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This article contains a list of Nike, Inc. sponsorships.

Nike pays top athletes in many sports to use their products and promote and advertise their technology and design.

Nike's first professional athlete endorser was Romanian tennis player Ilie Năstase.[citation needed] The first track endorser was distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Prefontaine was the prized pupil of the company's co-founder, Bill Bowerman, while he coached at the University of Oregon. Today, the Steve Prefontaine Building is named in his honor at Nike's corporate headquarters.

Nike has also sponsored many other successful track and field athletes over the years, such as Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Sebastian Coe. The signing of basketball player Michael Jordan in 1984, with his subsequent promotion of Nike over the course of his career, with Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon, proved to be one of the biggest boosts to Nike's publicity and sales.

Nike is a major sponsor of the athletic programs at Penn State University and named its first child care facility after Joe Paterno when it opened in 1990 at the company's headquarters. Nike originally announced it would not remove Paterno's name from the building in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal. After the Freeh Report was released on July 12, 2012, Nike CEO Mark Parker announced the name Joe Paterno would be removed immediately from the child development center. A new name has yet to be announced.[1][2]

Nike also sponsored soccer players such as Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wesley Sneijder, Wayne Rooney and Landon Donovan, among others.[3]

In January 2013, Nike signed Rory McIlroy, the then-number one golfer in the world, to a ten-year sponsorship deal worth $250 million. The deal includes using Nike's range of golf clubs, a move Nick Faldo previously described as "dangerous" for McIlroy's game.[4]

On February 21, 2013, Nike announced it suspended its contract with Oscar Pistorius, due to his being charged with premeditated murder.[5]

Nike manufactures and provides kit uniforms for a wide range of teams around the world. Some of the most important clubs and associations sponsored by the company are listed below.

American football

Association football

International confederations

  • AFC (Referee kits only)
  • CONCACAF (Match ball only)
  • CONMEBOL (Match ball only)
  • UEFA (Women's national team competitions only)

National teams

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

Non-national representative teams

Clubs teams

Africa

  • Egypt
Egypt ENPPI
Egypt Future FC
Egypt ZED
  • Morocco
Morocco Moghreb Tétouan
  • Senegal
Senegal Diambars FC
  • South Africa
South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
  • Tunisia
Tunisia CS Sfaxien

Asia

Europe

  • Andorra
Andorra FC Andorra
  • Austria
Austria Austria Wien
Austria FC Liefering
Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Austria St. Pölten
Austria SK Sturm Graz
Austria SV Lafnitz
Austria SV Kematen
Austria Wacker Innsbruck
  • Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Neftçi
Azerbaijan Sabah
  • Belarus
Belarus Arsenal Dzerzhinsk
Belarus Orsha
  • Belgium
Belgium Dender
Belgium Genk
Belgium Westerlo
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Čelik Zenica
Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Zvijezda 09
  • Bulgaria
Bulgaria Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Bulgaria Ludogorets
  • Crimea
Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gvardeyets
Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sevastopol
  • Croatia
Croatia Junak Sinj
  • Cyprus
Cyprus AO Ayia Napa
Cyprus Nea Salamis Famagusta
  • Czech Republic
Czech Republic 1. SK Prostějov
Czech Republic Opava
Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno
  • Denmark
Denmark Midtjylland
Denmark FC Nordsjælland
Denmark Nykøbing FC
Denmark Skive IK
  • England
England Birmingham City
England Brighton & Hove Albion
England Chelsea
England Dagenham & Redbridge
England Hackney Wick
England Harborough Town
England Liverpool
England Portsmouth
England Preston North End
England South Shields
England Sunderland
England Tottenham Hotspur
  • Estonia
Estonia Elva
Estonia Flora
Estonia Kuressaare
Estonia Narva Trans
Estonia Paide Linnameeskond
Estonia Tammeka
Estonia Vaprus
  • Finland
Finland Inter Turku
Finland VPS
  • France
France Cannes
France FBBP01
France Grenoble
France Martigues
France Montpellier
France Paris Saint-Germain
France Sochaux
  • Georgia
Georgia (country) FC Gagra
  • Germany
Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Germany 1860 Munich
Germany Chemie Leipzig
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany FC Augsburg
Germany FC Augsburg II
Germany FC Eilenburg
Germany FC Erzgebirge Aue
Germany Hannoverscher SC
Germany Hansa Rostock
Germany Hertha BSC
Germany Hertha BSC II
Germany KSV Hessen Kassel
Germany Offenbacher Kickers
Germany RB Leipzig
Germany SC Freiburg
Germany SC Freiburg II
Germany SC Victoria Hamburg
Germany Sonnenhof Großaspach
Germany SV Babelsberg 03
Germany TSV Buchbach
Germany SV Eintracht Trier 05
Germany SV Elversberg
Germany SV Heimstetten
Germany SV Lichtenberg 47
Germany SV Meppen
Germany TSV Havelse
Germany TSV Schott Mainz
Germany TSV Steinbach Haiger
Germany VfL Wolfsburg
  • Gibraltar
Gibraltar Glacis United
  • Greece
Greece AEK Athens
Greece Apollon Pontus
Greece Anagennisi Karditsa
Greece Diagoras
Greece Olympiacos Volos
Greece Thesprotos
  • Hungary
Hungary BFC Siófok
Hungary Ferencváros
Hungary MTK Budapest
Hungary Soroksár SC
  • Iceland
Iceland FH
Iceland Keflavík
Iceland KR
  • Ireland
Republic of Ireland Bray Wanderers
  • Israel
Israel Ashdod
Israel Maccabi Haifa
  • Italy
Italy Afragolese
Italy Alba-Audace
Italy Ascoli
Italy Benevento
Italy Cosenza
Italy Inter
Italy Latina
Italy Lavello
Italy Sambenedettese
Italy Viterbese
  • Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
Kazakhstan Kyzylzhar Petropavl
Kazakhstan Maktaaral
Kazakhstan Taraz
  • Latvia
Latvia Daugavpils
Latvia Jelgava
Latvia Metta/LU
Latvia RFS
Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
Latvia Valmiera
  • Lithuania
Lithuania Banga Gargždai
Lithuania Nevėžis
Lithuania Riteriai
Lithuania Žalgiris
  • Malta
Malta Birkirkara
Malta Valletta
  • Moldova
Moldova Speranța Nisporeni
  • Montenegro
Montenegro Jezero Plav
  • Netherlands
Netherlands AZ Alkmaar
Netherlands MVV Maastricht
Netherlands NAC Breda
Netherlands Utrecht
Netherlands Vitesse
  • Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Coleraine
Northern Ireland Glenavon
Northern Ireland Glentoran
Northern Ireland Larne
  • Norway
Norway Brann
Norway Stabæk
  • Poland
Poland Puszcza Niepołomice
Poland Ruch Chorzów
Poland Stomil Olsztyn
Poland Warta Poznań
Poland Śląsk Wrocław
Poland Wieczysta Kraków
Poland Zagłębie Lubin
  • Portugal
Portugal Lusitânia
Portugal Sporting
  • Romania
Romania CFR Cluj
Romania Farul Constanța
Romania FCSB
Romania Hermannstadt
Romania Rapid București
Romania Viitorul Târgu Jiu
Romania Voluntari
  • Russia
Russia Kuban Krasnodar
Russia Spartak Moscow
Russia Ural Yekaterinburg
Russia Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • San Marino
San Marino La Fiorita
San Marino Virtus
  • Scotland
Scotland Livingston
  • Serbia
Serbia Grafičar Beograd
Serbia Novi Pazar
Serbia Partizan
  • Slovakia
Slovakia Rohožník
Slovakia Sereď
Slovakia Žilina
  • Slovenia
Slovenia Celje
  • Spain
Spain Amorebieta
Spain Atlético Madrid
Spain Atlético Madrid B
Spain Barcelona
Spain Barcelona Atlètic
Spain Elche
Spain Elche CF Ilicitano
Spain Eldense
Spain Huesca
Spain Huesca B
Spain Mallorca
Spain Mallorca B
Spain San Fernando
Spain SS Reyes
  • Sweden
Sweden AIK
Sweden Brommapojkarna
Sweden Landskrona BoIS
Sweden Qviding
Sweden Sylvia
  • Switzerland
Switzerland FC Rapperswil-Jona
Switzerland Young Boys
Switzerland Zürich
  • Turkey
Turkey Antalyaspor
Turkey Altay
Turkey Ankara Keçiörengücü
Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
Turkey Erzurumspor
Turkey Galatasaray
Turkey Gaziantep
Turkey Gençlerbirliği
Turkey Hatayspor
Turkey Kayserispor
Turkey Ümraniyespor
  • Ukraine
Ukraine Dnipro-1
Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka
Ukraine Oleksandriya
Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
Ukraine Zorya Luhansk
  • Wales
Wales Bangor City
Wales Connah's Quay Nomads

North America

Oceania

South America

  • Argentina
Argentina San Lorenzo
  • Brazil
Brazil Corinthians
Brazil Red Bull Brasil
  • Colombia
Colombia Atlético Nacional
  • Paraguay
Paraguay Olimpia
  • Peru
Peru Alianza Lima[25]

Players

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Benim

Bermuda

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

DR Congo

Ecuador

Egypt

England

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Guadeloupe

Guinea

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kuwait

Mali

Martinique

Mexico

Moldova

Montenegro

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

North Macedonia

Northern Ireland

Norway

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Republic of the Congo

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Senegal

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Togo

Turkey

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

United Arab Emirates

Ukraine

United States

Wales

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Notable former players