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David Perdomo Meza is one of a new generation of data scientists who is changing the way we, the fans, think about football. And in this special Science of Football episode we sit down with the star of Three Minute Myths to talk maths, football, and the ways in which the two merge perfectly.
David, who is constantly innovating in the Football Whispers data department, talks us through the various new products the company is bringing to the market, each of which is designed to enhance football fans' ability to perceive and understand the game.
From player performance ratings to the team persona model, David is one of the lead men in the growing field of football data analytics and he takes fifteen minutes out of his schedule to tell us more.
He's convinced this new wave of data will only continue to grow in size and presence throughout various levels of football, from the way in which teams are set-up on a match-day to how matches are then broadcast and delivered to audiences across the world.
The race to understand this data among Premier League clubs is on. And whichever side is able to apply it will gain an edge on their competitors.