Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Olen, Belgium (October 23, 2017) – Leading athletic protection brand McDavid has announced an official partnership with German soccer goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen as global ambassador. A highly accomplished performer for FC Barcelona and the Germany national team, ter Stegen is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
As a long-time believer in McDavid HEX®, ter Stegen will help build awareness and promote the usage of McDavid’s patented HEX® Technology—the gold standard in soccer protective apparel around the world.
“Being the global face of football for McDavid is a huge honor,” said ter Stegen. “Health has a fundamental role in both my career and life away from the game. Training hard, maintaining a balanced diet and sleeping well are key. Preparation before the match and recovery afterwards are on the same level of importance—and of course, so is my protection.”
Added ter Stegen: “Since I began my career in Germany, I’ve trusted McDavid protection for top performance. I believe in their products—they just feel right when I wear them. For me or any world-class athlete, it’s vital that we feel protected. That is why I will continue to trust McDavid.”
A 25-year-old native of Mönchengladbach, Germany, ter Stegen joined FC Barcelona in 2014 and made his presence felt in helping them win both the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League. He has won nine total championships with FC Barcelona, also capturing: the FIFA Club World Cup, the European Super Cup, the Spanish League Championship, the Spanish Cup (twice), the Spanish Super Cup, and the Catalan Super Cup. Additionally, ter Stegen has excelled for Germany—in July, he helped them win the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, earning Man of the Match in the final.
“Marc-André ter Stegen is one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and we are excited to have an athlete of his stature join our team,” said Patrick Cloots, SVP International of United Sports Brands, the parent company of McDavid. “Protecting the athlete’s health and safety is so important to us, and partnering with Marc-André continues to build on our reputation to deliver the best performance and protection equipment for athletes around the world.”