AS Monaco reunites with Kappa; Nike out

AS Monaco reunites with Kappa

Kappa and AS Monaco have announced their reunion as the official kit associates for the 2019-2020 season. This ends Nike’s term with the top flight French football club.

The iconic sports brand was Monaco’s kit supplier between 1998 and 2001, dropping some all-time classic kits that were worn by the likes of Fabien Barthez, Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet.

As one of the most glamorous clubs in the world, AS Monaco’s kits always make a statement and Kappa will be expected to carry on the excellent work Nike have done with the club’s kits since 2014.

The Kappa agreement will mark the end of the Ligue 1 club’s five-year tie-up with Nike, which saw the US sportswear giant pay a reported €8 million a year after replacing Macron as Monaco’s official kit supplier in 2014.

Kappa will take on the inventory from 1st July until the end of the 2024/25 season, and will also have exclusive rights to all of the club’s sports and lifestyle ranges on and off the pitch, including fan merchandise.

The partnership also reunites the two parties after Monaco famously won their seventh league title in French soccer’s top tier wearing Kappa’s Omini logo on their jersey during the 1999/2000 campaign.

Kappa has traditionally supplied kit to global soccer teams, and previously partnered with Serie A and La Liga champions Juventus and Barcelona, whose apparel is now manufactured by Nike.