Yokohama’s Chelsea shirt deal worth up to £200 million

Celebrating the signing of the £40 million a year deal: (l to r) Hideto Katsuragawa, Tadanobu Nagumo, Chelsea captain John Terry and manager Jose Mourinho

Yesterday evening, Chelsea Football Club signed what is said to be the second most valuable shirt sponsorship deal ever in English football when it entered into an agreement with Yokohama Rubber. According to The Telegraph, the deal is worth almost £40 million a year, a figure that puts it second only behind Manchester United’s sponsorship agreement with Chevrolet. The tyre maker has signed up with Chelsea FC for a five-year period that gets under way in July 2015, and in addition to the Yokohama logo’s presence on the shirts worn by Chelsea FC teams at all levels, Yokohama Rubber will gain representation through stadium branding and various advertising and promotional materials.

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