Football Stars NFT Project is on a mission to be the one-stop-shop for all things football. Fans seem to be onboard as signified by the price increase of the native token, $FTS, by over 100% on June 7. So far it has released 2 dynamic player cards in their football card packs. Plus, they promise 18 more in the next three weeks.
Breaking down the Football Stars NFT Project
Football Stars NFT project focuses on one sport – the US calls it soccer, the British call it football and in Italy they call it Calcio. The platform promises to connect fans, teams and leagues in a singular platform like never before.
Football Stars released its first dynamic player card on Rarible. It features Marcelo Brozovic, a Croatian midfielder who plays for Inter Milan. He gained prominence for representing his nation at the 2014 and 2018 editions of the FIFA World Cup.
The second player card available is also of an Inter Milan and Croatian player, Ivan Perisic. He is credited for starting “Croatia’s Second Golden Generation” as the national player with the most goals at major tournaments.
For the first round, it seems that Football Stars will focus on Italian football particularly Series A Clubs. This is a good strategy because football is the most popular sport in Italy. The top club alone, Juventus, has 30.8 Million registered members. The team of Brozovic and Perisic, Inter Milan, ranks fourth with over 7.7 million members.
Fans 2.0, Players 2.0 and Club 2.0
To add authenticity, all NFT player cards are signed by the football players themselves. Moreover, the project will never release any more of the cards that are currently listed in a particular collection. For example, in the Brozović football card packs, there will only be 11 minted. 10 will be sold via auction and Marcelo will own one piece of memorabilia history.
The platform promises to have a long list of unique and dynamic collectible cards endorsed by the actual players and clubs.
The NFT Project already completed the first stage of its roadmap which is listing on Pancakeswap. The second step is underway focusing on PR efforts. The final phase will cover global marketing and getting more fans to use the platform.
Why is there so much traction between Football and NFTs?
In a short span of time, there’s already a diverse selection of NFT Football projects. Sorare, where players can create a fantasy football lineup, scored a $50 Million Investment. Major League Soccer (MLS) partnered with Secret Walls for their NFT Battle Drop featured on the Bitski platform. The top-flight Mexican soccer club, Club Necaxa, is selling club ownership through NFTs. Manchester City also released NFT art to celebrate their recent Premier League win.
The current trend is enough to conclude that Football is a scalable market for NFTs. Football is a highly accessible game, played across the planet on the streets and backyards as much as it is on stadiums. More teams, clubs and leagues are diving into NFTs because it has effectively created a brand new revenue stream that never existed before.