SciSports has done work for dozens of football clubs, agents, players and other entities in the world of football. An example of something we do is the country report. In this report, we create a comprehensive analysis of a specific country, from an analysis of a country’s football culture to the tactical strategies the national clubs use and from club’s collaborations to the country’s best players according to our SciSkill Index. In this post, we present you with a look behind the scenes to give you a better idea of the work we do.
An important aspect of the inner workings of a football club is the scouting department. Players come and go and it is up to the club to make sure the right replacements are found. However, not every club has the means to have a scouting network in every small corner of the world. This is where we come in. We provide a club with an extensive analysis of every footballing aspect of a certain country, so they will have a better understanding of the nation.
At SciSports, we distinguish four different stages in the scouting process:
The country report serves to help clubs out in the first phase, orientation. When clubs have little to no knowledge of a country they might want to scout in, our report helps them create a more in-depth understanding of the country and determine whether or not it is worthwhile for them to assign scouting resources to the country.
For example, if a club is looking for a certain type of player, a report can help them gain insight whether or not the analysed country is right for them. SciSports can also assist in determining which countries are more suited to their needs. The report also provides them with a better understanding in the league structure, club collaborations and talent factories (which clubs produce the most talents) and other noteworthy elements (i.e. match fixing probability, third-party ownership frequency).
Clubs that make use of the country reports are usually very satisfied with the information provided. With the reports, they are less likely to make the mistake of scouting in countries that will most likely yield no useful players and can therefore use their resources in locations more suited to their needs.