StatsBomb will use its data collection technology, which combines Computer Vision, manual data capture and AI, to collect over 3,400 events per game and generate detailed insights about each competing team.
The partnership will help to create a data-driven picture of every player at the tournaments, with StatsBomb analysing performances using a variety of metrics, including Expected Goals (xG), Pressures by Player and Team, Pass Footedness, On-Ball Value (OBV), Pass Height and more.
Speaking about the partnership, Alain Revello, President of Maurice Revello Tournament, said:
“We’re excited about the partnership with StatsBomb. They can collect data on the best young talents in world football at a level of quality and granularity that’s unmatched by any other provider.”
Alex Taylor, Sales Executive at StatsBomb, added:
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Tournoi Maurice Revello and The Sud Ladies Cup. To be part of such prestigious tournaments is a privilege for StatsBomb.”
“Our data might help to uncover the next rising star to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and many others.”
About The Tournoi Maurice Revello
The Maurice Revello Tournament, formerly called Toulon Tournament, is a football competition dedicated to the under 21 national teams. Since 2017, the tournament has involved teams from twelve nations. The selected teams are invited by the organisers according to their recent performances or their sporting goals.
Created by Maurice Revello, the tournament was composed of six teams for the first edition held in Toulon in 1967. After seven years of inactivity, the Tournoi de Toulon came back in 1974 with club teams (Derby County, Anderlecht, Nîmes and Borussia Mönchengladbach) and nations (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Brazil).
The year after, the tournament was only composed of nations. A competition with eight teams became the standard for the next thirty-eight editions. In 2013, two teams were added to the tournament formula. In 2017, the tournament opened up a bit more, with twelve teams involved in total.
More than 1800 players have become internationals in A teams. Some of them are Ballon d’Or winners, others champions of Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
About The Sud Ladies’ Cup
Founded in 1967 by Maurice Revello, the Festival International Espoirs, commonly known as the Toulon Tournament, has grown and acquired an international reputation. Zinédine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Rui Costa, Javier Mascherano, Cafu and Hristo Stoichkov: all these famous players, who took part in the Festival, contributed to the fame of the tournament.
Given the enthusiasm surrounding the Maurice Revello Tournament for decades, the tournament organisers decided to create a similar competition for international women’s sides. While the football institutions are developing their efforts to accompany the rise of this sporting discipline, the organisers wanted to play their part in the growth of the women’s game by creating The Sud Ladies’ Cup.
The first edition was held in June 2018 at Salon-de-Provence.