VBET has added Oleksandr Zinchenko, Manchester City FC and Ukraine National Team midfielder, as one of its official brand ambassadors.
The 25-year-old is the youngest captain in Ukraine’s national football team history, and has won the FA Cup and FA Community Shield With Man City and the English title three times and the EFL Cup four times.
George Givishvili, VBET Ukraine CEO, commented: “Oleksandr Zinchenko is one of the brightest football talents of Ukraine. He will be able to present our brand like no one else. We are proud of this collaboration and will do our best to make it extremely fruitful and capable of bringing a lot of bright emotions to our fans.”
The company is a partner of the Ukraine national football team and such football clubs as Vorskla, Oleksandriya, Monaco, and Portsmouth, and also collaborates with other sports teams and organisations globally.
Furthemore, this year VBET became a sponsor of Ukraine women’s national football team, title sponsor of Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup, Ukrainian Super Cup, and Ukrainian national ice hockey team.
Zinchenko, who played in the Champions League season 2020/21, commented on his new partnership: “I’m thrilled to become VBET’s ambassador. Together, we’ll develop Ukrainian football and Esports, on and off the field. I believe we’ll be able to succeed and move forward.”
He began his career at Russian Premier League (RPL) side Ufa before joining Manchester City in 2016 for a suggested £1.7 million. In his first international debut, Zinchenko played in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match against Spain in October 2015, and scored his first international goal in a friendly against neighbours Romania in Turin.
VBET is an official betting partner of Ligue 1 team AS Monaco, whereas outside of football, 2020 saw UK champion jumps jockey Brian Hughes also named as a brand ambassador.