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Who are the big brands in football?

By Susie East

Updated 6:54 AM ET, Fri February 27, 2015
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Chelsea have signed a deal reportedly worth $61.64m a year with The Yokohama Rubber Company -- it's the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club's history. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Barcelona signed it's first commercial shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways in 2013, breaking a century long spell of avoiding corporate sponsors. FAISAL AL-TAMIMI/AFP/Getty Images/file
Manchester City are sponsored by Etihad Airways who invested in their shirts, stadium, academy and training complex. AFP/Getty Images
Newcastle United's sponsorship from payday lender Wonga generated controversy for the team, with local MP Chi Onwurah reported as saying: "Some of the richest young men in Newcastle are wearing shirts calling on the poorest to go to a legal loan shark." Stu Forster/Getty Images/file
Atletico Madrid has taken sponsorship to a new level, having a country sponsor their shirts. The slogan reads "Azerbaijan: Land of Fire," referencing the oil rich Eastern European nation. Azerbaijan also sponsors second-tier English club Sheffield Wednesday. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images/file
Liverpool signed a deal with Standard Chartered bank iworth a reported $30m. The sponsorship is due to run until the end of the 2015-16 season. Alex Livesey/Getty Images/file
Chevrolet's partnership with Manchester United is the most lucrative deal in the English Premier League, worth a reported at $72m. Getty Images
Emirates chose to sponsor the Spanish giants Real Madrid -- home to Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, pictured after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images
Major League Soccer has also seen a rise in shirt sponsorship income -- Los Angeles Galaxy signed a record deal with Herbalife that will last until 2022, valued at over $44m. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images