Online betting and gaming operator Marathonbet has signed its first shirt sponsorship deal in Spain with La Liga club Girona FC.

Marathonbet will feature on the Catalonia-based club’s shirts for the next two seasons, as well as benefiting from a wide brand presence across the club’s Montilivi stadium and new training camp in Caldes de Malavella.

Founded in 1930, Girona FC was promoted to La Liga for the first time at the end of the 2016/17 season and finished its debut season in 10th place.

"Marathonbet will be our first main sponsor since we are in the top category, which also gives it a historical character, so we intend to create a synergistic and long-term relationship so that both entities continue to grow together,” said Girona FC chief executive Ignasi Mas-Bagà.

Marathonbet CEO Natalia Zavodnik added: "We are very happy with this sponsorship with Girona FC, one of the emerging forces in Spanish football in recent years. The club has completed an impressive first season in La Liga and we are looking forward to see how next season will develop.

"We share a similar story in recent years, our appearance in the Spanish market took place almost at the same time as the club’s biggest success and its promotion to La Liga in 2017."

The new agreement adds to Marathonbet's existing shirt sponsorship deals with Scotland’s Hibernian FC and Russia’s Moscow FC. The operator is also the global betting partner of English Premier League champions Manchester City.

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