Puma get Burnley kit deal

Last updated : 21 January 2010 By Tony Scholes
The contract with Puma runs from this coming summer for the next four years and they will supply all the club's training and playing kit having replaced Errea whose third and last contract comes to an end after a five year association with the club.

Fans, and club shop staff, will hope that we've now got a company who can supply on time and not leave the shelves empty at the beginning of the season, something that was surely a factor in our parting of the ways with Errea.

Chairman Barry Kilby said on announcing the deal: "We are very proud to have entered into a partnership with such a leading brand as Puma. Our new technical kit partnership once again demonstrates the progress that has been made at Burnley Football Club.

Puma are based in Herzogenaurach in Bavaria, Germany and were formed in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler after a fall out with brother Adi Dassler. The two had previously worked together as owners of Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik but, both Nazis, fell out over Rudolf's closeness to the party.

Adi formed Adi-Das (Adidas) and Rudolf formed Ru-Da which was later changed to PUMA Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler before becoming a public company in 1986.

They currently supply kit for a number of other English clubs including Spurs whose shirt is shown above.