The FIFA World Cup 2014 may be around the corner but for many fans football fever lasts all year round. The sport has a large fan following in the region with people supporting various leagues and teams not just locally but also internationally. For that reason it’s not surprising that banks in Saudi Arabia have designed special football credit cards with specific benefits aiming to attract football lovers. Below are a few of the options available in the market.

Football credit cards for diehard fans

Bank Al Jazira Football Cards

Benefits: Bank Al Jazira offers customers a wide variety of football cards. The range of cards are named Nadeek and are especially designed to support selected clubs. As a customer, you have seven different options to choose from which include al Fateh FC Credit Card, Al Nassr FC Credit Card, Al Ittihad Credit Card and more.

By applying for these credit cards, you can help support your favorite club as they will receive SR 50 with every successful application. This amount is a percentage of your issuing fee. In fact every time you make a retail purchase using your Nadeek Credit Card, your club will get a percentage of your purchase.

Besides financial rewards for your favorite football clubs, Nadeek Credit Cards also comes with additional benefits such an enrollment into a rewards program. Every time you spend using your card, you earn points which can later be redeemed for cash rewards. Cardholders of Nadeek can also avail of emergency cash service while traveling, cash transfers from their cards into their accounts and free supplementary cards.

Be aware: You will have to pay an annual fee of SR 350 and there is a minimum salary requirement of SR 2000 to apply for this card. There is also a monthly profit margin of 2.20%

Samba FC Barcelona Credit Card

Benefits: The Samba FC Barcelona Credit Card is specially designed for diehard fans with players such as Messi displayed on the front of the card. Customers earn Samba Goals with each purchase and can redeem these points for official merchandise at the FCB Megastore or FCB Online Store. Beside points, cardholders get special discounts on product purchases for these stores. You also enter a draw every season to win a trip to Camp Nou. Additional benefits include VIP airport lounge access in the Middle East.

Be aware: Your credit limit will determine if you can receive all the benefits that come along with this card. Customers also need to have a minimum of 250 Samba Goals before they can start redeeming them and a maximum of 5,000 Samba Goals can be earned in the whole year.