CPL and Stats Perform team up to offer fans a deep data dive
The Canadian Premier League, the professional men’s soccer league that has just come off its debut season, has announced plans to ramp up the availability of statistics to fans in partnership with its official data partner, Stats Perform, the international sports data company.
Via an email subscription to Centre Circle Data, powered by Stats Perform's Opta data, soccer fans and aspiring performance and statistic analysts the opportunity to access a genuine data set for deeper evaluation on CPL clubs and players.
The data set will include detailed statistics on every ball touch which occurs in games, including detailed information on passing, shots, and defensive and goalkeeping actions.
Stats Perform serves as official data provider for the CPL, which signed a four-year agreement earlier this year to collect and manage data, through Opta, from all CPL matches.
Oliver Gage, head of on-field performance and recruitment at the CPL, said: “The ability for Canadian fans, aspiring analysts, scouts and coaches to access this data on our league is an essential part of a wider strategy to promote this side of the game in Canada.
“Empowering a community with the ability to hone their analysis skills, will no doubt help our clubs, players and Canadian soccer as a whole overall. We look forward to seeing, questioning and promoting the articles and ideas which the release of this data will no-doubt encourage.”
Alex Rogers, chief rights officer at Stats Perform, added: “Stats Perform’s CPL data is collected at the same level of detail as some of the biggest football leagues in the world and this provides an exciting opportunity for fans who want to analyse deeper aspects of the game. We look forward to seeing how fans, scouts and aspiring analysts will use this data to further bring the game to life.”
The inaugural seven-team CPL season concluded at the beginning of the month, with Forge FC of Hamilton, Ontario beating Cavalry FC of Calgary 2-0 in a two-legged final.