Goal.com

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Goal.com
Goal.com's logo
Web address Goal.com
Commercial? Yes
Registration 123.44.123.2
Available language(s) Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Owner Perform Group
Launched 12 March 2001
Alexa rank negative increase 283 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Goal is the largest football website in the world, with 32 country editions and over 530 reporters on the ground in 50+ countries (ComScore).[2] Goal provides users with the breaking news, live scores, match previews, editorials, exclusives, and latest club news.[3] In February 2011, Perform Group, the leading global digital media player, headed by Oli Slipper and Simon Denyer acquired Goal for $30m. The growth of Goal is ongoing, since being taken over turnover and traffic has doubled, breaking records in daily traffic as well as monthly. The summer 2013 Transfer Deadline Day resulted in a record 5.9m unique users and 53m page views in just one day. In addition, Goal welcomed 50m unique users to the website in January 2014 – achieving 1 billion page views in the same month. [4]

Features[edit]

Match coverage[edit]

Goal provides live commentary, reports, reactions, and player ratings for the majority of the top domestic European leagues, as well as the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and several other international competitions.

Apps[edit]

The Goal app has the latest news direct from the worldwide network of reporters, with exclusive content, interviews, transfer gossip, live scores from the world of football, available in 13 different languages.

The Goal Live Scores app covers over 700 leagues and competitions with thousands of teams around the world and provides real-time scores, line-ups and team information.

Goal.com UK[edit]

In September 2009, Goal launched Goal UK specialising in news from English football exclusively. In November 2010, Goal began a partnership with the Bundesliga[5] to look closer at football in Germany and the business model behind a majority of its clubs. The UK edition is currently run by Chief Editor Sam Lyon.

2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Goal.com had over 20 writers at the tournament. Traffic to Goal.com increased by 143% between April and June 2010 making it the 16th largest sport website according to comScore.[6]

2013 redesign[edit]

On April 19, 2013, Goal.com released the first rebranded edition which included the new logo, new colour scheme and site redesign.

Goal 50[edit]

Every year, Goal.com runs a feature counting down the 50 best players of the last season. According to Goal, these are the best players of each season since 2007–08:

Year Player Club
2007–08 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United
2008–09 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
2009–10 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Italy Internazionale
2010–11 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
2011–12 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
2012–13 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
2013–14 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goal.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Goal.com - About us". 
  3. ^ "Blinkx Scores a Goal". Search Engine Journal. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Transfer Window and Ballon d’Or Set up Goal for Record Traffic". 
  5. ^ "Bundesliga - official website". Bundesliga.de. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "comScore, Inc. - Measuring the Digital World". Comscore.com. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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