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Nike land FA deal

In 2008 Nike bought the Umbro brand, the official kit suppliers to the English FA since 1958 and from spring 2013 the new kit will carry the Nike brand.

In May, 2012, Nike reported that they will be selling Umbro, in order to focus on their sports brands

The new deal with Nike, which ends in 2018, brings a 60-year association with Umbro to an end.

England's kits have been made by Umbro since 1952, apart from 1974 to 1983, when Admiral were the kit supplier.

FA General Secretary Alex Horne said: "I am delighted that The FA has secured this new wide-ranging and comprehensive partnership with Nike."

Nike Brand President Charlie Denson said: "The pride and passion of England fans is renowned throughout the football world and we are delighted to partner with The FA.

The FA also said the new deal represents a "substantial investment", which will be put back into the English game at all, levels.


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