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United Clark, Allianz team up for PFL, ACL season

United Clark FC
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--United Clark has found a major partner for its upcoming 2021 football season in top insurance company Allianz.

On Tuesday, the reigning PFL champion announced that Allianz will be a primary sponsor for the club this season beginning with a stint in the AFC Champions League group stages.

"Not only were we able to bring such a leading global brand with a strong reputation to engage in long-term sports partnerships but also because it shows that football partnerships are possible in the Philippines–even amidst a global pandemic," club president Eric Gottschalk said.

Even before the partnership, Allianz, which has the naming rights to Bayern Munich's home field, has been actively involved in pushing football in the Philippines especially in the youth level through the sponsorship of the National Youth Futsal Cup before the COVID-19 pandemic.

But with the newfound partnership with United Clark, Gottschalk hopes that it will further entice big companies to invest in the sport.

"Having Allianz support our club might be just the attention-getter for other brands to support local and regional football," he further said.

Allianz PNB Life president Alexander Grenz added, "Allianz aims to be an insurer of the sport, and we have longstanding partnerships with football clubs and stadiums all over the world. We are very excited to extend that tradition to the Philippines by being the official shirt sponsors of United City Football Club, a team we are certain will capture the hearts and minds of fans in the country and the Asian region."

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