Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, and Iker Casillas. These are the super stars of the most popular sport in the world. Whether we’re talking about club teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United or Chelsea or the national teams of Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Portugal, or England, we are talking about some of the top athletes in a truly exciting sport.
As a sports fan from the States, I relate entirely to soccer (football as it’s known in the rest of the English speaking world) believe it or not. Growing up playing on competitive soccer teams, I always paid attention to international teams and players although in the U.S. there weren’t too many resources available to get the ins and outs of the soccer world.
Now, that’s no longer the case with the FootballTop website.
FootballTop is what I wish I had had online when I was a kid. Essentially, it’s an alternative source for news and rankings independent of FIFA and UEFA and it’s generated by fans. At last!
By pooling votes from users, FootballTop creates public rankings of players, national teams, clubs, championships, and coaches. It’s a soccer nerd’s paradise and thank god for that, boy.
Not only can users vote for teams or coaches, they can also break it down to rank the best forwards, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers so voting can get very specific.
There’s a search function by which you can look for soccer related items easily. For example, each player has a bio that breaks down their soccer history, what teams they play for both national and club, personal data, news related to them, photos, videos, and related user comments.
It’s truly a robust soccer lover’s dream. In fact, anyone who is remotely interested in the game should take a look at this site in order to get a good overview of the soccer universe.
The menu system is clean and it’s truly easy to use which makes for endless clicking from page to page natural, as there is a wealth of information on FootballTop. Navigating FootballTop is truly intuitive. These kinds of sports sites can get clunky, but FootballTop has done an excellent job with making the site simple.
It’s also easy to get caught up in the commercial aspect of any sport because that perspective is so thoroughly powerful in influencing popularity. Teams with the most sponsorship get the best players and the best press. Luckily, that’s not the case with FootballTop in that users can balance this fact out online with their own votes.
Some of the best features include members of FootballTop being able to add candidates for each category directly through the site. Also, news is constantly updated so fans looking at rankings don’t have to leave the site to know the latest on what’s happening with their favorite club. In addition, the stats on the site are regularly updated with the newest information so when there’s a change in coach or player, the site is up on it.
FootballTop is a nice way to interact, collect, and distribute the latest on the most popular sport in the world. Really, what could be better for such an incredible sport?