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Skrill becomes proud partner of Alessandro Del Piero’s LA10 Football Club
Mar 14, 2019
Digital wallet provider unveiled as front-of-jersey sponsor for Italian soccer legend and FIFA World Cup champion’s new Los Angeles team
London, UK – Skrill Ltd., a leading digital wallet provider and part of Paysafe Group, has announced a high-profile sponsorship deal with the Los Angeles-based LA10 Football Club. The club, which was launched last September and has the backing of Alessandro Del Piero, reflects the former Juventus F.C. captain’s ongoing commitment to the game.
For Skrill, the sponsorship deal supports its ongoing strategy to heighten its profile and increase usage of its wallet globally. As the new front-of-jersey sponsor for LA10 FC, Skrill will take a front-row position on and off the pitch with the team, which was unbeaten in the fall soccer season. Under the partnership, LA10 and Skrill have collaborated to design a striking new team jersey prominently featuring the Skrill logo as well as a limited edition Del Piero shirt.
Skrill will also benefit from the legendary international status of LA10 owner Del Piero, who has had a promotional relationship with the UK-headquartered digital wallet provider since May 2018. A FIFA World Cup champion and the captain of Juventus F.C. during 11 seasons (2001-2012), Del Piero remains the all-time top scorer (290 goals) for the famous Turin club.
With LA10 now competing at the highest level of competition in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), Del Piero, LA10 and Skrill will combine their global reach to promote the digital wallet brand and football club internationally. As well as the on-pitch jersey sponsorship, they will leverage their social media channels for promotional purposes.
Del Piero said: “Since the beginning of my partnership with Skrill, I’ve been very impressed by the technology platform and the way the brand takes care of its customers, so I’m delighted they have chosen to sponsor LA10. Their sponsorship will significantly raise the profile of Skrill and the club, and football supporters around the world will become more familiar with the Skrill digital wallet and how easy, efficient and cost-effective it is to use as a payment method every day.”
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill Ltd., NETELLER and Income Access, commented: “This is an important marketing investment for Skrill and Paysafe and forms a key part of our growth strategy. We know from experience that Alessandro is great to work with, and this latest venture is super exciting. I’m confident that together we will be able to put Skrill front of mind for millions of new customers globally. We look forward to growing alongside LA10 and supporting Alessandro to raise the profile of the beautiful game in the US.”
About LA10 FC
LA10 is a football club situated in the heart of Los Angeles. Our roots in the game are here in LA, our hometown, as well as in Europe. Learning, shaping and finding our way, we made our debut as a football Club in September 2018. LA10 celebrates the diversity of our community. We are a place where young talent can find a home and emerge – a place where experience on and off the pitch is welcome and valued. Our aim will always be to put an exciting product on the pitch for fans, families and our partners. Above all, LA10 is committed to excellence and winning! Come see us play! Online at: www.la10fc.com
LA10 is owned by Alessandro Del Piero and business partner Jeffrey Whalen, who co-founded EDGE Americas Sports, an agency based in Los Angeles. LA10 went undefeated in their debut season and now competes at the highest level of competition in the North American United Premier Soccer League (UPSL).
Skrill has been making digital payments simple, secure and quick since 2001. We’re an acknowledged world-leader in developing global payment solutions for people’s business and pleasure, whether they’re depositing funds on a gaming site, buying online or sending money to family and friends. We also meet the needs of businesses worldwide, helping them build a global customer base and drive growth. Skrill is a truly global company. Based at our London headquarters and our offices worldwide, our staff of over 500 represents more than 30 nationalities.
About Paysafe Group
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.
With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $80 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.
Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.
Visit us at www.paysafe.com.
Jeffrey Whalen: CEO, EDGE Americas Sports
T: +1-818.324.0532/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Aldridge: Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Paysafe Group
T: +44-203-934-9197/ Kate.Aldridge@Paysafe.com
Nick Say: Manager, Corporate Communications, North America, Paysafe Group
T: +1-514-849-8595 / Nick.Say@Paysafe.com