What Soccer Players Are Sponsored By Nike

The list of what soccer players are sponsored by Nike shows the Oregon-based brand might be the biggest deal in world football.

Adidas has long been king in the soccer world. The official partner of FIFA gives the German giant a huge following as perhaps the most popular producer of soccer-related equipment from clothes to cleats. But a look at what soccer players are sponsored by Nike reveals how close the American company is coming to overtaking adidas as the biggest soccer brand.

More teams, clubs and players sport adidas gear than any other brand, edging out Nike is most categories. That was again the case at the 2018 World Cup

But Nike is improving, particularly in the boots game

While clubs and national teams are a major part of a brand’s identity, everyone really wants to know what soccer players are sponsored by Nike. The Oregon-based company has two of the top three most famous players in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Nike has also counted some all-time greats among its sponsored players, including: Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Ian Wright, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Fabio Cannavaro, Francesco Totti, Edgar Davids, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Luis Figo and Hernan Crespo. 

Here’s a list of the most prominent soccer players sponsored by Nike. This is by no means an exhaustive list and it is subject to change. 

What Soccer Players Are Sponsored By Nike

  • Riyad Mahrez, Algeria, Manchester City
  • Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentina, AC Milan
  • Mauro Icardi, Argentina, Inter Milan
  • Carlos Tevez, Argentina, Boca Juniors
  • Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Real Madrid
  • Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium, Manchester City
  • Eden Hazard, Belgium, Chelsea
  • Philippe Coutinho, Brazil, Barcelona
  • Dani Alves, Brazil, PSG
  • Neymar, Brazil, PSG
  • Thiago Silva, Brazil, PSG
  • Alexis Sánchez, Chile, Manchester United
  • Arturo Vidal, Chile, Barcelona
  • Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast, Phoenix Rising
  • Mario Mandžukić, Croatia, Juventus
  • Luka Modrić, Croatia, Real Madrid
  • Christian Eriksen, Denmark, Tottenham
  • Harry Kane, England, Tottenham
  • Marcus Rashford, England, Manchester United
  • Wayne Rooney, England, DC United
  • Raheem Sterling, England, Manchester City
  • Jamie Vardy, England, Leicester City
  • Ousmane Dembélé, France, Barcelona
  • Lauren Koscielny, France, Arsenal
  • Alexandre Lacazette, France, Arsenal
  • Hugo Lloris, France, Tottenham
  • Anthony Martial, France, Manchester United
  • Kylian Mbappé, France, PSG
  • Raphaël Varane, France, Real Madrid
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon, Arsenal
  • Jérôme Boateng, Germany, Bayern Munich
  • Emre Can, Germany, Juventus
  • Mario Götze, Germany, Borussia Dortmund
  • Sami Khedira, Germany, Juventus
  • Shkodran Mustafi, Germany, Arsenal
  • Andrea Barzagli, Italy, Juventus
  • Leonardo Bonucci, Italy, Juventus
  • Alex Iwobi, Nigeria, Arsenal
  • Robert Lewandowski, Poland, Bayern Munich
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Juventus
  • Andrés Iniesta, Spain, Vissel Kobe
  • Marco Asensio, Spain, Real Madrid
  • Isco, Spain, Real Madrid
  • Gerard Pigué, Spain, Barcelona
  • Sergio Ramos, Spain, Real Madrid
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović, Sweden, LA Galaxy
  • Edinson Cavani, Uruguay, PSG
  • Clint Dempsey, U.S., Seattle Sounders
  • Tim Howard, U.S., Colorado Rapids
  • Christian Pulisic, U.S., Borussia Dortmund
  • The18's Connor Fleming

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In addition to what players are sponsored by Nike, there are a number of clubs sponsored by Nike. Among them are:

  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • PSG
  • RB Leipzig
  • Wolfsburg
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Sevilla

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