Firstbeat Sports Joins Forces with Gpexe and Empoli Football Club to Optimize Performance and Recovery

Tanja WarwickDigital Content Specialist

Oct 20 2022 in News

Sports Coaching

Firstbeat is delighted to announce its partnership with gpexe and Empoli Football Club to optimize their player training, performance and recovery for their First and Academy teams.

Empoli Football Club has a long history spanning more than 100 years and was founded in the summer of 1920. Particular attention to the research and growth of young players has always set Empoli apart from other Italian teams, developing countless homegrown players and coaches who have gone on to play for the national team as well as bigger Italian clubs.

On the partnership, Firstbeat Sports Manager Matteo Viazzo says:

“I’m really proud that Empoli FC and its staff have chosen to use Firstbeat Sports Premium in order to monitor the training load and the recovery of their players, both for the First Team and the Academy.

Together with gpexe, this partnership shows Empoli’s commitment to optimizing performance and tracking player development. Particularly for the Academy, Firstbeat Sports helps players to reach their full potential by teaching them how to listen to their bodies. We’re excited to play our part by supporting them to reach their goals for this and future seasons.”

To date, Empoli has taken part in 15 Serie A and 24 Serie B Italian Football League championships, and also qualified for the UEFA Cup 2007/2008 championship. Firstbeat and gpexe are excited to continue supporting Empoli  on their journey over the upcoming seasons.

Valerio Roberti, CEO at gpexe, says:

“It is a great pleasure to see Empoli FC, starting from the First Team to Primavera and Youth Teams, join gpexe again. For us, it means not only welcoming a historical club but also a curious and open-minded staff. In particular, we gladly carry on a long-lasting relationship of respect and trust, consolidated over time, with our two friends Fabio Trentin and Rocco Perrotta. Together with Firstbeat, we will do our best to support Empoli on this Serie A journey!”

For Empoli, the partnership with Firstbeat and gpexe means they can utilize innovative world-leading technology to improve their team’s performance and continue to develop their young homegrown talent.

Empoli Fitness Coaches Rocco Perrotta and Fabio Trentin stated:

“We are delighted about this partnership with two leading companies in the sector. We have always been attentive to innovation and new technologies to optimize the performance of our athletes. With gpexe and Firstbeat we have found partners who satisfy our requests, as well as stimulate us in the search for new methodologies, in order to improve the performance of the team and carry out work of the highest quality”.


About Firstbeat: Firstbeat provides advanced performance analytics for over 1,000 sports teams around the world. Firstbeat Sports is a single-platform athlete-monitoring solution that provides data on training load, intensity, fitness, performance readiness, stress, and recovery to optimize performance, reduce injury risk and fast-track athlete development.

About gpexe: Exelio’s vision is to disclose what hasn’t been revealed yet around sports performance analysis. The team is guided by accuracy and scientific rigor and committed to keeping gpexe one step ahead. The technology is enhanced to get the most accurate data, the software to develop innovative and distinctive metrics for indoor and outdoor team sports, with the aim to guide each professional staff throughout a smart decisional process.

About Empoli: Empoli is an Italian football club with a history of more than 100 years. It represents a city of about 50,000 inhabitants, a sort of David against the many Goliaths of Italian football, with the small blue shirt wearing club called to fight against the giants. Since 1991, President Fabrizio Corsi has been at the helm of the association, who are seen as role models in the youth football sector, being a talent pool for players and coaches, who often start their careers at Empoli before joining bigger Italian football clubs.

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Tanja Warwick Digital Content Specialist

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