Nissan unveils UEFA Champions League stars Bale and Aguero as new global ambassadors
Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, has confirmed Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, and Manchester City F.C. striker, Sergio Aguero, as the brand’s new global ambassadors and Engineers of Excitement.
As Nissan’s new global ambassadors, Bale and Ag¸ero will help the Japanese car manufacturer to bring football fans closer to the UEFA Champions League action. They will play a pivotal role over the course of the season in exciting fans, starting with a lead role in an exclusive film created by Nissan.
Showcasing their electrifying skills, the film reveals the star players as they go head-to-head in an intense and competitive rally. The Engineers of Excitement challenge each other to return the ball, and we see their precise shooting technique and innovative skills up close as they play the ball back and forth. You can watch the film here: https://youtu.be/5J1gfSg2kvk
On becoming Nissan’s new global ambassador, Gareth Bale said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Nissan on their partnership with the UEFA Champions League. Having won the tournament twice with Real Madrid C.F. the competition is very special to me and I know it takes a tremendous amount of hard work to win. It is one of the most exciting competition in the world, and I’m looking forward to sharing that excitement with the fans.”
Sergio Aguero added his excitement to be working with Nissan: “I’m very happy to be working with Nissan. The UEFA Champions League is such an exciting tournament which features some of the best teams, players and managers in the game. The week-in-week-out drama on and off the pitch makes it a great competition to be a part of as a player, and to watch as a fan.”
Speaking to Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Sergio Aguero revealed Manchester City F.C. has learnt a lot from their UEFA Champions League campaign last season: “Obviously you learn new things every year and above all in you acquire experience, what it really means to play those games in the Last Sixteen, Last Eight and obviously in the Semi-Final. I hope this year we can continue on the same path.”
The Argentine striker also said that he and his Manchester City F.C. team-mates have big aspirations for this season, and stated they want to make it as far as possible in the competition: “Let’s hope we can make it as far as possible. Obviously it’s not easy but we have a great team.” The star striker certainly didn’t rule out reaching the Final this season, commenting on the investments and changes made at Manchester City F.C.: “Our goal is to reach the Final, because the club invested a lot in hiring players, and a new project, with new managers.”
Nevertheless Aguero admitted it may not be achievable this season: “The UEFA Champions League isn’t easy, but we are working. I don’t know whether it will be this year or the next one, but we are working on winning our first title.”
Whilst in-form Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, revealed his team’s desire to make history in the UEFA Champions League this season, as they look to become the first team ever to win back-to-back titles: “I think the whole team believes that we can win the UEFA Champions League again. There’s no reason why not, we’ve done it before. We’re fully focused on that task this season, and we’ll be doing everything we can to win the trophy again and hopefully make history.” Although Bale admitted they’ll need a little luck to secure their twelfth UEFA Champions League title, and retain their status as European champions: “It’s difficult to win the UEFA Champions League anyway, so to win it two times in a row obviously it’s even more difficult. There’s a lot of amazing teams playing and you need that bit of luck. But we’ve done it the once now, we have a chance to make history and hopefully we can do that.
“Obviously Real Madrid C.F. is known for winning Champion’s Leagues. It’s what the club is about and we all know how important it is, not just to the players but to the fans also. We’ll be trying our best for everybody involved to try and defend the title and get our twelfth UEFA Champions League.”
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Vice President for Marketing, Nissan Europe commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Bale and Aguero to the Nissan family, as our new ambassadors and Engineers of Excitement. As part of the UEFA Champions League partnership, we wanted to work with ambassadors that demonstrate and share our same principles of innovation and excitement. Why them? Because like Nissan they are challenging convention, are true innovators of the game and every time that step on that pitch they deliver excitement to fans.”