Infographic: The Beautiful Game: How Data Analytics Has Changed Sports for Good

“Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway.” – Geoffrey Moore, author and consultant.

Data has become a vital part of how businesses work. Whether that’s in predicting financial trends or streamlining processes, any business worth its salt is using it to their advantage. However, only in the past 20 years, with pioneers like Billy Beane, has data really started to shape the way professional sports teams are run.

Earlier this year, we highlighted the idea of data analytics in sport and some of the roles involved, you can read more here. To understand a bit more about this multimillion dollar part of professional sport, we’ve taken a deeper look at some of the specific examples of how data has been used in some of the country’s biggest sporting leagues. Here’s how data has changed sport for the better.

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