Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people.
Over many years Barclays has developed a heritage and specialisation in football. They have been bankers to The FA for over a century, sponsored the Football League from 1987 to 1993 and since 2001 have been title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, the world’s most popular domestic football competition. They provide corporate banking services for many Clubs and wealth management services to footballers and managers to help protect their wealth and achieve their financial goals.
For over a decade Barclays have supported key stakeholders across the football industry via sponsorships of the League Managers Association, the Football Writers’ Association and Professional Footballers’ Association.
As a sponsor they recognise the need to also support the communities in which they work and to give something back to customers and fans.
In 2004 Barclays launched Barclays Spaces for Sports to help deliver sustainable sports sites and programmes. Over 200 sites are now operating in the UK as well as investment in programmes in countries including China, Spain, South Africa, the USA and Zambia.
Barclays give away thousands of Barclays Premier League tickets to fans across the UK through barclaysticketoffice.com and every month across Africa fans are given the opportunity to win a trip to see a match in the UK.
For further information about Barclays, please visit: www.barclays.com