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.
Huddersfield Town has chosen SciSports as data-intelligence provider to enrich their scouting scope. Huddersfield Town will get access to the online platform SciSports Insight. This platform provides the club with a complete, objective and statistical substantiated insights of over 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 cooperation shows the aim of the football club to secure their place on the highest level of English football by constantly developing their recruitment process.
Chris Baker, Recruitment Coordinator at Huddersfield Town: “We are always looking at new ideas to develop our player recruitment process, and we have been speaking with Jakko at SciSports for several months and are confident that they are a great company to be working with. They are an academic company looking to improve the use of data in sport, and their unique dataset gives us a really quick way to efficiently look at players across a wide range of clubs.“
Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: “It’s a delight to present Huddersfield Town FC as our first Premier League customer. After a successful entry in the Premier League last year we are eager to support them towards a fortunate future. After the recent transfers of Terence Kongolo and Juninho Bacuna, we are happy to bring in another Dutch influence at Huddersfield Town.”
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.
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.