Melbourne Victory looks set to dive deeper than ever into the world of analytics, following the announcement of its partnership with UK-based company StatsBomb.
StatsBomb confirmed the news via a press release on its website, with Victory announcing it was the first A-League Men’s club to be using StatsBomb’s services.
“Four-time A-League champions Melbourne Victory have signed up to use StatsBomb’s event data – containing over 3,400 events per game on average – and their IQ analytics software, the most advanced and customisable platform in the industry, to utilise in all sectors of the club, including in their performance, opposition, and recruitment analysis operations,” reads the StatsBomb statement.
“The Australian club will have access to StatsBomb’s deep data, which includes unique metrics such as pressures at a team and player level, pass footedness, pass height and freeze frames for shots, providing detailed defender and goalkeeper location information on every shot.”
Victory Director of Football John Didulica was proud to announce the partnership, which would help his club remain at the forefront of the analytics game.
“The football data analytics provider is industry-leading and will assist our club in staying at the forefront in the fast-paced world of Football Analytics,” he said.
StatsBomb Sales Executive Flavio Fusi was delighted to see the company move into the Australian market.
“We are proud that our first partner in Australia and Oceania is one with a rich history of success in the region,” he said.
“The analytics team at Melbourne Victory have shown they understand the importance of data and analytics in elite competition, and we’re encouraged by their ambition to integrate the use of data in all sectors of the club.”
Victory join some revered names in world football in inking this deal, with StatsBomb also a partner of Italy’s AS Roma and Clube Atletico Mineiro in Brazil.