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Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand founded in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.[2]

Kappa
Public company
IndustrySports equipment, Textile
Founded1916; 103 years ago (1916)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Marco Boglione (President)
Gianni Crespi (CEO)
ProductsClothing, Footwear, Sportswear
Revenue111 million[1]
ParentBasicNet S.p.A.
Websitewww.kappa.com

Kappa was founded as a sock firm in Turin, Italy, in 1916 but didn't become ‘Kappa’ until 1967.

Sports sponsorshipEdit

The following teams wear uniforms manufactured and provided by Kappa:

Formula 1Edit

On 20 February 2018, it was announced Kappa began a partnership with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, supplying the team and drivers with gear, and featuring the logo on the cars' headrests.[3]

FootballEdit

National teamsEdit

Associations and leaguesEdit

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following leagues, referees and associations:

Club teamsEdit

AfricaEdit
AsiaEdit
EuropeEdit
North AmericaEdit
OceaniaEdit
South AmericaEdit

BasketballEdit

National teamsEdit

Club teamsEdit

BaseballEdit

Club teamsEdit

BoxingEdit

FencingEdit

National teamsEdit

GolfEdit

National teamsEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

Field hockeyEdit

National teamsEdit

RowingEdit

National teamsEdit

Rugby LeagueEdit

Club teamsEdit

Rugby UnionEdit

Club teamsEdit

VolleyballEdit

Club teamsEdit

SkiingEdit

National teamsEdit

Music sponsorshipEdit

Kappa sponsored Scottish band Mogwai – the notes to their album Come On Die Young included a line stating "Mogwai wear Kappa clothing"; they also named a track on the album after the brand.[12] Canadian rapper Dkay announced a sponsorship with Kappa in the music video for No Surprise, including the line "all kappa suit like a soccer team" in the song.[13]

See alsoEdit

Excludes articles found in Category:Sportswear brands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BasicNet.com". www.basicnet.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Kappa USA". Kappa USA. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team". www.sauberf1team.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kappa firma il pallone della Serie B ConTe.it 2017/18" [Kappa signs as the ball of the 2017–18 Serie B ConTe.it] (in Italian). Milan: Lega B. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kappa style comes to Queensland". Football Queensland. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. ^ https://www.aswh.nl/clubinfo/kledinglijn/
  7. ^ https://www.cydleonesa.com/club/patrocinadores
  8. ^ "Kappa, la indumentaria de Argentina por cuatro años" at Confederación Argentina de Basquet website, 15 May 2013 **+++Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ BBL Media (2016-01-13). "KAPPA POISED TO DOMINATE BASKETBALL APPAREL IN UK FROM 2016–17". bbl.org.uk. British Basketball League. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Leading international sportswear brand Kappa will become the official and exclusive apparel sponsor to the British professional basketball leagues and Great Britain national teams.
  10. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship – Singapore, FIBA.com, Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Durandt slams SA promoters". Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Mogwai – Come On Die Young". Discogs. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ RudeboyDkay, Dkay – No Surprise (Official Music Video), retrieved 2019-02-08

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