One of Scotland’s most successful teams of all time, Rangers have an incredible history, from winning league championships at the highest level – 54 of them! – to enjoying cup glory in Europe. Their ferocious rivalry with fellow Glasgow side Celtic is famous throughout the world of sport, and the Old Firm derby remains an unmissable fixture in the Scottish Premiership.
The club play at the iconic Ibrox stadium, while notable managers include Jock Wallace, who led the club to treble glory in 1976 and ’78. Then there’s the reigns of Graeme Souness and Walter Smith; the pair enjoyed a period of complete dominance between 1989 and 1997, Souness winning three league championships on the bounce before Smith took over to win the next six.
The side have endured more difficult times in recent years, but battled back from the lower leagues to reassert themselves in the top flight, having clinched promotion three times in four years. It’s that battling spirit that has endeared the club to generations of proud football fans, and we are similarly proud to sponsor Rangers.
Preston North End FC
We are so proud to sponsor Preston North End, a football club with an incredible history and an especially bright future. Founded in 1880, the club have a rich tradition of competing at the top level, winning the old first division twice in back-to-back seasons shortly after the club came into existence. Playing a swashbuckling brand of football in the Championship that has propelled them up the table, Preston are going places – and we’re excited to be along for the ride!
Derby County FC
We’re delighted to sponsor Derby County, a side whose past glories form an important chapter in the history of English football. Twice champions of the First Division, once under the brilliant Brian Clough, the Midlands team are looking to rise once more. Still looking to improve after going so close to clinching promotion recently, a place in the Premier League remains the goal for Derby. Come on you Rams!
They are three-time winners of England’s top tier league. They were European Cup finalists in 1975. And they’ve played host to some of the most notable players and managers in the history of English football, with the likes of John Charles, Eric Cantona, Billy Bremner, Don Revie and (briefly) Brian Clough.
Yes, Leeds United have long been one of English football’s most exciting clubs – which is why we take a lot of pride in the sponsorship of the Yorkshire club. While the memory of uncompromising Leeds legends like Norman ‘Bite Yer Legs’ Hunter and David ‘Nora’ Batty may belong to history, the current side continues to thrill the fans.
Currently playing in the Championship, the club continue to attract some of the most passionate support in football. Right now the side are fighting for promotion under legendary Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, a man who has inspired the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino. So as the club looks hopefully to the future, could Leeds be about to enter a new golden era of success?
We’re hugely excited to be sponsoring Middlesbrough, a proud North East team with a fine heritage of footballing excellence. From winning the Championship in 1995 to wowing the Premier League with exciting players like Fabrizio Ravanelli and Juninho, Boro have always been an ambitious club. After just missing out on the promotion play-offs, the side are looking to make further strides – and we’ll be cheering them on all the way.