2016 has been a busy year at CrowdScores, attracting over one-and-a-half million downloads from football fans around the globe. We have been the number one Sports app in over 20 countries on the App Store/Play Store and we intend to grow that figure and reach out to even more fans in 2017.
It is also the year where we have become a truly global football community, with users from over 200 countries worldwide coming together to share their passion for football on CrowdScores. Here’s a recap of our top highlights:
48,213 Live Matches
On an average month, we covered more than 4000 matches. In total we now cover 74 competitions from the English Premier League to the United Football League in the Philippines. The busiest month was in October, where we covered a staggering 5703 matches.
2015: 21,405 Live Matches
On average there were 2.40 goals scored per game. With 59 goals for club and country in 2016, Lionel Messi was solely responsible for 0.0005% of all goals!
2015: 53,980 Goals
393,516 Match Events
Match events can mean anything from a substitution to a yellow card, they’ve all got to be processed to provide detailed data.
2015: 232,773 Match Events
On average, each month, we aggregated 2,263,538 reports to provide you with the fastest and most accurate scores.
2015: 21,149,229 Reports
974,353 User Comments
Football fans love to share their opinions, and we give them the platform to do so. The most commented match of the year was El Clasico on December 3rd, with 6,256 comments, including 326 reacting to Sergio Ramos’ dramatic last minute equaliser.
2015: 65,110 User Comments
One of the most popular features we released last year has been user predictions. This gives users the chance to predict which team will win before kick-off. Here’s a little look at the top 5 games our users predicted on, and how many were actually correct!
1) Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid – 3rd December – 19,978 votes
Were CS users right? El Clasico rivalry splitted fans and only 11% correctly predicted a draw for this one.
2) Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund – 7th December – 9692 votes
Were CS users right? Fans sided with Real Madrid in this Champions League tie, and only 16% correctly predicted the points would be split.
3) Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid – 19th November – 8034 votes
Were CS users right? Yep! 57% of users correctly predicted Real Madrid would come out on top in the Madrid Derby.
4) Man City 1-3 Chelsea – 3rd December – 6235 votes
Were CS users right? The only Premier League game to feature on this list, and 42% of users correctly predicted Conte’s Blues would take home the three points.
5) Man City 3-1 Barcelona – 1st November – 6060 votes
Were CS users right? Only 19% predicted a win for Guardiola’s team against his former side, with the majority siding with Barcelona.
Of course, none of this progress would have happened without a dedicated team, who are committed to making CrowdScores the fastest and most accurate live scores app. Occasionally though, the work stops for a quick game of FIFA or a monthly social. Here are some of our snaps from the past 12 months:
The two worst FIFA players in the office going head-to-head
A round of mini-golf (we’ll be sticking to the day jobs)
Working hard at Google Play Playtime
Make sure you’re following us on Instagram for more snaps in 2017.
What 2017 Holds For CrowdScores…
We’re always working hard to improve the experience for our users. We plan to cover even more competitions and provide even faster data. We also plan to increase the gamification element, by giving users who send in accurate data from matches more recognition.
As ever, we value any feedback, and if there’s anything you would like to see added please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who uses CrowdScores as their go-to live scores app and participates in our growing community. Together, we can make 2017 our best year yet.
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