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Centro Sportivo Alagoano secures new main sponsor for Serie A return

Centro Sportivo Alagoano has signed a new main sponsor ahead of its return to Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top division of Brazilian club football.

The Maceió-based team finished as runner-up in Série B last season and Carajás, a chain of retail stores for the construction market, will serve as its main shirt sponsor throughout 2019.

CSA said the deal represents the biggest sponsorship agreement in its history. Carajás replaces government-owned bank Caixa Economica Federal, which the Máquina do Esporte website said paid R$1.5m (€352,000/$402,000) for the rights last year.

Ricardo Lima, CSA’s commercial manager, said: “We came to talk about a possible renewal with Caixa, but we cannot wait. There was a great proposal from Carajás, which surpasses the values ​​offered by Caixa.”