Gazprom joins UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup as an Official Partner
Pursuant to the agreement signed between Gazprom and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Company joined as an Official Partner of the UEFA Champions League for the seasons 2012 through 2015 and the UEFA Super Cup 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee said: “Gazprom is not only the largest gas company in the world but is also one of those most passionate about football. We have a long history of supporting football clubs in Russia and Europe. Now we have joined the UEFA Champions League – the leading European club football competition. I am sure this cooperation will improve Gazprom's reputation and advance our brand awareness to a fundamentally new level on the global scale.”
David Taylor, CEO of UEFA Events SA noted: “I am delighted that Gazprom has become an official partner of the UEFA Champions League for 2012 to 2015. Gazprom is a global energy company and the UEFA Champions League will benefit from Gazprom presence in more than 20 European countries and many more around the world.”
UEFA Events SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of UEFA, created to manage and handle the European football governing body's commercial and event operations.
Gazprom joined Heineken, UniCredit, Ford, MasterCard, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as the sixth and last Official Partner for the 2012–2015 seasons. Adidas is an official supplier of the UEFA.