Seville / Bengaluru, 19 March: After the commitment of intention signed at the start of the year, Sevilla FC and FC Bengaluru United have formalised their partnership in a contract to collaborate in various areas over the next five years. With the deal, Sevilla FC look to strengthen their presence in the Indian market, one of the quickest growing markets in the world. FC Bengaluru United, directed by Gaurav Manchanda, will have the chance to learn from Sevilla FC’s sporting experience and know-how.
As part of the deal, FC Bengaluru United’s first team and academy will don Sevilla FC’s traditional white and red colours in their kits from the start of the 2021/2022 season.
Sevilla FC and FC Bengaluru United will also explore opportunities to set up shared footballing schools in Karnataka, while Sevilla FC will offer sport consulting services, helping FC Bengaluru United in sport management, analysis, talent spotting, player development and optimisation of performance and usage of sport technology.
Both clubs will also make full use of the tech market within Bengaluru to study and evaluate their participation in innovative projects in the world of football, while they will also work together in corporate social responsibility programmes in India.
FC Bengaluru United is a young team performing at a high level, with an exciting future ahead of them. The team have already earned plaudits within footballing circles in India, helped no doubt by winning the Citrus Ventures BDFA Super Division League. The city and community of Bengaluru are at the heart of the club, and it is with this foundational base that the side wish to grow and improve. In line with this ambitious spirit, Sevilla FC will provide FC Bengaluru United with all of their footballing experience and know-how to aid them in their growth. Sevilla FC will export the model that has gained them such success and respect, winning six UEFA Europa Leagues, two Copas del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup and one European Super Cup in fifteen years. With the partnership, Sevilla FC also hope to learn and gain a deeper understanding of life, culture, football and business within India.