Footbo.com is an online social network for football lovers from all over the world. Users can track their favorite teams and players, and get information about games, leagues and tournaments. Users can also maintain a blog about football on the site, join groups centered on individual players or teams, and add other users as friends. Users can also participate in score predictions for upcoming games and discuss their favorite player or team in the forums hosted by the site.
The site has the latest news from the football world, in addition to videos of events that have been uploaded by users. Users have a My Footbo section, where they can edit their Profile, track Teams, Players, and Leagues and Tournaments, post entries to their Blog, and track their Friends. Other areas of the site include Teams, Players, Leagues and Tournaments, Predictions (users can track predictions made by other users), Blogs (users can read blogs written by other users), Forums, and Users (the place to visit to find friends).
London-based Footbo.com was founded in November 2007 by Mani Honigstein and Rafi Honigstein. Mani Honigstein is currently CEO, while Rafi Honigstein is head of Business Development. In March 2011, the company raised another $2.5 million from Pitango, an Israeli VC company.
Competition to Footbo comes from sites such as Football Networks. Football Networks has similar features to the Footbo site. One major difference is that they offer real-time chat rooms for discussing topics related to football. The Football Networks site has a smaller userbase than the Footbo site.
The Footbo.com site has a somewhat busy look and feel. Numerous links are shown on pages on the site. Navigation, however, is intuitive and the site is laid out logically. There is a top menu bar shown on all pages of the site, with each menu selection having a sub-menu shown just below it. The site is responsive, with page loads happening in a second or two. There is no advertising displayed on the site.
Registration to the Footbo site is free and is required to use most of the features on the site. The registration process asks for username, email address and password. Validation of the email address is required.
Registration to the Footbo site is free and there is no premium membership offered to the site. Since there is no advertising displayed on the site, it is unclear what the profit model is for the site.
The Footbo site is recommended to any user who is a football fan. The site has comprehensive information about teams, players and leagues and tournaments. It has the latest news from the soccer world, and is an excellent place to meet football fans who share similar interests. The site has a large userbase and there are plenty of activities for football fans to participate in.