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YANNIS GOLD // ATLETICO PARIS

Creator Series  introduces the individuals who are using their inspiration and talent to push football culture forward. Yannis Gold and Atletico Paris were founding partners of Paris' Le Ballon football league, as well as its most successful.   How did the team come together? In 2013, Instagram has seen the emergence of a movement in football culture. New leagues were created around the world. In Paris, Le Ballon football league was the first and it give Atletico Paris the opportunity to be involved in a league. My dream was to create a real simulation of Football Manager & FIFA games. My intention was to recruit players who want to live professional football moments. We add imagination to our game to shape a premium motivational...

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JACK WHELAN // LE BALLON FC

Creator Series introduces the individuals who are using their inspiration and talent to push football culture forward. The brains behind Paris tournament Le Ballon, Jack Whelan has arguably built the most aesthetically-pleasing league in the game, with every match-day bringing a clash of creativity.  How did you get the idea for the league? The inspirations behind the league have got to be the early iterations of the adidas Fanatic in New York City and elsewhere, as well as teams like Soho Warriors, Chinatown Soccer Club, Gastown FC (of which I was a part) and Nowhere FC. We were all trying to live football differently, but each in our own unique way. After our bar which we founded for the World Cup in 2014, we saw that there was...

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NAM KUNN // BLED FC

Creator Series introduces the individuals who are using their inspiration and talent to push football culture forward. A Paris-based graphic designer, with roots in Vietnam, Nam Kunn is the founder of Le Ballon's Bled FC. The club is a collective of creatives, across formats and disciplines, who have toured and told the story of Southeast Asia's rich football culture. When did you first get into football? I’m a kid of France 98, the world cup in France were the first football event I’ve seen on TV.But I really got into football in 2000 when PSG bought back Nicolas Anelka as symbol to a team project named « Banlieue » made by players from Parisian suburbs, it didn’t work… How would you describe football culture...

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