Herzogenaurach, Germany, ? PUMA has extended its partnership with French international footballer Olivier Giroud through a new long-term contract. Giroud, who recently signed for Arsenal FC, will continue to wear PUMA Speed boots and will become a key asset within international football marketing for the global Sportlifestyle brand.
Olivier Giroud moved to the English Premier League this summer, having played in the French league for several years. With his 33 goals in only two seasons at Montpellier HSC and being top scorer in Ligue 1 for the 2011/2012 season, he built his reputation as both a skilful and intelligent striker, making him an ideal player for the PUMA Speed silo. The evoSPEED boots that are designed to help players achieve top speed and enhance their manoeuvrability, are also being worn by other top footballers such as Sergio Agüero, Radamel Falcao, Samuel Eto?o, Mario Gomez and many more.
Olivier Giroud, commenting on his newly signed contract said, ?I have been wearing PUMA Speed boots since 2009 and they have always given me great confidence to play to my potential. Signing an international contract with PUMA is another great and positive step in my career, I really enjoyed working with them in France and am excited to continue in this next chapter.?
PUMA?s Senior Head of Global Sports Marketing, Christian Voigt, said, ?Olivier Giroud is a gifted and intelligent striker and a wonderful player to have in our global player portfolio, supporting the Speed silo. His performances over the past season and his move to a top club in the English Premier League have reinforced what a key asset Olivier is for us. We are delighted about his progress, especially as he?s such a likeable person and we?ve enjoyed working with him these past few years. We are proud to extend our partnership with him.?
Olivier Giroud has worn PUMA Speed boots since 2009, and will continue to wear the evoSPEED 1 FG in the English Premier League. The evoSPEED 1 FG launched in May 2012 as part of a cross category product offering, the upper features a soft and ultrathin microfiber material whilst stability is provided by the internal EverFit cage. The anatomically engineered lightweight one-piece outsole provides stability and support, utilising high-tech materials to minimize weight and to maximize its flexibility and reactivity.
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PUMA is one of the world?s leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen and Mihara Yasuhiro. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs about 11,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com