For the seventh time in a row, NK Maribor became the best sports brand in Slovenia
Serial winners. On and off the pitch. Seven trophies in a row is our record when it comes to championship titles; now, we’ve also got seven consecutive awards for the best Slovenian sports brand of the year. We reached this milestone during the Sporto conference on sports marketing and sponsorship that took place in Portorož.

Popularity + visibility + success in sports and in marketing = “first place: NK Maribor”. It is a known formula that does not change. We also seem to be ahead of all other Slovenian sports teams according to the latest surveys of sportsmen, sportswomen and sports teams that have been the most valuable brands in the eyes of the public during the last year.

“I would like to congratulate the entire violet-clad collective: this is an award for their commitment and dedicated and creative work. It is also a motivation for our future work, for imagining and achieving future challenges. One of the main mottoes when it comes to the way our club functions is still to manage constant development of the club in all fields, and we are thankful for the award received in 2018 but, at the same time, we are also preparing projects for 2019,” said the club manager Bojan Ban after the ceremony in Portorož.

The winners in individual categories were: the sportswomen award went to Ilka Štuhec, and Luka Dončič was the recipient of the sportsmen award.