In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Scientific Association of Sports Management of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Phd student of Sports Management, University of Mazandaran

2 Associate Professor of Sports Management, University of Mazandaran.

3 Assistant Professor of Motion behavior, University of Mazandaran.


The purpose of this study was to determining the interruption factors of sponsor’s sponsorship from football club of premier league in iran .The statistical population of the study involved the sponsors of the Iranian Football League clubs. To carry out this research, 10 companies that have supported 8 clubs over the past six years and disassociated their support have been studied. A researcher-made questionnaire comprising 56 questions was used to collect the research data. its validity was confirmed by 8 experts in this field and its reliability was measured using cronbach's alpha and composite reliability, with Cronbach " s alpha coefficients for all factors higher than 0/7 and composite reliability coefficients were obtained for all factors more than 0/8. for analyzing the data and determining the effect of the variables, structural equation modeling with partial least squares approach was used by Smart PLS 3 software.The results indicated that among the nine factors considered, sponsoring companies only demonstrate five factors in discharging their support. These factors based on importance include technical factors (players and technical staff), the inadequacy of supportive incentives, economic factors, legal factors, and cultural-religious factors. Advertising factors, political factors, the inadequacy of infrastructure and management factors have also been studied, which shown not to be an effective factor, We conclude that the majority of firms that discharged their sponsorship have been dissatisfied , or at least the sponsorship of the club could not satisfy their expectations.


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