Betfred Signs Stuart Pearce for Euros

Former England international and British football legend Stuart Pearce has joined up with Betfred and will appear in an advert for the company’s Euro 2016 headline offer.The promotion on offer is very suitable for Pearce to be the face of, as Betfred will be refunded all bets on England to win the Euros if they are knocked out in a penalty shootout.

Penalty history

England have not had the best history when it comes to penalty shootouts, currently at 9-1 to win the competition, the team has been knocked out of six world cups on penalties, including three times in the Euros, 1996, 2004, and in the last competition in 2012.Pearce famously missed a penalty in a shootout in the Italia 90 World Cup, before making up for it by scoring a penalty in England’s only victorious penalty shootout against Spain in in 1996.Betfred Signs Stuart Pearce for Euros


The advert was the brainchild of Liverpool based Zut, and will feature on Betfred TV, social media, and Video on Demand.Creative Director of Zut, Matthew Thompson, said:“From the initial ideas stage through to post production it’s been great fun working with Stuart and the Betfred team. Betfred have shown great innovation with their targeted digital audience with the new ads. Stuart really bought into the humorous approach and I think you can see that in the finished productions.”Stuart Pearce is happy to be a part of the campaign, saying:“Everyone still reminds me of that penalty miss so I was happy to agree to promote Betfred’s terrific offer for the Euros. It’s just part and parcel of the game. At least I scored in the shoot-out in Euro 96 – I think my reaction at the time said it all.”Betfred Signs Stuart Pearce for Euros

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