Sweden-based football gaming startup GOALS has raised $15 million in a new funding round led by Northzone, with participation from Creandum and existing investors.
Founded in 2018, GOALS aims to create the world’s first football game that uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The game will allow players to buy, sell, or trade player cards that represent real-life footballers.
The game is still in development, but the team has already secured licenses from major football clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and AS Roma.
The new funding will be used to continue developing the game, and to expand the team.
“The potential in NFTs is huge, and we believe that GOALS has the potential to become the ultimate football trading card game,” said Northzone partner Markus Durrant.
“We’re excited to continue working with the team as they build out the game and bring it to more football fans around the world.”
GOALS is not the only company looking to tap into the burgeoning NFT market. Recently, another Swedish startup, Sorare, raised $50 million to launch a similar football trading card game.
With big names like Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus already on board, GOALS looks well positioned to compete in the growing NFT gaming space.