The existing Croatian contract with Nike is valid until 2020, and talks about the extension began in September in Portland when Davor Šuker received the leadership of the company at the Nike headquarters, during which a mutual satisfaction was confirmed on their successful previous partnerships.
President of the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) Davor Šuker, and director of Sports Marketing for Central and Eastern Europe sportswear manufacturer Nike, Mark de Klerk, signed an extension of Croatia’s partnership agreement with Nike through 2026, reported HNS on 15 November.
Talks on the extension of an existing contract have been ongoing since September when Davor Šuker visited the Nike headquarters in Portland.
Throughout Croatia’s 16-year partnership with Nike, the Croatian national team has participated in three World and four European championships, with this long-term agreement speaking volumes about the excellent cooperation so far between HNS and the world market and technology leader in the production of sports equipment, Nike.
“I am proud that Nike, the world leader in sports equipment, wanted to extend the agreement with HNS through 2026 because it is a confirmation of the reputation of the League, our team, and our players throughout the world. Nike has so far been a great partner in the development of football in Croatia, as it has given recognition and contribution to the Croatian team around the world. Nike and HNS connect commitment to excellence and love of football and I am truly looking forward to this long-term agreement in cooperation,” said the president of HNS, Davor Šuker.
“We are happy to continue the cooperation with the Croatian football federation and the Croatian national team, which is a regular participant in major competitions. Croatian footballers inspire fans around the world and we are proud to continue this partnership. Our designers will continue to challenge and find pleasure with working with one of the most beautiful and most recognizable jerseys in the world and we will continue to deliver superior products to the Croatian teams,” added Mark de Klerk from Nike.
The contract was signed in Belfast ahead of the friendly match between Croatia in Northern Ireland which took place last night.