Grasshopper Club Zürich to start using data intelligence platform Insight in the recruitment process

29/08/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 29 August – Swiss Super League club Grasshopper Club Zürich and data intelligence company SciSports will join forces. After signings in the Bundesliga, Premier League, Eredivisie and Ligue 1, Grasshopper Club Zürich is the first Swiss club that relies on the knowledge and expertise of SciSports.

Grasshopper Club Zürich 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. The integration of data intelligence into the scouting process shows the willingness of Grasshopper Club Zürich to innovate.

Paul Bollendorff, Head of Recruitment: "With SciSports' SciSkill we have a reliable and objective view on the quality and the potential of almost every player in the world. Thanks to their online portal Insight we are able to independently search and identify players who have the quality to play for Grasshopper. Off course we still rely on the eyes of our scouting team, but by adding this objective tool to our scouting process we make a next step in strengthening our recruitment process."

Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: "It is fantastic news for SciSports to add a big Swiss club to the list of clubs we support. Grasshopper Club Zürich is a 27 times Swiss champion and won the national cup 19 times, so historically speaking it is the biggest club of the country. Personally I remember Leo Beenhakker as their head coach and Michael Dinsdag as a recent player. I look forward to a good cooperation between both parties in the coming period."

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.