SciSports Transfer Market

The January transfer window is closed

01/02/18 | SciSports

It was that time of the year again: the winter transfer window. A special period for all stakeholders in the industry and so are we. Although our services focus on supporting the recruitment process from the beginning to the end, it’s simply impossible to avoid last minute work and requests. Every transfer window is a busy but also very satisfying period for the company and our football minded employees.

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SciSports

How data and analytics supports decision making in the football industry

24/01/18 | SciSports

This morning CEO Giels Brouwer was featured in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant concerning the importance of data and Analytics in football and how data is able to support decisions in football and improve the level of players and clubs.

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Data Analysis Innovations

One pass is not the other: a data-driven overview of the most effective passers in European football

02/01/18 | SciSports

In this blog, we introduce a novel football metric that helps football clubs in their search for players who are expected to yield a positive contribution to the results of their matches. We focus on valuing passes since passes represent about 70 percent of all on-the-ball actions during a match. Our football metric assigns a value to each individual pass based on its effectiveness. A pass during an attack leading to a goal will generally receive a higher value than a pass during an attack not leading to a goal. Our machine learning-based approach leverages a large amount of historical match data to accurately value each pass.

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SciSports Data Analysis

Insight Special: Exploring Juventus’ 2018-2019 Centre Back Options

13/12/17 | SciSports

The summer of 2018 is perhaps the end of an era in which the big three Bonucci, Chiellini and Barzagli played for Italian powerhouse Juventus. After the departure of Bonnuci to AC Milan last summer, the contracts of both Chiellini and Barzagli will end in the summer of 2018 under current conditions. Of course, contract extension is still possible for the respectively 33 and 36 year old defenders. We decided to dive into our scouting platform ‘Insight’ to explore new centre back options for Juve. 

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SciSports Elected as Challenger of the Year 2017

08/12/17 | SciSports

Enschede, December 8 2017 – SciSports is honored to be elected as Challenger 2017 by prestigious Dutch business platform Sprout. The title is awarded each year to the most innovative and challenging company in the Netherlands. The 10th winner of the Challenger award was announced during the Challengernight in Amsterdam last night.

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SciSports Innovations

Product Update: New Features In Our Data-Driven Scouting Tool Insight

30/11/17 | SciSports

We are thrilled to announce five major updates in our Datascouting service ‘Insight’. Insight enables you to identify your next potential star with just a few clicks on the button. In November 2017 we provided our new release to our customers and demonstrate the new additions to lots of football related companies and people. From now it is applicable for any professional football organisation.

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5 new signings!

03/11/17 | SciSports

What a month it has been. While we usually search for the brightest talents for our partner clubs, we need the best at SciSports as well. I am delighted to present our new signings at SciSports in our never ending quest to become (or remain) the best sports analytics company in the world. In the past month Marijn Koetzier, Mark Vlutters and Dennis Roerdink joined BallJames, while Lotte Bransen and Ruben Kooijman joined SciSports Intelligence.

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Review: 1st Edition Of The 'Open Football Analytics Night'

01/11/17 | SciSports

Last Wednesday (25-10-2017) SciSports opened its office in Amersfoort to make the first edition of the 'Open Football Analytics Night' possible. Around forty football-minded people from all over The Netherlands attented the event to talk and hear about the latest developments in the football industry.

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Data Analysis

The Golden Boy 2017 Shortlist

22/09/17 | SciSports

Established in 2003 by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, thirty European football journalists vote for the Golden Boy, the award for the best player under the age of 21 in Europe. The award has been won by several now-superstars such as Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Agüero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013). We wrote about the first list of 98 nominees earlier this year and are back to analyze the last 25 names on Tuttosport's shortlist with our SciSkill Index.

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Data Analysis

Top 10 Potentials in the Swedish Allsvenskan

12/09/17 | SciSports

Sweden has proven itself as a country where talent gets the chance to fulfill their potential. Besides clubs from The Netherlands and Belgium, who have a proven track record of scouting in the Scandinavian countries, a lot of clubs from the big 5 countries, Russia and China joined the race for players from the Allsvenskan in the last few years. All looking for the next rising star who is able to develop to the levels of players like Victor Lindelöf and Emil Forsberg.

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Science serving football

SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.

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