Chelsea and Samsung agree new shirt sponsorhip deal

Chelsea's Frank Lampard Chelsea's new shirt deal will last until 2015

Chelsea Football Club has renewed its shirt sponsorship tie-up with Samsung, in a deal reportedly worth about £18m a season.

The South Korean electronics company has extended its sponsorship of the Champions League winners until 2015.

"Samsung have exercised their right to extend their deal which will see them remain as a premium partner of the club until the end of May 2015," a spokesman for the club said.

Samsung is also an Olympics sponsor.

The Chelsea-Samsung deal size contrasts with that struck between Manchester United and US car giant General Motors, worth $559m (£349m).

Under that deal, United will have the Chevrolet brand on its kit for seven years from 2014.

Chelsea FC sit top of the English Premier League with a maximum nine points from their first three games.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories

RSS

Features

  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • Two women in  JohanesburgYour pictures

    Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.