One of the most celebrated rising stars in British football, Harvey Elliott recently announced his partnership with Playermaker. Elliott is no stranger to Playermaker’s technology, as he’s been using the wearable football boot tracker since way back in 2018 when he was at Fulham Academy. Following his stratospheric rise to fame, Elliott is using his collaboration with the brand to promote the benefits it has on his game. Playermaker chose him as an ambassador because of his talent and passion, but also his interest in using technology to measure football player stats and improve his skills.
Harvey Elliott Age, Stats, and Career So Far
Harvey Elliott made his debut with Fulham in 2018 before he’d even turned 16 years old, making him the youngest footballer to ever play in the EFL Cup. Just after he turned 16, he once again broke records by becoming the youngest player in the Premier League. Elliott grew up supporting Liverpool, and after spending a year at Fulham he moved to play for Liverpool in 2019; continuing his streak of firsts, he became the youngest ever player to start for the team at Anfield. In 2020, he went on loan to Blackburn Rovers, where he was awarded goal of the season before returning to Liverpool in 2021 and making his Champions League debut in February 2022.
Elliott’s Injury and Rehabilitation
In September 2021, Elliott suffered a devastating ankle injury. During a match against Leeds United, his ankle was dislocated and he had to be stretchered off the pitch with oxygen amid worried fans watching on. It could have been a career-ending injury, but after surgery he completed an intensive rehabilitation program, and by January he was back in full training. By February 2022, only five months after the injury, he was back on the pitch in a match against Cardiff – where he scored, and Liverpool won. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called Harvey Elliott’s injury then miraculous return to the game a ‘fairytale’, and he has continued to impress since his recovery. Elliott has praised the Playermaker kit for providing him with key insights and measurements that showed him how he was progressing after his ankle surgery, with all of his player data being stored and displayed on the Playermaker app. In interviews he has talked about his long-standing admiration for the brand, and how using a football tracker has helped him during his injury rehabilitation.
Incorporating a Football Performance Tracker Into Elliott’s Game
With Harvey Elliott now an ambassador for Playermaker, he has been sharing how their football player tracker helps to improve his game and how he finds it a motivating tool during training. When you slip Playermaker’s device over each football boot, game data is immediately recorded and uploaded to the app. Pro players like Elliott use a wearable footwear performance tracker to monitor their skills and variables, such as how often they use their right or left leg, sprint distance and overall distance covered, touches, ball releases, possessions, and top speed. The more information players have about the game, the more they can improve their performance, by highlighting and strengthening weaker areas. All the data stored by performance trackers can be shared with a coach to help create a training plan, or a manager who can assess their team as a whole. It can also help with injury risk monitoring with its advanced gait analysis, which reduces leg fatigue and unbalanced running patterns.
The History of Playermaker
As well as collaborating with Harvey Elliott, Playermaker have worked with over 200 elite soccer academies, teams, coaches, and players, including James Tavernier, Jordan O’Brien, and Stevenage F.C. Playermaker was founded in 2019 and is the fastest-growing footwear performance platform in the world, with offices in London, Florida, and Tel Aviv.
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