Mercedes-Benz Increases Support for Turkish Football

Mercedes Benz Increases Its Support For Turkish Football
Mercedes-Benz Increases Support for Turkish Football

Being the longest-term supporter of the Turkish National Football Teams, Mercedes-Benz renewed its sponsorship contract for 2 years by including the Women's National Football Team and the e-National Football Team. Main Sponsor of Football National Teams Mercedes-Benz underlines sustainable technology with Mercedes-EQ cars to be presented to TFF.

Believing in the unifying and motivating power of sports, Mercedes-Benz extended its sponsorship contract with the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) for two more years. Supporting Men's National Football Teams uninterruptedly since 1996, Mercedes-Benz became the 'Main Sponsor of Turkish Football National Teams' with the new contract, also supporting the Women's National Football Team and the e-National Football Team.

TFF President Mehmet Büyükekşi and Mercedes-Benz Automotive Chief Executive Officer Şükrü Bekdikhan, as well as TFF Deputy Chairman and Executive Board Member Alkın Kalkavan, attended the signing ceremony held on 21 March 2023 at the Riva facilities, hosted by the TFF. Director Stefan Kuntz, A National Women's Football Team Coach Necla Güngör Kıragası also attended.

Mehmet Büyükekşi: “I believe that our star will shine even more with Mercedes-Benz”

Speaking at the ceremony, TFF President Mehmet Büyükekşi said, “The right collaborations and sponsorships are of great importance for lasting and sustainable success in football. We are further strengthening our cooperation by renewing our sponsorship contract with Mercedes-Benz, which has been our companion for 27 years, for 2 years.”

Büyükekşi said, “Mercedes-Benz is now the main sponsor of not only our A Men's National Team, but also our A Women's National Team and our eNational team. I would like to express my gratitude to them for this strong cooperation,” he continued.

Finally, the President of the TFF said, “The Mercedes brand has a name inspired by a beautiful girl and has a star that symbolizes the air, land and sea. We also have little girls running on the pitches with enthusiasm, female football players fighting with all their strength, and national teams proudly carrying the Star and Crescent on their chests. I believe that our star will shine even brighter together. I would like to thank Mercedes-Benz management and employees, who have been among the biggest supporters of Turkish Football and Turkish Football Federation for years. I hope this sponsorship agreement will add value to Turkish football,” he said.

"As Mercedes-Benz, we are proud to be the longest-standing supporter of the Turkish National Football Teams," said Mercedes-Benz Automotive Chairman of the Executive Board Şükrü Bekdikhan and expressed their excitement at sponsoring the Women's National Football Team and the e-National Football Team for the first time. . “We proudly undertake the sponsorship of our Women's National Football Team, which makes us proud with its Crescent and Star jerseys.” said.

Şükrü Bekdikhan: “We are proud to be the longest-term supporter of the Federation”

Congratulating the 100th anniversary of the TFF's establishment, Bekdikhan said, “It has been a source of happiness for us not only to witness these achievements but also to be able to support them. As Mercedes-Benz, we have been supporting sports and our athletes at the level of national teams in different branches for 27 years. We are proud to be the longest-term supporter of the federation with our slogan “The Unchanging Star of Football”, which is dedicated to the uninterrupted support we have given since 1996.” used the phrases.

With the new contract, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will support TFF with fully electric Mercedes-EQ cars for the first time. Under the new contract, it will put 81 Mercedes-EQ cars, including EQS, EQE and EQB models, into the service of the federation. Bekdikhan said, “We are in full swing with our preparations to switch to fully electric vehicles in the next 10 years, in all markets where conditions permit. Another important innovation for us in the sponsorship contract we will sign is that we will present fully electric Mercedes-EQ cars to TFF for the first time under our sponsorship.”

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