7 Football Websites Every Analyst Should Know

By Duncan Ritchie

01-April-2021 on Tips

6 minute read

Transfermarkt, Soccerway, Sofascore…

 

These names are probably familiar to you and they are just three of the big names that we’ve included in this list of online sites that every football analyst should know about for finding information about teams, games and players.

 

In this list, we’ve included the tools that, according to our experience and years in the sector, are most used by soccer analysts. We’ve included five free websites and two paid-for sites. All of them contain useful info about football and they’re all worth checking out.

 

Obviously, the paid-for platforms offer deeper information and this will depend on your budget and the level you are analysing at. But we have to cover all the bases!

 

Let’s get on with it...

Transfermarkt

 

Transfermarkt

 

According to our sources, the German website Transfermarkt is the most visited site by the global community of football analysts. It’s translated into nine languages and offers information about hundreds of competitions, teams and players from all around the world.

 

In addition to all the up-to-the-minute information you can access for free, we’d like to highlight two features that we really like. 

 

Firstly, there is the Latest Transfers section of the site which shows all the daily transfer news.

 

Secondly, there is the Market Values section, which gives an estimate of a players worth, amongst much more data.

 

An invaluable resource.

 

SoccerWay

 

Soccerway

 

Soccerway is another free site which is popular with football analysts. According to this website, it offers data on more than a thousand different competitions and leagues from 134  different countries, which makes it the largest football database in the world today. 

 

Translated into 17 different languages, what we like most about Soccerway is the simplicity of its organisation and data structure, which allows you to access practically any data in a remarkably intuitive manner.

 

BeSoccer 

 

Besoccer

 

Besoccer is fairly similar to the previous two websites in that it provides a lot of information on competitions, matches and players which are easy and free to access.

 

One thing in particular that we like about this platform is that it puts the latest news front and centre with big displays and informative articles. This makes it easier to find qualitative information for your analysis work.

 

Wyscout

 

Wyscout is one of the most well-known data providers in the sports analytics market. Although it doesn’t have specific compatibility with Nacsport, you can still import its XML files, as you can see in this video.

 

SofaScore

 

Sofascore

 

Ok, let’s return to the free tools with another of the world’s great sports databases. On Sofascore, you not only find football data but also information for many other sports.

 

Something we’d like to highlight about this platform is the switch that allows you to show the match odds from one of the world’s biggest turf accounts. The odds shown by this bookmaker can provide real-time data about predictions for the match and the perceived status of each team. And interesting extra.

 

WhoScored

 

WhoScored

 

Another site which offers a plethora of information, including games, previews, predictions and much more.

 

If we had to highlight something about WhoScored, it would be the specific section dedicated to statistics, especially for international and top-flight football.

 

Know Any Others? Tell Us! 

 

This list has been made using information that we get from users on a daily basis alongside our years of experience in the industry. However, we don’t pretend to know everything and wouldn’t want to claim this as being a definitive list...yet!

 

We’d like to continue expanding this article to encompass all the online data sources used by analysts everywhere. To that end, it would be fantastic if you could get in touch with us through social media and let us know which ones you use and that we’ve missed. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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