FIGC renews with RCS Sport

November 29, 2010

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has renewed its exclusive advisory contract with RCS Sport to handle the sponsorship rights of all Italian national football teams for the next four years

FIGC sponsorship projects, including “Casa Azzurri” 2008 and 2010, turned over more than 60 million Euros over the previous four year agreement – the most significant sum from sponsorship in the history of the Italian Football Federation.

“Having at our side for another four years a prestigious and experienced company such as RCS Sport is a guarantee that reassures us and will give further impetus and new enthusiasm to Club Italia, to our teams on the field, and to the FIGC ethical and social commitment,” said FIGC General Manager Antonello Valentini

Giacomo Catano, chief executive of RCS Sport, said, “The trust that FIGC decided to give us for another four years represents for us a source of pride and sense of responsibility. Thanks to consolidated synergies and the strong bond over the years with FIGC partner companies, we are counting on our commitment in order to deliver an important contribution to the world of football and the success of the Italian national teams in the next four years.”

RCS Sport is a company under the RCS MediaGroup umbrella and is best–known as the organiser of the most important cycling events in Italy, including the Giro d’Italia and some of the most prestigious ‘Classics’. Since 2008, it has also been a partner of the Italy national rugby league team.