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Q: Professional football players that Adidas sponsors

AAdidas has sponsored a large percentage of 'top tier' professional football players. However, the most notable football players they have sponsored are: Franz Beckenbauer, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham and Lionel Messi. The first ever piece of apparel (clothing) that Adidas ever made (tracksuit) was promoted by Franz Beckenbauer in 1967. David Beckham and Lionel Messi are the only two football players that Adidas has produced a logo for. The most famous football players that Adidas attempted to sponsor, but failed, was Pele; he signed a lucrative long-term contract with bitter cross-town rivals Puma. There are too many historical professional football players, to name here, that have been sponsored by Adidas, however, the following current professional football players are sponsored by Adidas: