"Evolution, not revolution" - VfL Wolfsburg's Search for Identity

“Evolution, not revolution” – VfL Wolfsburg’s Search for Identity

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Union Berlin

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Union Berlin are a club that defies not just the odds …

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Seeking Goalkeeping's Holy Grail

Seeking Goalkeeping’s Holy Grail

As we look through history, we know that the most essential …

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Applying a Game Model to Recruitment Analysis(1)

Applying a Game Model to Recruitment Analysis

We all know the story of ‘Moneyball’, where Major League Baseball’s …

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“Scout from non-league, improve them and sell. That is top business…”

Colin Chambers is a professional football scout who is an expert …

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Germany’s Mismanaged Giant – Hertha Berlin

Berlin, Germany – Europe’s fifth largest city. Home of perhaps one …

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Goalkeeping's Last Data Frontier

Understanding Goalkeeping’s Last Data Frontier

Modern football is a game of numbers. Every year has new …

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The DNA of Arsenal FC: After Edu’s Arrival in July 2019

My “second love” beyond goalkeeping is club management – aka recruitment …

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The Guide to Smart Spending in Football-2

The Guide to Smart Spending in Footballers Recruitment

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Our new lecturer is Rodrigo Picchioni who is the Head of Analytics at Atletico Mineiro. We trust for many reasons that Rodrigo will give a proper lecture into how the department of data/analytics needs to be structured and make an impact for the club on and off the pitch.

Rodrigo Picchioni headed a newly created analytics department at Atletico from 2021 on, they demonstrated their commitment to becoming a standard bearer in the region in the intelligent use of data to make better decisions. Prior to Atletico, Rodrigo worked as Director of Football Assistant at Red Bull Bragantino and in coaching roles in different countries.

Aloys is the technical director of elite youth teams of the Netherlands FA as the key part of the football development department. He shapes the certification of the youth training programs, and he contributes to the guidance and assessment of the KNVB coaches. Aloys gives lectures in KNVB’s academy directors educational programs.

Gianpaolo is one of top level legal experts in the intl sports business. He has vast experience in advising all range of sports stakeholders. He lectures in FIFA Diploma in Football Law, in UEFA Football Law Program and in Sports Management at the Uni. of St.Gallen. Previously, he headed the Players’ Status Department of FIFA.

Mads is a writer and a football consultant, with experience as a coach and sporting director, and recently worked for Al-Jazira, the UAE champion as well as at clubs such as Brondby, at Guangzhou FC as head of recruitment, Shanghai SIPG as technical director. Mads recently published the book ‘How hard can it be?’.