Herbalife Nutriton announced the sponsorship of Major League Soccer player Jonathan dos Santos of the Los Angeles Galaxy in May of this year. Dos Santos also played for the Mexico World Cup Team in Russia.
The partnership between Herbalife Nutrition, an international nutrition company, and dos Santos, is a multi-year contract. Herbalife is dos Santos’ official sports performance and nutrition company through the 2021 MLS season.
Dos Santos uses the company’s Herbalife24® product line, which enables athletes to perform at their best, 24 hours a day. Herbalife Nutrition perfected a line of pre-, during-, and post-working nutrition which exceeds industry standards that enables athletes to train optimally. Dos Santos has benefited from Herbalife24® products, which ensure optimal immune system function as well as improved pre-workout, exercise, post-workout, and recovery for athletes who must perform at their peak. The Herbalife24® products are customizable to tailor to individual athletes like Dos Santos as well as other notable footballers sponsored by the health-conscious brand.
Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition, said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to be Jonathan’s exclusive sports performance nutrition partner. His commitment to nutrition, fitness and the community is an embodiment of our purpose to making the world healthier and happier.”
Herbalife Nutrition’s sponsored athletes include soccer greats such as Cristiano Ronaldo
The addition of dos Santos to the Herbalife Nutrition roster put him in good company with some of soccer’s greatest players. The most notable Herbalife-sponsored athlete was Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and Portugal’s national team. Cristiano Ronaldo was widely considered to be one of the best footballers of all time, winning a panoply accolades including five Ballon d’Or (“Golden Ball”) awards, as well as numerous trophies, league titles, and championships. Ronaldo has scored over 670 goals in his career, which ranks him at #6 in goal scoring among all soccer players.
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Ronaldo chose Herbalife Nutrition as an official nutrition partner in 2013 to help him fuel better both on and off the field. Regarding his relationship with Herbalife Nutrition, he stated: “you can have a fantastic talent but if you don’t do the proper things, you’re not going to be the best.”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup
Fueling for Dos Santos, who was competing for Mexico’s national team in the World Cup, is no joke. The FIFA World Cup occurs every four years, having taken place in Russia back in June, and brings together the best soccer teams in the world for a month. The most highly anticipated event in international football, the World Cup involves 32 teams – 31 of whom are able to attend and compete in the tournament through winning in qualifying matches leading up to the World Cup, as well as the host country, who is automatically qualified to participate in the World Cup. The final World Cup match from this year took place on July 15 in Moscow, Russia, at the Luzhniki stadium.
About Jonathan dos Santos
A native of Mexico City, Mexico, dos Santos joined FC Barcelona at a young age with his brother. Both brothers worked their way up the ranks into Barcelona’s first team. In 2014, Jonathan joined Villareal CF, establishing his place in the soccer ranks by being one of the best midfielders in the Spanish League. Giovani, Jonathan’s brother, played alongside him on both the Los Angeles Galaxy MLS team as well as the Mexican National Team. Jonathan joined the LA Galaxy in July 2017.
Attending this year’s World Cup in Russia was a dream come true for Jonathan. Overcoming injury and controversies which held him back from the 2010 and 2014 World Cups (despite qualifying for them), he played alongside his brother Giovani on the Mexican National Team. “It is a dream for me. I’ve dreamt about it day and night and I’ve waited a long time for this moment to arrive,” he told LAGalaxy.com in an interview during the Cup. “The third time is the charm and I’m very happy.” Happy to be playing soccer alongside his brother, Santos stated, “I can’t wait for the moment that both of us are playing on the field together.”
What was Jonathan hoping to get out of his first World Cup experience? He said he hoped to be a champion. “If you don’t go with that mindset then you won’t go far,” he was quoted as saying.
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Mexico stuns Germany and South Korea in exciting World Cup matches
No doubt thanks to the Dos Santos powerhouse of Jonathan and Giovani, Mexico played some very exciting World Cup matches this year. Early on in the World Cup, the June 17 Mexico-Germany game saw Mexico upset Germany in a dramatic 1-0 match that shattered all sports ratings records and may have even contributed to an earthquake in Mexico City. Two earthquake monitoring stations in Mexico City detected rumblings around the time the game’s only goal was scored by Dos Santos’ teammate, Hirving Lozano.
Mexico also defeated South Korea on June 23 in a 2-1 match which broke a record at Telemundo for the most watched Spanish Language livestream event in history.
About Herbalife Nutrition
Herbalife Nutrition has been changing the nutritional lives of people since 1980 through their promotion of healthy, nutritious products. Their products tackle poor nutrition, obesity, age, and body performance. The company’s goal is to make a happier and healthier population all while preventing disease and maintaining the body. All claims about Herbalife’s products are backed by science, but provide so much more than a product.
Herbalife products are distributed by Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, who provide one-on-one coaching and community support that encourages users of the product to commit to a healthy lifestyle for themselves. All supplements are made in Herbalife’s facilities, which support over 8,300 employees around the world. Independent distributors are available in over 90 countries worldwide to provide nutritional help, energy and fitness tips, personal care products, and weight management products to people worldwide. With the price of healthcare skyrocketing, the answer is clear: preventative measures are the best medicine.
Herbalife Nutrition also realizes that there is a distinct link between childhood obesity and economic status. That is why the company supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation and CasaHerbalife programs that target nutrition programs for needy children. Their efforts are also supported by nearly 200 world-class athletes and Olympic teams. Individual support comes from athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and the LA Galaxy.