Sheffield FC x Capelli Sport
Capelli Sport to Become the Official Apparel and Equipment Supplier for Sheffield FC
Capelli Sport is excited to announce a new long-term partnership with The World’s First Football Club Sheffield FC. Beginning in the 2023 season, this deal will see Capelli Sport providing home, away, and third kits, as well as training kits, for the storied Dronfield-based club.
Founded in 1857, Sheffield FC is recognized by FIFA as being the world’s first football club. Today, Sheffield FC is committed to continuing the tradition of excellence they began nearly 170 years ago. Sheffield FC joins Capelli Sport’s growing portfolio of sporting partners including London City Lionesses, Coventry United Women, Barnsley Women FC, HB Køge and MSV Duisburg. Partnering with a club with such a history, Capelli Sport is further strengthening their presence in international football.
Chairman of Sheffield FC, Richard Tims said:
“The World’s First Football Club – Sheffield FC are delighted to be partnering with Capelli Sport as our technical kit supplier. We feel the quality and range of product Capelli Sport produces mixed with our heritage will really complement each other. Ironically, our 1904 Captain Fred Milne led the first overseas team to play in the US, and with the 2026 FIFA World Cup only three years away, I think there is great opportunity for both brands.”
UK Sales Director of Capelli Sport, Tristan Batt said:
“We are excited to welcome the world’s first football club, Sheffield FC, to the Capelli Sport family. Supplying Sheffield FC directly with a great kit offering as well as supporting the club in achieving its goals with our unique football eco-system Capelli Sport Plus+. I would like to thank Richard and his team for the trust they have put into Capelli Sport since our very first meeting, and we look forward to a positive partnership over the coming years.”
President and CEO of Capelli Sport, George Altirs said:
“Capelli Sport is proud to be working with the world’s first football club. Sheffield FC is an outstanding club, from its players, to its coaches and staff. We cannot wait to see them compete in Capelli Sport uniforms this year, and hopefully, for many more seasons to come.”