lobal provider of media and sports data Stats Perform announced an agreement with Borussia Dortmund, the popular german champion soccer club, which will see the Bundesliga club continue to use Stats Perform’s ISF platform to support the management of its club-wide scouting and recruitment operation for the next two years.
Under the leadership of the club’s Head of Scouting, Markus Pilawa, Dortmund’s recruitment team, working across both first team and academy operations, will use the ISF platform to monitor leading recruitment markets globally on a day-to-day basis, as well as centrally manage all of its internal scouting intelligence on prospects.
Incorporating detailed career records for over 730,000 active players engaged in professional football worldwide, the ISF also publishes core match data for over 100,000 matches played around the world each year and houses videos from key competitions. In Germany, biographical player data and line-up information are available in ISF for the top four tiers of men’s club football, in addition to six regional youth leagues going down to under 17 level.
Alongside the global database, Dortmund has had its own customized player assessment and match report templates built into its ISF system, allowing its scouting staff to subjectively assess players each week against key criteria. Within ISF, this private scouting data can be interrogated alongside each player’s objective career data in order to assist with the identification of key prospects across each academy age group, the reserve team, and the first-team squad.
Back in March, Stats Perform partnered up with Sportradar in order to deliver official WTA tennis data, which will power Sportradar’s in-play tennis odds and trading services outside of the US.