Chinese Football Association joins StatSports’ client roster

The Chinese Football Association has agreed a long-term partnership with player tracking and analysis company StatSports.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the CFA joins the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and US Soccer as StatSports clients in what the company described as a “lucrative” deal.

StatSports will provide all Chinese national teams with its Apex tracking units. The use of the Apex unit across every age level in both the men’s and women’s game enables a holistic approach to the monitoring of every player within their structure.

The high-resolution units measure physical metrics including distance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, high-speed running, load, and heart rate.

Lido Du, head of national team performance at the CFA, said: “We are looking to improve our on-field performance of our national teams. We identified GPS player tracking technology as a crucial factor in facilitating this improvement.”