Ah, the month of August… football’s most revered month. Leagues kick-off and the transfer window keeps us glued to Fabrizio Romano’s Twitter feed till Deadline Day.
Adding some Socios.com magic to August made for a fun month, especially for Galatasaray fans who had the ultimate vote. When Dries Mertens was unveiled by Cinbom, $GAL Fan Token holders had the privilege of picking his squad number. He was given the iconic number 10 and is loving life in Turkey!
New season, new features
We couldn’t kick off the new season without any new features and in pre-season, we focused on making the Socios.com app more social. Now, users can create their own posts, follow fans and cheer comments. Connecting with global fans is a part of the game as we try to pit people together with common interests.
We also revamped the achievements, enabling you to score loads more XP and leaderboard points each time you engage on the app. You’ll hit milestones and win trophies when you check in to matches, predict scores, play games and more.
UEFA Club Competitions Add-on Tokens
During August we also launched the UEFA Club Competition Add-on Tokens, right ahead of the European season. Now, fans can engage with their teams as they play in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League. With your Add-on token, you can win official merch, and memorabilia and also win match tickets for your team’s home games.
Fan Rewards and top prizes
August was a cool month for Fan Rewards, which started with one lucky Italian fan meeting Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini to give him the “goal of the season” prize, as voted by Fan Token holders last season.
On the anniversary of Galatasaray’s historic UEFA Super Cup win, Socios invited a number of fans for an exclusive tour of the stadium and museum which was a day to remember.
Corinthians held a special Father’s Day for Fan Token holders, who got to attend a match with their dads and spread some love on the scoreboard.
$POR Fan Token holders also enjoyed a tour of the national training centre, the City of Football in Lisbon. That same venue was also used for the Uk Fan Token Cup, which was a success for all Fan Token holders involved.
Crystal Palace also held a memorable day for long-standing fan Edna, who enjoyed a day out at Palace after being voted as the club’s #1 fan! Well done Edna, you deserved an enjoyable day out!
And over in esports, $EDNCEX Fan Token holders had to help MiGHTMAX get to LAN and scoop whopping prizes on Socios.com! Have you caught your breath yet? We told you August was fun!
Major polls in August
Fans continued to impact their team by voting in official club polls, picking:
- The corner flag at the Camp Nou
- The official match pennant for Valencia’s FC Tropheo Naranja
- The official match pennant for PSG v Monaco – designed and picked by Socios.com fans
- The name for the grandstand at the Milanello Sports Center
- The name of a new technical area in the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team
- Valtteri Bottas’ birthday present
So, we’re ploughing through to September, and with the UEFA Club Competitions getting underway we simply can’t wait for magical European nights. Keep your eyes peeled for more golazos and incredible Fan Rewards coming your way!