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Hansa Rostock Announce Deal With Mizuno - Third German Club to Move from Nike to Mizuno

Hansa Rostock announced that they will have Mizuno as their new kit sponsor from next season replacing Nike. That decision also means that Hansa have now joined two other German clubs, Bochum and Augsburg who also move from Nike to Mizuno.

Hansa Rostock End 12-Year Partnership With Nike to Sign With Mizuno

Patrick Glockner’s side have previously been in partnership with the American-based sportswear for 12 years but the club believe it’s time to move on while thankful for the excellent partnership they have had. Aside from ending their partnership with Nike, Hansa also parted ways with sportswear distributor and individual post-processing, 11teamsports.

Choosing a new kit partner after a long partnership with the American-based manufacturer certainly was not an easy choice for the 2. Bundesliga outfit but Mizuno is certainly not a random choice. The Japan-based sportswear’ pedigree, notably after their recent collaboration with Bochum and Augsburg surely made Hansa’s decision easier.

Knowing how Mizuno are able to convince and form a partnership with other German teams, surely showcases proof that they are more than capable of producing quality stuff for Patrick Glockner’s men. Bochum signed with the Japanese sports equipment back in March 2022, while Augsburg announced their agreement with the same company in November last year.

Commenting about the deal, Hansa Rostock’s Chairman, Robert Marien revealed that Mizuno’s experience and sustainability are two major factors that appeal to the club. “ Mizuno stands for many years of experience as an outfitter for professional athletes, high quality and product standards and innovations. In addition, Mizuno is one of the pioneers in its industry when it comes to sustainability and environmental protection.”

Everyone at Mizuno is delighted about this partnership and we look forward to offering high-quality, technical, and stylish products

Meanwhile, the Japanese company’s Head of Sports EMEA, Mark Kaiway also expresses his joy with the partnership, saying “This unique partnership with F.C. Hansa Rostock is key for the development of our position in the football category and with the club’s passionate and dedicated fan base, we look forward to a successful future ahead. Everyone at Mizuno is delighted about this partnership and we look forward to offering high-quality, technical, and stylish products.”

Hansa Rostock Kit History

Despite already confirming that Hansa are joining force with Mizuno starting from the 2023-24 season, there’s still no confirmation on how will long the partnership last. Nevertheless, fans can expect a new kit from the Japanese sportswear manufacturer to arrive next summer.

Mizuno Hansa Rostock Kit Sponsor Deal - Key Facts

  • Start Date: 2023/24 Season
  • Previous Shirt Partner: Nike (Partnership Lasted for 12 Years)
  • Aside from ending the deal with Nike, Hansa also part ways with 11teamsports
  • Goal of Mizuno: Offering high-quality, technical, and stylish products.”

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