Sponsors – Estrella Galicia

Name of the company: Hijos de Rivera, S.A.
Business: Brewery (beer and soft drinks)
Location: A Coruña
Adress: Calle José Rivera Corral, 6 A Coruña, Spain
Type of sponsorship: Shirt Sponsor (first team)

On Thursday March 13th, 2009 Deportivo and the beer brand Estrella Galicia reached an agreement to sponsor the shirt of Depor for one and a half season; deal that was just confirming the good relationship between the two entities. The contract included the sponsorship of Depor’s first team shirt during part of the season 2008/2009 plus the whole 2009/2010 campaign. The economical terms were never confirmed, though previously it was rumoured that Lendoiro was asking for around two million Euros per season.

This deal is just a confirmation of the good relationship between both entities, actually Estrella Galicia is already one of the major shareholders of Deportivo (they possess 1% of the club shares).  Initially, the beer company had 146 shares of Deportivo, and on January of 2005, they bought an additional package of 1,898 shares paying the price of 114,069.80 Euros. This as part of the failed operation that was trying to increase the club’s capital to 60 million Euros.

Estrella Galicia is a brand of Spanish pilsener lager. The brewery was founded in 1906 by Jose Rivera Corral in the city of A Coruña. Although mainly found in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, it is available elsewhere, both on tap and bottled. It is 4.8% alcohol by volume.

In 2006, the company celebrated a century in existence. A beer named 1906 Reserva Especial was launched to commemorate the anniversary. In addition to Estrella and Reserva, the brewery also produces HR, River and River Zero. The company has been very successful throughout its centenary history, actually a financial report made by a local university and that was launched in 2006 was pointed to Estrella Galicia as the most profitable company in Spain.

In June of 2011, the club informed that Estrella Galicia had extended the contract of sponsorship for three more years. At the same time the company released a special edition of bottles supporting Deportivo. This deal was extended in 2015 for one more season with the chance of having an additional year.