If you want to know all about the lifestyles of the rich and famous footballers a new app called OTRO has promised to give you access to the latest news and more about 17 superstars past and present including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar.
The new platform, which has earned comparisons with Spotify, offers supporters across the globe an unprecedented view into their heroes’ lives thank to videos, photos, and more, in nine languages across 200 countries.
Whether you want to get Benjamin Mendy’s incredible social posts in one place, a documentary on Luis Suarez’s shooting skills, or an insight into the family who have inspired England striker Toni Duggan you can get it all on OTRO – ‘Our Other Club’.
Superstars are also getting involved with fun challenges, including a slot-car race and much more as the 23 Capital funded venture looks to capture the attention of fans around the world.
It is a premium service, costing users £3.99 a month, which also offers content like exclusive interviews, live Q&As, documentaries, and live chats.
OTRO's 17 superstars
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
- David Beckham
- Zinedine Zidane
- James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich, on loan from Real Madrid)
- Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
- Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
- Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)
- Lieke Martens (Barcelona Femeni)
- David Luiz (Chelsea)
- Dele Alli (Tottenham)
- Eric Cantona
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- Isco (Real Madrid)
- Toni Duggan (Barcelona Femeni)
- Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)
- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)
You can, though, sign up for free but will only get the basics from OTRO – and who wants to miss out on Zizou’s latest holiday snaps before he inevitably takes the Manchester United job from Jose Mourinho?
Our Other Club’s attempt to give a behind the scenes glance at the world’s top superstars, and Romelu Lukaku, is certain to attract plenty of attention but it’s pay model is likely to put off most casual users.
But more current and former stars are likely to join their cast in the coming weeks and months with plenty exclusive stories and interview to keep the content rolling out.
Jeremy Dale, CEO of OTRO, explained the move: “Football fans all over the world want a deeper connection with their heroes and this is where OTRO comes in. Our line-up of players is beyond even my wildest dreams and I know that fans are going to love them coming together to form one club where they share their stories.
“We’ve specifically designed OTRO to be a community where members and players engage directly. These players are the founding members of OTRO and they are now inviting their fans to join their other club.”
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He added: “There’s billions of people on the planet who love football, and there are billions of people who love their heroes from the football world. People see what the footballers do from about 20 different camera angles while they’re on the pitch, but they don’t really know who they are as people. So what we want to show is the other side of those players’ lives.
“So OTRO means ‘other’, and this is their ‘other club’. They may play for Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City or Barcelona or whatever team you want to talk about, but this is their other club. They’ve all come together to create this club for their fans, and it’s a club where they show their other side, so that’s what we’re trying to do.”