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Kappa (brand)


Kappa (brand)


Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand founded in Turin, Piedmont, Italy in 1978 by Marco Boglione, as a sportswear branch of the already existing "Robe di Kappa".

History

Maglificio Calzificio Torinese (MCT) is a sock and underwear company from Turin established in 1916. It had a production problem with its Aquila brand in 1956. When the problem was fixed, all the new products were stamped with a K, standing for German Kontrolle. Sales surged and in 1967 the K line was formally called Kappa, the Greek letter for K.

Sponsorships

Olympic Committees

  • Cuba
  • Norway

Beach soccer

Club teams

  • Ecosistem Lamezia

Formula 1

Alpine F1 Team

In January 2022, it was announced that Kappa would begin a multi-year partnership with the Alpine F1 Team, supplying the drivers and backroom team with apparel, and featuring their logo on the new car livery. Kappa is also set to develop new apparel collections for Alpine’s team kit, fan apparel, footwear and accessories, relying on a network of license to distribute these globally.

Football

Associations and leagues

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following leagues, referees and associations:

  • CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation)
  • Serie B
  • Football NSW
  • Football Queensland

Referees

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following league referees:

  • Brasileirão

National teams

  •  Fiji
  •  Gabon
  •  Oman (From 2023)
  •  Tunisia

Club teams

Africa
Asia
Europe
Central and North America
Oceania
South America

Basketball

Associations and leagues

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following leagues, referees and associations:

  • British Basketball League all teams

National teams

  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Venezuela

Club teams

Baseball

Club teams

  • Lotte Giants

Boxing

  • Moruti Mthalane

Esports

Fencing

National teams

  • Federazione Italiana Scherma

Futsal

Club team

  • Capurso
  • Cesena
  • Cosenza
  • Giovinazzo

Golf

National teams

  • Federazione Italiana Golf

Handball

National teams

  •  Austria

Club teams

  • Ademar León
  • BM Nava
  • Espérance de Tunis

Ice hockey

Field hockey

National teams

  • Malaysia

Rowing

National teams

  • Federazione Italiana Canottaggio|Italy

Rugby League

On 28 May 2020, the 2021 Rugby League World Cup announced that Kappa had been selected as the official apparel sponsor of the tournament, which will include the brand supplying kit for all RLWC2021 match officials, volunteers and staff.

Club teams

  • Bradford Bulls
  • Hunslet
  • Salford Red Devils

Rugby Union

Leagues

  • Major League Rugby

Club teams

Volleyball

Club teams

  • Tampereen Isku-Volley
  • Espérance de Tunis

Skiing

National teams

  • USA

Esports

Club teams

  • MAD Lions
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Demise

See also

Excludes articles found in Category:Sportswear brands.

  • Nordica (company)
  • Playlife
  • Legea
  • Tecnica
  • Mudflap girl – other iconic reclining silhouette

References

External links

  • Official website
  • Article on Team Sassco's switch from Adidas to Kappa
Giuseppe Zanotti Luxury Sneakers

Text submitted to CC-BY-SA license. Source: Kappa (brand) by Wikipedia (Historical)