Belfast Telegraph

Top footballers invest in Newry tech company

On the ball: Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right), who has invested in STATSports, takes on Robert Kenedy of Newcastle United
On the ball: Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right), who has invested in STATSports, takes on Robert Kenedy of Newcastle United

By Staff Reporter

Two Premier League footballers have invested seven figure sums into Newry sports tech firm STATsports.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling, who play for Liverpool and Manchester City, have become the first outsider investors, as well as global ambassadors, for the fast-growing wearable performance tracking and analysis company.

Both have come on board as the firm, which is valued at £200m, begins to market to consumers beyond the professional sports field.

Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain said "the sky is the limit" for STATSports, while Man City forward Sterling added that the firm's product portfolio "has huge potential".

STATSports said the investments mark a significant moment for the company and described it as a "ringing endorsement" for their plans.

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