Overview of the 2022/2023 Bundesliga sponsors

2022 2023 Bundesliga sponsors

Who wears what in the German Bundesliga? Which apparel brands are dominating on the Bundesliga pitches? Are most shirt and sleeve sponsors gambling companies?

Below we answer those questions and more by giving you an overview of the sponsors – kit, shirt and sleeve sponsors – of the 2022/2023 Bundesliga clubs. We also take a look at the league’s official partners.

Kit sponsors: 18 clubs, 10 brands

Kit sponsors Bundesliga 2022/2023

The 18 Bundesliga teams are sponsored by 10 different clothing brands. We will see Adidas, Hummel, Jako, Joma, Kappa, Macron, Nike, Puma, Uhlsport and Umbro on the Bundesliga pitches this year. That is the same amount as during the 2020/2021 season and two more than last season. There is quite a lot of diversity. Compare it for instance to the 2022/2023 Premier League where there are only seven brands sponsoring 20 teams.

Nike is once again the main kit supplier with six teams. Augsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Red Bull Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg all wear the American brand. Just as they did last season.

Adidas follows suit by sponsoring three teams. They sponsor ten-time defending champion Bayern Munich and have done so since 1974. Union Berlin is also in their Bundesliga portfolio, just as promoted side Schalke.

The only other brand sponsoring multiple teams is Puma, who sponsor Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Nike sponsors as many teams as the German brands combined

Adidas and Puma are German brands and together with German manufacturer Jako, they sponsor the same amount of teams (six) as American brand Nike. During the 2019/2020 season five different German brands sponsored Bundesliga teams.

Castore, Hummel, Jako, Joma, Mizuno, Kappa and Umbro complete the list by each sponsoring one team this season.

For Castore, Hummel and Mizuno these are new partnerships as they supply three of the four teams that switched brands for the 2022/2023 season. Köln switched from Uhlsport to Hummel, Leverkusen switched from Jako to Castore, Schalke from Umbro to Adidas and Bochum from Nike to Japanese brand Mizuno.

2022/2023 Bundesliga Kit Sponsors

TeamKit SponsorBuy it from Amazon (Affiliate Link)
1. FC KölnHummel
1. FC Union BerlinAdidasAway
1. FCV Mainz 05Kappa
Bayer 04 LeverkusenCastore 
Borussia DortmundPumaHome | Away
Borussia M’gladbachPumaHome | Away
Eintracht FrankfurtNike
FC AugsburgNike
FC Bayern MünchenAdidasHome
FC Schalke 04Adidas 
Hertha BerlinNike 
RB LeipzigNike
SC FreiburgNike
SV Werder BremenUmbroHome
TSG HoffenheimJomaHome | Away | Third
VfB StuttgartJakoHome | Away
VfL Bochum 1848Mizuno 
VfL WolfsburgNike

2022/2023 Bundesliga Shirt Sponsors

Shirt sponsors Bundesliga 2022/2023

The Bundesliga allows only one front-of-shirt sponsor. Three teams changed shirt sponsor for the 2022/2023 season. Firstly, Union Berlin changed from Aroundtown to insurance company Wefox. In addition, Freiburg switched from Schwarzwaldmilch to Cazoo. While Schalke severed ties with Russian company Gazprom and partnered up with MeinAuto.de.

Werder Bremen did not change sponsors, but will play with GreenLegend on all their jerseys instead of Wiesenhof. Alternative proteine brand GreenLegend and Wiesenhof both are part of Bremen’s sponsor the PHW Gruppe.

The shirt sponsors can be categorised into 12 different industries. Far more than in the six in the Premier League. Two industries have each three companies active as shirt sponsor: e-commerce and insurance. For e-commerce these are three online car retailers, underlying the fierce competition in this market.

Two more industries have two companies each: the financial services and telecommunications industries. For the latter Deutsche Telekom sponsors Bayern Munich, while 1&1 sponsors Dortmund. Their shirt sponsors, Adidas and Puma, are also Germany’s main (sporting goods) rivals.

In contrast to the Premier League where eight teams have a gambling shirt sponsor in 2022/2023, no Bundesliga team has a main sponsor that could be categorised as a gambling company.

The companies are mostly German. 15 out of 18 (83%) of the shirt sponsors have their headquarters in Germany. There are two other European sponsors and one American sponsor.

2022/2023 Bundesliga Shirt Sponsors

TeamShirt SponsorIndustryHeadquarters
1. FC KölnREWERetailGermany
1. FC Union BerlinWefoxInsuranceGermany
1. FCV Mainz 05KömmerlingPVC profile manufacturerGermany
Bayer 04 LeverkusenBarmeniaInsurance Germany
Borussia Dortmund1&1TelecommunicationsGermany
Borussia M’gladbachFlatexFinancial services – online tradingGermany
Eintracht FrankfurtIndeedOnline job search engineUSA
FC AugsburgWWK VersicherungenInsuranceGermany
FC Bayern MünchenDeutsche TelekomTelecommunicationsGermany
FC Schalke 04MeinAuto.deE-commerce – car retailerGermany
Hertha BerlinAutoHeroE-commerce – car retailerGermany
RB LeipzigRed BullConglomerate – beverage & mediaAustria
SC FreiburgCazooE-commerce – car retailerUK
SV Werder BremenGreenLegendFoodGermany
TSG HoffenheimSAPEnterprise softwareGermany
VfB StuttgartMecedes-Benz BankFinancial servicesGermany
VfL Bochum 1848VonoviaReal estateGermany
VfL WolfsburgVolkswagenAutomotiveGermany

2022/2023 Bundesliga Sleeve Sponsors

Since the 2017/2018 season Bundesliga clubs are allowed to broker their own sleeve sponsorships. Before that the league’s governing body had a league-wide sleeve sponsorship deal with Hermes Group.

All teams have confirmed a sleeve sponsor for the 2022/2023 season, including six teams with new partnerships. One of them is BVB, who switched from Opel to logistics company GLS.

Moreover, Union Berlin will play all their matches with Comedy Central as sleeve sponsor. Last season this was only the case for Cup and European matches.

The 2022/2023 sleeve sponsors can be categorised into 14 different industries. So similar to the shirt sponsors, there is a lot of diversity. The automotive, logistics and real estate industries each sponsor two teams, the rest only one.

2022/2023 Bundesliga Sleeve Sponsors

TeamSleeve SponsorIndustry
1. FC KölnDevkInsurance
1. FC Union BerlinComedy CentralBroadcaster
1. FCV Mainz 05FB88.comGambling
Bayer 04 LeverkusenTriveFinancial services
Borussia DortmundGLSLogistics
Borussia M’gladbachSoneparElectrical wholesaling
Eintracht FrankfurtDpdLogistics
FC AugsburgSiegmundWelding table & clamping systems
FC Bayern MünchenQatar AirwaysAirline
FC Schalke 04HARFiDConstruction & project management
Hertha BerlinCG ElementumReal estate – property development
RB LeipzigAOCReal estate – property development
SC FreiburgBabistaMen’s fashion
SV Werder BremenAmmerländerDairy
TSG HoffenheimHepSolar energy
VfB StuttgartMercedes EQAutomotive
VfL Bochum 1848ViactivHealth insurance 
VfL WolfsburgLinglong TireAutomotive

2022/2023 Bundesliga sponsors

The Bundesliga has various sponsors and partners. The Bundesliga lists six official partners on their English website. On the German version, they also list betting company Tipico. Furthermore, they show the logos of DAZN, ViaPlay (both broadcasters) and Sorare (gaming) on other places of the website.

2022/2023 Official League Partners

Amazon Web Service (AWS)Technology
DerbystarSporting goods
EA SportsGaming
Tipico (only on German language website)Gambling
DAZN (not on official partner page)Broadcasting
ViaPlay (not on official partner page)Broadcasting
Sorare (not on official partner page)Gaming

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