Goal.com is one of the biggest football websites in the world. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about it.
- It was founded in 2004
- The name of its founders are Chicco Merighi and Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni
- It was acquired by its current owners Perform Group in 2011
- It was acquired for £18 million
- Goal has 19 different language versions
- The website covers football news in over 50 countries
- It has 38 national editions
- It has over 500 contributors
- It is the largest online football publisher in the world
- It is the second largest online sports publisher in the world (ESPN is 1st)
Goal provides football news daily as well as live scores through its website, mobile app and forums. It also has one of the biggest football communities worldwide and is well respected in the football world.
In 2015, Goal.com did a poll asking its readers to vote for the best player in the history of football. The winner of the poll was Lionel Messi with more than 52% of total votes cast, Cristiano Ronaldo was voted second best.
The company has had some legal issues in the United Kingdom in the past with regards to the use of unpaid interns.
It has won several awards for its outstanding football news coverage notable among which are Asia’s Sports Industry Award for Best Sports Digital Platform of the Year.
Topics covered on Goal.com include the latest football news from top leagues and competitions such as the English Premier League, Champions League, World Cup, and others. It also gives information about the latest player transfers in the football world and personal information about top players in the world as well.
Goal.com is located in DAZN, Building 1, White Rose Business ParkLeeds, United Kingdom and its Global Editor-in-chief is James Dickens:
The features of the app include: Real-time access to breaking news and videos, live match commentaries, league standings, In-app customizations such as customizable homepage and favourite club setting, country-based optimization and more. The app is available in 18 languages. You can also visit the mobile site of the Goal through m.goal.com and the desktop site through www.goal.com
Goal also has a live scores app which you can use to get real-time scores on matches in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Primera Division and Ligue 1. The app also has a news section, videos as well as other features and is available on both iOS and Android.
Goal also does exclusive interviews with the biggest football stars giving you an insight into their personal lives outside football.
Goal allows users create fantasy teams which they can use to win prizes such as game consoles and matchday experiences. It has features such as real-time transfers, live updates, instant scores, football news and more from Goal.com.
Goal fantasy football allows you build a team of best players in the English Premier League, Champions League and Goal Super League with each player helping you score fantasy points based on how well they perform in real life. It helps you test your player knowledge, manage a team, create a league and compete with friends and others for the Goal Fantasy Football Championship.
Tips on how to play the game are available via help guides on goal.com, they include tips on how to choose your players, make transfers, score points, create leagues, join leagues, set challenges and win app credits.