Tired of all those ‘mainstream’ clubs? Want to wear a jersey nobody recognises? We have the perfect proposition for you…Become a shareholder and co-owner of Real Oviedo, Duh!
You were probably a Dortmund fan before they were cool, you’ve definitely got a St.Pauli jersey tucked away somewhere. You don’t buy new jerseys, pppft they’re for bozos, am I right? It’s all about those retro jerseys, eh. But now everyone likes Dortmund and retro jerseys are par for the course on match day. You need something more, you need the footballing hipster equivalent of a moustache like this.
What could possibly satisfy that niche requirement? Ideally they have to have the following ticked on the hipster checklist:
– Play in continental Europe, somewhere warm ideally.
– They can’t be in a top European league, that’s too mainstream maaaan.
– They need a compelling backstory. Some sort of history that’s cool to brag about.
– The team is going to need some famous footballing alumni who are held in high regard in football hipster circles.
Get all those ticked off and you have a perfect storm. A Hipster-geddon if you will. But what if such a club exists? No, impossible you say! Well no actually, and not only that, there’s a club that can not only satisfy those requirements but provide you with more, much more. A club that can make you a CO-OWNER.
The club in question is Real Oviedo, a team hailing from the city of Oviedo in Northern Spain.
Play in continental Europe, somewhere warm ideally
Real Oviedo currently play in Spain’s third division, Segunda B. But, and this is a big one, they’re currently on the cusp of promotion meaning you can jump on the Real Oviedo bandwagon before it’s too late.
They can’t be in a top European league, that’s too mainstream maaaan.
Be sure to watch the video above or the one below for a full breakdown of the Real Oviedo backstory. If you’re too lazy it can be boiled down to this. In 2012, Oviedo were on the brink of collapse. With their backs to the wall they got inventive, deciding to sell shares to anyone who wanted them for the price of €10.75 a share. The result, a massive outpouring of sympathy from the footballing world saw thousands of fans unite to keep the club alive.
They need a compelling backstory. Some sort of history that’s cool to brag about
And of course, if you’ve committed to the videos you’ll know that Michu, Mata and Santi Cazorla are all ex-players of the club. How much more hipster do you people need dammit.
team is going to need some famous footballing alumni who are held in high regard in football hipster circles.
But as promised, Real Oviedo are a side that can give you more than the standard hipster requirements. Three years on from there close shave with collapse, Real Oviedo are again offering shares to the general public. To purchase one simply head over to their beautifully designed website that puts most Premier League clubs to shame (Manchester United, we’re looking at you) and purchase a share for just €11.50.
And don’t fear, yes the site says shares aren’t available till the 20th May for new shareholders, but if you go right ahead and purchase one, they won’t stop you. Trust us, we’ve tried. So come and join the Pundit Arena team and other footballing hipsters around the world as co-owners of Real Oviedo. Plus, you get to update your LinkedIn/Twitter bio with the job title ‘Investor’, how cool is that?