Los Angeles-based Herbalife Nutrition has signed LA Galaxy midfielder and Mexican National Team member Jonathan dos Santos to an exclusive multi-year sponsorship deal as his official sports performance nutrition partner. The deal runs through the 2021 MLS season.
“We’re thrilled to be Jonathan’s exclusive sports performance nutrition partner,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition. “His commitment to nutrition, fitness and the community is an embodiment of our purpose to making the world healthier and happier.”
As his official nutrition and sports performance partner, dos Santos will have access to the company’s Herbalife 24® line of sports performance products, which are NSF Certified for Sport®, to help fuel him in his efforts to optimize his performance on the field.
“As an athlete, I understand the importance of balanced nutrition, and I am excited to work with Herbalife Nutrition and its nutrition and sports experts to develop a personalized plan to make sure I achieve the proper nutrition and hydration needed to compete and win,” said dos Santos.
Dos Santos was introduced to the products in the LA Galaxy players’ lounge. He uses Herbalife24® Rebuild Strength to start his morning and post-practice, and recently worked with the Herbalife Nutrition team to develop a video preparing his favorite shake recipe he calls “Banana Sunrise.”
The sponsorship also includes supporting joint community partnership initiatives, sports nutrition education and the company’s marketing initiatives.
Dos Santos, a native of Mexico City, joined FC Barcelona’s famed academy at an early age with his brother, Giovani, where both worked their way up into Barcelona’s first team. In 2014, he followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined Villarreal CF, where he made a name for himself as one of the most reliable midfielders of the Spanish league. In 2017, he once again reunited with his brother, this time as one of the three Designated Players of the LA Galaxy.
Herbalife Nutrition proudly sponsors more than 190 sporting teams, athletes, and events around the world.