Wolves said the agreement will allow the club to utilise ‘deep data and innovative platforms’ in its recruitment and performance analysis departments.
The arrangement includes Wolves signing up for StatsBomb 360, which adds a snapshot of player locations for on the ball events during matches, letting clubs improve tactics and enabling better decision-making on the pitch.
Additionally, the West Midlands club will have access to StatsBomb’s core data set and StatsBomb IQ platform. The performance data includes a number of metrics such as pressures by player and team, pass footedness and shot impact height.
The StatsBomb IQ platform will aim to enhance the club’s recruitment and opposition analysis capabilities by making it easier to find suitable players via customisable templates and unearth patterns in its opponents’ play.
The addition of Wolves sees StatsBomb add to a roster that includes teams from the likes of LaLiga, Ligue 1, the Eredivisie and Major League Soccer (MLS). Just last week, the company unveiled a partnership with Italian club Fiorentina. StatsBomb also works with betting and gaming operators.
“At Wolves we constantly look to be innovative and progressive and to embrace new ideas and technologies,” said Mathew Pearson, Wolves’ head of performance and research.
“The addition of StatsBomb has allowed us to further integrate data into both our analysis and recruitment work flows and has been a valuable asset to both.”
Shergul Arshad, chief commercial officer at StatsBomb, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Premier League is fiercely competitive. By choosing StatsBomb as its data and analytics supplier, the Wolves scouting team has the best tools to find players across a wide range of leagues, and its match analysts have unparalleled data to evaluate opponents.”