Definite Beckham and Blanco Effects... Will there be a Denilson effect?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by RfrancisR, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. RfrancisR

    RfrancisR Member+

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Orleans Diaspora
    At least in Dallas???

    What do you think?
  2. garnet&blackattack

    garnet&blackattack New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Columbia, SC
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's hard to say. The local media may jump on Denilson. But, unfortunately, Denilson isn't enough of an "icon" to attract national media attention. But, there will be a Denilson effect in the soccer community, obviously.

    That being said, any addition to the MLS is a good addition and can help the respectability and quality of the league. It's still an excellent signing, in my opinion.
  3. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    I think the bump would be in double digits...if that.
  5. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am just wondering when we will have a Wreckx N Effect

  6. EdsonArantes

    EdsonArantes Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Barra Brava
    ^ rep. I like the way you comb your hair...

    I think Denilson will be more of an Angel type DP...not so much huge impact on ticket sales, but on the field impact.
  7. FC Uptown

    FC Uptown New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    Have we forgotten about the "Reyna Effect"? :p:p
  8. drahnier

    drahnier Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Did Blanco really have any national effect in america?
    Denilson is roughly on the same level as Blanco in terms of international fame, probably higher actually because he was an absolutely spectacular player and really high-profile when he moved to europe.
    So people remember him, while Blanco is largely unknown.

    That's outside of the US though, over there Blanco might be bigger because of the mexicans.

    As for his on-pitch impact it might not be as big as you'd hope, considering that he never succeeded in europe and is apparently coming straight from the saudi-arabian league.
    He's been a constant underachiever.
  9. RfrancisR

    RfrancisR Member+

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Orleans Diaspora
    Well, attendance is up significantly in Chicago because of him, and he drew thousands fans on the road in Salt Lake. So, it's not as big as the Beckham effect but there most certainly is a noticeable effect.
  10. lawrenceterp

    lawrenceterp Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    I'm expecting, but hoping to be wrong, that he will not play at a high level. I'm also not sure he's really 29. I think this might turn out similar to Reyna in NY. I hope Dallas didn't pay too much for him.
  11. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexican-Americans are American, and they're all over the US.

    They're a h-uge demographic for Univision/Telefutura and Telemundo, and the attention he gets on those stations is insane.

    So... yes.
  12. dabes2

    dabes2 Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    I think the team has probably drawn an increase of roughly 5k per game, home and away, so far since he's been here. At $30/attendee (including food and parking), that's 150k+ per game which would be $4.5mm over a 30 game season. If $2.25 mm goes to the home team, that's about what they are paying him. That doesn't include anything for sponsorship or any impact on tv ratings, bonus games, playoffs, etc.
  13. SeventhRowScreamer

    Jan 26, 2007
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have a partner team in Curitiba, Brazil that have given a thumbs up on him. When Paranaense came to play in Frisco in March a large contingent of Brazilians showed up (probably 1000-2000). 1-2 thousand extra tickets sold a game at PHP is a big deal. Any area with Brasil fans will experience the "Denilson" effect.
  14. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder what kind of crowd Denilson will draw on the 15th @ New England.
  15. BobyOne

    BobyOne Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Coming to a physical therapist near you?"
  16. Ron86

    Ron86 Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FC Dallas is already a good team, If Denilson is healthy he can take them over the hump to Great. He can help them make a champioship run. This guy has great skills, Ricardihno with one more GEAR, and better vision.
  17. Mstars96

    Mstars96 Member

    Jul 13, 2003
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's a great player but he is not a star, I don't think it would have a great impact if he played for NYRB having such a huge brasilian population in the Harrison/Newark/Kearny area.
    Like JP Angel here, with maybe half a million Colombians in the area and as great as he is this year I don't think any Colombians are buying tickets to see him.
    It will make FCD better and that may help in the stands.
  18. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Like others have said, he'll have more of an impact on the field. It could translate to more butts in seats if he leads FCD to a championship, but they had a chance to win the Cup without him.
  19. Nic D in BIG D!

    Nic D in BIG D! New Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I know I'm going to see him. I've spent hours trying to pull off those fancy tricks he does. So, that's one Ticket! :p
  20. FCDallasDynamo

    FCDallasDynamo New Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    me 2...dat makes another ticket...anyother takers?
  21. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No effect, except maybe in NY & Boston.

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