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SciSkill prognosis: Europa League semi-finals

03/05/17 | SciSports

As is the case with the Champions League, the semi-finals in the Europa League are also played this week. We have already posted the prognosis for the two CL semi-finals here. With four clubs from four countries remaining, we are set for an exciting climax of the second European tournament. We present you the prognosis of the Europa League semi-finals!

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SciSkill prognosis: Champions League semi-finals

02/05/17 | SciSports

We’re nearing the end of the season, which means only a few weeks of football remain. In the Champions League and Europa League, four clubs in both competitions still have a shot at winning an illustrious trophy. We once again bring you our prognosis, based on our SciSkill Index, for the matches in both tournaments. Today: the Champions League semi-finals.

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Spotlight: player retirement

26/04/17 | SciSports

Every young footballer has to work hard to realize the dream of becoming a professional football player. Only some of them are talented enough to actually make that dream come true. Nevertheless, despite all the hard work, there comes a time when players just have to call it quits. In most cases it is because age is finally catching up with them. World class players like Philipp Lahm, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Xabi Alonso have recently retired or have announced that they will retire at end of this season. We decided to put these legends in the well-deserved spotlight and view them through our SciSkill Index.

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SciSkill prognosis: Europa League quarterfinals

20/04/17 | SciSports

After two days of Champions League football, the Europa League will finish off this week of European quarterfinals. With illustrious clubs such as Manchester United, AFC Ajax, and Olympique Lyon still in the running, it looks we will be in for an exciting final few weeks. Today, with the help of our SciSkill Index, we bring you a SciSkill prognosis for the four Europa League quarterfinals.

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SciSkill prognosis: Champions League quarterfinals

18/04/17 | SciSports

Now that the season is nearing its end, we are eagerly anticipating the climax of this exciting year of football. While most national leagues only have a few contenders for the title left, eight clubs still remain in the Champions League. The returns of the quarterfinals will be played today and tomorrow, so once again we used our SciSkill Index to bring you the following prognosis.

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Spotlight: Golden Boy nominees

13/04/17 | SciSports

Every year, thirty European football journalists cast their vote for the Golden Boy award for the best young player under the age 21 in Europe. Established in 2003 by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the award has been won by several now-superstars such as Wayne Rooney (2004), Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Agüero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013). The nominees for this year have been announced, so we decided to put the youngsters in the spotlight and compare them to our SciSkill Index.

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The MLS SciSkill XI

07/04/17 | SciSports

For many European football fans, the American MLS is a place where former superstars go to retire after a successful career in Europe. David Beckham was one of the first, while players such as David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and recently Bastian Schweinsteiger have followed suit. Still, the league is becoming more popular in the USA, with some clubs averaging over 25.000 supporters per home match. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at the league and bring you the MLS best XI, according to our SciSkill Index.

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AFC Ajax: saving the Dutch UEFA ranking?

04/04/17 | SciSports

Late August of last year, things were looking bleak for Dutch powerhouse Ajax. They not only dropped points in the league against small sides Roda JC and Willem II, but also got denied entrance to the Champions League group stage after a painful 4-1 away defeat against FK Rostov. After their exit from the Champions League, we looked whether or not Ajax’ defeat was good for Dutch football. Now, with the team having reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League, we take another look at Ajax and their contribution to the UEFA ranking.

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SciSports raises an extra €1.8 million for international roll-out data intelligence in football

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.

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What a wonderful world!

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!

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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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