GALATASARAY and DUMANKAYA SIGN an ENDORSEMENT DEAL
Dumankaya, one of the top-500 Turkish companies, has become the uniform sponsor of Galatasaray: the only four-star Turkish football team and the Champions of 2015-2016 Spor Toto Super League.
Galatasaray FC’s President Dursun Aydın Özbek and Chairman of Dumankaya İnşaat’s Board of Directors Uğur Dumankaya attended the press conference and signing ceremony held at Türk Telekom Arena Stadium on October 30, Friday. According to the agreement concluded between Galatasaray FC and Dumankaya İnşaat, Galatasaray Professional Football Team will take the field with uniforms featuring Dumankaya’s logo throughout the Super League and Turkish Cup.
The cooperation started with the Galatasaray-Eskişehirspor match on October 29, 2015, i.e. the 92nd Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. This cooperation will continue for three years as of 2015-2016 football season until the end of 2017-2018. As part of the cooperation, Galatasaray FC players will wear uniforms featuring Dumankaya’s logo on the front-side during home and away matches throughout the Spor Toto Super League and Ziraat Turkish Cup. Galatasaray will totally receive TRY 30 million revenue thanks to the deal.
In the speech he gave during the signing ceremony, Galatasaray Football Club’s President Dursun Aydın Özbek said: “Galatasaray represents the firsts and the bests in Turkish football industry. It boasts the highest number of cups and championships… We have realized such achievements thanks to our unique experience that relies on a deep-rooted history. Galatasaray has always recognized and appreciated the sound foundation on which it rests. Today, in cooperation with Dumankaya, we are looking to the future and breaking ground together for a new foundation. I hope both sides will benefit from it and achieve further successes.”
“I hope the agreement will bring benefits to both sides,” said Dumankaya İnşaat’s Chairman Uğur Dumankaya, and stated that they have signed the endorsement deal as enthusiastic Galatasaray FC fans to support Galatasaray and also to contribute to the Turkish football industry. Dumankaya continued as follows: “As a leading brand within our industry, we have concluded a significant agreement with Galatasaray – the pioneer of football industry – which fits perfectly to our dynamism. Sports offer great contributions to both individual and social development; we believe it wholeheartedly. With this agreement, we aim to support the development of sports and contribute to our strategic partner Galatasaray on the highest level. We are proud of supporting Galatasaray, and wish them even better achievements both in Turkey and in the international arena. On behalf of Dumankaya İnşaat, I would like to thank Galatasaray sincerely for their cooperation and contributions throughout this process.”