Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling invest in STATSports

Premier League footballers Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have each invested £1m into Irish wearable sports tech company STATSports, according to Forbes.

The pair are rivals in this year’s Premier League title race, which is set to go down to the wire with only three weeks of the campaign left go. Off the pitch, however, the two are investing in a company which is something of a point in common: both men use the technology in daily training sessions with both club and country.

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STATSports supply wearable trackers that uses GPS technology to provide a range of insights to elite athletes at a range of clubs and leagues who have partnered with the Newry-based company. Along with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and England, the tech is also used in a variety of other sports such as rugby union.

Sterling and Oxlade-Chamberlain will also become global ambassadors for the company as part of their investment, and as wearable fitness trackers become more mainstream the company could look to the personal fitness market.

Oxlade-Chamberlain said, “I have chosen STATSports above all potential investments. It’s a brand and product I have known and trusted for the last 10 years of my footballing career. Working with STATSports at Southampton, Arsenal, Liverpool and with England, I know this is the best product on the market by far.”

Sterling added, “I use STATSports technology every single day for both City and England and have done for years, so I know how valuable it is for getting the best out of me for the team. STATSports has already made a big name for itself in the elite game but it’s clear to me that there is huge potential for the technology and that is why I’ve invested.

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