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Football Manager database 'to help Premier League clubs scout players'

Game data to be integrated with professional online analysis platform

The player database in Football Manager is said will be used by Premier League clubs to help them scout players.

The statistics featured in Sports Interactive's football management game are to be integrated into Prozone Recruiter, an online analysis platform used by some football clubs to scout talent.

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Prozone's software contains carious data and footage of thousands of players, and its new collaboration with Sports Interactive means this will be now combined with the information included in the Football Manager database.

"Prozone Recruiter has been built to supplement the intuition of scouts and coaches by delivering detailed performance information on over 80,000 players worldwide," said Prozone chief executive Thomas Schmider.

"The Sports Interactive database is a highly accurate and valuable resource that will further enhance the recruitment services that we provide, complementing our exhaustive technical data and video footage with excellent biographical, contractual and positional information."

Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson added: "For years we've heard stories of real-life managers and scouts using our data to help with the recruitment process.

"From now on, it's official. Real managers around the world will be finding and comparing players using data and a search system that will be very familiar to players of Football Manager.

"The information gathered by our network of more than 1300 scouts around the world, combined with Prozone's amazing performance data, makes this an invaluable tool for any football club that takes player recruitment seriously."

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