Brands & Awards

Winners of SPORTO Brands 2019

2019 SPORTO Brand Awards, given based on the annual public research performed by the market and media research company Mediana (since 2007 in Slovenia and since 2013 in Croatia and Serbia), went for the third time to the Slovenian alpine skier Ilka Štuhec, for the second consecutive time to the basketball player Luka Dončić and for the eighth time to the leading sports club in Slovenia NK Maribor.

In Croatia, 2019 SPORTO Brand Awards were given to the football player Luka Modrić, who received the award for the fifth time, and, just like every year since the research started, to the athlete Sandra Perković and for the second time to football club GNK Dinamo Zagreb. Serbia’s top athletes still include the tennis ace Novak Đoković, the athlete Ivana Španović (fifth time) and the football club FK Crvena zvezda (third time).

Check out the highest-ranked athletes and clubs and final contenders for the 2019 (in alphabetical order).

Female athletes: Janja Garnbret, Meta Hrovat, Ema Klinec, Ilka Štuhec, Tina Trstenjak
Male athletes: Luka Dončić, Goran Dragić, Tim Gajser, Jan Oblak, Primož Roglič
Sports clubs: NK Maribor, NK Olimpija Ljubljana, OK ACH Volley, RK Celje Pivovarna Laško, RK Krim

Female athletes: Sara Kolak, Antonija Mišura, Sandra Perković, Donna Vekić, Blanka Vlašić
Male athletes: Domagoj Duvnjak, Mario Mandžukić, Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, Martin i Valent Sinković
Sports clubs: GNK Dinamo Zagreb, HNK Hajduk Split, NK Rijeka, RK PPD Zagreb, VK Jug CO

Female athletes: Tijana Bošković, Milica Mandić, Brankica Mihajlović, Maja Ognjenović, Ivana Španović
Male athletes: Bogdan Bogdanović, Novak Đoković, Nikola Jokić, Andrija Prlainović, Miloš Teodosić
Sports clubs: FK Crvena zvezda, FK Partizan, KK Crvena zvezda, KK Partizan, VK Partizan

>> Who owns the SPORTO Brand title from 2018?

SPORTO Awards competition rewards the outstanding work in the field of sponsorship and marketing in sport. The competition is opened to applicants based in the Adriatic region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia), Czech Republik, Slovakia or Hungary. Competition is organised in cooperation with European Sponsorship Association (ESA) and national partners.

The highest ranked project in each country within the category “Best sports sponsorship / SPORTO Sponsorship Award” is automatically placed in the contest for the prestigious “Best of Europe” at the ESA Excellence Awards competition. Entry into this category is only possible by invitation or by winning the mentioned category at SPORTO Awards competition. The winners of SPORTO Awards 2019 were announced at the evening ceremony of SPORTO Conference. Find out more about winning projects HERE.

>> Which projects were selected as winners in 2018?