Le Coq Sportif

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Le Coq Sportif
Public
Industry Sportswear and Sports Goods
Founded 1882; 135 years ago (1882)
Headquarters Entzheim, France
Products Footwear
Accessories
Sportswear
Revenue Increase 108 million (2016)[1]
Website www.lecoqsportif.com

Le Coq Sportif (French pronunciation: ​[lə kɔk spɔʁtif], "the athletic rooster") is a French producer of athletic shoes, activewear, and sporting accessories. Founded in 1882 by Émile Camuset and located in Entzheim, France[2], the company first issued items branded with its now-famous rooster trademark in 1948.[3] The company's name and trademark are derived from the Gallic rooster, a national symbol of France.

Sponsorships[edit]

Le Coq Sportif old logo
Le Coq Sportif shop, Mercer Street, London

The company has sponsorship deals with several football clubs, most notably European clubs Saint-Étienne and Fiorentina. In addition, the company sponsors the Quick Step-Innergetic and Team Milram cycling teams. Le coq sportif also supplied kits to the Tottenham Hotspur team that won the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982,[4] Aston Villa 1982 team that won the European Cup,[5] Chelsea,[6] Sunderland,[7] Sheffield United[8] and Everton[9] and AFC Ajax of Amsterdam[10] of the mid-1980s; the FIFA World Cup winning teams of Italy in 1982 and Argentina in 1986. The company also sponsored Brazilian club Sport Club Internacional in 1982. The club won the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou in Barcelona while using Le Coq uniforms. Internacional also won the 1982 Gaúcho Championship wearing Le Coq.

South Korean golfer Yang Yong-eun wore a Le Coq Sportif shirt on the last day of the PGA Championship in 2009, which he won.[citation needed]

Le Coq Sportif is famous[to whom?] in Japan and Korea and hired local designers to complete and adapt the global collection for local market. They also signed some partnerships to release special models. Le Coq Sportif in Japan associated with Sou to create handmade shoes and tabi.[citation needed] They also released a line of shoes with designer Kamishima Chinami.[citation needed] For Le Coq Sportif Korea, the partnership was made with the car manufacturer Peugeot to create a shoe named the "Peugeot 207cc." The shoes were recalled in 2009 for a product fault, when the fabric was exposed to water the shoe's stitching would come apart.[citation needed] This in turn lost Le Coq Sportif millions in revenue.[citation needed]

In 2012, Le Coq Sportif returned to professional cycling, and manufactured the jerseys for the Tour de France under a new five-year contract with Amaury Sport Organisation. Le Coq Sportif started supplying the Tour de France in 1951.

Le Coq Sportif is the official uniform supplier of the following teams/players:

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Football[edit]

Former national teams[edit]

Region Nation Years worn Ref
Africa  Algeria 2004–2009 [citation needed]
 Cameroon 1982–1989
 Senegal 2002–2005
Americas  Argentina 1980–1989
 Colombia 1980–1981
 United States 1979–1983
 Uruguay 1983–1986
Europe  France 1966–1971
 Greece 2001–2003
 Hungary 1970–1974
 Italy 1980–1982
 Norway
 Romania 1977–1983
 Slovakia 1993–1995
 Spain 1984–1992

Former club teams[edit]

Nation Team Years worn Ref
 Argentina Club Atlético Belgrano 1996–2000 [citation needed]
Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima 1997–1998
Club Atlético Independiente 1986–1988
Club Atlético Lanús 2001–2003
Club Atlético Rosario Central 1995–1998
Club Atlético Tigre 1997–2002
Kimberley de Mar del Plata
Ramón Santamarina 2011–2013
 Brazil Sport Club Internacional 1982
Fluminense Football Club 1981–1985
 England Aston Villa 1981–1984 [5]
Barnet 1980–1982 [12]
Birmingham City 1998–2004 [13]
Bury 1995–1997 [14]
Chelsea 1981–1986 [6]
Coventry City 1996–1999 [15]
Derby County 1978–1982 [16]
Everton 1983–1986, 2009–2012 [9]
Leicester City 2000–2005 [17]
Manchester City 1999–2003; 2007–2009 [18]
Queens Park Rangers 1997–2008 [19]
Rotherham United 1995–1998 [20]
Sheffield United 1997–2000, 2002–2009 [8]
Stoke City 2007–2010 [21]
Sunderland 1981–1983 [7]
Tottenham Hotspur 1980–1985 [4]
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2004–2010 [22]
 Ireland Cork City 1999–2003 [23][24]
 Italy Ancona 2003–2004
Udinese 2002–2005
 Morocco Moghreb Tetouan [citation needed]
 Netherlands AFC Ajax 1980–1984 [10]
 Northern Ireland Glentoran 1996–1999 [25][26]
 Russia Torpedo Moscow 2004 [citation needed]
 Scotland Aberdeen 2001–2004 [27]
East Fife 1995–1998 [28]
Hibernian 1998–2010 [29]
 South Korea Incheon United 2012–2014 [citation needed]
FC Seoul 2012–2019
 Turkey Denizlispor 2004–2006
 Uruguay Club Atlético Peñarol 1984–1987
 Wales Swansea City 1995–1997 [30]

Rugby union[edit]

Club teams[edit]

National teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rapport de gestion/Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Airesis SA. 
  2. ^ superfiction.net/blog
  3. ^ Vogue Australia
  4. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Tottenham Hotspur". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Aston Villa". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Chelsea". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Sunderland". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Sheffield United". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Moor, Dave. "Everton". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "AFC Ajax en alles eromheen" [AFC Ajax and everything around it]. ajaxcafe.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  11. ^ http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Gasquet-avec-le-coq-sportif/428686
  12. ^ Moor, Dave. "Barnet". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  13. ^ Moor, Dave. "Birmingham City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  14. ^ Moor, Dave. "Bury". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Moor, Dave. "Coventry City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  16. ^ Moor, Dave. "Derby County". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  17. ^ Moor, Dave. "Leicester City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  18. ^ Moor, Dave. "Manchester City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  19. ^ Moor, Dave. "Queens Park Rangers". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  20. ^ Moor, Dave. "Rotherham United". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  21. ^ Moor, Dave. "Stoke City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  22. ^ Moor, Dave. "Wolverhampton Wanderers". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "1999-2000". playingfortheshirt.net. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "2004". playingfortheshirt.net. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  25. ^ "1996". playingfortheshirt.net. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  26. ^ "1998/1999". playingfortheshirt.net. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  27. ^ Moor, Dave. "Aberdeen". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  28. ^ Moor, Dave. "East Fife". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  29. ^ Moor, Dave. "Hibernian". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  30. ^ Moor, Dave. "Swansea City". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  31. ^ "Le Coq Sportif nouvel équipementier du XV de France à partir de 2018". sport24.lefigaro.fr. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 

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