Global Icon to endorse popular football manager game worldwide
Nordeus, publisher of the most popular* sports video game in the world, Top Eleven, announced today that Real Madrid’s head coach, José Mourinho, has been chosen for the cover of Nordeus’s Top Eleven – Be a Football Manager video game. Regarded by many as the best football coach of all time, holder of more than 20 titles, including UEFA Champions league and UEFA Cup, and bearer of the 150 unbeaten home league matches record, Mourinho will be the center-piece of global promotional campaigns for the game, Top Eleven game cover and other marketing activities. Furthermore, the famous Portuguese football expert will serve as a coach for new players in the tutorial mode and give advice to novice managers worldwide.
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, or simply José Mourinho, was born on 26 January 1963. He started out as a player, but eventually switched to management. After working as an assistant manager he began focusing on coaching. After brief and successful periods at Benfica and Uniao de Leiria, he went to Porto in 2002 as head coach, winning Primeria Liga, Taca de Portugal, UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. The following year, he moved to Chelsea and won the Premier league, League Cup and FA Cup. In 2008, he signed with Internazionale, and won Supercoppa Italiana, Seria A title and UEFA Champions league. After receiving FIFA Ballon d’Or Best Coach Award in 2010 he signed with Real Madrid, winning Copa del Ray and La Liga. He is also well known for the record of 150 unbeaten home league matches with Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid between 2002 and 2011. Mourinho also received numerous awards such as the UEFA Manager of the Year (2002, 2003), FIFA World Coach of the Year (2010), ISPA Best Manager in the World (2010), Serie A Manager of the Year (2009, 2010) but also Rock star of the Year (2011) and Most Influential Men (2010).
“Top Eleven is really impressive and includes many elements that I have seen and lived throughout my career,” says José Mourinho. “I’m excited to collaborate with Nordeus. Top Eleven really brings sense of team management to players worldwide. Options this game has up its sleeve have not been seen even in more complex titles for the PC, and multi-platform environment only further strengthens the role of a team leader and successful football manager”.
This contract with José Mourinho is just one of the many great moments for Top Eleven at the beginning of 2013. Top Eleven has also reached some new groundbreaking records in January and February. The Facebook page has passed the 6.000.000 fans mark and even more important, the number of monthly active users is close to 10.000.000, making Top Eleven the most successful sports video game* on Facebook. Besides FB, Top Eleven is available on Android and iOS mobile phones. Along with its complexity and advanced football manager features, one of the biggest advantages of Top Eleven is its cross-platform compatibility and unified gaming experience regardless of platform (PC or mobile phone systems).
“José Mourinho is the best and natural choice for Top Eleven, a game that urges players to be creative and dedicated, to have passion, a desire to win, love towards football and even sometimes non-standard methods of running the team.“, said Nikola Cavic, head of business development at Nordeus. “The agreement with José Mourinho is another confirmation of Top Eleven’s success and represents our constant strive for making the game more authentic and engaging for our players“.
José Mourinho will welcome new managers in-game starting March 21st, 2013.
For more information about Top Eleven visit www.topeleven.com.
For more information about Nordeus visit www.nordeus.eu.
*Based on the number of daily active users on Facebook according to AppStats.
Nordeus is a leading and award-winning European game developer, and officially the best European gaming start up of 2011. At Nordeus, our goal is to provide a seamless gaming experience to millions of people, regardless of the devices they are using. That is why we make online games that are free and accessible to a wide range of people. Every day, our team of more than 100 people in Belgrade puts all of their talent into making 5-star games. Every day, millions of people enjoy what we have created.
About Top Eleven:
Top Eleven is the most played online sports game in the world, with 10 million monthly and nearly 5 million daily users on Web, Android and iOS devices. Play in League, Cup, Champions League or friendly matches. Buy, sell and improve players. Build your own stadium and do what it takes to become a Professional Top Eleven Football Manager in a persistent player-vs-player environment. Watch live matches on your browser, Android or iOS device. Top Eleven offers a unified gaming experience regardless of platform.