23/05/17 | SciSports
Enschede, May 22 2017 - Football analytics company SciSports has installed a new management team to focus on international growth and technological excellence. SciSports founder Giels Brouwer is delighted to announce that Gert-Jan Nijweide joins the company as its new Chief Operating Officer. Former BallJames Director Wouter Roosenburg succeeds Gerrit Jan Ahee as CTO of the company.
19/05/17 | SciSports
Within SciSports we serve and support clubs, agents and individual players in selecting their best options. These options will be presented to them in a high level or detailed report based on data. The content of these reports is based on the request and requirements of the club, agent or player. Their request will be analysed by our data scouts and put through our data system. Some of the aspects that our system analyses are team statistics, the SciSkill Index, playing style analysis, etc.Read more
10/05/17 | SciSports
SciSports founder Giels Brouwer was featured in a major article by prestigious Dutch football magazine and website Voetbal International. In an interview with the media outlet, Giels talked about SciSports’ successes, his experiences with football clubs and the role of data in football. SciSports' role as a 'transfer lab' in various transfers is also highlighted. As the article is in Dutch, we have outlined the main content and an explanation of the impact of data in football below.Read more
30/03/17 | SciSports
Enschede, 23 March 2017 – In a new investment round, SciSports has raised an extra 1.8 million euros with existing and new investors. The new investment will be used to roll-out the SciSkill Index worldwide and implement the BallJames data machine in various stadiums in countries such as England and Germany. In the last few years, SciSports has worked on building the SciSkill Index, a fully automated solution that calculates the quality, talent, and value of every professional football player in the world. With the in-house developed capturing reality technology called BallJames, which generates complete 3D data in real-time, we created a refined total solution that immediately converts events in practice or during the match to useful information and knowledge.Read more
30/03/17 | SciSports
It’s hard to imagine a better place on this planet to hear the liberating words of our notary Bart Riteco. A few hours before I got to pitch on the biggest and most prestigious sports analytics congress in the world, he told me by phone that all documents were signed and the investment was completed. Four years ago, SciSports did not officially exist and now, with an investment of €1.8 million, we are among the biggest sports analytics companies in the world!
22/03/17 | SciSports
This January, Memphis Depay made the move from Manchester United to Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon. In France, the winger has retrieved his strong form, scoring five goals and providing four assists in ten matches. Today, Dutch football magazine VI published a piece on their website about the role SciSports played in the transfer to Lyon.Read more
25/02/17 | SciSports
This week, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport published a piece about the thirty most talented European youngsters born since 1997. The list features youngsters like Ousmane Dembelé, Marcus Rashford, and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Our interest was peaked, so we decided to compose our own list, based on our SciSkill Index and ordered by their Potential Score. We present you SciSports’ SciSkill Top 30 Under 20.Read more
17/02/17 | SciSports
SciSports is happy to welcome Sander Boonstra and Rick Krabbendam into the SciSports family, where they will work part-time with the BallJames team. Sander will assist the team in background and foreground subtraction optimization, while Rick will focus on camera calibration. Douwe Dijkink has also joined the Data Scouting team as part of his internship.Read more
04/02/17 | SciSports
Since its inception in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the undisputed number one on SciSports’ SciSkill Index. After his immensely successful 2016, you would expect him to stay the title-holder for at least a little while. However, early this new year, his great rival Lionel Messi surpassed him for the first time since we started measuring the SciSkill of players.
03/02/17 | SciSports
Enschede, 3 February 2017 – Football data specialist SciSports has acquired the services of dr. Matthijs Wolters (44) where he will become Director Intelligence and lead the Data Intelligence Team. This is the third addition to the SciSports team that the company from Enschede has announced in two weeks. SciSports is now on the brink of an international breakthrough.