Mondogoal has continued to expand its roster of football partners, with Aston Villa FC the latest club to partner the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator.
Birmingham-based Aston Villa, which was relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, will launch a branded game using Mondogoal's software, which has awarded more than £1m in cash prizes since its launch in 2014.
Other partners include FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, AS Roma, Bologna FC, Real Madrid CF, and Valencia CF.
Despite its relegation last season, Aston Villa one of the oldest and the most successful football clubs in the history of English football. Founded in 1874, it has played at its current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897.
The club has the fifth highest total of major honours won by an English club, having won the First Division Championship seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup five times, the European Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.
"With such a storied history and one of the most passionate groups of supporters in all of sport, we are excited to welcome Aston Villa and their fans to the Mondogoal team,” said Shergul Arshad, CEO and founder of Mondogoal. “Aston Villa has over 130 supporters' clubs around the world, and counts over 2.2m Facebook fans, a figure amongst the very best in all of club football.
“AVFC supporters will now be able to compete amongst each other in our one-day fantasy football contests every match day for cash and club related prizes."
The Mondogoal platform offers cash prizes, with players able to win money by building their own starting eleven and competing in a head-to-head battle or in Multi-User-Tournaments against other fantasy managers from around the world on matchdays.
"Mondogoal's unique product provides a new, fun and exciting way to engage and bring together Aston Villa fans around the world," said Peter Wright, head of partnerships at Aston Villa FC.
"There is no doubt that fantasy football gaming is a growing engagement platform around the world, and we are proud to be able to offer this innovative opportunity to our fans through a partnership with Mondogoal."