ASPETAR Becomes Paris Saint-Germain Partner for Three Seasons
Paris Saint-Germain, one of Europe’s biggest football clubs, and ASPETAR, the leading specialised Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, announce their partnership for the next three years.
By signing this agreement, the Qatar-based hospital becomes the official medical partner of Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the 2016-2017 football season. Director General of ASPETAR, Dr Khalifa AlKuwari, said:
We are delighted to be partnering with the Paris Saint-Germain football club for the next three years. This partnership demonstrates our ability to provide world-class medical care to elite athletes, our dedication to fulfilling our mission of assisting athletes to achieve their full potential, and our vision to be a leader in sports medicine…Paris Saint-Germain is one of the greatest professional football clubs in the world, and we know working with them will showcase how this significant partnership can work hand-in-hand with excellence and expertise to provide high quality healthcare services to elite athletes.’
Three years ago, Paris Saint-Germain set itself the goal of becoming a global sports brand by embodying in everything it does and in all its communications the values of elegance, excellence and respect that are associated with Paris whose name its brand so proudly bears. French champions, and quarter-finalists in the UEFA Champions League during the 2014 season for the second consecutive year, the first stages of the club’s project bear witness to its aim to join the very top flight European clubs. Paris Saint-Germain is very active in the media sector, particularly through PSG TV, available on the Internet in three versions (French, English and Spanish), and PSG.fr published online in eight versions which attracts a total of 15 million page views and 1,5 million one-off visitors on average per month (with over 18% from overseas). Paris Saint-Germain is the top-ranked French club on social networks with over 20 million fans and followers (club, teams and players combined).
Under the new partnership, ASPETAR will provide its expertise to Paris Saint-Germain medical staff with regards to medical examinations and a thorough athlete health assessment for all Paris Saint-Germain players, which will be ‘Certified by ASPETAR’, based on the highest international standards as implemented by ASPETAR world’s leading sports medicine practitioners. Paris Saint-Germain Deputy CEO, Jean-Claude Blanc, stated:
We are very happy to announce that we have signed a partnership with ASPETAR, the world leading Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar. We pay very close attention to our players’ health and performance, and this partnership will allow us to emphasise our focus on their health and well-being.’
In addition to a team of dedicated researchers and practitioners, the hospital has leading methodologies and cutting-edge technology, thereby providing athletes with total health, physical management and performance strategies. ASPETAR also has an innovative state-of-the-art facility, and was accredited as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in 2009 by F-MARC and IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health in 2014. Servicing the needs of sports clubs and federations throughout not only the state of Qatar, but also other international federations, it strives to meet the highest international standards obtainable in its treatment to guide athletes from diagnosis through to rehabilitation and recovery including prevention.