Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has ditched long-time sponsor Reebok for their parent company, adidas, Footy-Boots.com can reveal.
Having had his boots and gloves supplied by the Bolton-based sportswear manufacturer for over eleven years, the record-breaking goalkeeper will now look to adidas for his equipment needs.
In his first official photoshoot for adidas, the World Cup-Winner will wear adidas adiPower Predator football boots and will tend the net of the Bernabeu in adidas Response Goalkeeper Gloves.
The move will be seen as a huge coup for adidas, who now not only sponsor Casillas personally, but also the Real Madrid and Spanish national teams that he captains.
Casillas took to his official Facebook page to make the announcement, saying today was ‘special’ as he joined ‘a new family’, before thanking Reebok for eleven years of great memories.
Losing Casillas sees Reebok move further and further away from the football market, having not released a new football boot since the RG800, to mark Ryan Giggs’ 800th professional game.
well Reebok is a subsidiary of Adidas anyways, so not much of a departure for him. But will still take some time to get used to seeing Iker without Reebok apparel
adidas owns reebok (google it) so not much of a change there… (sidenote: nike owns umbro… google that too)
About time. High profile keeper under Reebok? lol
in a matter of act, it is a big deal.
i can’t remember anyone endorsed by reebok now besides the near retiring giggs. as their parent company, adidas wouldn’t let reebok goes out of business just like that wouldn’t they? if they want reebok to stay in the game, they would put some money in there so reebok could contract more high-profile players.
this would probably mean one thing: reebok is pulling out from football.
they made some great running shoes, their butt-shaping women shoes are selling like hotcakes… i think football just stop happening for reebok, and they want to concentrate on what really sells.
if this is true, then… well, it’s been fun reebok… thanks for the memories…