SciSports

The story continues: Wout Weghorst gets first Netherlands call up

16/03/18 | SciSports

Getting your first call up for your country must be a very special moment in your life. Thanks to newly appointed national coach Ronald Koeman this was the case for seven Dutch players on the 7th of March 2018. Among these players is Wout Weghorst, central striker of Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar. Besides Weghorst is doing very well in recent seasons he is also a special part of SciSports’ company history.

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SciSports Innovations

Onefootball takes a look into the future with BallJames

16/03/18 | SciSports

Onefootball takes a look behind the scenes of tracking system BallJames at Heracles Almelo during an Eredivisie matchday. During the day several talks were held with, among others, Mark-Jan Fledderus, Technical Manager at Heracles Almelo, and SciSports' CEO, Giels Brouwer.

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SciSports will support sc Heerenveen with data insights

23/02/18 | SciSports

sc Heerenveen and SciSports have signed a partnership agreement for the next seasons. SciSports will support the Eredivisie side with data insights for the first team, the scouting department and the academy by the online platform SciSports Insight and customized Datascouting reports.

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

22/02/18 | SciSports

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.

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Meet us at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2018

22/02/18 | SciSports

Our team is at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston this week to gain new insights and to share ideas. The two day event will be held on Friday 23th and Saturday 24th of February in Boston.

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SciSports Transfer Market

The January transfer window is closed

01/02/18 | SciSports

It was that time of the year again: the winter transfer window. A special period for all stakeholders in the industry and so are we. Although our services focus on supporting the recruitment process from the beginning to the end, it’s simply impossible to avoid last minute work and requests. Every transfer window is a busy but also very satisfying period for the company and our football minded employees.

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SciSports

How data and analytics supports decision making in the football industry

24/01/18 | SciSports

This morning CEO Giels Brouwer was featured in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant concerning the importance of data and Analytics in football and how data is able to support decisions in football and improve the level of players and clubs.

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Data Analysis Innovations

One pass is not the other: a data-driven overview of the most effective passers in European football

02/01/18 | SciSports

In this blog, we introduce a novel football metric that helps football clubs in their search for players who are expected to yield a positive contribution to the results of their matches. We focus on valuing passes since passes represent about 70 percent of all on-the-ball actions during a match. Our football metric assigns a value to each individual pass based on its effectiveness. A pass during an attack leading to a goal will generally receive a higher value than a pass during an attack not leading to a goal. Our machine learning-based approach leverages a large amount of historical match data to accurately value each pass.

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SciSports Data Analysis

Insight Special: Exploring Juventus’ 2018-2019 Centre Back Options

13/12/17 | SciSports

The summer of 2018 is perhaps the end of an era in which the big three Bonucci, Chiellini and Barzagli played for Italian powerhouse Juventus. After the departure of Bonnuci to AC Milan last summer, the contracts of both Chiellini and Barzagli will end in the summer of 2018 under current conditions. Of course, contract extension is still possible for the respectively 33 and 36 year old defenders. We decided to dive into our scouting platform ‘Insight’ to explore new centre back options for Juve. 

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SciSports Elected as Challenger of the Year 2017

08/12/17 | SciSports

Enschede, December 8 2017 – SciSports is honored to be elected as Challenger 2017 by prestigious Dutch business platform Sprout. The title is awarded each year to the most innovative and challenging company in the Netherlands. The 10th winner of the Challenger award was announced during the Challengernight in Amsterdam last night.

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Science supporting football

SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.

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