Yokohama-Sponsored Chelsea FC Clinches English Premier League Championship

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (May 15, 2017) – Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea FC has done it again, capturing the English Premier League (EPL) championship for the second time in three years. It’s the first title under Yokohama, which is the Official Shirt Sponsor of Chelsea FC.

Guided by first-year manager Antonio Conte and world-class players such as Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante, Chelsea earned the championship with a 1-0 victory over EPL rival West Brom.

“Congratulations to Chelsea FC on another hard-fought championship season,” said Fred Koplin, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) senior director of marketing and motorsports. “Yokohama aligned with Chelsea because they are an exciting global brand and winners. We are very proud to support the Blues and be part of the Chelsea family.”

“We are delighted to secure our sixth league title,” said Chelsea FC Chairman Bruce Buck. “It has been a wonderful season for everybody here at Chelsea Football Club and we hope the campaign will get even better when we play in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on May 27. We would like to thank Yokohama for their tremendous support this season. We look forward to more successes together in the coming years.”

Added Alan Holtschneider, YTC director of marketing: “We’ve woven Chelsea into many of our marketing programs here in the U.S., including our involvement with U.S. Youth Soccer and the Yokohama Skills Challenge, as well as the upcoming Needham Soccer Tournament. Chelsea winning the EPL title again is icing on the cake.”

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit

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Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at

About Chelsea FC:

Established in 1905, the Chelsea Football Club is one of the Premier League’s most prestigious clubs. Chelsea completed the 2016‒2017 season by capturing its sixth English championship. It has won the FA Cup seven times, the European Cup Winners’ Cup twice, and is the only U.K. club to win all three of the UEFA's three major club competitions, lifting the UEFA Champions League in 2012 and the UEFA Europa League a year later. The current first team includes many world-class players and is led by manager Antonio Conte, one of the football world’s top coaches. For more information visit

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