- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LONDON (AP) - Tottenham will become the first English Premier League team to have its uniforms made by American sportswear company Under Armour.

The five-year deal, worth a reported 50 million pounds ($81 million), is Under Armour’s biggest European sponsorship.

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank says the company wants to build the brand in Britain with the Tottenham deal, which starts for 2012-13 season and replaces an agreement with Puma. Under Armour also provides uniforms for the Wales rugby union team.

Tottenham is fifth in the Premier League and playing in the Champions League for the first time.