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ESPNsoccernet is a website that provides comprehensive coverage of world football . Complete football information includes scores, statistics, and features of worldwide football.

History

The website was established by father and son team of Greg and Tom Hadfield in 1995, initially providing live score updates, tables and news articles. Greg at that time worked for the Daily Mail and in order to gain capital effectively rescinded ownership of the site to his bosses in return for £40,000 and a revenue sharing scheme.

In 1999, Buena Vista Internet Group (BVIG) acquired a controlling interest of 60 per cent in Soccernet from the Daily Mail and General Trust for £15m. It has since put additional features such as providing breaking news, match results, statistics and analysis for not only the leagues in England and Scotland but also for the rest of Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. It is the world's most popular football site with more than 100 million page views per month.

ESPNsoccernet.com enjoyed record success in 2006, with more than 30 percent growth in unique users. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the site averaged more than 9.5 million page views per day, peaking with more than 14 million page views on June 22, a new record for daily traffic to the site.

ESPN Soccernet Sportscenter is a daily show that wraps up action in the soccer world for the day. The show can be watched on Soccernet's video player in the top right corner of the site, Soccernet Sportscenter also features on ESPN International's English speaking stations during commercial breaks as well as a similar Sportcenter dedicated to cricket in CricInfo Sportscenter. Soccernet and CricInfo Sportscenter is produced by ESPN International in Bristolmarker, Connecticutmarker, USAmarker.

Key features

Some of Soccernet's key features are a premium fantasy game and a twice weekly podcast hosted by Adriano Russo, Dan Mason and Jonathan Harris-Bass, as well as video content and features. For the first time ever ESPNsoccernet.com (in the US and Australia) is offering live coverage of all 125 UEFA Champions League matches via online pay-per-view, with each match available for $9.95 per match.

Regular contributors

Some regular contributors to Soccernet include: Phil Ball, Derek Rae, Tommy Smyth, Shaka Hislop, Roberto Gotta, Ernst Bouwes, Dale Johnson, Chris Murphy, Dom Raynor, John Brewin, Jon Carter, Kevin Palmer, Norman Hubbard, Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger, Richard Jolly, Alice Munro, Jen Chang, Eduardo Alvarez, Andy Brassell, Andy Moir, Nick Bidwell, Kevin Palmer.

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