No. 43

How many Footballers Can Say They Have a Patent?

Maximilian Beister, who plays for German Bundesliga side Hamburg, has gone against the trend of most footballers who spend their spare time with dozens of beautiful women, driving fast cars or playing computer games.

Beister has been granted a European Patent for his invention, the Snaxcup. It was designed as a result of a trip to the cinema where Beister was struggling to carry his food and drink and get his ticket out of his pocket.

The design consists of a cup, which acts as the handle, with a bowl/plate attached to the top. To see a picture of the Snaxcup, please follow this link.

4000 prototype units have been made and will be used at Hamburg’s match this weekend and if they’re well received, he also plans to test them at local cinemas too.