MILAN, NOVEMBER 30TH: Socios.com the all-in-one team influence and rewards platform for sports fans worldwide, will be the Official Partner of the Gazzetta Sports Awards 2021 presentation. Alexandre Dreyfus, the CEO of Socios.com will officially present the Award for the Team of the Year during the event.
The Gazzetta Sports Awards is an annual gala event honoring the top athletes from Italy’s sports scene for the calendar year. The winners from nine main categories, created by La Gazzetta dello Sport, will be announced at the ceremony, which will take place in Milan at the East End Studio in Via Mecenate on December 14th. The awards event is returning for the first time in two years after last year’s presentation was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Over 1.3 million users from 167 different countries are using the Socios.com app to engage with and be rewarded by the teams they love by owning their Fan Tokens. Fan Tokens are digital assets, minted on the Chiliz blockchain, that provide their owners with access to voting rights in team polls, VIP rewards, exclusive promotions, AR-enabled features, games and competitions.
In addition, fans are able to put their skills and knowledge to the test against other fans from around the world in games, competitions and quizzes, competing in global leader boards and earning real-life and digital club-related rewards, benefits and one of a kind experiences along the way. Fans can also look forward to accessing exclusive content and experiencing Socios.com’s geo-location, augmented reality feature ‘Token Hunt’.
Rewards are at the heart of Socios.com. Tens of thousands of fan token holders have already had the opportunity to watch games in style and to meet their sports heroes. Fittingly, Socios.com will use the occasion of the Gazzetta Sports Awards to reward fans by inviting several to be on stage as the award is handed over.
The Italian national football team is one of more than 100 major sporting organizations on the Socios.com roster, which also includes Serie A clubs Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Napoli and AS Roma. Other major football clubs in the Socios.com network include FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, Manchester City and Arsenal. In addition to football, Socios.com’s expansive network also includes the UFC, F1 teams, 25 NBA franchises, the New England Patriots of the NFL and leading teams from the NHL, esports and cricket.
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com, said: “Socios.com was inspired by a desire to empower sports fans, to provide them with a more active role in their clubs and to bring them closer to their heroes.
“The Gazzetta Sports Awards, which have been honoring the best athletes and teams for over 40 years, are among the most prestigious awards in sports, but they are special because they are chosen by fans, making this partnership very fitting.”
Gilbert Camilleri, Marketing Director for Socios.com, said: “We are excited to partner with Gazzetta dello Sport and look forward to handing over the award for Team of the Year after such a glorious year for Italian sport.
“There’s real synergy between our two brands. We’re both crazy about sports and have fans across many different verticals, from football to basketball, to tennis, motorsports and more.
“We also look forward to doing what we do best — reward fans — and welcoming them on stage with us to hand over the award.”