We've managed to get our hands on images of Barcelona in training gear featuring the logo of their new sponsorship, 'Qatar Foundations'. Since signing the new lucrative partnership deal back in December, reportedly valued at $150 million, the Spanish giants have not been seen wearing anything with the new logo.
The Catalan giants were training at the FC Barcelona Jaon Gamper Sport centre in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona earlier today. The agreement with Qatar Foundations will see Barcelona benefit financially from a sponsorship deal for the first time since the club was established. Barcelona fans now have a glimpse of what to expect next season. The current UNICEF logo will continue to adorn the Barca uniform but will be paired together with the Qatar Foundation logo. It is understood a hybrid logo will be made of the non-profit Qatar Foundation and the familiar UNICEF logo on the new shirts. The deal will run from July 2011 to June 2016. The new sponsorship deal was met with some disagreement from Barcelona fans who considered it a move towards selling out the charitable 'Mes que un club' spirit. Now that we've got our first glimpse of the logo being worn by some of the worlds best players, what do you think?
Who cares? This is useless soccerbible...
respected their decision to free sponsership by unicef - but qatar, the moneys in oil i guess
barca<3 best tream in the world<3
Hmm, it looks pretty odd because the Unicef logo looked very nice on the Barca kit. :)
prefer unicef as it is a charity
hmm...pretty awful logo when you consider it
its sadly how the world is going but at least unicef may still profit all i can say is this hybrid logo better look good otherwise get rid of the qatar foundation.
its about time they got a new logo
Also is that dani Alves wearing the new adizeros in the top pic?
Still a non-profit though:
"Qatar Foundation's mission is to prepare the people of Qatar and the region to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, and to make Qatar a leader in innovative education and research."
this might just kill that barca look....
i mean make the logo a LITTLE CLEANER...
ahh but the barca players cant read it cos somehow its in english
More than a sponsorship?
Im sorry but who really cares?? I dont care about the sponsorship its useless info to me
@ gak8: exactly right.
i think they are still having unicef on the back at the bottom of there shirt next season......
i never really wanted barca jerseys, but i guess now ima have to order one. I'm thinking of Xavi
way to ruin a tradition
More than a club -> Just another club
Time to stock up on UNICEF or non-sponsored jerseys from the past.
Had to be done! Barca were going broke, they really needed the money, and they are making loads of money of the deal. The logo looks awful though, it wont look nice next year on the jerseys
Qatar <3 Barcelona @@
Farsa it's disgusting... Chelsea, Man United are better
hahahahah messi's little weiner:D
Pique is huge
Yeah, sort the logo out so it's not just basically fancy text and it might be a little better. Still, a shame that an historic club like Barca are forced in these modern times to arrange a sponsorship deal for their kit. Always kinda admired their previous ethos. Nice they'll keep the Unicef stuff going though
What's that bump on Messi's tracksuit bottoms?
The logo isn't very nice!
nooooooooo, the Unicef logo looks so nice on the kit :(
pique dont cry about it haha my nan plays for sunderland :)
haha piques still cryin from wn arsenal murked umm haha
they'll still do the thing with unicef.
just the jersey will have the new sponsor :/ still thou only in it cuz of the debt wer in .dont mind but the pics ive seen of the new barca jersey are to go by not great or bad .
This new sponsorship is great financially for the club, but the best thing taken out of this is the continuation of the free sponsorship for UNICEF. Supporting an organization like UNICEF shows the world the football is about more than just winning trophies; its about making the world a better place.
tiempo legend ivs??? second to last pic?
barca's 2nd keeper is wearing blacked-out puma Kings
well, its obvious why QF had to pay $150 million to put their logo on the barca jersey. the new shirt is gonna look absolutely disgusting, looks like a cheap cloth
now its not more than a club, its just one more club
unicef was better all the way
The best team in the world :)