L.A. Galaxy star Jonathan dos Santos has signed a multi-year, exclusive sponsorship deal with Herbalife Nutrition that will last through 2021.
Herbalife is a nutritional supplement maker that promotes a balanced, healthy diet with their global business. The sponsors of nearly 200 sports teams, events and individuals, Herbalife was founded in 1980 and was valued at $4.4 billion in 2017. They are active in charity and sponsor both the Herbalife Family Foundation and the Casa Herbalife program, both of which try to bring healthy foods to the needy and malnourished.
Jonathan dos Santos was born in Mexico City and began playing soccer at a young age along with his brother, Giovani dos Santos. Both were on the FC Barcelona First Team and Jonathan played for Villarreal CF in Spain where he earned a reputation as a stellar midfielder before joining his brother as a member of the L.A. Galaxy.
Herbalife already sponsored the L.A. Galaxy and dos Santos was introduced to their products this way. He loved their products and began using them. This led to a natural sponsorship role for him with the company,
More than just appearing on their products and commercials, Jonathan dos Santos will work with the Herbalife staff to help bring sports and nutrition education to people and will involve some community partnership initiatives. Herbalife’s nutrition team worked with dos Santos to make a new nutrition shake recipe and made an instructional video on how to prepare it.
Employing over 8,000 people across the globe Herbalife is dedicated to helping use nutrition education and a balanced diet to combat some of the global problems of obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, ageing populations and the ever increasing costs of healthcare. They produce their own supplements in their own warehouses to make sure their products meet their standards and provide a variety of one-on-one counseling and education about nutrition and provide these products and services in over 90 countries.