Athletic Bilbao and New Balance Agree Kit Manufacturing Deal

Athletic Bilbao is a Spanish football club from Basque Country founded 119 years ago in 1898. The team plays its home matches at San Mames with a capacity of 53,289. The team finished 7th in the 2016-17 La Liga table, missing qualification to the Europa League by just one point. They were one of five teams whose kits were designed and manufactured by Nike.

The kit manufacturer agreement with Nike will expire on the 30th June 2017 and the club would then be free to agree terms with another manufacturer. This will be New Balance which offered 2.5 million Euro than Nike presently pay Athletic Bilbao. Nike had been designing kits of Athletic Bilbao since 2013 having replaced Umbro.