Hearts FC has signed an agreement with StatsBomb to use its cutting-edge analytics platform and advanced football data.
The partnership sees Hearts become the latest Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) team to utilise StatsBomb's industry-leading products to strengthen the club's recruitment processes and player analysis capabilities.
Hearts will join 100+ professional clubs worldwide in using StatsBomb's performance data to support the work of the team's analysts, coaches and scouts. StatBomb's data spec records over 3,400 events per game and features unique metrics, including Pass Footedness, Shot Impact Height, Pressures By Player and Team, and more.
As part of the agreement, the Scottish Premiership side will have access to the StatsBomb IQ platform, including the IQ Scout and IQ Tactics tools. The access will enable Hearts to visualise and analyse patterns in its opponents' play and identify suitable players for their scouting and recruitment team from 70,000+ detailed player profiles across 100+ competitions.
Alex Taylor, Sales Executive, StatsBomb, said:
"StatsBomb are delighted to welcome Hearts FC onboard. We look forward to helping them strengthen key club departments with advanced data and analytics ahead of their upcoming European and domestic campaigns."
Speaking about the agreement, Jake Sheard, Lead Performance Analyst, Hearts FC, said:
“We are delighted to secure a long-term partnership with Statsbomb which will continue into the 2022/23 season. Statsbomb continues to lead the field with unrivalled data collection and both their IQ platform and API will allow Hearts provide data driven insights throughout the club.
Statsbomb Data will help to power our recruitment and match analysis processes ensuring our coaching, analysis and recruitment staff can make the most informed decisions possible.
Our relationship is already proving productive within both on pitch performance and player recruitment, and I have no doubts this will help the club to continue the success of this season as we step into our European journey in 2022/23.”