Vasco and Betfair Close the Biggest Master Sponsorship in the Club’s History

Vasco and Betfair Close the Biggest Master Sponsorship in the Club’s History


Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama and Betfair, one of the largest online sports betting companies in the world, announced the biggest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history. The contract is valid until December 31, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for two more seasons. The company’s brand will be displayed in the men’s team’s master property, and includes the inclusion of Betfair on the shoulder blade of the women’s team’s shirts, in addition to exclusive official digital content from Legítimo Clube do Povo.

The agreement marks the beginning of a partnership journey between two major institutions: Betfair, a pioneering company in the field of online sports betting, founded in England in 2000, joins Vasco da Gama, a Rio club with a Cruzmaltina mass of more than 20 million fans spread across Brazil, the world’s first continental champion, winner of a Libertadores da América, four Brazilian Championships and a Copa do Brasil, a club that inspires generations with great names in national football such as Barbosa, Ademir, Bellini, Roberto as idols Dinamite, Romário, Carlos Germano, Edmundo, Juninho Pernambucano, Pedrinho, Philippe Coutinho, among others.

“It is an honor and an achievement to close this partnership, the largest in Vasco’s history, with Betfair. There were weeks of intense work to get the best for our club with a huge and consolidated company. We still have challenges ahead, but our commitment to working seriously and hard for Vasco continues,” Lúcio Barbosa, CEO of Vasco, said.

“The partnership between Vasco and Betfair is not just a master sponsorship on the team’s shirt, it is also a strategic collaboration based on shared values, excellence and passion for football, respecting the greatness of its history, but also strengthening investment in project within the Rio team to help develop the club’s present and future. For us at Betfair, we are delighted to work together with a team that has growth objectives to strengthen the ties between the two brands. We are very excited to bring Vasco fans exclusive experiences that only Betfair can offer to bring fans even closer to their club, their heart and all the action of each match,” Kimberly Daly, General Director of Betfair International, said.

The contract model is innovative, and is based on a culture of cooperation between companies, providing for deliveries that go beyond the properties on the shirts. A series of activities will be aimed directly at the millions of fans who make up the Team da Virada, such as raffles and prizes for VIP tickets and official products, exclusive promotions and unique experiences with the Rio team.

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