A new sponsorship partnership has been agreed by Tipbet Greece, with the sports betting company joining forces with Iraklis FC 1908.
Iraklis FC 1908 is a football club based in the city of Thessaloniki in Greece and they play in the Gamma Ethniki, which is the third tier of the country’s football pyramid. They are currently in first place after 27 matches and promotion is a distinct possibility.
Their home ground is the Kaftanzoglio Stadium with a capacity of 27,770, while the team’s colours are cyan or blue and white, with inspiration drawn from the Greek flag. They are one of the oldest teams in Greek football and the oldest in Thessaloniki, hence the nickname Ghireos (meaning the Elder).
After the integration of Thessaloniki in the Kingdom of Greece, the operation of the club was accepted by the Greek courts in 1914, and on 11th January 1915 Iraklis became a fully registered sports club. The club has also played in five Greek Cup finals, lifting the trophy once in 1976, which is their only domestic trophy. They have also an international title, claiming the Balkans Cup in 1985.
Tipbet GR is the club’s foremost sponsor and the name of the website is displayed on the front of the team’s shirts. Meanwhile, players have the Tipbet logo on their kits, and there is also major branding coverage in and around the Kaftanzoglio Stadium. Finally, the home and away benches are embellished with the Tipbet emblem.
The partnership deal with Iraklis follows hot on the heels of the agreement with Thessaloniki basketball club Aris BC, and is in addition to football teams PAS Giannina and Apollon Pontou FC following Tipbet’s Greek license and website launch.
Philippos Naskos, Product Manager at Tipbet Greece, said: ““I am delighted that we have reached this agreement to sponsor Iraklis FC – they are a big and traditional club with fans all over Greece. At Tipbet we appreciate their history and tradition, and are looking forward to working with them as they try and reach their targets this season and in the future to come back as big as they were.“