Wigan Athletic adds data intelligence platform Insight to their recruitment process for the coming seasons

08/06/18 | SciSports

Enschede, 8 June – English football club Wigan Athletic and data intelligence company SciSports agreed on a close collaboration. The newly-promoted club will use SciSports expertise and knowledge to compose a team that is ready to enter the Football League Championship.

Wigan Athletic 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 ambitions of Wigan Athletic to fulfil a role in the English football pyramid that meets the status of the club founded in 1932.

Jonathan Jackson, Chief Executive at Wigan Athletic: “From the first introduction to SciSports, we have been impressed by the innovative and dynamic information system that is provided through SciSports’ Insight software. We believe it will become an essential tool to assist our coaches, player recruitment staff, analysts, and executive management throughout the talent recruitment process. With its extensive database and unique rating measurement, the system will provide valuable information to identify players domestically and across Europe as well as providing additional information to reduce risk in the difficult and high cost environment of player identification and recruitment.”

Giels Brouwer, CEO of SciSports: “It is a pleasure to assist a club like Wigan Athletic. I follow them closely since Wigan was playing in the Premier League with well-known Dutch players like Landzaat, Melchiot, van Aanholt and especially player of the century Arjan de Zeeuw. Of course, it is more important that they are currently in a phase of growth after some difficulty in the past couple of years. It is an absolute pleasure for us to work close with them on the recruitment process and support them in making the squad Championship-proof for the coming season."

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 of improving the game on the pitch and enriching the experience of billions of fans around the globe.