adidas and Indian footballer Sandesh Jhingan have signed a sponsorship deal to inspire young footballers and create positive change through the power of sport | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha

New Delhi – Sportswear giant Adidas welcomes Sandesh Jhingan, India’s men’s soccer vice-captain, to its family. Sandesh will work closely with adidas to engage and inspire young people to take the game to the next level. A 2014 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year recipient, Sandesh was named 2020-21 Male Player of the Year. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Awards in 2020 for his outstanding achievements in football.

An avid Manchester United fan, Sandesh will now join the brand’s elite group of athletes, which includes Lionel Messi, Mo Salah, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala to name a few. adidas also partners with some of the biggest football clubs in the world, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich, which define the brand’s commitment to football.

In India, Sandesh joins the likes of Rohit Sharma, Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, Manpreet Singh, Simranjit Kaur, Nikhat Zareen, Jeremy Lalrinnunga who wear and sport the 3 stripes with pride at The Arena, adidas headquarters in Gurgaon. The signing further solidifies adidas’ year-long association with football while diversifying its rich roster of athletes.

Speaking about the partnership, Sunil Gupta, Senior Director, adidas Brand, India said, “Sandesh is a role model for many young footballers and a perfect combination of passion and talent. With this partnership, we aim to inspire young people and work towards a common goal of building football from grassroots level in India. We are thrilled to have Sandesh join the adidas family.”

Excited about his relationship with adidas, Sandesh Jhingan said:

“My journey with football has been very rewarding and I aspire to make it a much bigger sport in India than it is today. I am delighted to be part of the adidas family and I think this association will bring me closer to my dream of seeing India develop a greater passion for football and win a place in the 2026 FIFA World Cup. I feel like adidas conveys my passion and love for football. football like no other, given his longstanding relationship with the sport.

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