We our now in partnership with Extra Footie the new site can be found here click here to become a beta tester to become a beta tester just fill in the form
the site is like face book but for football fans
Draft 1 – 8th March 09
Extra Footie Builds on European Presence With UK Launch
‘Facebook For The Football Fan’ Launches With Tongue-In-Cheek Campaign To ‘Keep Sven In Mexico’
About Extra Footie
Extra Footie was first launched as extrafoot.be in Belgium in October 2008 in Flemish and French – from which the site currently enjoys 75,000 visits per month from an active community of existing users. The site is under beta launch in the UK an will be launched across additional territories, including Germany, Spain and Romania during the first half of 2009.
The site offers a range of social networking features, including news, forums, competition stats and a community fan shop, along with a blend of editorially-led and user generated content which covers both amateur and professional levels, that users can read and share with their friends throughout their social community. Club homepages and supporter group pages, enable users to interact in additional ways.
The site offers a range of commercial possibilities for advertising partners, including co-branding across a number of applications, from an iPhone application, to poker, fantasy football leagues, SMS competitiors, ringtones, live streaming of football matches, merchandising opportunities via the online shop and site-wide branding. Advertisers to date include: Worldteam and Coca Cola, whilst partners include Bwin.com
The project is being run by a successful management team, including Pierre Barbieux, a serial entrepreneur who built & sold http://www.travel-library.com to Expedia for $7M in 2007 and Ciprian Morar, the former Head of Product Development at Expedia.
Extra Footie the European social networking destination for football supporters, which was launched in Belgium six months ago and already has tens of thousands of users, is launching in the UK with a nationwide campaign to keep former England and Manchester City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson away from the Premiership and in Mexico as national head coach.
Dubbed ‘Facebook for the football fan’, Extra Footie provides an online destination for football supporters to meet, make friends and create supporter groups, as well as to discuss the latest football news from grassroots to premiership level. An online shop, real-time statistics, weekly surveys and competitions also add to the site’s fan-led functionality.