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Football Manager goes real-life, aids professional club recruitment

Sports Interactive, creator of the Football Manager franchise, today confirmed a partnership with Prozone Sports that will see its database used to aid “some of the world’s leading football clubs to support the player recruitment process.”

The Football Manager databased has been used to create the Prozone RECRUITER, “an online analysis platform designed to support football clubs in the complex and competitive field of talent identification and player recruitment,” the two companies confirmed in a press release.

“Prozone RECRUITER has been built to supplement the intuition of scouts and coaches by delivering detailed performance information on over 80,000 players worldwide,” says Prozone CEO Thomas Schmider. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, instead it’s been designed to empower clubs to tailor its functionality to suit their own unique recruitment requirements.”

“The Sports Interactive database is a highly accurate and valuable resource that will further enhance the recruitment services that we provide. Complementing our exhaustive technical data and video footage with excellent biographical, contractual and positional information, the integration of Sports Interactive data further establishes RECRUITER as the most comprehensive recruitment and asset management platform available.”

“For years we’ve heard stories of real-life managers and scouts using our data to help with the recruitment process,” says Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson. “From now on, it’s official… real managers around the world will be finding and comparing players using data and a search system that will be very familiar to players of Football Manager.”

Football Manager 2015 is now available for pre-order.


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