Bochum Announce Mizuno Kit Deal
Japanese brand Mizuno and Bundesliga side Bochum have today officially announced a kit supplier deal that will commence with the start of the 2022-23 season.
Today's announcement confirms rumors about an imminent deal that surfaced back in September and follows on Mizuno's deal with Italian giants Lazio.
Mizuno replace Nike as Bochum's official kit maker after 11 years with the club - check out the full Kit History here, courtesy of Football Kit Archive.
Mizuno to Produce Bochum Kits From 2022-23 Season
No details about the duration or financial details of the deal were announced today.
The early report about the upcoming detail had stated, however, that Mizuno's proposal was not just financially beneficial but also included Bochum as a key partner of the club in Europe that will receive exclusively-designed products.
"Mizuno can look back on a long tradition as an innovative sports multiplayer," says Ilja Kaenzig, spokesman for the management of VfL Bochum 1848. "We look forward to having Mizuno by our side as a new premium partner who, thanks to its innovative technical products will support our teams to deliver the best possible performance.”
Akito Mizuno, President of Mizuno Corporation, said: "We are very happy about the cooperation with VfL Bochum 1848, a passionate club with a long history. For us as a multi-sport special brand, this partnership with VfL Bochum 1848 is important for our positioning in football. The aim is to continuously offer innovative technologies and products that improve the team's performance in order to be successful together in the future".
Bochum 21-22 Home, Away & Third Kits by Nike
In Europe, Mizuno currently only supply Portuguese club Portimonense and some Italian lower league teams. Signing Bochum and Lazio is part of a larger move to establish the brand more in football, especially in Europe.
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