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. Plus, smarterscout 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!

The smarterscout platform is part of a suite of tools for football analysis from North Yard Analytics. If you are interested in coaching profiles, tactical analysis, or match-by-match stats on expected goals and more, please contact us via the link below. We're also proud to say that smarterscout is the first analytics provider to join Common Goal, the group that supports charitable football-related projects around the world.

Right now smarterscout covers 55 leagues around the world, including six second-tier leagues for Premium and Pro members, and 15 first-tier leagues for Pro members, who can also access the third and fourth tiers in England and Wales and the second tiers in Brazil and Mexico.

Lite members have access to the following 7 leagues:

ENG1 England/Wales Premier League
FRA1 France Ligue 1
GER1 Germany Bundesliga
ITA1 Italy Serie A
SPA1 Spain La Liga
UCL UEFA Champions League
UEL UEFA Europa League

 members have access to the leagues above plus 29 more:

ARG1 Argentina Superliga
AUS1 Australia A-League
AUT1 Austria Bundesliga
BEL1 Belgium First Division A
BRA1 Brazil Serie A
CAN1 Canada Premier League
CHN1 China Super League
CYP1 Cyprus First Division
DEN1 Denmark Superliga
ENG2 England/Wales Championship
FRA2 France Ligue 2
GER2 Germany 2. Bundesliga
GRE1 Greece Super League
IND1 India Super League
ITA2 Italy Serie B
JAP1 Japan J1 League
KOR1 Korea K-League 1
MEX1 Mexico Liga MX
NED1 Netherlands Eredivisie
NOR1 Norway Eliteserien
POR1 Portugal Primeira Liga
RUS1 Russia Premier League*
SPA2 Spain La Liga 2
SWE1 Sweden Allsvenskan
SWI1 Switzerland Super League
TUR1 Turkey Super Lig
UKR1 Ukraine Premier League
USA1 United States Major League Soccer
USA2 United States USL Championship

members have access to the leagues above plus 19 more:

BOL1 Bolivia LFP Boliviano
BRA2 Brazil Serie B
CHI1 Chile Primera
COL1 Colombia Primera A
COR1 Costa Rica Liga FPD
CRO1 Croatia Prva Liga
CZE1 Czech Republic 1. Fotbolova Liga
ECU1 Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
ENG3 England/Wales League One
ENG4 England/Wales League Two
MEX2 Mexico Liga de Expansion
PAR1 Paraguay Primera
PER1 Peru Primera
POL1 Poland Ekstraklasa
SCO1 Scotland Premiership
SER1 Serbia SuperLiga
SLN1 Slovenia PrvaLiga
URU1 Uruguay Primera
VEN1 Venezuela Liga Venezolana

Our Private member can access these six additional leagues – please contact us if you are interested, as this membership cannot be purchased online:

ENG5  England/Wales National League
GER3  Germany 3. Liga
IRE1  Ireland Premier Division
NOR2  Norway OBOS-Ligaen
SCO2  Scotland Championship
SWE2  Sweden Superettan

Every smarterscout member 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

Members 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! All members can use our unique smartermaps to see where players touch the ball and the actions they attempt. Premium and Pro members have access to our shot maps as well.

On every player profile and search results page, Premium and Pro members 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 members can 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. Pro members also have access to our exclusive xGAR (expected goals above replacement) metrics.

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


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 
  • Katy Savchenko, account 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)

* Please note that RUS1 is not available as a benchmark league until further notice. Coverage of RUS1 is included with all other benchmark leagues for Premium, Pro, and Private members.