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Samsung partners Victory

Monday, 5 December, 2005 - 11:16AM
Melbourne Victory Chairman Geoff Lord has announced Samsung Electronics Australia as the club’s major sponsor.

The 2-year deal is not only one of the largest in Australian domestic football history, but also one of the most prestigious.

In announcing the deal today, Lord identified the global consumer electronics giant as one of the World’s leading brands and said the association with Melbourne Victory would prove as valuable as the dollars involved.

“Samsung and Melbourne Victory share similar objectives.” Lord said. “If you look through their mission statement you see words like innovation and excellence. These are words and concepts which mirror the aims of Melbourne Victory.”

“We are delighted to announce Samsung as our major sponsor, and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Samsung is a leading sponsor of some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events. The new Melbourne Victory sponsorship deal plays a major role in fostering the company’s ‘sporting spirit’ locally. Australia's presence on the international football stage has grown enormously over the last decade; this is shown through the increasing support at the grass roots level.

"Samsung is very excited to be sponsoring Melbourne Victory,” said Kurt Jovais, General Manager Corporate Marketing, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Football is such a great game and growing worldwide. Victory is an incredibly talented team, and Melbourne is one of the greatest cities in the world. Samsung couldn't be happier. Samsung supports excellence in all things, and we proudly stand by Victory's side on our quest for the A-League championship."

Football Federation Australia CEO John O'Neill enthusiastically applauded the deal.

"It is a terrific vote of confidence in both Melbourne Victory and the Hyundai A-League that Samsung - a major international company - has jumped on board," O’Neill said.

"On the field Victory has produced some outstanding results and it’s great to see progress is also being made off the field."

About Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory was established in 2004 as one of the eight team admitted into the new Hyundai A-League, the premier domestic football competition in Australia. Coached by Ernie Merrick and playing out of Melbourne’s Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Victory boasts a combination of the very best young players in Australia and some high-profile international players lured from Europe. Melbourne Victory aims to unite all the state’s football fans under the one banner, and has its sights set on competing in the Asian Champions League after Australia’s inclusion in the Asian Football Confederation from January 2006. For more information, visit

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of over US$55 billion and net income of over US$10 billion. Employing over 133,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit