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Cristiano Ronaldo and Elite Teams have inked a three-year partnership to develop a line of signature CR7 luxury blankets. Elite Team was founded last October and quickly jumped on the opportunity to add Ronaldo to their list of endorsements. The CR7 blanket is currently available for preorder featuring a variation of colors including a limited breast cancer awareness edition.
Soccer News: Want to stay warm while you watch soccer? Or keep the chill away in fashion as your kids play soccer and temperatures drop? Now you can with Ronaldo’s new extra think and warm luxury blankets. Yes, the big super star of soccer has his face and outline on a deep, dense, acrylic oversized fuzzy blanket.
Made in the USA with fibers from Portugal, these are the “official” blanket of CR7 and they come in a few choices, a version with Ronaldo’s face, a more graphic CR7 with Ronaldo’s silhouette in Pink and Black, Grey and Black or Green and Red – and I can already see the red and green blanket being a Christmas favorite of soccer lovers.
And, Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo is actually involved in this deal. Elite Team, an exclusive distributor of Denali® luxury sports blankets, signed a three-year partnership with the internationally renowned Portuguese soccer sensation to create an exclusive line of signature CR7 luxury blankets.
“I am very excited to partner with Elite Team and launch my signature line of CR7 luxury blankets,” said Ronaldo. “I am incredibly impressed with the level of quality and craftsmanship; it truly is the most comfortable blanket I have ever felt and complements my already established CR7 brands perfectly.”
The recent winner of the UEFA Champions League and Euro 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo is also the three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner and current all-time leading scorer for Team Portugal and Real Madrid. The blanket line was created to reflect Ronaldo’s personal CR7 brand, combining the highest quality materials with exceptional performance on and off the field.
Launched in October 2015, Elite Team initiated the partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo while he was reviewing products for endorsement opportunities.
Immediately impressed with the colors, quality and softness of Elite Team’s line of licensed National Football League (NFL) luxury blankets, Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to the partnership.
The agreement between Elite Team and Cristiano Ronaldo was signed May 31, 2016, and includes exclusive worldwide rights to produce, distribute and market signature CR7 luxury blankets
Product Details: The CR7 luxury blanket is currently available for preorder and comes in several designs and colors, each featuring a variation of the CR7 logo and Cristiano Ronaldo’s hulk image logo. The CR7 luxury blanket is also available in limited-edition black/pink to support breast cancer awareness and red/green in celebration of Christmas.
Costs: Each CR7 luxury blanket retails between $60-$130, not including tax and shipping, and are available in two sizes: 60” x 72” (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) and 50” x 60” (127 cm x 152.4 cm).
“On behalf of Elite Team, we are thrilled to be working alongside a person as extraordinary as Cristiano Ronaldo, a world famous athlete with inspiring leadership qualities,” said Elite Team’s President and CEO Dan Sinykin. “Cris’s unique ability to transcend his success on the pitch to building his personal brand outside of soccer is redefining class and luxury. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
The CR7 luxury blanket is produced in the USA with fibers currently sourced exclusively from Cristiano Ronaldo’s home country of Portugal.
The company tells us that the Denali® Microplush blankets provide championship durability, delivering an appealing softness and drape, while billions of air pockets created between fibers act as insulators to maintain the ideal temperature for multi-season comfort. Opposed to printed blankets, CR7 blankets are knit with dyed fibers and the exclusive CR7 brand imagery are knit right into the blanket itself, optimizing color and design quality. The bottom line is that they are heavy, cozy and warm.
According to the manufacture’s information: The blanket washes great and offers unrivaled durability. The blankets are made to last through heavy use and heavy laundering, and they get better with every wash. The colors also do not bleed.
Great to stretch out on while watching a game or snuggle under to stay warm on the sideline, these blankets — especially the larger size — get a thumbs up from us and will make great gifts. And, thinking of gifts, when did you last give yourself a present?
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