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25 Years of Partnership

2018 is an extraordinary year for football: For 25 years, Credit Suisse has been supporting Swiss football as the main sponsor of the Swiss Football Association (SFA).

Thanks to this extensive commitment, Credit Suisse significantly helps to enable good conditions for top athletic performance on all levels – for both men and women, in top-level football, and in recreational sport.

"We are very proud of this sustained and successful partnership," says Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. "It is part of our commitment to Switzerland. The successes of the past 25 years are the fruit of a long-term "smart" strategy for the promotion of young talent that created good framework conditions and was consistently pursued."

Indeed, these sporting achievements are extremely impressive: In the last quarter of a century, Switzerland has developed into a leading football nation. The men – and now the women as well – regularly qualify for the major tournaments; the SFA's program for promotion of young talent, to which half of the sponsorship funds go, is now one of the best in Europe. The basis of this success is formed by the thousands of football-crazy boys and girls throughout the country who kick a ball around on school playgrounds and neighborhood streets every day. For them, the traditional Credit Suisse Cup and the Credit Suisse Kids Festival will take place this year again. This will ensure that the next generation is just as enthusiastic and that Switzerland will continue its run of success for the next 25 years.

Cause for Celebration

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership with us and win one of three signed shirts from the men's national team each month! We are looking back on this fruitful period by posting a trivia question on www.facebook.com/creditsuissenationalteams on the 25th of each month regarding the history of the national football teams between 1993 and 2018.