As you might or might not know, I’m a fan of Manchester United.
Been following its preseason updates and it seems that there’s a new shirt sponsorship with Aon Corp, one of the world’s leading risk advisor and human capital consultants.
When you think the AIG logo on the United shirt doesn’t look good, wait till you see the one with Aon’s logo.
I think most Malaysians went A-O-N, which means “Alamak Oh No!”.
Anyway, this entry is about Manchester United’s list of shirt sponsors since the 1980s, and also one particular sponsor in the future.
Firstly, Sharp Electronics became the club’s first shirt sponsor at the beginning of the 1982-83 season and lasted until the end of the 1999-2000 season.
Looks good since it’s the first time. Manchester United has grown and became sharper throughout the years as well.
After that Vodafone, a British mobile network operator, became the next sponsor for the next 6 years till 2006.
Even though mobile networking doesn’t relate much with football, but the logo looks cool enough for Manchester United.
And at the start of the 2006–07 season, American insurance corporation AIG agreed a sponsorship deal.
To be honest, my initial perception is that the shirt doesn’t look nice. The initial “AIG” looks awkward to me.
But as the season kicked off, I guess everyone got used to the AIG logo. Especially the white-coloured away kit.
Wayne Rooney looks good in it.
But it’s even better and way way way more attractive on this lady.
When is Manchester United going to set up a female football team? Anytime soon? Would really love to see them play.
Anyway, as mentioned earlier, another American company Aon became the club’s latest sponsor in what media reports is worth more than $130 million.
Big amount but still – Alamak Oh No! Doesn’t really looks nice to me. But we’ll get used to it eventually. =)
By the way, if you’ve read an earlier entry on my recent visit to Old Trafford, you would have known that kenwooi.com is a sponsor of Manchester United too right?
Not a shirt sponsor though.
To be exact, just a minor banner sponsor in Old Trafford.
Therefore, hopefully in years to come, kenwooi.com will be Manchester United’s principal shirt sponsor. And this would be the shirt design – probably the best of all.
The Manchester United shirt is an iconic image in the world of sport, and kenwooi.com will definitely be honoured to appear on it. That time, millions of people worldwide will begin to know yet another leading blog – kenwooi.com.
It will be a historic occasion, every one of kenwooi.com’s global employees (only 1 at the moment) will receive a free Manchester United team shirt.
This should be the new kit. Who’s gonna buy?
Support a bit lah please…