The opening of the transfer market is a crucial moment for all football clubs to reinforce. They not only need to enhance their competitiveness on the court, but also need to consider carefully from an economic perspective. In order to help the major clubs of La Liga to take the initiative in the negotiation process, the league has developed a new tool, the transfer market data center, so that 42 clubs in La Liga and La Liga have a good grasp of European transfer market data. .
The transfer market data center is a technical tool exclusively developed by La Liga, and it continues La Liga’s strategic route of making decisions based on authoritative data. By using this tool, the club can check the purchase and sale of other clubs, as well as the complete data of the team's current players. It is worth mentioning that the data center can also view the expenditures of various clubs in the UK, France, Germany or Italy to purchase players.
The transfer market data center covers the transfer data from the 2016/17 season to the present, including the dynamics of the transfer window that is currently open. The club can use the data to analyze historical trends, discover new opportunities, and obtain timely information from other European competitors. dynamic.
"A good transfer strategy is often based on timely decisions, but more importantly, these decisions are made based on reliable information." La Liga Financial Analyst Diego Martínez (Diego Martínez) stated In response to his opinion, "We have collected the most comprehensive data in the industry to help La Liga clubs maintain a leading position in the transfer market."
After each transfer window was closed in the past four years, the financial control department of La Liga carefully analyzed the data of the transfer market at that time to confirm that all Spanish professional clubs complied with the financial control policy of the league.
With the cooperation of the alliance's business intelligence and analysis departments, the transfer data in recent years has been updated to a series of related platforms developed by the alliance, and the transfer market data center is one of the latest research and development tools. In this way, clubs in La Liga and La Liga can check relevant information at any time.
Martinez said: "Our data analysis work has been going on for five years, and now clubs have been very proficient in using these data and turning it into their own advantages. The transfer market is very important for the football industry. Part of it, and the tool of the data center is a key step to optimize the process."
It is worth mentioning that the transfer market data center also contains all the transfer data of the first team since 2016. Clubs can check which national teams have introduced players from La Liga, and which players have joined La Liga, and this data applies not only to the entire league, but also to individual clubs. As Martinez just explained, flexible data selection allows the club to quickly find a model that suits them and use it.
"You can clearly see which countries or clubs have brought in more players from Spain each year, or which clubs are selling their players to Spanish teams. These are reliable indicators for judging the success of a club’s transfer. , They definitely want to reach a deal with the highest rate of return.” Martinez added.
By reviewing the total expenditure of buying and selling players and related costs, the club can analyze in detail the advantages and disadvantages of itself and other teams in the competition. In addition, the club can also see the aggregated data of each team, including the player's age, nationality, current contract period and the contract status of the core members of the coaching team.
By comparing these data with the annual budget caps disclosed by the team, the club can have a clear understanding of the annual expenditures of local competitors, so as to determine the direction of operation for possible business opportunities.
Of course, sensitive financial data will not be included in the data center, but viewing this aggregated information can also allow the club to understand itself and other club transfer activities. The data center can provide theoretical support for good practice opportunities, and it can also help the club identify opportunities for improvement.
“It’s one of our ideas that all clubs can get the same powerful data.” Martinez explained, “This information can be searched in various channels, and we integrated them into one platform to provide The club provides equal access to information. It helps them to make wise decisions and ultimately promote the growth of the entire league."
In order to further improve the information in the European region, La Liga has added a content section to the transfer market data center to display the transfer activities of the five major European leagues. By consulting this content, the club can use the teams in the first and second tiers of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain as a reference to compare and review their own progress and development.
It is worth mentioning that the data center can also separately check the summer or winter transfer windows of the past five seasons, and display the total transfer activities and total revenue of a single team or a single league.
The third row of data shows the difference between income and expenditure and provides the level of profit or the accumulation time of debt. In a recent analysis, the Spanish team performed well in this regard, achieving the best breakeven in the five major leagues.
Martinez said: "Understanding the overall expenditures of the club helps the team avoid the accumulation of debt, which is a key part of our financial control. The original intention of this data is to strengthen La Liga’s financial responsibility. Organizational image. It also allows all clubs to be aware of their progress and can show their leading position in Europe."
La Liga President Javier Tebas recently stated that science and technology are the best driving force for the sustainable development of football matches. La Liga is the next step in the industry by popularizing data analysis tools among clubs. Wave growth laid the data foundation.
Martinez concluded: "We work with the clubs to share new tools and cutting-edge insights. No one will be left behind."