Betsson has signed up with former Swedish National Football star, Pontus Wernbloom as its new brand ambassador. Wernbloom, who recently ended his career, will be part of Betsson’s continued investment in football and Swedish sports. Betsson already has Christian “Fimpen” Eklund and Jonas Björkman on its roster for its hockey and tennis campaigns.
Pontus Wernbloom, who ended his career at IFK Gothenburg last year, also played for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, CSKA Moscow in Russia, and PAOK in Greece.
With his new gig at Betsson, among other things, the Swede will be part of the company’s activation around football and several other sport-related initiatives and productions.
Pontus Wernbloom said:
“This will be my first real job ever. The dream would be to do the same fun things that Betsson did with Fimpens Resa but for football. But I do not want to reveal exactly what we will be doing together. I am now really excited to start talking football instead of playing.”
Robin Olenius, PR manager at Betsson, said:
“We have, for a long time, been looking for a football player with a big heart and humour. We wanted someone who fits in well with our other ambassadors and is committed to everything we do. Football is undeniably the biggest betting sport and together with Wernbloom we will continue to create the industry’s best content.”
Betsson Sweden has been at the forefront of creating engaging content productions and started off in 2019 with ‘Fimpen’s Resa’ (Fimpens Journey) which has truly captured the hearts of sport enthusiasts in Sweden. Now in its fourth season this web-series has amassed more than 7 million views on YouTube alone. The new collaboration with former professional footballer Pontus Wernbloom aims to duplicate this success into the world of football and beyond.