With a long history, impressive achievements and great players, the Portuguese National team has around 10 million strong fans in China, a geography where until now there was no official channel that would allow fans of Portugal to enjoy their official products. The launch of the Official Store in China will enhance not only the connection of the national team with millions of fans, but above all the opportunity to continue to inspire and serve fans of the national team with new experiences and exclusive products.
Nuno Moura, CMO of the Portugal´s Football Federation said, “Portugal and China have a historical connection dating back to the 16th century that, in addition to trade, allowed for the mutual exchange of knowledge in a diversity of areas as well as artistic and cultural influences. We are absolutely committed to following this path, now also through football. We hope that our team can inspire a new generation of young Chinese footballers to reach their full potential and continue to delight our millions of fans in China who, despite the distance, are constantly showing their support which our players value so deeply. With the launch of the Official Flagship Store in the Chinese market, we will be able to be even closer to our fans and provide a premium experience, tailored specifically to them. We are extremely grateful to these fans for their continued support to Team Portugal, and with the Euros coming up this summer we hope to see them once again proudly wearing our colors. It means a lot to the team.”
Tmall Sports Board highlighted, “In the first month of 2021 FPF and Portugal, the European Champions, officially launched on Tmall and became a new member of Tmall´s sports properties family. Tmall’s big data, platform and resource advantages will help FPF´s Sports Flagship Store provide more accurate, high-quality and diversified products, services and experiences for fans. With the upcoming 2021 European Cup, the defending champion launching on China’s largest E-commerce platform also makes the public have greater expectations for the future cooperation between the two sides.”