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What you’ll learn

Our curriculum is crafted to give you a structured, relevant and essential understanding of how best to leverage soccer data. We’ve aimed to cover everything you’ll need to get going, whether you’re a professional analyst or just a passionate hobbyist.

Welcome to the course

An overview of this course from Head of Analysis at Statsbomb, James Yorke.

Expected Goals

Get a deeper understanding of what plays into football’s most popular metric.

Types of Attack

Using data to understand, analyse, and craft the different types of soccer attacks.

Set Pieces

What data reveals about how to score and defend with set pieces.

Defensive Choices

How do you protect yourself against the different kinds of playing styles?

Team/Opposition Analysis

Great data lifts the veil on yours and your opponents playing styles. Understand to win.

Wrap up

A short summary of everything learned in the course, and some suggested next steps.

Course survey and resources

More resources to continue your learning journey, and the chance to feed back to us.

Our values

Belief

We believe in the power of data to change the face of the industry. So we will continue to provide the best data and best support to our clients.

Living data

We live data. Our whole business is structured around championing data, and we want to work together with our clients to help them succeed with it.

Specialism

Data is what we do. All day, every day. All our systems are built to the level of professional analysis, by experienced analysts.

Leadership

StatsBomb is the definitive source of sports data in the industry. We drive innovation, share thought leadership and champion best practice.

Always learning

We never stop growing as a company, and the wheel will continue to turn as long as there are challenges remaining to be solved.

Communication

Open channels between employees, clients, and everyone in-between is what helps keep us human. We never want to be a faceless machine.

Event overview

Join us at our annual flagship event for industry-leading panels and fire-side conversations. A stellar line-up of industry speakers discuss the future of sports data and analytics. This course contains 5 core lessons, each tuition video lasting between 30-50 minutes.

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StatsBomb are champions of decision-defining sports data, bringing uncompromising accuracy, advice and support to the worlds top sporting organisations.

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Our products

Every StatsBomb product exists to solve the real problems our clients face. Built by analysts, for analysts, we are rigorous and exacting to our users’ needs.

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Our Story

More data, better data. It’s our promise. Our proprietary system remains totally unrivalled.

Get intuitive, immediate visualisations of our world-class data, making those critical decisions easier.

When you’re faced with a uniquely complex or highly strategic issue, you may request activation of our dedicated consulting team.

Our specialists understand data inside out, and are on hand to help you solve any problem.

OBV: On-ball value, a new level of insight

With the advent of advanced analysis quickly disappearing in the rear-view mirror as more and more teams adopt data into their day-to-day, analytics has finally reached the point of measuring what goes on between both boxes.

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Data features

Pressure

We are the only data provider that collects pressure at an event level, allowing analysis of how players and teams press as well as how they perform under pressure

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We are the only data provider that collects pressure at an event level, allowing analysis of how players and teams press as well as how they perform under pressure

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We are the only data provider that collects pressure at an event level, allowing analysis of how players and teams press as well as how they perform under pressure

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We are the only data provider that collects pressure at an event level, allowing analysis of how players and teams press as well as how they perform under pressure

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FAQs

Who is the course for?

The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful.

How does the course work?

The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful. The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful.

How long is the course?

The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful.

How much does the course cost?

The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and teaches you the basics of data analytics in football. You don’t need to work in professional football or have advanced statistical knowledge. A basic understanding of football and statistics is useful.

Who we work with

StatsBomb work with leagues — and teams within leagues—across the world. With a roster like ours, you know you’re in good company.

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Why StatsBomb Data?

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Constant innovation

We never stop. We’re continually striving to improve the accuracy and nuance of our data through new collection and testing models. We never stop. We’re continually striving to improve the accuracy and nuance of our data through new collection and testing models.

The most data points

The level of detail and granularity of our data remains unmatched in the industry. Our deeper insights give you a your competitive edge.

The most accurate

We never stop. We’re continually striving to improve the accuracy and nuance of our data through new collection and testing models.

The most data points

The level of detail and granularity of our data remains unmatched in the industry. Our deeper insights give you a your competitive edge.

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Constant innovation

We never stop. We’re continually striving to improve the accuracy and nuance of our data through new collection and testing models.

The most data points

The level of detail and granularity of our data remains unmatched in the industry. Our deeper insights give you a your competitive edge.

The most accurate

We never stop. We’re continually striving to improve the accuracy and nuance of our data through new collection and testing models.

What our staff think…

For those who need the truest, best representation of what happened during a game, there’s StatsBomb Data—anything less is leaving insight on the table.

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Yannick Euvrard

Senior Performance and Data Analyst Royal Belgian Football Association

We are so happy to be working with StatsBomb. It gives us access to specific event data that ends up as new insights for our national team.

Tomáš Rosický

Sports Director Sparta Prague

StatsBomb is helping us to make good decisions and we look forward to the future with them.

Tomáš Rosický

Sports Director Sparta Prague

StatsBomb is helping us to make good decisions and we look forward to the future with them.

Who we help

Media

Better data helps you tell better stories. Keep your viewers and listeners more engaged.

Gambling

Industry-leading accuracy helps you power your predictive modelling.

Our data add-ons

Take our Soccer data even further with the Live and 360 add-ons.

Your instructors

Our course is taught by our Co-founder Ted and Head of Analysis, James. Ted and James have both been involved heavily in using data for pro clients for a combined 20 years.

Ready to talk?

When you first get in touch with us here at StatsBomb, we’ll work together with you to understand exactly what your data needs are.

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COO and Co-founder

Charlotte Randall

Charlotte has extensive experience in Project Management, Marketing, UX, Sales, Product Development & Business Finance and has worked in organisations ranging from start-up to multi-national. Charlotte has managed the product development of new apps & analytics platforms in Education Technology, new global e-commerce platforms in Retail and hundreds of UX improvement projects. Charlotte spends most of her spare time with her three children but also loves a fitness challenge and often takes part in obstacle course races, half marathons and various other events to raise money for charity

Senior Software Engineer

Nathaniel James

Nat is a software engineer who has built a lot of websites and databases. He’s designed handheld and web based applications for inspecting and managing fleets of vehicles, for conducting demand forecasting analysis and for visualising a windstorm’s effect on an insurance portfolio. He likes trying to make information other people will find useful both accessible and visually interesting. When he isn’t sat in front of a keyboard, Nat probably either has a pen in his hand, or a rock climbing hold. He has not yet managed both at the same time

CCO

Shergul Arshad

Shergul has held senior roles in sales, digital strategy, business development, corporate development, loyalty marketing, affiliate marketing and eCommerce for numerous sports, gaming, entertainment, eCommerce and technology companies.  Most recently, Shergul was Director of Corporate Development at DraftKings, CEO & Founder of Mondogoal, and Head of Digital at AS Roma.  Previously Shergul was at Time Warner, eBay, Amazon, StyleFeeder, Sports Loyalty Systems and FairMarket.  Shergul hails from Florence, Italy, lives in London, UK, and studied at Harvard University with an MBA from Michigan

CMO

Simon Banoub

Simon is an experienced sports data marketer, having spent over 15 years working in the industry. His role at StatsBomb is to lead the marketing function, helping to develop and craft the StatsBomb brand as the company grows its profile around the world. He works closely with the product and sales teams to ensure that clients, prospects, and the wider market understand the unique benefits of StatsBomb’s data and associated product set. Simon is a Middlesbrough FC fan and outside of work enjoys video gaming and scuba diving. Simon is a runner and every Saturday can be found at a parkrun somewhere near his house in Leeds

CEO and Co-founder

Ted Knutson

Ted worked as Head of Player Analytics for Brentford and Midtjylland, and has consulted for multiple Champions League football clubs. His areas of expertise include recruitment, data visualization, and set piece design. A founder of StatsBomb.com, he has also appeared on Sky, been published by The Guardian and Daily Mirror, and is often consulted as an expert in the application of stats and analytics to football.

When he is not working on football, Ted is usually playing football with his son or cooking for the family. A founder of StatsBomb.com, he has also appeared on Sky, been published by The Guardian and Daily Mirror, and is often consulted as an expert in the application of stats and analytics to football. When he is not working on football, Ted is usually playing football with his son or cooking for the family

CTO

Thom Lawrence

Thom is an experienced software engineer. He previously worked on the real-time big data needs of the aviation and telco industries, before founding his own natural language processing startup. In 2015 he started writing about football analytics on his blog, Deep xG, gaining notoriety for his work on the PATCH defensive metric and various brightly-coloured polygons. He has since consulted for clubs in hipster leagues you probably haven’t even heard of. His research interests are in new approaches to defensive data, and the application of deep learning to ever more complex football data. Thom is based in Sheffield

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