In the field

Sander Westerveld: "You cannot just fly around the world and hope that you'll find a new talent"

20/06/18 | SciSports

In this item called ‘In the field’ we share insights from domain experts directly from the football industry. The content is all about user cases and interesting developments from the usage of data analytics in the world of football. This edition is with Sander Westerveld, player agent at World Soccer Consult and former goalkeeper of, among others, Liverpool, Real Sociedad and the Dutch national team.

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5 years of SciSports

14/06/18 | SciSports

I still can’t believe what happened in the past five years. We officially founded the company from our student house in Enschede back in 2013. Three (pretty naïve) friends with a passion to discover the world of football and big data thought that they were able to change the football industry. It all started with a dream. Our dream was to build the real-life version of the game Football Manager.

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Eintracht Frankfurt partners with SciSports and adds sports data analytics platform Insight to their recruitment process

13/06/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 13 June 2018 – Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt has chosen SciSports as partner for the player recruitment process. The winner of the DFB-Pokal 2017-18 use the SciSports Insight platform to cover more than 90,000 players around the world.

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Data Analysis

SciSkill Index insights of the World Cup 2018 selections

12/06/18 | SciSports

We dived into the SciSkill Index to have a look at the 735 players who will feature at the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Which players might surprise us because of their good shape in the last six months? Which potential stars will be present on the highest stage of world football? After reading this article you can say that you are ready and fully prepared to watch the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

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Wigan Athletic adds data intelligence platform Insight to their recruitment process for the coming seasons

08/06/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 8 June – English football club Wigan Athletic and data intelligence company SciSports agreed on a close collaboration. The newly-promoted club will use SciSports expertise and knowledge to compose a team that is ready to enter the Football League Championship.

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Data Analysis

Modern day object detection for football

06/06/18 | SciSports

At SciSports and BallJames, we are interested in real-time localization and tracking of football players and the ball using video footage. Deep learning based approaches have dramatically improved object detection in video images throughout the past few years. This is because of the availability of large datasets, as well as the effectiveness of convolutional networks to learn image features that represent objects in those images.

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Data Analysis

Highlighting The Jupiler Pro League & Eredivisie Champions

01/06/18 | SciSports

On the 15th of April PSV became Dutch champions for the 24th time in club history, while Club Brugge managed to become champion in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for the 15th time, since their foundation in 1891, on the 13th of May. We used our SciSkill Index to highlight the eleven players of both clubs who played most frequent during the 2017-2018 campaign.

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Data Analysis

SciSkill Prognosis: Champions League 2018 Final

25/05/18 | SciSports

The NSK Olimpiejsky is the stage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Real Madrid is able to write history once again as they can become the best team in Europe for three times in a row. Underdog Liverpool aims for a stunt after a great Champions League tournament. We used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the final!

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In the field

Kees Ploegsma: "Data analytics and human perceptions must go hand in hand"

23/05/18 | SciSports

In this item called ‘In the field’ we share insights from domain experts directly from the football industry. The content is all about user cases and interesting developments from the usage of data analytics in the world of football. This month we kick-off with Kees Ploegsma, agent at the Sports Entertainment Group (SEG). SEG’s Football department represents, among others, athletes like Dutch internationals Stefan de Vrij (Lazio Roma), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon) and Daley Blind (Manchester United).

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Data Analysis

SciSkill Prognosis: Europa League 2018 final

16/05/18 | SciSports

This evening Parc Olympique Lyonnais will be the stage of the Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atlético de Madrid. Marseille is the first French club to reach the final since the ’03-’04 season (Olympique de Marseille lost 2-0 against Valencia back then). After losing two Champions League finals in the last five years Atlético will do their best to win the Europa League again like they did in the ’11-’12 season with their 3-0 victory over Athletic Club Bilbao. We used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the Europa League final!

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Science supporting 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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