42 Football Teams With Sponsor Names - Update With 15 New Teams & Sponsors Industry

Updated with a ton of football teams from all over the world that have very close ties with their main sponsor(s). It varies from case to case how close these ties are, some companies want to incorporate their logo in the club's logo, others do not and there are also companies that design the club's logo along the lines of the company's logo.



Additionally, we added the branch of industry these companies come from to provide more background info on who openly invests into football. What is even more interesting is the fact that some leagues endorse these teams with sponsor names since other income streams are not viable enough to compete at the highest level.

Big thanks to BoydMwila, Christopher Mina Caicedo, Chris Velazquez, Dan Crooke, ezio ilpaKi, JayEmKay, Jpusb1909, Khoma Ramari-Mari Steven Kugler, and william. Without your help this update would not have been possible.


factory football clubs, Red Bull empire & Austrian Football Bundesliga

Cadbury Athletic F.C. - confectionery




CASHPOINT SCR Altach - game of luck




Club Deportivo Filanbanco - banking sector




Club Deportivo La Equidad Seguros S.A. - insurance company




Club Sport Emelec - electricity




FC Carl Zeiss Jena - imaging




FC Liefering - conglomerate




Flyeralarm Admira - printing




JEF United Chiba (JE = JR East (rail transport) & F = Furukawa Electric (electrical equipment))




Metropolitan Police F.C. - founded by police force of London, originally made up of policemen




MOL Fehérvár FC - oil and gas




Red Bull Bragantino - conglomerate




RZ Pellets Wolfsberger Athletiksport Club - wood pellets




Semen Padang FC - building materials




SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz - brewery




Sporting Cristal - brewery




spusu Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten - telecommunication




Team ThorenGruppen - private schools




TSV Prolactal Hartberg - dairy products




WSG Swarovski Tirol - fashion, crystal and jewelry




As we covered a few days ago Chinese teams will be forced to remove any affiliation to big sponsors in their names from 2021 to tackle the way football works in China. These clubs bring in old superstars from abroad for huge sums instead of banking on Chinese players, which is probably the reason for the Chinese government to intervene.



Chinese Teams Forced To Remove Sponsors From Club Names

Although it might seem like this issue is exclusive to clubs from certain regions this is not the case: there are football clubs from Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North America that implement their main sponsor into the team's name. Here is a list of teams that have the name of a company directly in their identity.

Current Teams Named After A Sponsor




There are even companies nowadays that buy several teams and build up a network of clubs that trade their players among themselves (Red Bull, City Football Group - affiliation not present in team names). Other examples are teams that were originally founded as factory football clubs and later became professional (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, PSV Eindhoven).

Airbus UK Broughton F.C. - aerospace, defence




Ashanti Gold SC - mining




Bayer 04 Leverkusen - life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals




Bidvest Wits F.C. - conglomerate




Cruz Azul - building materials




Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - conglomerate




New York Red Bulls - conglomerate




NK Slaven Belupo - pharmaceutics




NT Realty Tai Po - real estate




OOH Lincoln L.F.C. - media




Philips Sport Vereniging - conglomerate




RB Leipzig - conglomerate




Red Bull Brasil - conglomerate




Red Bull Salzburg - conglomerate




SCG Muangthong United F.C. - building materials




Supersport United F.C. - television channel




Suwon Samsung Bluewings F.C. - conglomerate




SV Wacker Burghausen - chemicals




Technogroup Welshpool Town F.C. - IT service organisation




Ulsan Hyundai FC - conglomerate




Vauxhall Motors F.C. - automotive




Did we miss any teams with sponsor names? What do you think about companies investing heavily into football? Drop us a line below.
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