ABOUT

smarterscout is a fast, easy-to-use platform for evaluating the performance of football players around the world. It uses algorithms developed by Dan Altman at North Yard Analytics to assess players' contributions to winning, their playing style, and their skill levels. smarterscout also has the ultimate tool for football transfers: adjustment factors to predict how a player in one league might succeed in another. Data-driven scouting isn't just for big clubs any more – now anyone can do it!

smarterscout is also the first analytics provider to join Common Goal, the group that supports charitable football-related projects around the world.

Right now smarterscout covers 48 leagues around the world, including six second-tier leagues for Premium and Pro users, and 13 first-tier leagues for Pro users, who can also access the third and fourth tiers in England and Wales.

Lite users have access to the following 27 leagues:

ARG1Argentina Superliga
AUS1Australia A-League
AUT1Austria Bundesliga
BEL1Belgium First Division A
BRA1Brazil Serie A
CHN1China Super League
DEN1Denmark Superliga
ENG1England/Wales Premier League
FRA1France Ligue 1
GER1Germany Bundesliga
GRE1Greece Super League
ITA1Italy Serie A
JAP1Japan J1 League
KOR1Korea K-League 1
MEX1Mexico Liga MX
NED1Netherlands Eredivisie
NOR1Norway Eliteserien
POR1Portugal Primeira Liga
RUS1Russia Premier League
SPA1Spain La Liga
SWE1Sweden Allsvenskan
SWI1Switzerland Super League
TUR1Turkey Super Lig
UKR1Ukraine Premier League
USA1United States Major League Soccer
UCLUEFA Champions League
UELUEFA Europa League


Premium users have access to the leagues above plus six more:

ENG2England/Wales Championship
FRA2France Ligue 2
GER2Germany 2. Bundesliga
ITA2Italy Serie B
SPA2Spain La Liga 2
USA2United States USL Championship


Pro users have access to the leagues above plus 15 more:

BOL1Bolivia LFP Boliviano
CHI1Chile Primera
COL1Colombia Primera A
COR1Costa Rica Liga FPD
CRO1Croatia Prva Liga
CZE1Czech Republic 1. Fotbolova Liga
ECU1Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
ENG3England/Wales League One
ENG4England/Wales League Two
PAR1Paraguay Primera
PER1Peru Primera
POL1Poland Ekstraklasa
SCO1Scotland Premiership
URU1Uruguay Primera
VEN1Venezuela Liga Venezolana

 Every smarterscout user can use these metrics:

  • minutes played at each position
  • attacking contribution based on two models of expected goals
  • defending contribution based on two models of expected goals
  • ball retention
  • eight aspects of playing style
  • skills in aerial and ground duels
  • shooting and saving skill
  • shot quality and scoring metrics
  • statistics on involvement in moves leading to shots and goals
  • fantasy league metrics including average minutes played, simulated scoring, and team goals conceded – all home and away

Users can search our database with these metrics or by using a specific player as a model. It's also easy to compare players side-by-side with our cutting-edge visuals!

On every player profile and search results page, Premium and Pro users can see badges for high performers, breakout seasons, and young prospects flagged by our exclusive algorithm calibrated to a decade of debuts in Europe's top five leagues. Pro users can even filter their searches with these badges, as well as using the unique smartersearch and seeing all the metrics for an entire squad on one screen.

And here's the best part: smarterscout is free for Lite users, who can access up to 10 queries and player profiles every day at no charge. So dive in and enjoy!


SITE CREDITS

Dan Altman, founder (North Yard Analytics)

Curtiss Calleo, graphic designer

Web development (KMJ by Design):

  • Kassandra Elron, CEO
  • Irina Chuvurina, project manager
  • Mariia Sokolova, project manager 
  • Bogdan Mykytenko, front end developer
  • Andrew Nozhenko, back end developer
  • Anhelina Novokhatko, quality assurance

Animation (Mass Ideation):

  • Miguel Sanchez, CEO
  • Derek Little, creative technologist

Jim Patterson, server manager (Stack Overlap)