KV Mechelen partners with SciSports and adds sports data analytics platform Insight to their recruitment process

27/04/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 27 April 2018 – Belgian football club KV Mechelen and data intelligence company SciSports agreed on cooperation. KV Mechelen will use SciSports expertise and knowledge to enrich their recruitment team.

KV Mechelen 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 insight 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 intellligence into the scouting process shows the ambitions of KV Mechelen.

Stefaan Vanroy, Director of Sports: “SciSports brings a lot of efficiency in all divisions of our new technical organisation. With the support of SciSports, as reliable filter, we avoid a large number of unnecessary scouting assignments. Besides, we can use them to benchmark targets compared to current players. Based on desired profiles we can quickly get an overview of (free) players.

Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: “The cooperation with another Belgian club is great news for SciSports. I am convinced we are able to support KV Mechelen in reaching one of their main goals for coming season: get promoted to the competition level where they belong. KV Mechelen achieved their biggest success by winning the Europa Cup II with a Dutch coach and some great Dutch players. That’s why it makes me proud to co-operate with a legendary club with a strong Dutch connection like KV Mechelen.”

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.