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For the love of football
Amateur soccer community and news website
languages German
operator FuPa GmbH
user 222,117 (as of January 2019)
Registration To use the community functions: Free registration
On-line 2006

FuPa - the regional soccer portal (formerly an acronym for Fußball Passau ) is a German internet portal dedicated to reporting from the German amateur classes. Originally, the four Lower Bavarian football districts Passau, Bayerwald, Straubing and Landshut were reported. In the meantime (as of March 2020) the reporting includes all national football associations as well as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Swiss football region of Zurich as the first two foreign regions. The portal was founded in 2006 by the amateur soccer player Michael Wagner. The operator is FuPa GmbH based in Fürstenstein .

Currently (as of March 2020) FuPa GmbH in Fürstenstein, whose managing directors are Michael Wagner and Sebastian Ziegert, has 18 employees and works with around 35 partners across Germany. The football portal FuPa.net recorded a total of 163.5 198.1 million in 2019. Visits with 1.44 billion clicks. The previous daily record (as of January 2019) is 1.07 million visits and 10.1 million clicks - on Sunday, September 9, 2018.


At the age of 16, Wagner founded his internet project for the Passau football district. He wanted to collect the most important news in a "basket" and make it accessible to everyone. But that was only possible if the clubs played along. And they did. The idea of ​​an interactive homepage from the A-Class to the regional league, lots of interesting facts about the clubs, the current table standings and player transfers - Wagner wanted to offer all of this to his "users" every day. The portal counted 75 visitors at the start. A hands-on portal was created by clubs for clubs, and the number of visitors rose steadily. Gradually, with the help of many voluntary authors, he succeeded in expanding the reporting to all of Lower Bavaria.

With current statistics, live tickers, photo galleries and match reports, the teams from the district class to the regional league are in the spotlight. Everyone can take part for free. More than 67,000 club administrators (as of January 2019) are already providing information to those interested in football and using the FuPa features for club work.

FuPa GmbH was founded in 2009.

On June 30, 2010, the project received the Grimme Online Award in the Information category. A short time later, FuPa took over the bayliga.de site , which attracted particular attention to the Bayernliga and the three Bavarian regional leagues. On January 20, 2011, in close cooperation with the Hierl & Müller GbR from Straubing, reporting was extended to include the Upper Palatinate football district.

In 2011, a cooperation with the Wochenblatt publishing group in Landshut for sports news was concluded.

In 2012 FuPa started an offensive in North Rhine-Westphalia. FuPa Niederrhein was launched in cooperation with RP online , one of the largest regional news portals in Germany. FuPa Sachsen-Anhalt went online almost at the same time. The cooperation with RP online is the first cooperation with a large publishing house for FuPa. According to FuPa, the merger has already given the portal good coverage developments. From the second half of 2012, Northern Hesse was also added.

In 2013, more publishers joined, and 15 new areas were added to the “FuPa family”. In September 2013, more than 30,000 registered page users, the so-called FuPaner, were already active. As of January 2019, there are already more than 222,117 registered FuPans.

In May 2014 a mobile version of fupa.net was published. After a test phase, every visitor with a mobile device was redirected to the mobile version of the website. During the development, FuPa placed particular emphasis on short loading times, small data packages and an intuitive basic navigation logic. "MeinFupa" was launched at the same time. The next big technical innovation: a personalized system. At “meinFupa”, each user can put together their own news channel, for example by favoring ( fupanizing ) players, clubs or leagues .

Since July 1, 2014, FuPa has been offering a bonus system for live ticker reporters. For every game ticked live, the reporter receives ten points, and two points for indoor tournaments. These points can be redeemed for various rewards.

For 2017, the annual turnover of FuPA was estimated at around 2 million euros and profits were generated from 2014.

Since January 2020, 7Sports of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group has been marketing FuPA's advertising together with its own offer YouSports, 11 + Media (Kick.tv) and the club network Anschlussor.

Individual evidence

  1. "In addition to the regional soccer portal fupa.net, which won the Grimme Online Award in 2010, another fast online company is now browsing the PNP district with Lokalnews.de." Passauer Neue Presse gets online competition: the Lokalnews.de portal starts with a small team in Passau. This also includes ten citizen reporters. , W&V February 24, 2011
  2. Grimme Online Award 2010: FuPa - the regional soccer portal
  3. a b Marc Bartl: "For the love of football": How FuPa founder Michael Wagner does business successfully , kress.de , December 20, 2017
  4. Advertisement paper invests in internet presence: The Landshuter Wochenblatt publishing group is expanding the portal for its Wochenblatt title in the course of a relaunch. , W&V, February 3, 2011
  5. Users can manage football clubs: Fupa.Net: A network for clubs in the region , hna.de, June 1, 2012
  6. FuPa Niederrhein on Facebook
  7. Marketing: of advertising close ranks in amateur sports , wuv.de , January 27 2020

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