Nike and Corinthians/Adidas and Palmeiras – Healthy Rivalry

Sometime ago I talked about Nike being more active in the Brazilian football market, but did not say anything about Adidas, which also is. And the two rivals are having a very nice battle with their partnerships with the two biggest rivals in São Paulo’s football: Corinthians and Palmeiras.

Adidas, Palmeiras’ partner, launched, together with the teams 3rd uniform, a very interesting film explaining the uniform colours origin (below).

Shortly after, Nike did the same with Corinthians, launching a video that shows the process, from the shirt’s creation to the players using it (below).

Choosing the best one is a matter of taste of club passion. However, this battle is very healthy for Brazilian football, since it shakes the sport and brings more investment. I hope other companies (Reebok, Puma, Lotto, etc.) join them.