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Conference by Jesús Arroyo on sports law to the students of LaLiga Business School

LaLiga Business School has once again chosen the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán as the venue for one of its special days, in which it takes the students of the various courses it offers out of its offices. On this occasion, the visit to Sevilla FC was hosted by the club’s deputy general manager, Jesús Arroyo, who shared his extensive experience in the field with the students of the Master’s Degree in Sports Law applied to professional soccer in the José Antonio Sánchez-Araujo press room.

LaLiga has developed the Master’s Degree in Sports Law applied to professional soccer to offer the possibility of specialization in one of the fastest growing branches of law. An area in which Sevilla FC has extensive experience with numerous success stories.

Likewise, Jesús Arroyo, is the Institutional Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Sports Law applied to Football at Sevilla FC in collaboration with the Catholic University of Murcia, whose registration period is still open for the new edition.

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Closing Ceremony of the Master in Big Data applied to Scouting in Football at the Pizjuán

The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán once again hosted the closing ceremony of the Master’s Degree in Applied Big Data for Scouting in Football, one of the flagship courses promoted by Sevilla FC’s Innovation Center as part of its increasingly extensive educational offerings. Students from the last two editions had an in-person session in the heart of the Sevillista temple, specifically in the José Antonio Sánchez-Araujo press room, where, among other professionals from the club, they received a masterclass from the club’s sporting director, Víctor Orta.

Additionally, during this closing ceremony, all the master’s students received a commemorative sash for completing the course in the stadium’s ante box, alongside Sevilla FC’s seven Europa League trophies won to date. All the students completed the day by enjoying the Stadium Tour of the legendary Sevillista stadium.

The master’s program is organized by Sport Data Campus, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and the Sevilla FC Innovation Center, and enables professionals to acquire all the necessary knowledge to organize a top-level ‘data-driven’ sports management. Registrations for the VII edition, which will run from October 2024 to June 2025, are now open.

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Coaches of Sevilla FC Academy carried a clinic at the Europa FC Academy

The activity coordinated by the R&D&I Department of Sevilla FC through the Innovation Center never ceases, and last week it was the turn of two youth coaches from the club, Javier Álex and Diego Blanco, who traveled to Gibraltar Camp with the Europa FC Academy. There, they carried a clinic and explained the training methodology followed in Sevilla FC Academy.

Two training sessions, alongside John Moreno, director of the Europa FC Academy, helped the young footballers of the Gibraltarian team and their coaches gain a basic understanding of the main principles followed at Sevilla FC. The sessions were focused on players born between 2006 and 2012 initially, and then between 2013 and 2016.

With this type of activity, one of the main objectives of Sevilla FC’s Innovation Center is fulfilled: to share the knowledge generated through this platform with others. This educational intention is channeled through training programs.

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Sevilla FC hosted the new edition of the FCE ProCourse 2024

The Sevilla FC training facilities hosted one of the training sessions organized by the Dutch Football Academy for future football coaches. Dutch coach Raymond Verheijen conducted a course for 39 coaches from different parts of the world, focusing on the ‘Team Tactics Formation Process’. During the course, the coaches witnessed training sessions of various youth teams from the Sevilla Academy and gained detailed insights into the daily operations of different areas within the Sevilla FC Academy. The visit concluded with a tour of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

Football Coach Evolution (FCE) is a globally renowned football educational institute that provides knowledge to many federations and clubs worldwide. Raymond Verheijen founded the Dutch Football Academy for coaches who wish to develop their knowledge and challenge the status quo in football. Verheijen’s mission is to educate football coaches in a more objective and football-specific manner, rather than relying on trendy styles or merely copying the champions. Verheijen’s mission is supported by Guus Hiddink, one of the most successful Dutch coaches of all time, who became a global ambassador.

The Innovation Center Sevilla FC is expanding its educational offerings with a new sports education project set to launch next October. In this new project, Sevilla FC will offer official vocational training programs at both intermediate and advanced levels, leading to the qualification of Technical Sports Specialist in Football, which enables individuals to work as football coaches in Spain. Additionally, this qualification allows for subsequent access to certain university degree programs.

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Sevilla FC’s Technological and Digitalization Commitment Presented at DES 2024 in Málaga

This week, the 2024 edition of the Digital Enterprise Show (DES) was held in Málaga, a conference that covered various aspects related to digitalization, artificial intelligence, and the use of all kinds of technology in the daily operations of businesses. The event aimed to include the presence of different professionals from Sevilla FC, who explained how the club has become a national and international reference in all these areas.

In this context, the Head of the Data Department at Sevilla FC, Elías Zamora, presented in the main auditorium how the club, with the help of IBM, has developed the Scout Advisor tool, which has revolutionized the world of scouting through the application of generative artificial intelligence. Zamora also presented in another exclusive panel all the milestones that Sevilla FC has achieved in recent seasons through its commitment to technological development in all business areas.

Meanwhile, Jara Cisneros, Head of Digital & CRM at Sevilla FC, detailed how the DruID tool enables the actionability of user and consumer data, their identification, real-time traceability, and advanced segmentation.

With participants from over 50 countries, DES fosters an international exchange of knowledge that inspires and facilitates the sharing of extraordinary success stories, like that of Sevilla FC.

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Sevilla FC Chair Present at the XVI UPOEmprende Awards

This week, the XVI UPOEmprende Awards were presented at the Pablo de Olavide University, an initiative that aims to promote the entrepreneurial spirit among university community members, fostering the formation of entrepreneurial teams and the establishment of innovative companies based on knowledge and/or research results developed at the university. This competition has seen the participation of Sevilla FC for the third consecutive year, sponsoring one of the awards through the Sevilla FC Chair: University, Business, and Sport.

Out of the 80 initiatives presented, 17 were selected for the final presentation of the projects, which took place last Tuesday. Subsequently, in an event presided over by the rector of Pablo de Olavide University, Francisco Oliva, and with the institutional representation of Pablo Blanco on behalf of Sevilla FC, the jury’s decision and the award ceremony took place, including the ‘company established at Pablo de Olavide University’ award, sponsored by the Sevilla FC Chair. The winning project proposed the creation of a company dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of reusable silicone anti-drug covers, designed to protect consumers from chemical submission in certain environments.

The winners of the different categories will have free access to the accommodation services of the Andalusian Centers for Entrepreneurship (CADE); sponsorship of university entrepreneurial talent by the Association for Business Development and Technology Transfer of Dos Hermanas (TIXE) and the Federation of Industrialists and Merchants of Alcalá de Guadaíra (FICA); free access for six months to the business accommodation services of the Sevilla Chamber of Commerce’s Business Incubation Network; and the opportunity to apply for the SPUTNIK entrepreneurship promotion program. From Sevilla FC, we congratulate the 8 winning projects in the 7 categories called.

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Sevilla FC opens its doors to the managers of the Future Falcons Project

Sevilla FC continues to work on ways to strengthen ties beyond its borders in its determined commitment to internationalization. Within this framework, the club has received a visit from the sports officials of Saudi Arabia’s Future Falcons, Ghassan Felemban and Romeo Jozak.

The Future Falcons project is dependent on the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and has been based for years at a high-performance center in the Catalan town of Salou. In recent years, this team has organized matches against some of the best teams in Europe, such as Sevilla FC, whose National League youth team played a friendly match against the Future Falcons last April.