Ο Clarence Seedorf είναι ο μοναδικός ποδοσφαιριστής που έχει κατακτήσει τον πολυτιμότερο τίτλο σε ευρωπαϊκό συλλογικό επίπεδο με τρεις διαφορετικές ομάδες (Ajax, Real Madrid και Milan), κατά την 23-χρονη ποδοσφαιρική του καριέρα, που σταμάτησε το 2014.
Ο 40-χρονος Ολλανδός είναι μια από τις πιο χαρακτηριστικές φυσιογνωμίες των ευρωπαϊκών γηπέδων, και γι’αυτό η Nissan τον επέλεξε ως πρεσβευτή της για τον φετινό τελικό του UEFA Champions League, που γίνεται το ερχόμενο Σάββατο ανάμεσα στον Μαδριλένικο εμφύλιο της Real με την Atlético, στο γήπεδο San Siro του Μιλάνο. Με τη κίνηση αυτή, η ιαπωνική εταιρία στοχεύει στην ενίσχυση της θέσης στην χορηγία της προς το θεσμό.
Nissan Sign Record Holder Seedorf for UEFA Champions League Final
- Four-time winner Clarence Seedorf is Nissan’s UEFA Champions League Final ambassador
- Seedorf “looking forward to an all-Madrid final in Milan”
At this year’s UEFA Champions League Final, Nissan – the Official Global Automotive Sponsor of the UEFA Champions League – will be joined by UEFA Champions League record-holder, Clarence Seedorf.
As the only player to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs, Seedorf shared his thoughts on joining Nissan’s activities ahead of this year’s Final in Milan:
“I’m pleased to join Nissan in celebrating their sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League, and what should be an exciting Final in Milan. One thing I know is that humans like excitement, adventure, adrenaline and speed – and football is all of that! Nissan has embraced the UEFA Champions League, as I did during my career, representing the values of innovation, technology and quality.”
Seedorf heaps praise on the Finalists and their corresponding managers, ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final:
“It’s great to see a new-era for Atlético Madrid, they’ve given full support to their coach and Simeone has shown that he was probably underestimated as a player, tactically. And although it’s early days for Zidane, having come in as manager half way through the season, there’s clearly been an improvement, so he’s obviously doing the right things for the team and is getting the correct support to take the team where they are.”
Having played and coached in Milan for many years, Seedorf has fond memories of the capital and offers his advice to the players ahead of the hotly anticipated tie:
“At the end only two teams make the Final, and even if it’s two Spanish clubs it’s a very international match as on the pitch they are very diverse, with players from all over the world. I think it will be a very exciting match, ultimately the two teams who make it to the Final deserve to be there, and I’m looking forward to it.
“My advice to players is to enjoy every single moment of this game, and in general of the whole tournament journey, because it doesn’t happen often to experience such a great moment and atmosphere.”
Jean-Pierre Diernaz Vice President, Marketing – Nissan Europe said:
“The UEFA Champions League Final in Milan will mark the climax of a really exciting second season as Official Global Automotive Sponsor of the UEFA Champions League. Clarence personifies what it means to be an ‘engineer of excitement’ and a true innovator of the game.
“The partnership with UEFA has enabled us to highlight our commitment to innovation and excitement. Following our survey that highlighted football as more exciting than sex for Europeans, we launched the world’s first ever Excitement Index, exploring the science behind what excites football fans and culminating in the creation of a scientific formula that identifies the key elements that make football so exciting.”
Nissan plan to bring even more excitement to this year’s UEFA Champions League Final, and to fans both in Milan and at home, through a variety of innovative and exciting activities. Nissan are creating an exciting experience for football fans to experience the thrill of driving the new 2017 Nissan GT-R through the streets of Milan, culminating at the iconic San Siro stadium, via a virtual reality experience in partnership with another official sponsor, Sony PlayStation. Follow the excitement in Milan via #GetMilanExcited.