Alexis Ohanian, who happens to be not only Serena Williams’ husband but also Reddit founder, believes that through the Gloria app, the next Messi or Ronaldo can be scouted and identified. This app, which is now being backed by him, enables players from remote areas to showcase their talent through posting their training and statistics videos. It opens up the world of possibilities to those young footballers who want to take their talent to the next level.
Serena Williams’ husband is set to join the board of directors, and his priority will be to assist in building a reliable community feature for football enthusiasts. The app itself was developed by two Argentine entrepreneurs Matias Castello,32, and Victoire Cogevina,27. This idea came after meeting up in Silicon Valley, where they made their passion for soccer open.
What the Gloria app means to upcoming soccer players
The app is expected to get rid of corruption, which is very intense while scouting for fresh talents. Ms. Covegina, who, together with her mother, opened a sports agency witnessed this outrageous behavior that bars upcoming athletes from meeting their potential.
Players using the Gloria app will have to pay a subscription fee of $2.99. The app is already in use in Argentina, which is regarded as a hotbed of soccer talent. Speaking during the launch of this app. Ms. Covegina said, “We’re launching in Argentina because the best soccer in the world is here, and there’s a huge market.”
The company works hand in hand with Argentina’s Superliga that boasts of 24 teams inclusive of River Plate and Boca Juniors. Already, the app has picked up well with at least 10,000 players expressing their desire to use it.
The new app for football fans
“Over half of the world’s population is a fan of football, so the market is obviously massive. The promise of this app isn’t just to entertain football fans, but to surface the next generation of talent-male or female, no matter their connections or economic conditions,” said Mr. Ohanian.
According to Reuters, the company is valued at about $10m (£7.7m). Among other notable figures who are supporting this initiative include the head of Verizon Media Group, Guru Gowrappan, and Juventus Club board member Assia Graziolo-Venier.
This app is surely going to revolutionize the scouting aspect of football. A lot of loopholes that hinder upcoming soccer players from pursuing their careers are set to be curbed. It is just a matter of time before its impact becomes evident.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.10, the American played her last match on the 7th of September when she had to surrender to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.
Serena Williams’s best performance of this season was getting to the final in at the U.S. Open, Toronto and in Wimbledon.
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