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Football News > Barcelona train in new Sponsorship

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?

Only published comments... Feb 28 2011, 05:26 PM by Soccer_Boots
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Destined4Peace said:

Who cares? This is useless soccerbible...

February 28, 2011 6:11 PM

iAmDavidVilla said:


February 28, 2011 6:11 PM

iAmDavidVilla said:

respected their decision to free sponsership by unicef - but qatar, the moneys in oil i guess

February 28, 2011 6:12 PM

aaaRi said:

barca<3 best tream in the world<3

February 28, 2011 6:36 PM

NG716 said:

Hmm, it looks pretty odd because the Unicef logo looked very nice on the Barca kit. :)

February 28, 2011 6:51 PM

burnleyfc-9 said:

prefer unicef as it is a charity

February 28, 2011 7:04 PM

goonerman1990 said:

hmm...pretty awful logo when you consider it

February 28, 2011 7:04 PM

Shaw said:

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.

February 28, 2011 7:08 PM

bayyo158 said:

its about time they got a new logo

February 28, 2011 7:21 PM

bayyo158 said:

looks allwright

February 28, 2011 7:21 PM

goonerman1990 said:

Also is that dani Alves wearing the new adizeros in the top pic?

February 28, 2011 7:26 PM

jeeaudley said:

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."

February 28, 2011 8:16 PM

gak8 said:

this might just kill that barca look....

February 28, 2011 8:56 PM

tjhogan said:


February 28, 2011 9:46 PM

pcm19 said:

i mean make the logo a LITTLE CLEANER...

February 28, 2011 9:48 PM

gallas13 said:

ahh but the barca players cant read it cos somehow its in english

February 28, 2011 10:03 PM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

More than a sponsorship?

February 28, 2011 10:55 PM

Madridmanfan792 said:

Im sorry but who really cares?? I dont care about the sponsorship its useless info to me

February 28, 2011 11:46 PM

mclark18 said:

@ gak8: exactly right.

March 1, 2011 1:20 AM

red and blue army said:

i think they are still having unicef on the back at the bottom of there shirt next season......

March 1, 2011 1:27 AM

soccerfreakhjc said:

i never really wanted barca jerseys, but i guess now ima have to order one. I'm thinking of Xavi

March 1, 2011 1:43 AM

wilsherebale83 said:

way to ruin a tradition

March 1, 2011 2:10 AM

Ned Ved said:

More than a club -> Just another club


Time to stock up on UNICEF or non-sponsored jerseys from the past.

March 1, 2011 5:22 AM

cills said:

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

March 1, 2011 6:11 AM

KR9 said:

Qatar <3 Barcelona @@

March 1, 2011 7:02 AM

Santiaguito21 said:

Farsa it's disgusting... Chelsea, Man United are better  

March 1, 2011 7:04 AM

guztavoo23 said:

hahahahah messi's little weiner:D


March 1, 2011 7:37 AM

Steven4vapor said:

Pique is huge

March 1, 2011 7:55 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

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

March 1, 2011 10:22 AM

TheGenius said:

What's that bump on Messi's tracksuit bottoms?

March 1, 2011 11:36 AM

Matthew5 said:

The logo isn't very nice!

March 1, 2011 2:25 PM

Sebbe said:

nooooooooo, the Unicef logo looks so nice on the kit :(

March 1, 2011 2:44 PM

dexcell1996 said:

pique dont cry about it haha my nan plays for sunderland :)

March 1, 2011 3:09 PM

dexcell1996 said:

haha piques still cryin from wn arsenal murked umm haha

March 1, 2011 3:11 PM

ii_Am_LeO_MeSSi said:

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 .

March 1, 2011 4:27 PM

philarthur said:

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.

March 1, 2011 11:59 PM

etang12 said:

tiempo legend ivs??? second to last pic?

March 2, 2011 4:37 AM

cheh97 said:

hate it

March 2, 2011 4:39 AM

10unknown96 said:

barca's 2nd keeper is wearing blacked-out puma Kings

March 2, 2011 1:18 PM

Nike adiMAN said:

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

March 2, 2011 5:07 PM

Matheus said:

now its not more than a club, its just one more club

March 2, 2011 10:14 PM

coolguy1111 said:

unicef was better all the way

March 3, 2011 1:47 AM

casillas190 said:

The best team in the world :)

February 24, 2012 1:12 PM
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