French giant Olympique Lyonnais to be the next user of data intelligence platform Insight

19/09/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 19 September – Champions League contender Olympique Lyonnais and data intelligence company SciSports co-act in the recruitment process from now on. The 7 times French Champion is after Toulouse FC the second Ligue 1 club in a short time to start using SciSports’ services. A good indication of the growing importance of working with SciSports’ Insight platform in the land of the World Cup Champion.

Olympique Lyonnais will use SciSports online platform Insight to flag, compare and select interesting players from all over the globe. With SciSports Insight the club gets a complete, objective and statistical substantiated insights of more than 90,000 active players worldwide. With smart search filters, alerts and the player comparison function, SciSports Insight will support the club in the first phase of the recruitment process. Using data intelligence in the recruitment process confirms the ambition of the club to create a strong squad consisting excellent youth players mixed with incoming transfers of added value.

Florian Maurice, Head of Recruitment at Olympique Lyonnais: “We are happy to work with a data intelligence company like SciSports. In the past they prove what they are capable of in the Memphis Depay transfer. Now we are going to use the portal Insight to give us objective insights on the quality of players all around the world. It is a perfect tool in our Recruitment Process to combine visual scouting with data driven scouting.”

Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: “It is just fantastic to welcome Olympique Lyonnais as customer! Such a great club with a lot of trophies on their name. It’s even more special that Memphis Depay plays for this club because of our joint history. Furthermore Olympique Lyon is well known because of their great scouting and developing program. With players like Juninho, Malouda, Sonny Anderson, Benzema and Lacazette they’ve always had interesting players. I look forward to see what Lyon is capable of this season in the competition, cup and Champions League.”

SciSports Insight
SciSports’ online platform ‘Insight’ makes it possible to directly access information about 90,000 active players, 244 competitions and 3,698 clubs in just a few clicks. Each player within the platform has his own scores for current, potential and historical influence on the teamresult. With the availability of easy search filters and functions the platform is the ideal partner for the scouting department to operate in an effective and efficient way.

About SciSports
SciSports is one of the fastest growing sports analytics companies in the world and a leading provider of data intelligence for professional football organizations. The European Union selected SciSports as one of the next European Unicorns and the HYPE Foundation elected the company as the most innovative football company in the world (2017).

SciSports created an index (SciSkill Index) to determine the quality and potential of over 200,000 players around the globe. The index is validated and outperforms the bookmakers with an average ROI of 9.4%. Our web portal Insight gives you an efficient and clear overview of all players available at your level or potential. With easy usable search wizards as well as selection and comparison tools you’re able to stay up to date with all professional players in the world and especially the ones who meet your requirements.

Our new, patented product BallJames is the first integrated tracking system to fully-automate the data generation of football matches, real-time and in 3D.

Our mission: SciSports uses data intelligence to understand football with the goal to improve the game of football on the pitch and enrich the fan experience of billions of fans around the globe.