Stats Perform has renewed its partnership with Borussia Dortmund, continuing to provide the Bundesliga club with its ISF platform to support scouting and recruitment for another two years.
The ISF platform will be leveraged by Dortmund ‘globally on a day-to-day basis’, in order to centrally manage its internal scouting intelligence on prospective players, whilst also implementing a customised player assessment and match report template built into the system.
This enables their scouting staff to subjectively assess players against key criteria weekly. By using Stats Perform’s ISF, Dortmund will also be able to integrate private scouting data alongside each player’s objective career data.
The team hopes to utilise this feature to assist with the identification of key prospects across academy age groups as well as the reserve team and the first-team squad.
“We have been working with the Stats Perform team for a long time, and during this time the ISF has been a helpful tool,” remarked Markus Pilawa, Chief Scout at Borussia Dortmund.
The software maps various steps in our recruitment process that we have developed here in recent years. With the renewed cooperation, we look forward to a continued trustful collaboration.”
In Germany, Stats Perform has incorporated biographical player data and line-up information into the ISF platform, covering the top four tiers of professional men’s football, as well as six regional youth leagues down to the under-17 level.
Additionally, ISF publishes core match data for over 100,000 international matches from major tournaments, whilst keeping career records for more than 730,000 active players.
Stephan Hanke, Vice President of Sales in Europe at Stats Perform, added: “Our relationship with Borussia Dortmund’s scouting department goes back over fifteen years and I am absolutely thrilled that we will be continuing to work together for at least another two years.
“Stats Perform is committed to helping clubs manage strategically for the long-term and by providing Dortmund with a platform which enables them to manage both its academy and first-team scouting activity in parallel throughout the season, I believe we can help streamline key processes and provide greater clarity to major recruitment decisions, at all levels of the club.”
The Chicago-based sports data, technology and AI maintains partnerships with a number of football leagues and organisations, including the English FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL), the Dutch Eredivisie, Italy’s Serie A and the Slovakian Fortuna Liga.