This website is for the investor who:
– Wants to gain a basic understanding of soccer
– Is keen to follow a new sport
– Is looking for a tactical advantage in the hobby
– Wants to know who some potential prospects in the sport are
– Needs to know where to look to find promising talent in the sport
– Has no idea of the investing potential into soccer cards
– Wants a concise guide of factually information (about soccer) to help them diversify the sports card investment portfolio
What Investing in Soccer can help with:
– The basic rules and principles of soccer and why they’re important to know
– The key teams and players in the game
– Where to get uptodate information on the sport
– The playing positions that are key to finding the next superstar
– The importance and key relevance of key competitions and rewards
Why soccer can be huge for card investors
It’s no secret that soccer is the most popular sport in the world, due to its global appeal and participation. Approximately 4 billion people watched the World Cup in 2014. The English premier league is the single most watched league in the world.
What sets american sports (NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB) apart from soccer is the completeness of the organisations. For example, there are 30 teams in the NBA, that is split into two conferences (east and west). Eastern and Western conference. You have a play off which goes into a series of 7 games. This determines the winner of the NBA for that season.
Whereas in soccer, there are more than 1000 professional clubs in Europe alone. Even though soccer is a global phenomenon, most people will only watch 1 or 2 of the big leagues. Most soccer fans don’t watch every league, because it would be impossible to keep up. That’s also not to mention all the various cup competitions and individual trophies. But if you love Basketball or Football globally, you’ll only watch the NBA or the NFL. This makes it easier to follow a team or player. That can come in handy when knowing who to invest your money in. As the scope for researching teams and players are a lot smaller.
This makes soccer undervalued as an investment proposition. The participation and viewership in soccer is high but soccer trading card volumes and values are low. Demand for soccer trading cards, up until now, has always been low. But as more people follow the support, the greater the demand will be.
Soccer is now becoming more mainstream in the U.S. Thanks to superstars from the European leagues now playing in the MLS and the World Cup in 2018 played a major role in this as well. Also, you have legends of the game like Ronaldo and David Beckham investing more in the MLS and trying to create huge franchises. The MLS is gaining more traction each year. This can only have a positive impact on the sports trading card investment / collector market.
Road to Qatar 2022
Qatar will host the next World Cup in 2022. This is going to be an iconic World Cup for several reasons:
It will be the last World Cup in a 32 team format (moving to 48 teams for the following World Cup in 2026, in the USA)
It’s the first World Cup held in a Muslim majority Country (only the second ever held in Asia)
This will be the first World Cup not held in May, June or July (The final is on 18 December, Qatar’s national day)
It’s fair to say this is going to be a highly anticipated event for the reasons above and many more. Arab nations like to host lavish events. I’m sure the World Cup in 2022 will be no different. I strongly believe this will be the most viewed event ever in world history.
The World Cup in 2022 in our opinion will see another rise in soccer card investing. Reason being, that’s likely when the next big spike in viewership will be. With more people watching the sport, it will cause more people to enter the hobby and invest in soccer sports cards. If you can get a head start on these people, you’ll likely be able to turn a higher investment return, than someone entering the investment realm in 2 years time. By developing your knowledge of the sport now, you’ll quickly learn who has the potential to peak at the World Cup. Which will see their trading card increase in value.
What Investing in Soccer isn’t
We’re not a get rich quick scheme – Although investing can be lucrative in the short term, with a quick flip. It’s not a sustainable strategy in our opinion. This is why we’re geared towards the sports pinnacle events (the World Cups). Anyone who truly follows soccer knows a player can have a great single season. But they can fall from the top very easily in the following season. It’s important to do your research and analysis into a player. Hopefully this is where we hope we can help.
We aren’t professional investors – Any money you choose to invest, you do so at your own risk. You should never invest money you can’t afford to invest with. We’re a team of individuals with a love for soccer and the hobby. Investing in Soccer want to provide you with factual information so you don’t get burned by people trying to make a quick buck.
There will be no hyping up players for personal gain – We’re not trying to force you to pick players in order to raise market values. We want you to gain an understanding of the sport, so you can make better decisions on who to invest in. The more knowledgable you are the less likely you are to be caught out.
We won’t provide inaccurate information – Where necessary, we’ll put our sources of information because we want to encourage you to do your own research. There’s a lot of information on soccer and many things which can help you gain an understanding of the sport. We want to be a one-stop shop for all your soccer card investing needs. But that requires us to be truthful, open and honest. Hopefully you’ll see, through-out the website all the information we provide is accurate and well sourced.