Premier League side becomes latest club to deliver bespoke content directly to fans.
London, 8 December 2020:
Leeds United has today become the latest club to sign with Dugout –providing fans of the West-Yorkshire club with greater access to high-quality, engaging football content.
An English powerhouse, Leeds has a rich history, having won three English league titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup. Under the leadership of current owner Andrea Radrizzani and globally respected head coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds regained Premier League status ahead of the 2020/21 season – returning top-flight football to the iconic 37,000-capacity Elland Road for the first time in 16 years.
Current stars Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Kalvin Phillips have subsequently taken the league by storm and Leeds fans now have a new way to engage with their heroes via Dugout’s global and growing publisher network and media partnerships – as well as on dedicated channels on Dugout.com and the Dugout mobile app – with uniquely curated content digital content. Through Dugout’s unrivalled catalogue of archive footage, fans will additionally be able to relive the finest moments from Leeds legends including Tony Yeboah, Mark Viduka, Lee Bowyer and more.
Leeds now sit alongside giants of world football including Dugout’s founders A.C. Milan, Arsenal, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
Since launching in 2016, Dugout has since partnered with more than 120 clubs, leagues and federations – creating and distributing more than 3,500 brand safe professional videos a month, and receiving more than 400 million views globally.
Via Dugout’s extensive global network of more than 110 premium publishers, the new partnership will allow Leeds to connect with and attract new fans on a global scale.
Dugout Co-Founder and Chairman, Elliot Richardson, said:
“Leeds United is an iconic English club and has one of the largest fan bases in English football. It is a club that is digitally innovative and we are looking forward to working alongside them to provide high-quality, bespoke and exclusive football content during the first season back in the top flight.
Our extensive global network of premium publishers will now have access to the latest Leeds content ensuring the club can reach a truly global audience via new channels.”
Leeds United Executive Director Paul Bell said:
“Over recent seasons we have been working hard to grow the Leeds United brand both on and off the pitch, with last season’s promotion to the Premier League testament to that. Since returning to the Premier League we are seeking to tell our exciting story to fans around the world and have managed to secure a number of exciting content partnerships to help facilitate that goal, working with OneFootball to reach millions of fans through their platform, partnering with Roc Nation to amplify our brand and content in the USA and most recently collaborating with Ninjas in Pyjamas as we enter the eSports arena for the first time. Partnering with Dugout enables us to further connect with our existing global fanbase and attract new fans through sharing innovative and exciting content.”
Dugout is a unique digital media company co-owned by 10 of the world’s biggest football clubs.
Since launching in 2016 with A.C. Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid there are now 100+ clubs, National Football Federations and Leagues in partnership with Dugout. This collaboration helps football clubs educate, engage and grow their digital fanbase via a premium global publisher network.
Using current and archived footage, Dugout creates and distributes over 3,500 brand-safe, professional videos delivering 400 million views globally a month and growing.
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