Ace footballer and India’s No 1 goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has extended his contract with sports brand PUMA India for another four years.
This deal makes him the first Indian football player to sign and stay with the same brand for almost seven years.
Gurpreet, who captained Bengaluru Football Club, was the season's best goalkeeper, which saw the team end up as runners-up in the Hero Indian Super League. The extended deal with PUMA will see the goalkeeper continue as one of the top faces of PUMA football in India.
Talking about the same Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said, “I am happy that the association with PUMA has continued. They have been a great support not just for me but also for the entire sporting community. I hope our partnership inspires the younger generation to take up the sport.”
Talking about the association, Shreya Sachdev, head of Marketing at PUMA India, said, “We are happy to be in a long-term association with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and will work closely with him to accelerate the game of football in the country. Gurpreet is a national icon with great energy both on and off the field. As a brand, PUMA has always invested extensively in athletes across sporting disciplines, seeking to support, celebrate and inspire through sport. We are confident that this association with Gurpreet will motivate people to dream big through sports”
Abhishek Sharma, CEO of Athletes Today, who executed the deal, said, “Gurpreet is India’s best-ever goalkeeper, and he deserves the best. It is good to see a brand being associated with a player for so long, it talks about the player’s rise and the loyalty from both sides. I'm glad we've executed something iconic for him.”
PUMA India has a wide roster of ambassadors such as Virat Kohli, MC Mary Kom, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sunil Chhetri, Avani Lekhara, and more. Gurpreet is the first Indian footballer to play in the European top division league for Stabaek in Norway. He has also captained the Indian national football team to their historic victory against Thailand in the Asia Cup 2019. Known for his stellar performances on field, Sandhu as Bengaluru FC Goalkeeper won the Indian Super League 2018-19 Golden Glove Award.
Athletes Today's roster of players includes Vandana Katariya, Sushila Chanu, Ashalata Devi, David Beckham, Esow Albon, Ronaldo Singh, Salima Tete, Mumtaz Khan, Lalit Upadhyay, and more.