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How has the world of football evolved?

How has the world of football evolved?

Often referred to as the “traditional sport”, the sport that “unites people” or even the sport to “split neighborhoods” for some more…”passionate” fans. However you choose to name it, it is definitely the most popular sport around the globe, creating so much “heat” and passion in the courts, leveling the adrenaline up.

It is truly amazing to see how stadiums get full from passionate fans, and how they get all synchronized shouting heartful songs, supporting their team. The spikes of excitement (and occasionally, disappointment to be fair) and the wide-opened eyes every time the players make a chance and the ball comes closer to the opponent’s nets. And although, you might see fans of the same ethnicity who follow different national clubs arguing or fighting (referring to the level of respectful debates, we are not even extending to the unacceptable level of hooliganism), it is also so incredibly amazing to see how these same people unite and become a strong team, shouting together for their country during the World Cup, for example.

The world of football, since its commencement in England in the 19th Century, it has definitely being a sport that awakens passion, that’s why it has been expanding so widely across all continents and races.

The growing popularity of football brought growing business around the sport; be it well-established clubs, football players, agents, associations and federations, broadcasters, marketers, even a specialized courts for arbitrations, and so on, turning football into an actual multi-billion industry, attracting big investments, more fans and vast business opportunities.
But, which are the areas that can bring in big margins, and we see them expanding and developing continuously?

  1. Large, world-known and -followed clubs, that expand beyond continents, with millions of fans
  2. “Golden” players; high-achieving players, with golden careers, with millions of fans, who follow their loved players along their careers irrespectively of the clubs in which they choose to transfer
  3. Larger focus on stadium amenities; apps for in-stadium services during the games, VIP lounges, better infrastructures, fan shops
  4. Team’s tricots and accessories being sold also outside the stadium (fan shops in the city, online shops, worldwide shipping)
  5. Communication; apps and websites, social media accounts to follow the club daily, read the news, and book tickets for upcoming games
  6. Worldwide, regional and national cups and championships
  7. Football agents and talent-hunters are today actual, full-time jobs
  8. Acquisitions of globally-known players is now a big game, followed by heavy-numbered contract

…and honestly, there are many more other possible revenue streams in the football industry. The list is definitely not an exhaustive one.

This is just a brief overview of how the football industry has evolved, and what amazing opportunities does now have to offer with its expansion.

We can only be grateful for this development, as it also gives the opportunity to us, that we love football from baby age, to be so lucky to actually “turn our hobby into job” and get the opportunity to actively contribute in developing a healthy football industry.