Season Review 2018/19: Emerging Talents


Welcome to the first OptaPro analytical season review that focuses on young players (under 23) and emerging prospects from across seven European competitions (Danish Superliga, Belgian Pro League, Ligue 2, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Eredivisie, Bundesliga Zwei and Spanish Segunda Division).

Now interactive and showcasing a host of detailed performance metrics, this report provides player insights from across the competitions, applying innovative frameworks produced from our data science division.

The expansion of our data science team alongside OptaPro’s new football intelligence operation, led by Miguel Rios, has not only allowed OptaPro to continue to innovate with performance data, but to also crucially ensure that the application of analytics remains relevant to those working within professional football, ensuring it can be applied to inform decision-making.

Within this review, we share detailed player analysis, exploring attacking, defensive and stylistic metrics.

These past 12 months at OptaPro has seen a continued approach to further explore how performance data can inform decision-making across performance analysis, recruitment and long-term strategic planning.

I hope you find some interesting insights from this review and we look forward to seeing you in pre-season.