13/08/18 | SciSports
The performances of individual football players in games are hard to quantify due to the low-scoring nature of football. However, football analytics researchers and enthusiasts alike have proposed several performance metrics for individual players in recent years. Although the majority of these metrics focuses on measuring the quality of shots using expected-goals models, there has been an increasing interest in quantifying other types of individual player actions as well. In this blog, we introduce a novel approach to measure football players' on-the-ball contributions from passes during games.Read more
10/08/18 | SciSports
The premier league will start this weekend and the summer transfer window closed already, the first of the big 5-competitions in Europe. In this blog SciSports describes the most interesting transfers in the Premier League from the perspective of the SciSkill Index.Read more
Premier League club Huddersfield Town will work with SciSports and adds sports data analytics platform Insight to their recruitment process
07/08/18 | SciSports
Enschede, 7 August 2018 – Premier League club Huddersfield Town and Dutch data-intelligence company SciSports will cooperate on the player recruitment process. The number sixteen of last Premier League season gets access to the SciSports Insight platform to cover more than 90,000 players around the world.
11/07/18 | SciSports
In this blogpost we take a look behind-the-scenes with one of SciSports' developers, Coen Hallie. Coen works on the second generation of SciSports' Insight platform and is specialised in producing complex user-friendly visualisations for data analytics modules.Read more
05/07/18 | SciSports
During each tournament several players are shining. The World Cup 2018 is no exception. In this post we give you an exclusive insight into one of the dedicated and decision supporting reports of SciSports’ Datascouting team: the PlayerClub Report. We composed such a report for highly praised Mexican winger Hirving Lozano to determine his best next step.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.