Adidas or Nike? Who Will Become France's New Kit Supplier?

The president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët this weekend announced that the French Football Federation will soon open negotiations for a new kit deal.

"All of our contracts with our partners binds us until 2018. The one that we will watch very closely for a consultation in the coming weeks it is that of our supplier. The others, I think of Carrefour or PMU, are with us every day. There is no reason to fear that they will not continue." said FFF president Noël Le Graët.

In 2009, the French Football Federation signed a back then record-breaking 9-year kit deal with Nike worth €45 million Euro per season, replacing previous shirt sponsor Adidas.

France's Nike Kit Deal Expires in 2018




The current Nike kit deal with the French National Football team will expire after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

"This negotiation [Kit Deal] is more complicated because there are only two or three large suppliers worldwide. The contract that we signed in 2009 was the best in the world. But Germany now has better one with Adidas (€50 million per year). We are happy with Nike and Nike is pleased with us. But there is also the money. We will discuss before the opening of bids for the tender", continued Noël Le Graët.

Most valuable International Football Shirt Sponsorship Deals


CountryKit SupplierValueDeal ends
GermanyAdidas€50m2022
FranceNike€42.6m2018
EnglandNike€34.5m2018
BrazilNike€30.7m2018
SpainAdidas-2026
ItalyPuma€18m2022

Would you like to see the French national football team again wearing Adidas kits after almost 10 years with Nike?