Chelsea Announce Yokohama Shirt Sponsorship Deal

Chelsea FC announces new record-breaking five-year shirt sponsor deal with The Yokohoma Rubber Company to become Chelsea's new jersey sponsor from the 2015-16 season.

Chelsea Sign 5-year Yokohama Jersey Sponsorship Deal

The new Chelsea Yokohama Kit Sponsorship Deal is reported to be worth £200m for five years, which makes it the second highest in the Premier League behind Manchester United's Chevrolet deal. Even though neither Chelsea nor Yokohama Rubber confirmed the figures involved but the five-year agreement is believed to be worth around £40m per year.

‘It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Yokohama as our new Official Shirt Partner and we look forward to a successful relationship with them,’ said Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck. 'Chelsea and Yokohama are a perfect fit. Both are global organisations with a focus on performance and innovation, as well as having huge ambition and an unwavering culture of success.'

The Yokohoma will feature on all Chelsea Kits from the first team to the youth teams. Some months ago, there were also rumors that Turkish Airlines could become Chelsea's new shirt sponsor from the 15-16 season, which turn out wrong.

Mr Nagumo, Chairman and CEO of The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd, said: ‘This shirt partnership with Chelsea will give Yokohama an opportunity to showcase our company to a huge worldwide audience thanks to Chelsea’s ever-growing popularity. We see our partnership with Chelsea as an integral part of our global expansion plans as we enter Phase IV of our Grand Design 100 plan. We look forward to launching our iconic new Chelsea Yokohama shirt this summer.’

Check out the leaked Adidas Chelsea 15-16 Home, Away and Third Kits.