The Fortuna 1. Liga, the Polish second division football league, has renewed its partnership with Statscore, continuing to utilise the firm’s services to access ‘vital statistics’.
As a result of the two-year contract extension, Statscore will continue to provide data on match actions including shots, corner kicks, yellow/red card, fouls and substitution, as well as teams’ lineups, head-to-head comparisons, data related to their previous games, and the league table.
The firm has worked to enrich the collected data with more detailed information, such as analysing which player took a shot, which part of the body was used, distance, section of the goal hit, whether goals were the result of a free kick, penalty kick or positional attack, among other actions.
Marcin Janicki, Chairman of Fortuna 1 Liga, remarked: “We’re pleased to extend our collaboration with STATSCORE. The last year and a half of our joint work has shown that statistics are crucial for the fans, who want to learn all the nuances and be as close to their teams as possible.”
Additionally, the statistics and data will be presented through ‘captivating’ visualisations and infographics, and the firm’s scouts will continue to operate directly from the Polish top-flight’s venues, collecting information on various actions taking place within a match.
The league will also continue to leverage the Statscore LeagueCentre and 18 additional customised TeamCentres integrated onto the websites of specific clubs to offer a ‘satisfying sports data experience’ for fans.
“We’re glad that Statscore has managed to win the trust of our partners from Fortuna 1. Liga, and that we will be able to continue for the following two years to collect statistics as their official data provider,” added Tomasz Myalski, CEO of STATSCORE.
“This is one of the key partnerships in the perspective of the development of the company. By supporting the growth of the second tier of football in the country, we want to showcase opportunities of creating amazing sports stories through the use of data.
“I hope that both the organisers of the league and everybody working in the participating clubs, as well as the army of football fans, have got a wonderful season in front of them. We’re ready for it.”
Fortuuna 1 Liga became the first professional sports league to form a partnership with STATSCORE in 2020, whilst the firm is also the official data partner of a range of other competitions including the PGNiG Superliga, 2 Liga, Women Ekstraliga, Statscore Futsal Ekstraklasa and Polish Volleyball Federation (PVF).