NIKE enter the new Premier League season with a comfortable lead over adidas for shirt manufacturers’ league titles.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have made the American giant the go-to designer when it comes to backing a winner.
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Since the beginning of the Premier League era, 12 sides wearing the Nike swoosh have lifted the title, according to a study by NetVoucherCodes.
That compares to ten for second-placed Umbro, three for adidas and two for Puma.
Trailing with one league crown each are Blackburn favourites Asics and Liverpool backers New Balance.
But it is Nike who stand head and shoulders above their rivals with a number of iconic teams bearing their logo.
Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles, the Manchester City side that burst the 100-point barrier in 2017-18, and United’s league-and-Europe double winners of 2007-08 all wore Nike.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s imperious side have contributed the most titles to the manufacturer, thanks to their partnership from 2002 to 2015.
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United previously wore Umbro for a decade as the Manchester kit designer enjoyed prominence during the 1990s.
The three adidas titles all came courtesy of Chelsea, who won twice in Umbro before a move to the German label for triumphs in 2009-10, 2014-15 and 2016-17.
Current champions City have donned Puma since 2019, adding the German brand’s second title after Leicester’s shock 2015-16 crown.
Therefore Puma are the favourites to add another title in the new campaign and go level with adidas.
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Adidas will fancy their chances with Manchester United their main hopes, alongside Leicester and Arsenal.
Representing Nike will be Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool with Umbro unlikely to add to their ten crowns while holding deals with Burnley, Brentford and West Ham.
The British marque nonetheless boasts the most points won over the entire Prem era, with 5,517 to the 5,124 of adidas and 4,715 of Nike.
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