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Long years of friendship. Zenit and Nike celebrated 10th anniversary

On March 9, FC Zenit players took to the formation before the match against FC Ufa in the home kit of previous seasons in honor of a decade of partnership with Nike. The spectators who attended the football meeting were able to directly get in touch with history. For 10 years of cooperation, the St. Petersburg team won 9 trophies, and, most likely, this is just the beginning.

How did Zenit and Nike start cooperation?

In the 2008/2009 season, FC Zenit held the last match in the form of Puma.

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Of course, that year was unforgettable for the fans of the St. Petersburg team. Under the leadership of Dick Advocaat, the team won the UEFA Cup and Super Cup, beating Scottish Rangers and Manchester United.

January 1, 2010 is the date the new story began. New partnerships Bert Hille, general manager of the football category in Russia, commented:

Since the company became the official partner of the club, Zenit St. Petersburg has come a long way, having won a large number of trophies.

Four Russian Championship Cups, as well as two Russian Cups and Super Cups have appeared on the shelf of the club museum. In the company's jerseys, the team beat Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, while the Hulk scored from the center of the Seville field.

How did Zenit's kits change?

10 years have passed, 10 periods of history, 10 shirts - for the match with Ufa, each player of the main squad put on one of them.

Long years of friendship. Zenit and Nike celebrated 10th anniversary

Photo: Nike Archive

In 2010 and 2014, the uniform was made in a classic style, with a collar. T-shirts from 2011, 2018 and 2019 were more interesting. Then the company decided to add some geometry to the T-shirts, such drawings perfectly distinguished Zenit players on the football field.

Long years of friendship. Zenit and Nike celebrated 10th anniversary

Photo: Nike Archive

I would also like to celebrate 2013. At this time, the team's management made an important decision to change the round logo to an arrow.

Long years of friendship. Zenit and Nike celebrated 10th anniversary

Photo: Nike Archive

Zenith tried to stand out not only with equipment, but also with its presentation. In 2016, team players Yuri Lodygin, Alexander Kokorin, Artyom Dzyuba, Yuri Zhirkov and Nicholas Lomberts presented a new uniform in the Arctic, on the oil-producing Prirazlomnaya platform in the Barents Sea. Football players and assistant head coach Sergei Semak first yearsate by plane to the village of Varandey, and from there - by helicopter to Prirazlomnaya.

Long years of friendship. Zenit and Nike celebrated 10th anniversary

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Nike will undoubtedly continue to actively cooperate with the St. Petersburg club. The sports brand will continue to deliver the best in innovation and technology, honoring club traditions in design and using recycled materials in manufacturing to help protect the future of all athletes.

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