Staff at one of the Club's major shirt sponsors enjoy a special surprise...
ONE of Stoke City's major shirt sponsors, Nordeus, surprised every employee at the company with a personalised Stoke City home shirt to celebrate their historic partnership with the Club earlier this week.
The Belgrade-based mobile games developer, whose archive of games includes the hugely popular football management game 'Top Eleven', handed out 160 shirts to members of staff after linking up with the Potters in the spring.
The Serbian company agreed a ground-breaking deal with the Club earlier this year when they agreed to become Stoke City's first ever official sleeve partner - the first Club in the Premier League to announce a new partner.
Every member of the company displayed their new home shirt throughout the day, with many posing for photographs and taking to social media to share their story.
Marko Jevtic, Product Marketing Manager for 'Top Eleven' told stokecityfc.com that it was an immensely proud day to see their product displayed prominently on the sleeve of the Potters famous red and white striped shirt.
"It was incredible to see the reactions of our people when they arrived for work - it's not every day that you get to see the 'Top Eleven' logo and your name on the back of a Premier League jersey, so it was a really special surprise for everybody."
Riley Hammersly, Community Manager at Nordeus, added: "The Premier League can't come soon enough for us now - we are so proud to have joined the Stoke City family and I know that everybody here at the company will be following the Club during the season.
"There was already a tremendous buzz around the company following the announcement of the partnership anyway, but seeing everybody working throughout the day in their Stoke shirt has really got us all excited for the start of the new season."
The multi-year deal will see the 'Top Eleven' logo on the left sleeve of City's first team, U23s and ladies shirts for all league games from the start of the forthcoming 2017/18 season.
Other clubs have announced sleeve partnership deals but all with existing commercial partners. City are the first Club to strike a deal with a new brand.
Top Eleven, a mobile football management game launched seven years ago, has more than 160 million registered users and has been played in every country around the world.
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