Apollon FC has been shortlisted for an ECA Award!

Apollon Limassol FC has been shortlisted for an ECA (European Club Association) award once again!

Our partnership with Socios.com has been nominated for the ECA Corporate Partnership Award 2022.

The Corporate Partnership Award aims to reward a partnership that demonstrates a clear win for the club, its brand, and their fan, through innovative fan engagement campaigns.

The partnership must be built on shared values and demonstrate mutual growth as well as creativity and innovation in activation of the partnership and can serve as inspiration for all ECA Member Clubs regardless of size and budget.

The rest of the nominees are AFC Ajax, Galatasaray SK and Heart of Midlothian FC.

More about the Apollon FC and Socios.com partnership:

Apollon Limassol FC joined Socios.com in August of 2020, as one of the first sports brands/clubs in the world to embrace blockchain and tokenization technologies.

Apollon FC created their own official fan token which gives the right to influence club decisions by voting in decision polls and earn once-in-a-lifetime rewards linked to the club, including innovative digital experiences and real-life activations. The club has used this partnership to innovate and create fan engagement campaigns which gained global praise by famous sports media outlets and industry professionals, as well as the support of football fans from around the world.

Apollon FC fans made history when they become the first of any major sporting organization to choose the first team home & away kit designs. Fan Token owners also had the opportunity to create and subsequently vote on a unique message to be placed on the collar of the chosen shirts through Socios.com, once voting in the initial poll has concluded.

Additionally, Apollon FC and Socios.com “shocked” the football world when they asked Apollon fans to choose and starting formation and starting 11 for a friendly game against city rivals Aris FC!

Other notable examples of the fan engagement campaigns that Apollon FC and Socios.com ran over the 2021/22 season include choosing fan experiences that will be implemented in the new Limassol stadium, voting on their favorite goal and moment of the season and subsequently rewarded the poll winners with amazing prizes such as being part of an official matchday team delegation, participate in official team videos and meet the players over dinners and meet & greet sessions.