RECRUITMENT: OptaPro has a six-month internship vacancy. Position. 24 minutes ago

NEWS: a six-month internship is available with OptaPro. Ladder. 19 hours ago

Experienced sports analytics practitioner & academic @bill_gerrard_ has launched a new blog. Informed. 18 Jul

An analytical preview ahead of #GERFRA @UEFAEURO semi-final. Details. 7 Jul

BLOG: @jmyrharkins analyses tonight’s #GERFRA #EURO2016 semi-final. Preview. 7 Jul

.@AD_Alcorcon y los datos Opta en el trabajo del cuerpo tecnico de la temporada 2015/16. Ejemplo.… 4 Jul

(In Spanish) The introduction and application of data inside @AD_Alcorcon throughout 2015/16. Example.… 4 Jul

NEWS: @GregorydSam & @Worville join data scientist team. Expansion. 1 Jul

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NEWS: OptaPro internship available

A six-month internship is available with OptaPro.

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BLOG: Germany Vs France - an analytical preview

Johannes Harkins uses Opta data to preview and analyse the second Euro 2016 semi-final.

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FILM: The application of data inside A.D. Alcorcón

A short film showcasing how AD Alcorcón applied data within their day-to-day processes during the 2015/16 Liga Adelante season.

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NEWS: OptaPro expands data science team

Tom Worville and Sam Gregory join OptaPro.

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Interesting links

Bill Gerrard launches ‘Winning with analytics’ blog

Experienced practitioner & academic Bill Gerrard has launched a new blog that focuses on the actionable insights of analytics.

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Vardy, Kane or Sturridge? Profiling England’s striking options

Neil Charles uses Opta data within his one-page player snapshots to assess England's striking options at Euro 2016.

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An identikit for shot selection

Garry Gelade develops quantitative descriptions of shooting locations and uses this information to classify and compare different players.

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Arguing about Marcus Rashford and young player development

Writing for StatsBomb, Ted Knutson applies data to analyse player development, focusing on Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford.

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Meet the woman behind Atlanta United’s data

Doug Roberson, writing for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, introduces Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis at Atlanta United FC Lucy Rushton.

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Using Opta data has allowed us to steal a march both in player recruitment, particularly in the main markets of England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France, and now in match analysis. What stands alone for us with Opta is its attitude to innovation and creativity.
Mike Forde
Former Director of
Football Operations,
Chelsea FC