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Footbal legend Cristiano Ronaldo invests in new tech

When we think about investing into new technologies, we usually think of different companies and forward-thinking entrepreneurs that pour some excess cash into something with high potential.

We rarely say: “Technology? Ah yes, that’s what football players invest into”. But as it turns out, some of the greatest names in modern football have invested in new technologies, including one of the greatest players to walk the Earth, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The double Ballon d’Or winner, and Real Madrid star player has invested an undisclosed amount of money into Mobbito, Sport Techie (opens in new tab) says in a report.

Mobbito is a Portugese app that allows users to create teams and get awarded by interacting with local businesses, similar to the popular app Foursquare.

“It’s a lot like becoming the mayor on Foursquare, but a Mobitto ambassador has to do more than just check in: he has to be a paying customer or refer paying customers, said Jose Simons, CEO of Mobito. “We don’t want to overuse him [Ronaldo]. We don’t want people to use Mobitto because he’s involved in it.”

In another club, Ronaldo’s biggest rival Barcelona, another living football legend called Andres Iniesta, or should I call him Andres Investa. Iniesta has invested in FirstV1sion, a body mounted video camera. The camera was created to enhance broadcasting by provide viewers an angle from the point of view of the players.

Other players are involved heavily in supporting new technologies, including England legend Michael Owen, as well as retired French player Louis Saha. None of these apps have yet made it into the mainstream, but having such a support can never be a bad thing.

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Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.