Adidas Football Sponsorships Ranking - "All" Elite, B Teams & Premium Clubs Of The German Brand

On Monday, we published the pyramid of Adidas' football teams. It was intended to give an overview of the different tiers of Adidas sponsor and not to include all teams sponsored by the Three Stripes. Since many of you missed some teams in the overview, so we decided to rank all the important Adidas teams in this article.

Adidas' Pyramid Of Football Kit Sponsorship - A Teams, B Teams, Standard, Third Party & Not Affiliated

Adidas Football Sponsorships - The Different Tiers & "All" Teams

The three big brands Adidas, Nike and Puma have at least four levels of football team partnerships - Elite Teams, Premium Teams, Standard & Third-Party.

Adidas Elite / A Teams are on the brand's highest level. Adidas just has five 'A Clubs' - Arsenal, Bayern, Juventus, Man Utd, and Real Madrid.

B Teams are a special Adidas category for their second-level teamsIn contrast to our Adidas' Pyramid Of Football Kit Sponsorship, we decided to add another rank for this article - 'B Teams'. B Teams are a special Adidas category for their second-level teams, ranked below Elite and above Premium teams.

For this overview, we took into account various official Adidas catalogs, the official Adidas website of different countries, press releases and many other information available.

The Chinese Adidas website just features the 5 Elite teams

It is possible to buy kits from around 40 teams on Adidas' EU website

The ranking makes no claim to completeness but is instead intended to give an overview of the German brand's different teams and their level. This is NOT a definitive list.

Adidas Elite Teams - All Collections, Premium Treatment

  • Arsenal
  • Bayern München
  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester United
  • Juventus

Adidas 'B Club's - Not All Collections, Featured In Global Catalogs, More Items Than Standard Premium Teams

  • Ajax
  • Benfica
  • Boca Juniors
  • Bordeaux
  • Celtic FC
  • Flamengo
  • Olympique Lyon
  • Orlando Pirates
  • River Plate
  • Sao Paulo

All Adidas Premium Teams - Kits Available In Whole Europe On Adidas' Website - Includes Elite & B Clubs + National Teams

  • Arsenal (29 - number of products on Adidas EU website)
  • Juventus (23)
  • Real Madrid (34)
  • Manchester United (29)
  • FC Bayern München (21)
  • Ajax Amsterdam (8)
  • Spain (12)
  • Belgium (10)
  • Germany (10)
  • Benfica Lisbon (9)
  • Olympique de Lyon (9)
  • Celtic FC (7)
  • FC Union Berlin (5)
  • Sweden (5)
  • FC Girondins Bordeaux (4)
  • Hamburger SV (4)
  • Leeds United FC (4)
  • Leicester City (4)
  • Sheffield United (4)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (4)
  • Inter Miami CF (3)
  • Aberdeen FC (2)
  • Cardiff City (2)
  • Flamengo (2)
  • Fulham FC (2)
  • Hungary (2)
  • Japan (2)
  • Legia Warszawa (2)
  • Mexico (2)
  • Red Star (2)
  • Russia (2)
  • Sao Paulo Futebol Clube (2)
  • Ipswich Town FC (1)
  • New York City FC (1)
  • Orlando City SC (1)
  • Orlando Pirates (1)
  • Portland Timbers (1)
  • Red Bull New York (1)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps (1)
  • + Boca Juniors, River Plate (kits produced in Argentina, not available globally therefore)

Adidas Standard Teams - Kits Only Available Via Clubs Shop / Domestically

Teams such as Melbourne Victory, Olympiakos, Cagliari, Brest, Strasbourg and all other with a direct contract with Adidas not included in this list.

Adidas Third-Party Teams

Teams that did not sign a contract with Adidas directly but with a retailer / marketing agency responsible for the contract.

Do you agree with our ranking of Adidas teams? Which team would be higher / lower on the pyramid? Are any teams missing in the B Category? Comment below.