US sportswear giant Nike has won the contract to supply the France international football team from 2011-18 at a cost of 42.6 million euros a year, the French football federation said Friday.

There where some rumours  about it back in November 2007, and today the FFF officially announced a football kit deal with Nike. US sportswear giant Nike has won the contract to supply the France international football team from 2011-18 at a cost of 42.6 million euros a year, the French football federation said Friday.

Nike fought off competition from Adidas, the German sportswear manufacturers who have supplied the team since 1972, and Airness, a smaller French company, to win the bidding process. Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes said money had talked as the proposals by both Nike and Adidas had been very similar in quality.

"It's the financial aspect that made the difference," Escalettes said. "I had neither the moral nor legal capacity to take any other decision."

Escalettes revealed that the seven-and-a-half season contract was worth 320 million euros, a massive four-and-a-half times that of the existing contract.

Nike threw in a seasonal kit donation for all French national teams worth 2.5 million euros a year.

There remain two tournaments in which France will compete wearing Adidas kit, the Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, the latter reliant on the French side ensuring their qualification.

Les Bleus will wear Adidas gear at this year's European Championship and at the 2010 World Cup if it qualifies.

 

Comments (15)

  1. fsc

I think that\'s really a mess up... the football is based on tradition and not based on marketing... but, sadly, that is what it\'s being happennig in a while... France is wearing Adidas since 1972 (that\'s tradition) I wouldn\'t imagine Spain waering Nike or Brasil Puma... but I dunno... I guess France will start a new tradition

 
  1. fsc

WHY???? France is fine with Adidas. Well it shows you that it\'s all about the money.

 
  1. fsc

I\'m afraid that sucks . I can\'t imagine a France kit without the traditional 3 stripes . I never imagined that teams like France , Germany or Spain for example will wear nike , but ow adidas say \"IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING\" :evil: <br /><br />To be honest , I\'m a big adidas fan , and I guess that\'s a shame for France to swap adidas with nike , especially after adidas designed such great kits for France along the years and especially after the great kits they made for EURO 2008 .

 
  1. fsc

\"IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE \" :sad:

 
  1. fsc

That\'s pretty sad news... Nike won\'t do them justice

 
  1. fsc

Shameful. What about the heritage? The classic shirts, the classic teams?<br /><br />Nike will never produce a shirt as iconic as The France 82 World Cup shirt or the Euro 84 shirt.<br /><br />FFF, you have sold your very soul, for the sake of a few Euros.

 
  1. Francesco

This is a very very sad news for me.<br />I\'m Italian,but I always loved French shirts.<br />Nothing is so iconic like the three white stripes on the blue-red field..<br />It would be less sad if Germany announced Nike deal.<br />I have several French kit: \'80,\'92,\'94,\'96<br />French shirt will never be really French without the three stripes.<br />Like French rugby kits.<br />I\'ll surely buy 2010 shirt,the last chapter of a great history of style.<br /><br />However...Nike is really defeating Adidas

 
  1. Francesco

DON\'T BUY FRANCE NIKE SHIRT

 
  1. fsc

its all money...money...money

 
  1. fsc

I\'m sad too, there\'s clearly a really long time bond between France and adidas, but aren\'t we being to severe with Nike? And what if they surprise us? Anyway, tradition nowadays means nothing, money is everything....but don\'t are we all like this????

 
  1. fsc

this freakin sucks. France and adidas go hand in hand. All the greats of France have worn adidas, Zidane, Platini. There always has to be three stripes on the France jersey.<br />it wont be the same with nike.

 
  1. fsc
  1. fsc

I disagree. Adidas have made some excellent shirts for France, but not any more. The latest one looks like a Powerpoint template. The last one was a mess. Unfortunately, adidas is slavishly imposing its templates on its customers with no apparent regard for their duty to continue and feed the heritage and tradition it has, in some cases, helped to build. Simple fact is that Nike is making better strips these days that allow their teams some individuality.

 
  1. ali

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 
  1. fsc

I just made this:<br />http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6223/fratsni101101ux4.jpg<br />I think it\'s nice, what do you guys think?

 
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
Type the text presented in the image below

LATEST FOOTBALL KITS

Mansfield Town 2018-19 Surridge Third Kit

Mansfield Town 2018-19 Surridge Third Kit

Mansfield Town revealed their brand new, limited edition third kit, to be worn in the 18/19 season. The green and gold shirt is made by Surridse…
Napoli 2018-19 Kappa Europe Away Kit

Napoli 2018-19 Kappa Europe Away Kit

This is the SSC Napoli 18/19 away match shirt for UEFA competitions. Ultra light fabrics and nylon stretch seams for increased elasticity,…
Napoli 2018-19 Kappa Europe Home Kit

Napoli 2018-19 Kappa Europe Home Kit

This is the SSC Napoli 18/19 home match shirt for UEFA competitions. Ultra light fabrics and nylon stretch seams for increased elasticity,…
Newcastle Jets 2018-19 Viva Global Football Kits

Newcastle Jets 2018-19 Viva Global Football Kits

The Newcastle Jets have unveiled their playing kits for the Hyundai A-League 18/19 season in partnership with the Club’s official apparel provider,…
Brisbane Roar 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

Brisbane Roar 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

Brisbane Roar have revealed the new away kit by Umbro for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 18/19 campaign. Roar have released an alternative grey kit to…
Brisbane Roar 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

Brisbane Roar 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

Brisbane Roar have revealed the new home kit by Umbro for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 18/19 campaign. Roar have returned to a predominately orange…
Mansfield Town 2018-19 Surridge Away Kit

Mansfield Town 2018-19 Surridge Away Kit

This the Mansfield Town 18/19 away football kit by Surridge Sport. Manufactured by Surridge and sponsored by OCL Solicitors, the eye-catching new…
Hibernian 18/19 Macron Third Kit

Hibernian 18/19 Macron Third Kit

Hibernian revealed the club’s new third kit for the 18/19 season. The fluo yellow and graphite grey 3rd shirt is made from Evertex fabric is designed…
Red Bull Salzburg 2018-19 Nike Third Kit

Red Bull Salzburg 2018-19 Nike Third Kit

This is the new Red Bull Salzburg home kit by Nike for the 18/19 season. The new third kit will be used during the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League season.
Al Ahli 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

Al Ahli 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

This is the new 18/19 away kit for Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia, made by Umbro. The new away kit will be used during the 2018–19 Saudi Professional…
Al Ahli 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

Al Ahli 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

This is the new 18/19 home kit for Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia, made by Umbro. The new home kit will be used during the 2018–19 Saudi Professional…
Gremio 2018 Umbro Third Kit

Gremio 2018 Umbro Third Kit

Inspired by its historic sequence of achievements, Gremio launched the new Umbro third shirt of the 2018 season. The new third kit will be used…
Galatasaray 2018-19 Nike Third Kit

Galatasaray 2018-19 Nike Third Kit

This is the new Galatasaray 18/19 third football shirt by Nike. The new third kit will be worn during the 2018–19 Süper Lig, which is the 61st season…
River Plate 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

River Plate 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

River Plate and Adidas Argentina revealed the club's new 18/19 away football shirt. This season, violet returns to the Millionario’s jersey. This…
Real Betis 2018-19 Kappa Third Kit

Real Betis 2018-19 Kappa Third Kit

Real Betis revealed the new Kappa third shirt for the 18/19 season. The new shirt, which is predominantly a light shade of green, features Seville's…
Wellington Phoenix 2018-19 Adidas Home Kit

Wellington Phoenix 2018-19 Adidas Home Kit

Wellington Phoenix has unveiled their brand new home kit for the Hyundai A-League 18/19 Season. The new Adidas strip has a few stylistic updates,…
Crystal Palace 2018-19 Puma Third Kit

Crystal Palace 2018-19 Puma Third Kit

Crystal Palace revealed their new all yellow 18/19 third strip by Puma. Kept under wraps until the very last moment before the teams emerged for…
Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19 Jordan Fourth Kit

Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19 Jordan Fourth Kit

Two iconic brands in sport have collided. Jordan and Paris Saint-Germain have teamed up in a world-first collaboration between football and…
Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19 Jordan Third Kit

Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19 Jordan Third Kit

Two iconic brands in sport have collided. Jordan and Paris Saint-Germain have teamed up in a world-first collaboration between football and…
Belarus 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

Belarus 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

Macron and the Football Federation of Belarus presented the new Belarus 18/19 home jersey. The home kit was created within the broader Macron-UEFA…