The past decade has seen the end of some truly iconic and enduring shirt sponsorship: Pirelli and Inter parted ways after 26 years, PSV broke from Phllips after 33 years and Celta Vigo lost Citroen after 31.
Though these stints are undoubtedly impressive, there exists a number of less high profile partnerships that began before Pirelli ever thought about slapping their logo on Inters shirts back in the mid 90’s and look set to continue long in the future.
Today we are casting a wider net and taking a look around the world of football to find the most enduring collaborations. From Mexican cement works to multinational corporations via a Northern Irish haulage company, these are the 10 longest running shirt sponsors and their stories.
Rangers De Talca (Chile) - PF 1977