The Football Federation of Portugal has today become the first national football federation to join the Dugout platform, alongside 51 of the world’s biggest football clubs and over 100 of the best-known football players.
Dugout launched in November 2016 and is the world’s first company to be supported by the biggest football clubs and players – created to deliver unrivalled behind-the-scenes access and exclusive content straight to their global fan bases.
The Football Federation of Portugal will use Dugout to publish content covering activity across all their national teams, including the men’s senior team, women’s senior team, under 20, under 21 and youth teams, as well as beach soccer and futsal teams.
Fans of Portuguese football will be able to follow teams through training, friendlies and major tournaments, including this summer’s Confederations Cup. They can also relive the greatest moments from the nation’s football history, and keep up to date with the Federation’s grassroots initiatives.
Nuno Moura, Chief Marketing Officer, Football Federation of Portugal, says: “It’s a real privilege to see Portugal become the first National Team in the world to join Dugout, a platform for football lovers from all corners of the globe, that has achieved enormous success in such short window of time.”
“We have a huge fan base worldwide, aka #TeamPortugal, and love to stay close to them. In our Dugout page fans will have the opportunity to see exclusive behind-the-scenes content from our teams including the best footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, the best Futsal player in the world, Ricardinho, and the best beach soccer player in the world, Madjer.”
Elliot Richardson, President of Dugout says: “We’re thrilled to announce Portugal as the first national team to join the Dugout platform. Portugal is an iconic football nation, reigning European champions, with one of the best players ever to play the game in Cristiano Ronaldo. Now football fans all over the world can access the best content from Portugal, both on and off the pitch – no matter where they are.”
“We are in conversation with a number of other federations, and we hope to announce more partnerships over the coming weeks and months – watch this space!”
As well as uploading their own content, Dugout will work with the Football Federation of Portugal to create high-quality, original content. This will include videos from the national teams which are exclusive to Dugout before they’re shared with the rest of the world, as well as lifestyle and personal updates from players, original video series featuring ball skills and tricks from players that can’t be seen anywhere other than Dugout.