A startup based in Hong Kong called Soccer Legends Limited is hoping to implement blockchain technology into the most popular sport worldwide, football. The project will be designed to “bridge the gap between soccer superstars, youth talents and fans.” Football fans will be able to use the 433 token to support future footballers to achieve their dreams and being able to interact with the most famous players on the planet.
In a new announcement by the firm, the ex-Manchester United player Paul Scholes who has won the Premier League eleven times and the AC Milan legend, Andriy Shevchenko (Ballon d’Or winner) have officially joined in on the project. Not only do they support the project but they will “personally participate in the ecosystem as mentor and event hosts.”
The Hong Kong startup have said that they also have an official partner in Global Legends Series (GLS), a league of retired football legends. The plan is to sign up eight more famous ex-players after the fundraising is completed.
As reported by CoinTelegraph, football is the most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 4 billion fans all over the world. That’s more than half of the population in the world. There are more than three hundred thousands football clubs worldwide and the sport has 240 million active players across the globe. Soccer Legends Limited believes that blockchain technology can be the one thing for fans to become more involved in their favourite sport and the legends they look up to. The firm has also created its own ecosystem based on the new 433 token which is an ERC-20 compliant token built on the Ethereum blockchain.
The company offers a system led by the ‘Fellowship of Legends’, a selected group of legendary football players. They have a kind of ‘principal’ status and can pick at young talented players from different football academies and further teach them. In theory, ‘principals’ will meet the young players at least four times a year, in person and teach them more techniques, leadership and also provide financial support if there is a need in physical training. The football legends like Scholes will also keep updated on the progress and introduce young players to clubs, agents, scouts and so on.
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