unequivocally demonstrates the high level of professional football in Portugal,” said Pedro Proença, President of Liga Portugal.
“Brands like Betclic share our vision and, above all, our ambition for the growth of Portuguese professional football,” Proença added. “We are proud that our top league will be called ‘Liga Portugal Betclic’ this season.”
Excited about the future
Ricardo Domingues, Head of International Markets at Betclic, said: “It is with great pride, and mainly with the sense of responsibility that being market leaders demands of us, that Betclic assumes its sponsorship of Liga Portugal – the main championship in the country, thus reaffirming our commitment to supporting football and national sport.”
“We believe that the combination of the potential of both parties, aligned with a common desire to develop the competition and reinforce our values, are factors that bring us closer together with the purpose of continuing to serve people, fans, athletes, clubs, organisations and sports agents – always for an increasingly better sport,” he added.
Adolfo Bara, Managing Director of Football Events at IMG, commented: “We’re delighted to bring together one of European football’s top leagues with a European leader in sports betting. Liga Portugal and Betclic share core values and missions of passion and enhancing the fan experience, which will be reflected in their activations and efforts to promote safe, legal betting in Portugal.”