~ As part of the partnership, Paytm First Games will appear on the back of the FC Goa shirt ~
Goa, November, 2020: FC Goa is delighted to announce a one-year partnership with Paytm First Games, who have become the latest member of the Gaur family, coming on board as Associate Sponsors of the club for the 2020/21 season of the Hero Indian Super League.
As part of the partnership, Paytm First Games will appear on the back of the FC Goa shirt for the entirety of the ISL season.
Paytm First Games is an all-in-one app made by Paytm for people who love Sports, Card Games, Tournaments and everything entertainment. Handcrafted by Paytm, the app comes with Paytm’s Seal of Trust. The app has over 300 games on offer with an 8-crore strong gaming community already on the app. And by associating with current ISL League Winners’ Shield holders FC Goa, Paytm First Games are set for a foray into the country's growing football fanbase as the 2020-21 ISL extravaganza gets underway.
Aditya Datta, FC Goa’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “We are proud to partner with Paytm First Games. Both of the brands are aligned in the fact that sport and sports fans are the primary focus. FC Goa and Paytm have created a niche for being the leading names in our respective fields. In the ever-evolving digital world of today, this partnership offers up a number of opportunities for collaborations and is one that will help both of us grow.
Sudhanshu Gupta, COO- Paytm First Games said, "We are happy to partner with FC Goa, one of the best teams in ISL. The team has been an inspiration with their leadership in promoting football in the state of Goa and giving young footballers an opportunity to compete with the best players in the country. With this association, we want to strengthen our commitment to live sports in the country and also helping in promoting aspiring players."
About FC Goa
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and is the current holder of the Super Cup. Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistent teams in the ISL - reaching 3 semi-finals and 2 finals in 6 seasons.
In Season 2019/20, the club won the Hero ISL League Winners Shield, by finishing top of the table in the league stages and became the first-ever club from India to qualify for the group stages of the AFC Champions League. The Gaurs are also the only ISL side to win more than 50 games and score more than 200 goals.
Co-owned by Mr Jaydev Mody, Mr Akshay Tandon and Mr Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of Indian few Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. It’s U14, U16, U18 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and nationally. The system has produced recognizable talents like Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello and many more. The Gaurs are also the Champions of the GFA U20 & GFA U18 Leagues and the winners of the Goa Professional League in 2018/19.