Footballers around the world can now record and socialise their scored goals through a Nike Facebook app – the T90 Strike Counter. This initiative is launched in conjunction with the new Nike T90 Laser IV boot that is designed to deliver the ultimate power and precision for goal scorers.
The T90 Strike Counter allows players to input data about their goals such as a spot on the pitch where they scored from, the part of the net where the ball hit and the part of the boot that struck the ball. A 3D image can immediately be shared with friends or team mates. How cool is that?
As the goals roll in, Nike Football will host the conversation bringing pros and young players together in a celebration of the art of the perfect strike, no matter how it ends up in the back of the net. How many goals are volleys? How many are scored from inside the box? Scored with the right foot? Left? Outside of the boot? Top corner?
The app will also feature pro player commentary about memorable goals and what makes the perfect strike. CBF national team player Pato said, “A perfect strike depends on the moment within the game. How close to the goal I am, or which side of the field I receive the ball. The most important thing is hitting the back of the net. It’s great to score a spectacular goal, but a tap in is good, too, they all count.”
To support the launch of the T90 Strike Counter Facebook app, Nike has created a short film capturing the dynamic strikes of leading sharp shooters including Fernando Torres, Higuain, Pato and Wesley Sniejder. The film features strikes at goal that are rapidly captured and calculated using the strike counter 3D imaging. Slow motion graphics of intricate footwork and goal celebrations are set against a constantly escalating strike counter as shots fire in from all angles. To view the film and participate in the T90 Strike Counter app, visit www.facebook.com/nikefootball.