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2nd Annual Football Analytics and Performance Summit

  • 8th – 9th September 2016
  • Spain flag Spain Barcelona
  • Hotel is H10 Cubik Via Laietana, 69, 08003

We are pleased to invite you to the “2nd Annual Football Analytics and Performance Sum­mit” scheduled for the 8th and 9th of Septem­ber in Barcelona, Spain.

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About Summit

This innovative B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest trends and developments in football performance analysis.

The #FAPS Summit will be focusing on the best practices in data, video and performance analysis, the most successful strategies of implementing analytics in modern football.

It is an honor and privilege to invite you to participate in this Summit.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit in Barce­lona upcoming September!

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Who Should Attend

VPs, Directors & Department Heads, Managers, Scientists and Researchers, Medical Officers from:

  • Sports Scientists
  • Performance Analysts
  • Coach Assistance
  • Physical Developmen
  • Video Analysts
  • Tactical analysts
  • Performance Coach

From Industries Including:

  • Football
  • Sport Academies
  • Sport Science Software
  • Universities
  • Sport Science
  • Hardware Providers

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Share insight and best practices with world’s experts
    in this fast-growing environment
  • Find out about the latest trends and developments in
    the football analytics world
  • Learn about the most successful strategies of implementing
    analytics in order to improve performance
  • Usage of data to improve the development of young
    talented players

Chris Carling

Sports Scientist

Chris currently works as senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and as a sports scientist for Lille FC in the French Ligue 1. He has previously worked as a consultant for the performance analysis department at Manchester Utd FC and the medical department at the Clairefontaine National Football Centre in France. Chris has a Ph.D. in sports science and has authored 2 books and over 50 peer-reviewed research papers related to sports science and medicine.

Raymond Verheijen

Founder WFA

The Netherlands

Prof. Valter Di Salvo

Football Performance & Science Director

Aspire Academy / Qatar Football Association

Valter Di Salvo (born in Rome) is currently director of football performance & science with the Qatar Football Association and ASPIRE Academy and since 2002 full professor at University of Rome 'Foro Italico'.

Previously, Prof. Di Salvo has held senior level positions at SS Lazio, Real Madrid CF and Manchester United FC.

Prof. Di Salvo’s career in football performance extends back to 1989 with 'Serie A' club Lazio in Italy. He spent 14 years with the Rome-based club and worked under such illustrious coaches as Dino Zoff, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Alberto Zaccheroni and Roberto Mancini.

In 2003, Prof. Di Salvo was appointed head fitness coach at Real Madrid before joining Sir Alex Ferguson’s staff at Manchester United. From 2007 to 2009, he is back to Real Madrid CF as director of performance and director of the Real Madrid TEC.

Prof Di Salvo has trained top level players who have been awarded with the Gold Ball Player and FIFA World Player such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Ronaldo da Lima, Pavel Nedved, Fabio Canavaro and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ian Coll

Head of Sports Science

PFC Ludogorets 1945

 Ian Coll is currently Head of Sports Science at PFC Ludogorets Razgrad in Bulgaria, where he has worked for the last 2 years establishing the Sports Science department within the Club.  

His last role was Head of Sports Science at Celtic Football Club in Scotland, where he worked for 8 years from 2008 to 2016. At Celtic Ian progressed from Head of Sports Science at Youth to Head of Sports Science with the First Team, this experience, and career progression has gained him great experience within an elite club cross all age groups.     

Ian has lectured at the University of the West of Scotland on Sports Science and Physiology in 2017/2018, and he has also presented Internationally on “Developing the Modern-Day Player,” “Match & Training Load” and “Youth Development.” Ian is currently researching into GPS training load and its effect on Tactical Periodisation. 

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen, BE

Full Professor / Sport Scientist & Training Expert

KU Leuven / UEFA / FIFA

Werner Helsen is a professor in the department of movement sciences at KU Leuven. His research interests include expert perception and performance, talent detection and selection (including relative age and late maturity effects), and load monitoring in team sports and association football particularly. As of June 2021, Google Scholar showed 10,571 citations, H-index=51, i10-index=114. His teaching involvements are in the motor control and learning field as well as in the area of performance training in team sports and football in particular. Since 1999, he has played a prominent role in UEFA as a sports scientist and training expert. Since 2015, UEFA has also engaged him in ‘Fitness4Football’ workshops to teach national team coaches how to use GPS-based technology to make players and the game better. He was involved in six UEFA European Championships and three FIFA World Cups. He also has extensive experience in the sport science support of youth academies, professional clubs, and national teams.

Raúl Peláez

Sports Technologist

FC Barcelona

Daniel Velazquez

First Team Video & Performance Analyst

Club Atletico de Madrid (2000-2016)

Dr. Paul S. Bradley

Sports Science Academic

Liverpool John Moores University

Adam Sadler

First Team Coach

Leicester City F.C.

Adam started his career in football as a Scholar at Manchester United in 1996. Sadler continued at United for two seasons before signing a professional contract at Barnsley during the 1998-99 season. His coaching career began at Newcastle United in 2000 where he spent eight seasons. He has since held senior coaching positions at Norwich City, Plymouth Argyle and Manchester City. He also spent a season at Ukrainian Premier League Club, Tavriya Simferopol as Under 21’s coach during 2013-14 season.

Adam is currently working as an assistant coach and tactical analyst for Leicester City, a role he started at the beginning of the 2014/15 season. He holds the UEFA Pro Licence.

Marco Fumagalli, IT

Head of Sports Technology, Data Scouting & Analytics

Pisa Sporting Club

Marco Fumagalli is a product of the Royal Belgium Football Association´s finest coaches school. He worked in different roles such as tactical analyst, assistant coach and head of scouting in international clubs such as Galatasaray S.K., FC Internazionale Milano, Valencia CF and Genoa CFC., with particular focus on both data and the tactical aspect of the game.

 

Ben Dixon

Senior Sport Scientist

Watford F.C.

Ruud Van Elk

First Team Sport Scientist

PSV Eindhoven

Ruud van Elk (1988) started working as S&C coach and sport scientist at the PSV Academy after graduating from Maastricht University (Health Sciences / Biology of Human Performance). In 2014, he became the first team’s sport scientist at the club from Eindhoven.

Furthermore, he is involved in PSV’s Fieldlab Football in which the clubs cooperates with universities and companies to develop innovative sport’s technologies and services as close to the sport as possible.

Finally Ruud teaches different courses as a guest lecturer at multiple universities and the KNVB on performance- and data analysis.

Adam Crossley

First Team Training Analyst

West Ham United F.C.

Pablo Perez Aleixandre

Head of Academy Performance Analysis Valencia CF

Co-Founder | CEO Sports Optimizers

David Eccles

ChyronHego

ChyronHego Speaking & Exhibition Sponsor

 

Chris Carling

Sports Scientist

Raymond Verheijen

Founder WFA

The Netherlands

Prof. Valter Di Salvo

Football Performance & Science Director

Aspire Academy / Qatar Football Association

Ian Coll

Head of Sports Science

PFC Ludogorets 1945

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen, BE

Full Professor / Sport Scientist & Training Expert

KU Leuven / UEFA / FIFA

Raúl Peláez

Sports Technologist

FC Barcelona

Daniel Velazquez

First Team Video & Performance Analyst

Club Atletico de Madrid (2000-2016)

Dr. Paul S. Bradley

Sports Science Academic

Liverpool John Moores University

Adam Sadler

First Team Coach

Leicester City F.C.

Marco Fumagalli, IT

Head of Sports Technology, Data Scouting & Analytics

Pisa Sporting Club

Ben Dixon

Senior Sport Scientist

Watford F.C.

Ruud Van Elk

First Team Sport Scientist

PSV Eindhoven

Adam Crossley

First Team Training Analyst

West Ham United F.C.

Pablo Perez Aleixandre

Head of Academy Performance Analysis Valencia CF

Co-Founder | CEO Sports Optimizers

David Eccles

ChyronHego

ChyronHego Speaking & Exhibition Sponsor