World Cup winners Sponsor
July 16, 2010
Chevrolet: proud sponsors of world champions
- Chevrolet is thrilled to congratulate the Spanish national football team on their recent success in South Africa
First, it was the Spanish national basketball team and now the country’s football team. Joining the world champions of basketball are they are newly crowned world champions of football, both obtaining their titles with the proud support of Chevrolet.
“For the first time in history, the world champions in football and basketball come from the same country. This is an amazing feat and without a doubt showcases Spain as a great sporting nation. We, at Chevrolet Spain, are delighted to sponsor both teams and hope that their success, like Chevrolet’s, continues long in to the future,” commented Juan Manuel Lumbreras, President of Chevrolet Spain.
Several Chevrolet Captivas, dressed in the Spanish football team colors, welcomed the players back from South Africa and accompanied them on their triumphant journey to the centre of Madrid. Here they were greeted by close to one million fans all wanting to show their appreciation and join in with the celebrations.
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