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Whose Football is it?

22 April 2017

Football brings us joy and unites us as fans. But lately, it would seem like the beautiful game is paying more attention to the economic profits rather than the general well being of all stakeholders. This raises the question, whose football is it? Football is undoubtedly a private business. The industry welcomes a private governance structure, where…

#FanPowerSession: FIFA World Cup & Human Rights

03 December 2016

The Beautiful Game must bring the human race together to cherish the sport – not foster constant human rights violations. We spoke with Amnesty International UK about this current unfortunate situation. Since day 1, the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup has been surrounded by controversy. It is a country without much football tradition or legacy, with a track…

#FanPowerSession: Latino Fans in the US

21 November 2016

Donald Trump got elected in the US, the MLS corporate soccer is taking over. Jürgen Klinsmann just got sacked from the the manager job of the US National Team.  What is happening? It is clear that US Soccer is going through a rollercoaster in this 2016. The current results on the pitch along with the local (and sometimes…

#FanPowerSession: Governance in FIFA

20 October 2016

We had the pleasure to talk with Michel Zen-Ruffinen, former FIFA General Secretary (1998-2002). With a legitimized voice on the growth and development of FIFA, we discussed key topics such as the role of the Governing Body in modern football, the controversy with Qatar 2022, the need of a reform within the organisation, the World…

[Fútbol Transparente]: Transparency in Colombian Football

15 October 2016

Football has entered a dead-end path regarding corruption and lack of transparency. The latest #FIFAGate and CONMEBOL scandals led to the establishment of [Fútbol Transparente], a joint project led by Foro Por Colombia, Transparency International (Colombian Chapter) and FanVox, aimed at strengthening Colombian football’s institutional framework and promoting supporter involvement. On 12 November 2015, Luis Bedoya, the former Colombian…

#FanPowerSession: Sandlanders Football

18 September 2016

We’ve chatted with Paul Jones, co-founder of Sandlanders Football, and Michael Akande, Sanlanders’ Director and member of the Stationery Stores Supporters’ Trust (Nigeria) on African football and fan ownership. Sandlanders Football is a UK based organisation that works with African football clubs, supporters’ groups and associations to develop better governance and sustainable sports clubs and…

BREXIT and Traveling Fans

25 July 2016

Our friends from Homefans delivered a thorough preliminary analysis on the impact of Brexit in football traveling between the UK and the EU. Do you remember when you got together with your mates in a pub, and out of the blue you planned to go to Germany during the weekend to experience the great atmosphere? You just…

Soccerhub: Delivering Change in African Football

15 July 2016

We were invited to attend the “Progress through sustainable sports and design” exhibition in London, an event made up to showcase the development of sustainable community-owned projects in Africa. The event was the key moment of an exhibition organised by Sandlanders Football, Inter Urban Studios, Architecture for Humanity UK and Adidas, held at 19 Greek street…

Pro Rel Week: Fan Power at its Best

23 May 2016

FanVox was a proud supporter of Pro Rel Week, a joint fan power campaign led by different supporter groups in North America with the aim of raising awareness on the establishment of promotion and relegation in their football pyramid Football is the most popular sport in the world. It unifies, it can be played in any…