Clad in new UN Women-branded jerseys, Valencia Football Club scores

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sporting their new UN Women-branded jerseys, the Valencia Club de Futbol team won a friendly match against Columbus Crew Soccer Club in Columbus, Ohio on 28 May, with a score of 1-0. The Spanish Liga team was in the United States this past week to unveil their partnership with UN Women, launched at UN Headquarters in New York City on 26 May. This is the first time a sports club becomes a global partner for the UN organization. The four-year agreement aims to promote gender equality and features the UN Women logo on players’ jerseys. It will also include special matches and soccer clinics.

On loan from Manchester City, Alvaro Negredo plays as Valencia Club de Futbol’s striker, sporting the new UN Women-sponsored jersey. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña
Fernando Cano, Valencia CF’s attacking midfielder, is one of the most recent additions to the team. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña
Orange-clad Argentine native Pablo Piatti has been Valencia CF’s left-winger on the team since 2011. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña
Daniel Parejo plays as Valencia Club de Futbol’s midfielder, also on the team since 2011. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña
Crowd of Valencia Club de Futbol’s supporters on the stands of the Columbus Crew’s Mapfre Stadium. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña

For photos from the partnership launch event on 26 May, see our Flickr album.