Ed Sheeran at Portman Road. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Ten more musicians who have sponsored football clubs as Ed Sheeran announces Ipswich Town deal

The red-headed behemoth has linked up with the Tractor Boys ahead of next season.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:00 pm

In news that straddles the line between downright surreal and actually pretty sensible, Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be the new shirt sponsor of Ipswich Town next season.

The singer-songwriter is a die-hard Town fan, having been brought up in the surrounding area, and has been spotted at Portman Road on more than one occasion.

As far as exports go, they don’t come much bigger than the all-conquering pop juggernaut, and his global renown certainly towers over the likes of Colman’s Mustard and Alan Partridge – sorry, Norwich City fans.

By no means is Sheeran the first popstar to adorn the front of a football kit, however, and Thursday's announcement got us thinking about other musicians who have taken the plunge into sponsorship.

Click and scroll through our list below – it’s a mixed bag to say the least...

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