Canada Soccer signs up with Nike

Canada Soccer has confirmed that Nike will replace sportswear rival Umbro as the organisation’s official supplier in the New Year.

Nike will become the official footwear, apparel and equipment supplier for Canada Soccer and its men’s and women’s national teams at every level from January.

The length of the agreement has not been disclosed.

Nike will be hoping for considerable exposure from the men’s national team, in particular, ahead of the 2026 Fifa World Cup, which will be hosted by Canada, alongside the US and Mexico.

“This watershed moment for Canada Soccer is further proof that Canada is a leading soccer nation,” Canada Soccer president Steven Reed said. “This new agreement provides recognition of the accelerated advancement of the sport in our country that has been fuelled by our successful hosting of major international competitions including the most recent record-setting Fifa Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 from coast to coast.”

The governing body’s general secretary, Peter Montopoli, added: “It’s an exciting time for Canada and soccer fans in our country as we see all of our Canadian teams earning success on the pitch. As we look to continue this evolution, our collaboration with a world-class brand like Nike will only fuel the anticipation, excitement and unity that the sport will have as we prepare to welcome the world in 2026.”