Leeds United is going to cooperate with SciSports to strengthen the scouting department

22/02/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 22 February 2018 – Leeds United and SciSports agreed on a one year deal to strengthen the scouting department with data insights. The three times champion of England will get support from SciSports software and Datascouting services.

Leeds United has chosen to partner up with data-intelligence company SciSports to strengthen the scouting department. Leeds United will get access to the online platform SciSports Insight. With this platform 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. With the integration of data-intelligence into the existing recruitment process Leeds United shows the aim to be an innovator in the working field.

Victor Orta, Director of Football at Leeds United: “I think you have to try to grow in the world of scouting, and mix both models in order to the recruitment of players. I am a true defender of the human eye, but in clubs with limited resources where we can not have a scout per country, the main help of SciSkill, is always quality filters with the added value of SciSkill Potential which is a differential element with respect to all the similar tools that I have known. Today this tool is essential in our methodological process of player recruitment, because we gain time, and quality of viewing because we have prioritized much better our objectives to observe.”

Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: “We are very delighted to have Leeds United on board. I am confident both organisations will stick together to get the best out of all challenges coming up during the recruitment process.”

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 team result. 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.

The so-called Datascouts are the perfect middle men between clubs and SciSports’ knowledge, software and algorithms. These specialists know how to translate the complexity into clear football language. With the coöperation Leeds United secured themselves of detailed custom-made Datascouting reports about players, competitions, countries and clubs. These reports differ from own team analysis to a background check of transfer target number one.

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.