Football transfer rumour website wins international technology award

Posted 17th May 2017

Football Whispers, the world’s first transfer predictor that puts science behind the rumour, last week was awarded with Outstanding Start-Up at the prestigious Sports Technology Awards.

Based in Milton Keynes, the 28-strong Football Whispers team have developed the website and app from concept to two million users per month in less than two years. Launched to assess the validity of transfer rumours using a unique algorithm, Football Whispers not only ranks transfer rumours with its FW Index, but also powers content for media giants Sky Sports, ESPN and The Sun.

The Sports Technology Awards attract entries from over 30 countries, representing around 70 sports and over 100 brands across 19 award categories. The event was hosted by Mark Chapman, one of the country’s best-known broadcasters and presenter of the BBC’s Match of the Day 2.

Against stiff competition across the sports technology sector, Football Whispers was presented with its award for Outstanding Start-Up by the legendary boxer Barry McGuigan, and was also shortlisted in the Best Technology for Fan Engagement category, narrowly missing out to NBA.

Vivion Cox, CEO, commented: “We feel proud and privileged to have won such an esteemed award. Nominations were from across the globe and the other companies in the shortlist were exceptional so we were really surprised to win.

“Our team has grown considerably at Football Whispers over the past 12 months and the passion from within the team to make a great sports tech company hits new levels daily, so this award really means so much to everyone at Football Whispers.”