Secrets of SC Freiburg’s exemplary success story

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LaLiga Grassroots

LaLiga Grassroots: An effort in the present to shape the future

“We have moved on from the time when nobody knew what …

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Rise of a new market in England: Premier League 2

Premier League 2 keeps going to be a showcase for new …

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How Wenger and his staff brought unprecedented glory to Gunners

The French coach’s early awareness about importance of specialists created a …

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From battling Barcelona to Germany’s third division: Kaiserslautern’s downfall

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How Belgian kids started wearing purple again

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Rusya 2

What changes in Russian football clubs after all happened?

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2021, many people didn’t think …

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Ethics, Football, Academics: The Complex Reality Behind African Talent Academies

“I wanted to go back and start a project there. I …

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The 11 Best Sporting Directors in Football

The 10 Best Sporting Directors of Elite-Level Football

Sporting director, football director, or technical director… This position is known …

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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?’.