Emirates first became an official sponsor and official airline of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 2002 and has remained committed to Asia’s most prestigious football events ever since.
Under the guidance of the AFC, Asian football continues to make giant strides forward in terms of quality and reach, and this commitment to success mirrors the drive and ambition of Emirates.
As an official partner of the AFC, Emirates has rights to all AFC tournaments, including the AFC Champions League, AFC Cup, AFC Challenge Cup, and a number of Club, Women’s, and Youth team events. Through this partnership, Emirates will gain considerable media exposure, with over 120 games each year televised on a live or delayed basis around the world.
Emirates’ impressive soccer sponsorship portfolio also includes a number of high-profile teams and events, including Asian Football Confederation, Arsenal FC, AC Milan, Hamburger SV, Real Madrid, Olympiacos FC, Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai, The Emirates Cup, and Zain Saudi Professional League.