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Luís Figo took the stage at the Web Summit in his native Portugal and launched an app for Dream Football, a platform that the retired player says will help unknown football players get noticed by some of the top clubs. of the world.
Figo, co-founder of Dream Football, unveiled apps for Android and iOS that will enable real-time recording from a mobile phone with a camera, editing and downloading of landmark videos for young people seeking to share their videos and get evaluated.
The 10 most viewed videos of the week are reviewed by the professional Dream Football team, and the rating reports are then posted online along with the player’s profile. Figo then selects his three best videos and publishes his own review. Clubs that have partnered with Dream Football can then experience a talent that may not have been discovered before.
“Here we are launching the new app which we believe can create more conditions for children who are not in the normal scout cycle, that they can follow their dreams and make their dreams come true through us,” Figo said. last month in Lisbon.
“Of course, when you record your video and add the best part, it doesn’t already mean you’re going to be a professional soccer player, but you are following your dream, and we are creating this tool that allows talent not to be left behind.
Figo said it was a priority that the app be “as easy as possible to use”, and that it also be free. He noted that the app facilitates the discovery of new talent even if the amateur player is from Australia, the United States, Japan or Africa and is not associated with a federation or does not play in front of scouts.
“I was at that time when I was young,” Figo said of his dream of a football career. “And if we can create as many tools as possible for children to achieve this goal, we have to be happy.”