LE COQ SPORTIF
THE FRENCH SPORT BRAND Le coq sportif was founded 130 years ago, in 1882, in Romilly-sur-Seine near Troyes, France’s knitwear capital. Its earliest purpose was providing high-quality sport products for teams and individual athletes. Le coq sportif has been marked by great moments – Bernard Hinault’s five Tour de France victories, Yannick Noah’s 1983 French Open win, and Argentina’s World Cup victory in 1986, led by Diego Maradona, followed by Italy’s win in 1982 – that have forever tied the brand to sport. Le coq sportif is a clothing sponsor to athletes in its historic sports: the tricolor brand provides high-performance jerseys to the Tour de France leaders, and in January 2014 it launched a deal with French tennis player Richard Gasquet. In 2015, le coq sportif made its comeback in women’s tennis and in football, through partnerships with AS Saint-Étienne in France and ACF Fiorentina in Italy. In 2016, the brand also announced its return to rugby, a sport in which it has seen great successes.
In 2010, le coq sportif reopened its textile production workshop in Romilly-sur-Seine. This is where the brand’s trends are made, where products are designed and developed in line with the Aube’s artisanal traditions, an alliance of precision, expertise, and modernity. This is how le coq sportif makes its elegant collections with innovative design. The products are enhanced by high-quality materials, careful cuts, and meticulously chosen colours. Le coq sportif currently has four subsidiaries in France, Spain/Portugal, Great Britain, and Italy. The brand is present in more than 66 countries and has 82 stores, including 20 in France.