June 12, 2014
RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN and BOSTON, MA: Today, the world’s first global daily fantasy sports platform for soccer, Mondogoal, is open for the public to start enrolling teams, just in time for the start of the World Cup. Mondogoal brings the excitement of fantasy soccer, where fans can choose a team from players from their favorite leagues, to a daily format. Now, on each matchday or, in many cases, on a set day, a fan can enter their fantasy soccer team against a friend(s) or fellow fan(s) in a head to head battle or multi-team tournament for free or for cash (for fans from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada – and soon other markets). To launch the new platform, Mondogoal is pleased to have some exciting teams on board who will market Mondogoal to its digital audiences, including Premier League and Champions League giants Liverpool FC and several other teams that will be unveiled in the coming days. Mondogoal also has a data service deal with Opta Sports (part of the Perform Company) to provide real-time updated fantasy stats for the top leagues and for the World Cup.
Mondogoal is founded by CEO Shergul Arshad, the former AS Roma Head of Digital, who has long been an avid fantasy sports player and soccer enthusiast. Mr.Arshad saw the craze that was happening in the United States with daily fantasy sports, and saw a unique opportunity to create a vertical platform specific for soccer. In addition to Mr.Arshad, Mondogoal enlists Daniel Feldman as COO and CFO and Eric Savage as CTO. Mr.Savage had helped build shopping platform StyleFeeder with Mr.Arshad, which they then sold to Time, Inc. in 2010. Mr.Feldman has over 20 years of experience with international business and law.
“I am excited to bring some of the excitement of daily fantasy sorts to the world’s biggest sport” says Mr.Arshad. “For three years at AS Roma I was waiting for something similar and frankly, I got tired of waiting so I decided to rally together a team of developers and investors to bring Mondogoal to a global fanbase.”
“We are thrilled to be part of the launch of Mondogoal” says Matthew Baxter, Chief Media Officer at Liverpool FC. “This is an exciting new platform for LFC fans to engage with as well as other football enthusiasts from across the globe, especially around the World Cup.”
Mondogoal will be live for every day during the World Cup where there is at least one match played. Starting in August, eight full competitions will be available: Serie A, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer, Champions League and Europa League. For a full set of contests, to see the site and signup today please visit: mondogoal.com.
Mondogoal, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is the best place to play daily fantasy soccer online. Challenge your friends or play against fellow fans from around the world either head to head or in leagues or tournaments. Play for free or for real cash in select markets, where winners take home real money. Mondogoal uses the best stats service in the soccer business, Opta, and has a compelling and unique scoring system to enable fans to have many ways for their players to earn points. Stats for players are updated live, so fans can enjoy a true second screen experience as they watch their favorite footy matches on TV or at the stadium, while checking in on their Mondogoal team stats. While many sites can offer fantasy sports or even fantasy soccer, no one brings the excitement of real-time scoring, multi-league competition and large cash competitions to soccer the way we do. We have management team experience in soccer like few other businesses in the world. Our founder and CEO was the Head of Digital at AS Roma, and has assembled a team with deep technical expertise and a strong legal/finance background. The management team has management experience with Italian Serie A Soccer teams and the World Cup Organizing Committee, and has attended six World Cups, multiple Champions League Finals and thousands of matches around the world. Mondogoal has an impressive roster of investors with backgrounds at Google, eBay, Morgan Stanley, Bingham Dana & Gould, Julius Baer and JBoss. Mondogoal has equity advisors who were in the eGaming space and others who worked at soccer clubs. We are working cooperatively with soccer teams and leagues around the world to bring fans the very best in daily fantasy sports.