Will Soccer Players have to swallow Microchips?

Cameras on the field already record every movement in professional soccer matches. Modern tracking systems will soon be able to gather and analyze even more data— much more data, in fact—as our look into the future reveals.

Although video analyses were all the rage until just a few years ago, new technologies—and their millions of data—are becoming a set part of practices and games. These data can be compiled and channeled into real-time analyses, which are playing an ever greater role in lineup and tactical decisions, as well as on the transfer market. Complex software can derive much more from this huge amount of data than can the eye alone. The technology captures every movement of each player, and their individual levels of fitness. It is almost like a “Big Brother” scenario in soccer. Microchips worn by the players plus all manner of digital technology are what make this possible.


Read the complete article from issue 17 (June) of the Porsche Consulting Magazine here.