Genius Sports Has Agreed to Supply Performance and Data Analytics to Benfica

Genius Sports has reached an agreement with Benfica to supply analytics to the football club. This broadcast deal is the first of its kind for Genius through its Second Spectrum division.

Those within the club and fans will now have access to a wide range of data on the team and players and their performance stats. From this data, Genius Sports have advanced technology that uses AI and can provide numerous statistical projections such as expected goals.

Paul Hunt Executive Director at Second Spectrum

As one of the most prestigious and innovative clubs in European football, Benfica has established an incredible reputation for going above and beyond for its fans. Our agreement will give Benfica the opportunity to continue to enhance and innovate the live fan experience, bringing its passionate supporters closer to the action with interactive and data-driven broadcasts.

Paul HuntExecutive Director at Second Spectrum

Benfica has a rich history in European football and is always one of the main contenders for the Portuguese league, having won the league 37 times. In modern sport, Benfica considers the in-depth team and player analysis that Genius Sports will provide to be invaluable.

Genius Sports has already been supplying the European leagues with data since becoming an official partner in 2017, and this deal should raise the profile of the company.

Nuno Mauricio Head of Performance Analysis at Benfica

It is with great pleasure that we can now rely on the data and reports provided by Genius Sports, The excellent quality of the system and data obtained, as well as the way in which all inputs are provided to Performance Analysts, Sport Data Scientists, and the Coaching Staff, is perfectly aligned with the analysis model and holistic intervention of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, allowing us to further develop and enhance our individual and team performance.

Nuno MauricioHead of Performance Analysis at Benfica

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