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Futboljobs, the ‘Linkedin of soccer’, points to the United States after landing in Mexico

FutbolJobs, the football employment portal grows abroad. The Spanish platform, born in 2013 at the hands of Valentín Botella seeks to open a


FutbolJobs, the football employment portal grows abroad. The Spanish platform, born in 2013 at the hands of Valentín Botella seeks to open a new headquarters in the United States after landing last year in Mexico.

The company, which has more than 150,000 users spread over 160 countries, invoice around 700,000 euros per year, a figure that is expected to double before 2024. The main amount of the company’s income comes from subscriptions to the platform: with a monthly subscription of nine euros and an annual one of 84 euros, the platform promotes nearly 300 new jobs in the football sector each year, as indicated by its founder and CEO, Valentín Botella, to Palco23.

FutbolJobs too has created a stage for professional players, to be held in Madrid in 2023, after holding a first edition last year in Alicante. In this event, which will last two weeks, players from all over the world will try to demonstrate their skills before scouts and scouts and, once finished, the most outstanding will be transferred to professional clubs.

The company, controlled by Valentín Botella and his family, has six direct and eight indirect employees in Spain. Their modes of operation It consists of allowing different professionals to register in the employment portal, so that the clubs that require a player, a physiotherapist or a marketing manager can choose between the users. FutbolJobs, which has been operating for nine years, has closed the last year in profit.

company revenue they do not come from commissions, but simply from user subscriptions. “We are neither a soccer player agency nor do we represent them, we only put the job seeker and the club in contact,” says Botella. “For example, if a team is looking for a striker, we screen them from among all our subscribers, and we show them the thirty that best fit their philosophy of play or their professional category,” adds the manager.

Likewise, in recent years FutbolJobs has carried out courses with sports institutions, among which are the Real Madrid University School, LaLiga Business School or the Johan Cruyff Institute. Now, the company’s objective is to find new partners to carry out more workshops and training courses, this time in the international field, taking advantage of its landing in Mexico and with the opening of the headquarters in the United States between eyebrows.