|Slogan||Score to Live|
|Available language(s)||Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese|
|Launched||12 March 2001|
|Alexa rank||285 (December 2013[update])|
Goal is the largest football website in the world, ComScore with 36 language versions, covering over 200 countries. Goal provides users with the breaking news, live scores, match previews, editorials, exclusives, and latest club news. In February 2011, Perform Group, the leading global digital media player, headed by Oli Slipper and Simon Denyer acquired Goal for $30m. Since then they have doubled turnover and traffic, with 46m users visiting Goal during August. The summer 2013 Transfer Deadline Day resulted in a record 5.9m unique users and 53m page views in just one day.
Goal.com provides live commentary, reports, reactions, and player ratings for the majority of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A matches, as well as the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and several other international fixtures. Users have the chance to vote for their "top" and "flop" players of each game.
The Goal Community was an online community featuring in six languages. The community was a series of forums and threads where users would discuss footballing issues, but the forums have since been disabled. The most common forums were the English, Spanish, and Italian forums. The original forum members went on to establish their own forum which is currently active under similar format as was used in Goal.com forum.
In September 2009, Goal launched Goal UK specialising in news from English football exclusively. In November 2010, Goal began a partnership with the Bundesliga 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
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.
On April 19, 2013, Goal.com released the first rebranded edition which included the new logo, new colour scheme and site redesign. The other 35 editions rolled out over the next two months.
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:
|2007–08||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United|
|2011–12||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
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