Cryptocurrency has truly taken the world by storm as the currency of the future, significantly influencing many economic sectors beyond the global financial landscape where its impact is most dominant. The sport industry, particularly football, is not being left behind in the ongoing evolution, with several football clubs around the world now aboard the hype train for crypto fan tokens.
As you may know already, the distribution or sale of customized merchandise is one of the most effective approaches employed in community building. This is evident among the majority of football club fans, who are known for acquiring their favorite club jerseys or membership cards, among other custom merchandise as a way of repping their respective clubs.
With the addition of fan tokens to the list, football lovers can now do more as fans of any football club. Notably, football fan tokens offer a wide range of benefits including private access to exclusive benefits, and the right to participate in key club decision-making processes.
While the relatively new trend is quickly gaining traction among top football leagues and clubs, there is also a growing demand for football club fan tokens. As a result, we have curated a list of some of the top 12 football clubs fan tokens to consider in the ongoing year, in no particular order.
12. Manchester City (CITY)
The European Premier League (EPL) football club became the first from its league and perhaps one of the earliest to announce the launch of a digital token for its fans. Currently, Manchester City’s fan token, $CITY, is the biggest and most valuable among its peers with a total market capital valued above $23 million as of press time.
According to the club’s official website, the $CITY Fan Token will enable holders to participate in decision-making processes, access VIP experiences, earn official products, and so much more. Also, it is important to note that the $CITY fan token is not a stablecoin, and can vary in price based on market activity.
11. Atletico Madrid (ATM)
The Atletico Madrid Fan Token (ATM) belongs to the Spanish League soccer club, Atletico Madrid soccer, and allows holders to influence the decisions and activities of the football club.
The ATM fan token was issued by the blockchain platform Chiliz in January 2020 at an augmented-reality Token Hunt event. ATM token holders have the right to vote in fan polls and participate in regular promotions. Currently, there are a total of 10 million ATM tokens in circulation, of which about 1.2 million ATM tokens were allocated to the club’s fans. As of press time, the ATM token has a market cap of $15,415,097.
10. AC Milan (ACM)
AC Milan joined the crop of clubs with its own token in January 2021. The Rossoneri launched the ACM token in partnership with world-leading fintech blockchain company Chiliz. Basically, fans of AC Milan who get the ACM token will be able to access a wide range of benefits including the right to vote in multiple club decisions each season and exclusive access to VIP rewards and experiences.
The total number of ACM tokens is currently pegged at 19.9 million, of which approximately 2 million are in circulation. Priced at $4.96, the ACM token has a market cap of $8,325,556 as of press time.
9. FC Porto (PORTO)
In 2021, FC Porto fans were delighted to learn that the football club had launched its own fan token, PORTO, via a Binance Launchpad. With this, Porto fans could get access to a lot of goodies and get their loyalty rewarded.
Among other things, the token can be used to purchase FC Porto’s NFT Mystery Boxes, and the NFTs can then be used for staking to earn extra PORTO rewards on the Binance Fan Token Platform. Priced at $3.71, the ACM token has a total of 40 million tokens in circulation and currently boasts a market cap of $28,825,65 as of press time.
8. S.S. Lazio (LAZIO)
Launched on Binance Launchpad, Lazio fan token, LAZIO, which doubles as a utility coin, provides fans with a way to engage with their favorite soccer team. As expected, the token will allow users to access exclusive items, NFTs, vote on certain decisions reserved for fans, and even have the chance to meet one-on-one with their favorite sports teams.
Fans will also have access to never-before-seen features such as loyalty subscriptions, Fan Shop integration, NFT collections, Donations, Mini-games, and more. As of press time, the LAZIO token has a market cap of $21,540,871 and a total supply of 40 million tokens.
7. Inter Milan (INTER)
INTER is the official fan token of one of the most valued football teams in the Italian league and the world. On September 10, 2021, the Inter Milan football club fan token was launched, enabling holders to participate in the club’s decision-making processes as well as get exclusive access to other limited benefits. As of press time, the INTER token has a total supply of 20 million INTER tokens with a market cap worth around $10.68 million.
6. Trabozanspor (TRA)
The Trabozanspor token, TRA, was launched in 2020 and allows holders to enjoy exclusive discounts on official Trabzonspor merchandise, free match tickets to Trabzonspor and Medikal Parl home matches, a guided tour of Trabzonspor Stadium + access to exclusive areas, and signed official merchandise. As of this writing, the TRA token has a market cap of $5,010,732 and a total supply of 10 million tokens.
5. Santos FC Fan Token (SANTOS)
The Santos FC Fan Token, SANTOS, is a BEP-20 token deployed on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The main role played by the SANTOS token is the link between Santos FC and its fan base. Holders of SANTOS enjoy a variety of benefits, including participation in the club’s activities and the ability to vote in polls. As of press time, the SANTOS token has a market cap of $24,857,894.99 and a total supply of 30 million SANTOS.
4. Paris-Saint Germain (PSG)
The Paris-Saint Germain token, PSG, is one of the top tokens in the sport industry. The PSG was created to allow fans to buy the club’s merchandise, vote on critical club decisions, and have a firm say in other club activities. As of this writing, the PSG token has a market cap of $27,346,837 and a total supply of 19.89 million PSG.
3. FC Barcelona Fan Token (BAR)
FC Barcelona launched its fab token, BAR, in 2020 and sold out of its initial 600,000 BAR tokens within two hours, for a total revenue of $1.3 million. Today the BAR is priced at $6.37. The fan token grants fans the ability to assist the Curlers in making the best discussion possible, as well as gain access to VIP experiences, receive official merchandise, and more. As of press time, BAR has a market cap of $18,794,543 and a total supply of 39.96 million BAR.
2. AS Roma (ASR)
The AS Roma Fan Token (ASR) is a utility token that gives AS Roma Football Club fans a tokenized share of power on club decisions using the Socios application and services. The Token will give holders the power to help the Giallorossi make the right decisions, access VIP experiences, earn official products, and more. As of this writing, the ASR token has a market cap of $8,735,003 and a total supply of 10 million ASR.
1. Juventus Fan Token (JUV)
Launched in November 2019, JUV is the first fan token of the Chiliz platform. The Juventus fan token represents voting rights and enables holders to access various benefits and rewards that can be subsequently used to engage and influence the decisions of the Juventus F.C. football club. As of this writing, the JUV token has a market cap of $14,854,133 and a total supply of 20 million JUV tokens.
Why You Should Care
It is clear to all that cryptocurrency means business by revolutionizing the sport industry by bringing clubs closer to fans and increasing fans’ stake in how the club is run. These tokens give fans the joy of participating in a club’s day-to-day affairs such as voting in multiple club decisions during each season. They can also be traded on various exchanges for monetary gains or in exchange for other valuables such as football kits and membership cards, among other exclusive perks.