FC Barcelona has agreed a record breaking (€60m a year) shirt sponsorship extension with Qatar Airways which will take their current contract to 2018-2019 season. This shirt deal is second most expensive behind Manchester United-Chevrolet. See the financial details below.
Looks like FC Barcelona are not only winning trophies on the pitch but they are also signing lucrative deals outside the pitch as well. Reports in Spain suggest that Barcelona has extended their shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways for another 3 years with improved financial terms which will take the contract to 2018-19 season. Barcelona’s current shirt sponsorship with Qatar Airways was a 5 year deal (2011-16) worth €30 million a year. But with the new deal Barcelona will be getting a massive €60 million a year which is more than double a year compared to last deal.
There were reports earlier in the year that Barcelona might ditch Qatar-Airways as their sponsors due to accusations on Qatar about “wretched track record on human rights” going on while building new stadiums for proposed 2022 world cup. But Barcelona has struck the deal with improved financial terms making it the second most expensive shirt sponsorship deal behind Manchester United’s £53 million a year deal with american car company Chevrolet.
|4 Years (2015-19)||€60 million a year (£44m)||€240 million||€5m for winning champions League|
|€2m for winning La Liga|
Although the deal s agreed but is not officially signed or announced as it will go through the Barcelona board meeting who will decide the fate. We can safely assume that the deal will be announced sometime today Wednesday,10 June 2015.
Barcelona’s arch rivals Real Madrid current shirt sponsorship deal with Fly Emirates is worth £20 million a year with 5 year contract from 2014-2019.