Prince Royce’s health secret isn't any secret: he loves sports activities! After having a “great time” working the Miami Half Marathon over the weekend, Royce introduced on Monday morning (Jan. 28) that he’s the crew proprietor in a model new soccer league, Billboard can solely reveal.
The Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) — the primary skilled sports activities league the place followers are in cost, from designing the logos to calling performs in real-time — introduced on Monday that the bachata crooner has develop into the primary music star to personal a crew. Royce will even be serving as celeb “Fan Captain” for his franchise, working alongside his squad’s followers to create the model, voice, and character of his respective crew.
“I’m a soccer fan and have all the time dreamt of proudly owning a sports activities crew,” Royce mentioned in a press release. “The proven fact that the FCFL combines sports activities with tech and gaming makes it the proper league for me. I really like every part about it, and it’s superior that followers can actually take part and be a part of the sport in a method they've by no means skilled earlier than.”
In addition to Royce, the FCFL beforehand named NFL Super Bowl champions Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman as crew homeowners, with extra crew homeowners and fan captains to be introduced within the coming weeks.
FCFL Co-Founder and CEO, Sohrob Farudi added: “Prince Royce is precisely the kind of proprietor we're in search of within the FCFL. He shouldn't be solely a megastar with a vastly engaged digital fan base, he’s additionally a passionate soccer fan and gamer. I’m excited to see how he and his followers form his franchise over the approaching months.”
The inaugural FCFL season kicks off in June 2019 with all eight groups primarily based in a single location. FCFL followers will be part of a crew led by their favourite crew proprietor.