Top Turkish football club to launch fan token on Socios.com
The club has only been competing in the top Turkish league since 2019
Gaziantep Futbol Kulübü (Gaziantep FK), a Turkish football team that plays in the the Süper Lig – the top-tier league of Turkish football – has signed up to a partnership with Chiliz, the global blockchain providers for the sports industry.
The new partnership has been created with the purpose of unveiling a new Fan Token – the $GFK – via football fan engagement and reward app Socios.com.
Over 90 major sporting organisations have partnered with Socios.com including FC Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Fan Token benefits
The $GFK Fan Token will give Gaziantep FK fans “worldwide, unprecedented access to the club”. The club only competed in the Süper Lig for the first time in 2019, and finished in ninth place last season.
$GFK Fan Token holders will be offered unique opportunities, including having the chance to have a say and a vote on several initiatives by taking part in interactive polls that will run on the Socios.com app.
The $GFK Fan Token will also allow holders to test their knowledge against other fans around the world in games, competitions and quizzes, as well as competing in a global leader board and having the chance to win real-life and digital club-related prizes.
It will also give access to club-related content and ability to experience Socios.com’s geo-location, augmented-reality (AR) feature ‘Token Hunt’.
“Another step forward for the Turkish sports industry”
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com, said: “Today’s partnership is yet another big step forward in our continued expansion into the Turkish sports industry.
“We’re delighted to welcome Gaziantep FK and all of the club’s fans to Socios.com. We can’t wait to start creating amazing new opportunities for you to engage with the club you love.”
According to Chiliz, “Details on when the $GFK Fan Token will launch, as well as the price and supply, will be revealed shortly.”
Bologna FC also launching Fan Token via Socios.com
In other sports Fan Token news, on 20 October, Bologna Football Club (FC) – a Bologna, Italy-based football club that plays in the Serie A League division, the top league in Italian football – has also signed up to a partnership with Chiliz.
Bologna FC, winners of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Intertoto Cup and seven-time winner of the Serie A League, will be launching a $BFC Fan Token on Socios.com, “shortly” according to Chiliz.
The UEFA Intertoto Cup was held for clubs that failed to qualify for the UEFA Cup, with the tournament being abolished in 2009.
The $BFC Fan Token will be similar to the $GFK Fan Token in giving Bologna FC fans similar access to votes, polls and real-life gifts as the $GFK Fan Token will give to Gaziantep FC fans.