Stats Perform, the international sports data and technology provider, has extended its deal with Football DataCo (FDC), the UK company jointly owned by English soccer’s top-tier Premier League and second-tier English Football League (EFL), and the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), to collect and distribute event data from matches.

The renewed agreement will run until the end of the 2024-25 season and prolongs a 10-year-long exclusive official rights partnership.

Stats Perform will continue to collect and distribute detailed data for 3,000 matches per season across English and Scottish soccer.

The exclusive partnership will cover official player tracking data for Premier League, EFL, and SPFL rightsholders, data for broadcast, media, and fantasy purposes, and official player market data only for betting.

Stats Perform chief commercial officer, Alex Rice, said: “At Stats Perform we are committed owners of our large, deep Opta football data API. We think carefully about how and what we collect, how we store the data, but more importantly how we distribute and use it to help our customers tell more memorable stories about the on-field action.

“We continue to develop new statistics like possession value, expected pass completion, and momentum that deepen fans’ emotional connections to the teams and players they follow, across all platforms and channels, and make the games matter more.”

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Adrian Ford, FDC general manager, added: “It was an easy decision to extend the long-established FDC partnership with Stats Perform. The value of data in building trusted fan and bettor experiences continues to grow, and that enhances the reputation of our competitions, wherever they are enjoyed. 

“Opta is a key enabler for all the leagues’ stakeholders and fans, who want the best data and insights.”

Stats Perform’s official data portfolio includes several major European leagues such as Spain’s LaLiga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, and German Bundesliga. 

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