Umbro, a sportswear manufacturing company famous for its double diamond logo, has been in existence since 1924. The company is an English company based in Manchester but marketed in over 100 countries.
Brothers Harold and Wallace Humphreys founded the business, which was named Umbro as a portmanteau of “um” from Humphreys and “bro” from brothers.
Umbro produces sports products like soccer ball, soccer kits, goalkeeper gloves, boots, sportswear, and rugby kit. However, we’ll be focusing on the teams and clubs Umbro produces kits for in this article.
Here are 15 most popular soccer teams that are sponsored by Umbro.
1. West Ham United
Umbro has been providing kits to London club West Ham United since 2015, and the Hammers will get another one for the 2023/2024 season.
The manufacturing company will celebrate 100 years in production next year, and it may also be an opportunity for more silverware success for the club that won the UEFA Conference League last season in Umbro’s kit.
There were rumors of a switch over to the Swoosh, but that may not happen again for West Ham, at least for now.
2. Stade De Reims
Stade de Reims is a French professional football club based in Reims. The club was established in 1910 and currently play in Ligue 1.
Umbro started kitting French club side Stade De Reims in the 2019/2020 season and signed a then long-term contract till 2024.
The 2023/2024 season kit has already been revealed with the usual wine-like red torso plus white sleeves design for the club.
3. Huddersfield Town
Championship club Huddersfield Town will be kitted by Umbro for next season, but the kit makers have decided to go with a title-winning origin for the 2023/2024 design.
Asides from a bigger blue and white stripes bar, the new jersey differs from last season with its heavy gold details all over in the reckoning of their 1920 league title win.
It will be completed with white shorts and white socks. Huddersfield will be kitted by Umbro till the 2024/2025 season, something that started way back in 2018.
4. D.R Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo were previously kitted by O’Neils, but that duty has been taken off them by Umbro from the 2023/2024 season on a long-term basis.
The Africans have already worn their new jerseys for recent AFCON qualifiers in the international break.
The Leopards become the ninth African national team Umbro is kitting after taking over from O’Neil’s, who had the job since 2015.
5. Brentford FC
Brentford are one of the best soccer teams in London and one of the most popular soccer teams that are sponsored by Umbro.
When Brentford and Umbro signed a kit deal, the club was still in the lower leagues; the deal then was signed in 2019 and expected to terminate in 2023.
It is worth a total of £12M, and now, with Premier League football secured for another season, Umbro has been able to make the club’s only second Premier League home kit, and they have managed to stick to the Red and White stripes only longer this time with a pronounced black gradient towards the tail.
6. AFC Bournemouth
Bournemouth have renewed their stay in the Premier League, they have also replaced Gary O’Neil as their manager, but they have not changed their kit dealer.
Umbro will still do the honor for the 2023/2024 season thanks to the kit deal extension signed in 2021, which will run till 2026.
The Cherries Black and Red stripes will make a return in the 2023/2024 season, and Umbro will add the vital details for the Vitality Stadium-based side.
7. Luton Town
Luton Town signed their last Umbro kit deal as a lower division club, and it was meant to run for four years and fast forward to 2023/2024, and Umbro has another Premier League team to kit.
Up until their last championship game, Luton Town wore an Umbro kit; expect that to continue in 2023/2024 and a possible extension.
Luton Town plays their games at one of the smallest stadiums that the Premier League has seen, but their fairy-tale run from non-league football to the top flight is another story for another day.
8. Santos FC
Far away in Brazil, Umbro and Santos are in a love/hate relationship. Back in 2018, Santos forced Umbro to renegotiate a deal it considered cheap.
Five years later, Umbro and Santos are still together as the manufacturer continues to provide the iconic white kits for the Brazilian club side.
9. FC Lorient
In 2022, Umbro took over the sponsorship of FC Lorient from Kappa. They took on the responsibility for the French side’s kit, and they instantly made a beauty with the 2022/2023 shirt.
They finished tenth on the French Ligue 1 table last season, amassing 55 points from 33 matches in the top flight.
Burnley are one of the soccer team that have been sponsored by Umbro very early on. Their partnership began in 1975.
After 28 years, Burnley signed a kit supplier deal with Umbro in 2019, which was worth £1.5m a year and was a three-year deal contract with an extension on a paper
Burnley’s previous agreement with Umbro concluded in 2022, but the new agreement will see the Manchester-based firm work with the Clarets until 2026.
The EFL Championship winners will don their Umbro shirts for the 2023/24 English Premier League season.
11. El Salvador
El Salvador is one of the countries kitted by Umbro, the deal between the two has been running since around the 2019/2020 season, providing them with home, away, and third kits as well as pre-match wears.
Lesotho is one of the African countries that is kitted by Umbro. The deal was announced as far back as August 2019, and they released three different stripes.
An all-green home jersey with one white and blue stripe on the chest with inverted colours in an all-white away kit and an all-blue third shirt.
The Africans continue to play in Umbro’s kit in the current 2023 AFCON qualifiers. The deal with the British company will run out in 2024.
13. AFC Wimbledon
Wimbledon announced a multiple years deal with Umbro deal in March 2023 with full bespoke match kits, training, leisurewear and replica.
Their home shirt for the 2023/2024 season is a combination of Blue and Gold. The body of the home shirt is blue, with a large gold hoop on the chest.
Gremio’s 2023/2024 shirt is in celebration of the 120-years anniversary, and released two kits for the commemorations.
The home kit is in the classic and has Gremio’s trademark blue and black stripes with white borders in traditional fashion.
Grêmio’s 2023 away jersey also celebrates the club’s 120-years anniversary and has a white base colour.
The central American country Guatemala is on the roster of Umbro, and they have made a white home shirt with a light blue sash that imbibes the Guatemalan textile pattern.
The away shirt has the same design and sash detail as the white home jersey; the only difference is the deep blue base colour.