The ultimate list of football NFT and Web3 projects

Ronaldinho, Realfever, AIFA.Football, TFC, Socios, Sorare, GOALS, Fancurve, Aera by OneFootball and HATTTRICKS are some of the most anticipated projects in football.
The ultimate list of the biggest and best football projects in web3 and NFTs.

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Overview

We have covered the many use cases of web3 and NFTs for sports in a previous blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here. Along these categories, we have compiled the list of what we believe are the most interesting projects made for football fans.

List of the most interesting football projects incl. digital collectibles, video moments, football games, fashion and fan tokens. Brought to you by Aera by OneFootball.
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Collectibles

A homage to classic sticker collectibles that we remember from our childhood. Trade them with your friends and build your collection. This trend is continuing in the digital world. With the addition that the owner of specific digital collectibles also gets the chance to win exclusive access or rewards attached to the NFTs, like match tickets, jerseys or meet & greets.

1. HATTTRICKS / Aera Marketplace

HATTTRICKS (”TTT”) is adigital football collectible game currently in development that combines the concept of physical trading cards with the unique properties of NFTs. The TTT collectibles represent the unique skill traits of world-class football players. Fans and collectors can purchase packs to start their collection and complete challenges to receive special rewards. So far amazing players like Marc-André ter Stegen, Raphaël Varane, Sadio Mané, Robin Gosens and Alphonso Davies are part of the TTT family and many more great names in football are yet to come.

HATTTRICKS collection will drop soon on the Aera marketplace.
TTT Coming Soon — Exclusively on Aera

2. Fansea

“Immortalize real objects and bring them to life as digital and printable originals.” This is what Fansea promises users. The goal is to bring users closer to the historical moments of their favourite teams and even 3D print the most unique objects.

Fansea creates digital replicas of the unique jerseys and memorabilia.
Fansea’s charity project with AC Milan (Source: https://www.btc-echo.de/schlagzeilen/neue-nft-plattform-startet-mit-charity-projekt-des-ac-mailand-138765/)

3. Fanz

Fanz wants to combine legends, artists and the community in NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Fanz creates digital collectibles based on Motty’s commentary.
Fanz Motty Collection

4. Fanzone

Fanzone.io is a platform that allows sport fans to collect, buy and trade digital trading cards. Weekly raffles, competitions and mini-games give the users the chance to get rare cards and soon, rewards.

Fanzone has licensed the German national team and published the collectibles on their marketplace.
Fanzone examples (Source: https://sportsmaniac.de/fanzone-nft-sport)

5. Panini

It’s no surprise that Panini doesn’t want to miss out on the NFT hype to bring the collectible game to the Web3.

Mbappe, Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo. Any player in the world has been printed on a Panini sticker at some point. Now they bring it to the digital space.
Panini examples (Source: https://blog.paniniamerica.net/available-now-2021-22-panini-french-soccer-sticker-nft-packs/)

6. Shirtum

Shirtum promises to give the users access to exclusive real world experiences and unique events by collecting the NFTs of their favourite idols.

Ronaldinho created the Dinho collection with Shirtum.
Ronaldinho collection on Shirtum (Source: https://www.socialfootballsummit.com/en/shirtum-partners-with-entourage-to-bring-sports-nfts-and-metaverse-to-the-next-level-2/)

7. Fantastec SWAP

In Fantestec SWAP fans can collect, buy, sell and trade football NFT collectible moments of some of Europe’s top clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid CF and Arsenal FC.

Fantastec Swap has created collectibles with Real Madrid, Arsenal FC and many more.
The Arsenal FC collection (Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190222005452/de/

8. SportsIcon

SportsIcon partnered with elite athletes Floyd Mayweather, Romelu Lukaku to release NFT videos, art and moments to their fans.

SportsIcon has recently launched their collection of Romelu Lukaku.
The Romelu Lukaku NFT Club (Source: https://lukakunft.com/)

Football Games

Football fantasy manager games are often combined with a play-to-earn mechanism, in which users have to acquire their own team. Successful players will earn rewards in form of coins or NFTs. Additionally, some projects are building sports simulation games in the Metaverse either to play or to watch while owning the players and staff as NFTs.

1. Sorare

With more than 150 clubs, the french company Sorare is the first mover for global digital football trading cards.

The French company Sorare is to this day the most successful web3 application in football.
Sorare Bundesliga collection (Source: https://www.dfl.de/en/news/innovative-digital-cooperation-sorare-to-become-official-partner-of-the-bundesliga-and-bundesliga-2/)

2. AIFA Football

AIFA is a decentralised Play-to-earn game economy, built by Altered State Machine (ASM).

AIFA focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence to train the brains that power the football players.
AIFA (Source: https://aifa.football/)

3. Footium

Footium is a play-to-earn Web3 football management game that allows users to create and manage their own football club. The first drop in November 2021 included 3,060 different club NFTs and sold out immediately. Footium is multi-chained and can be used on Ethereum, Solana and Binance Smart Chain. Each clubs is made up of 6 components:

  • A squad (20 different players with different skills)
  • A fanbase that will develop based on the club’s performance
  • Club kits
  • History
  • An academy that produces new players (quality depends on the division)
  • A stadium that can be improved over time
Footium is another fantasy football application.
Footium Fantasy Football (Source: https://rndm.com/what-is-footium-the-football-strategy-metaverse/)

4. MetaSoccer

MetaSoccer is a play-to-earn football Metaverse where the users can own and/or manage their own clubs. By owning a club the user’s main goal is to equip the club with the best personnel e.g. players or scouts.

In Metasoccer, you can scout and manage a team. Get players like Ronaldinho for your team.
MetaSoccer (Source: https://elplanteo.com/metasoccer-staking/)

5. GOALS

“Making the perfect football game” — is one of the statements made by game designer Kurt Fenech of GOALS. Instead of securing various licenses, users will be able to secure fictional player-based NFTs and trade them in GOALS.

GOALS has made a big buzz with their latest brand video. The company tries to make a better version of FIFA without the need of any licenses.
GOALS (Source: https://the18.com/en/soccer-entertainment/how-goals-video-game-plans-take-best-parts-fut-into-nfts)

6. Metaverse Football League

Metaverse Football League is a play-to-earn NFT football game built on Flow, that allows the users to own their dream club, play games and earn rewards by winning leagues and tournaments or selling players.

Metaverse Football League has dropped their first packs recently.
Source: https://medium.com/playmfl/announcing-mfl-players-drop-8bc40ae706ee

7. Ultimate Champions

The blockchain-based play-to-earn game produced, which runs on the Polygon blockchain, also sounds like an exciting fantasy football manager.

Ultimate Champions is a product made by UNAGI. The game looks similar to Sorare and it will be interesting to see which dapp will attract more users. They have a license of FC Arsenal.
Ultimate Champions (Source: https://whitepaper.ultimate-champions.com/)

8. CLUB

In CLUB, a free-to-earn fantasy football game, the users will become football club owners, build their own dream club and compete against other teams, to earn rewards.

CLUB (Source: https://clubgame.medium.com/01-welcome-2fa2ab74768b)

9. Martian Premier League (MPL)

The Ethereum blockchain-based MPL aims to take football NFTs to another planet with its slightly different play-to-earn approach. For this purpose, 10,000 different genesis characters were created and sent to Mars for a football league.

Martian Premier League (Source: https://www.martianpremierleague.com/)

10. 5TARS

5TARS describes itself as the first watch-to-earn football NFT worldwide. The user have to predict the results of real-life games, rate the players/managers and choose their MVP’s of the game. The goal is to become the best predictor and rater within the community to get rewarded. Several NFTs like player cards, manager cards and club cards can give the users boosts for their predictions and ratings, so they can earn more points.

In 5TARS, it’s all about the ratings of the players and managers. (Source: https://5tars.io/en/)

11. Ephere

Ephere is a play-to-earn football metaverse. The base of the game is a collection of player NFTs with football-related skills. These NFTs will be used in a football-management simulation game that allows the user to earn cryptocurrencies via skilled gameplay.

Ephere is a play-to-earn football metaverse. (Source: https://ephere.football)

Digital Video Moments

Video moments are made to relive great sports highlights in the form of a video moment. One of the most common and popular use cases has been established in basketball with NBA TopShots by Dapper Labs. As part of the collector experience, fans open packs, own special moments and build their own collection.

1. LaLiga on Flow by Dapper Labs

The giant behind NBA Top Shot, UFC Strike, NFL ALL DAY and the Flow Blockchain is taking the next big step and enters football with the La Liga video moment collection the Footballverse. Legendary LaLiga highlights are brought to life in Web3. It can be expected that the experience will be very similar to the existing Dapper Labs products.

La Liga video moments will come to the Flow blockchain. We expect a very similar experience like NBA Top Shot, NFL All Day, UFC Strike and many other Dapper Labs projects.
LaLiga and Dapper joining forces (Source: https://www.laliga.com/en-GB/news/laliga-joins-forces-with-dapper-labs-to-launch-an-all-new-digital-collectible-experience-for-football-fans-around-the-globe)

2. Topps NFTs

Topps NFTs has made their entry into the world of Web3 with their Topps Bundesliga 21/22 Series. It’s a set of NFT collectibles celebrating the most memorable moments of the Bundesliga 2021/22 season, each video moment includes a video of a match-highlight and the commentary. Interestingly, Topps NFTs have been minted on the Avalanche blockchain which is quite exotic for a sports NFT project.

Topps NFTs have brought the Bundesliga highlights to the blockchain. In Topps, you can own highlights of Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sané, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and many more.
Digital Video Moments by Topps NFTs (Source: https://toppsnfts.com/)

3. Realfevr

Realfevr has a similar approach to Topps NFT and was able to secure the rights of the Primeira Liga, the Portuguese top-flight, and the Portuguese Football Federation.

Bruno Fernandes is the brand ambassador of Realfevr.
Bruno Fernandes as the ambassador of RealFevr (Source: https://www.insideworldfootball.com/2021/08/19/fantasy-sports-set-revenue-boom-realfevr-expand-fantasy-client-nft-release/)

4. Sportium (ELVN)

ELVN is a football NFT platform by Sportium, and is an officially licensed product of the K-League. Users can open packs, collect cards that include video highlights and trade them with other fans on the marketplace. Once a user accumulates 11 cards either by owning or borrowing them, they can share earnings which adds a new dimension to digital video moments. ELVN also allows the user to combine multiple moments for a chance to earn special edition cards, that are not for sale via loot boxes. The project is backed by industry leaders like Dapper Labs and Animoca Brands.

ELVN is a digital video moments platform currently focused on the Asian market. We will see which football leagues they will add.
ELVN as part of Sportium (Source: https://medium.com/@Sportium_Official/introducing-elvn-8c63e53bec8a)

Fashion and Avatars

1. The Football Club

The Football Club (TFC) started in 2020 is a football Metaverse based on avatars, licensed digital collectibles and competitions mainly focussing on the 1. and 2. Bundesliga.

The Football Club is a Munich-based startup with many footballers as investors. They sell virtual duffle bags and jerseys and soon they will launch their TFC founders key.
The Football Club (Source: https://www.btc-echo.de/news/the-football-club-bringt-bundesliga-jerseys-ins-nft-metaverse-137098/)

2. Fancurve

Fancurve is an emerging platform for fandom and digital fashion. They are partnering with athletes, football clubs, brands and creators to design digital jerseys built on the blockchain. Their goal is to make NFTs wearable in the metaverse instead of just being statical images. Both, sports and fashion consumers count to be their focus group and have experienced significant blockchain related activity in the past months.

Fancurve will try to operate at the intersection of football, fashion and the metaverse and to bring the jersey culture to the digital space.
Fancurce brings jersey NFTs to the metaverse (Source: https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/fancurve-digital-jersey-nft-funding/)

Fan Tokens / Community Voting

1. Socios

Socios is a platform that offers fan tokens of several clubs like Manchester City, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona and many more. With Lionel Messi as the global brand ambassador, Socios goal is to give the fans a voice in the club.

Socios is one of the oldest companies in this list. They have created and distributed fan tokens of clubs like Juventus Turin, FC Barcelona, AS Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City FC, Galatasaray Istanbul, AC Milan, Arsenal FC and Villarreal.
Socios (Source: https://techplugged.com/socios-a-fan-token-startup-has-been-accused-of-manipulating-cryptocurrency-prices/)

DAO / Football Club Ownership

1. Futera United

Coaching your own fantasy football team is an idea that many different football NFT projects have implemented. Futera wants to take a different approach and enable NFT holders to manage a REAL football team.

Coaching your own fantasy football team is an idea that many different football NFT projects have implemented. Futera wants to take a different approach and enable NFT holders to manage a REAL football team.
Futera United (Source: https://www.futeraunited.com/)

2. World of Football

The on the Ethereum blockchain build football NFT project World of Football (WoF) wants to combine the web3 with real-world football clubs. Their goal is to take a percentage of the revenue generated from the mint and to invest it in a real-world football club.

With a percentage of revenues generated from all WoF collections, WoF will invest and manage a real-life professional football club in the Portuguese 4th Division, the first time any NFT projects funds and manages a professional sports team of any kind. Learn how this groundbreaking utility benefits you as a holder:
World of Football (Source: https://worldoffootball.io)

3. NFT FC

NFT FC wants to support young athletes in their development without requiring shares of their future income. According to NFT FC, many young athletes are often deceived by agents in their still-young careers and give a high percentage of their salary to them.

NFT FC wants to support young athletes in their development without requiring shares of their future income.
NFT FC (Source: https://www.nftfc.club/)

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