ANA Sponsors Football Player Keisuke Honda

Honda continues his career in his new team in Mexico


TOKYO - August 10, 2017 - ANA announces a sponsorship contract with football player Keisuke Honda.

Honda made his professional debut playing for Nagoya Grampus Eight after graduating from Seiryo High School in Ishikawa Prefecture. He went on to play for many well-known teams around the world including VVV Venlo in the Netherlands, CSKA Moscow in Russia, and AC Milan in Italy, before joining CF Pachuca in July this year, where hopes are high that Honda as the team’s playmaker, can lead the team to another success. CF Pachuca was Champion of the CONCACAF (North America, the Caribbean Sea) Champions League in the season 2016-2017.

ANA's Group philosophy includes endeavor and challenge, as well as the vision "To be the world's leading airline group in customer satisfaction and value creation". Therefore, ANA took the decision to sponsor Honda in the belief that the company's philosophy matches with that of Honda, who is once again seeking to prove himself as one of the world's best in his new team in Mexico.

In addition, ANA began operating flights from Narita to Mexico City on February 15, 2017, and ANA's sponsorship of Honda is part of the company's efforts to contribute to further development of the friendly relations between Japan and Mexico. In Future, ANA plans to host football training sessions for children living in Mexico, led by Honda.

ANA is committed to supporting various sporting events, conveying the beauty and potential of sports, and hopes that many people around the world look forward to Keisuke Honda's future successes.

<Honda’s comment>
"I am honored to be supported by ANA this time, and I am pleased to have friends and supporters around the world who know, and fly ANA.
In Mexico, the challenge begins, and I will do my best to deliver higher achievements and surprises."