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.
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 yearly assigned 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
28/08/17 | SciSports
Since we launched our SciSkill Index in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were always battling for the number one position as most influential player in the world. Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo on the list earlier this year. After breaking the record for highest transfer fee a few weeks ago, it is once again Neymar-time. At the age of just 25, Neymar reaches the number one spot on our SciSkill Index for the first time. This is also the first time neither Ronaldo nor Messi are the list leaders.
24/08/17 | SciSports
Only seven days to go. The clock is ticking and even though many competitions already started, the transfer window is still on full speed. Maybe Bryan Adams and Kid Rock might disagree, but the summer of 2017 is way more exciting than the summers of ‘69 or ‘89. Our Datascouts supported clubs in the decision process of over forty transfers. Our Intelligence department launched our new web platform Insight at over sixty clubs in seventeen countries. We installed our patented BallJames system in one of the biggest football stadiums in the world and that made us the first company ever to fully-automatically track a Premier League match in 3D.Read more
14/08/17 | SciSports
SciSports is constantly focused on providing the best services for its clients. Whether it’s looking for the best potential new club for a player or providing an in-depth analysis of an upcoming opponent, we always aim to help our partners reach a higher level. Recently, three of our clients discussed the (positive) role SciSports played in their daily work.Read more