First Team Performance Analyst

Website CPFC Crystal Palace

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

To assist in the provision of detailed pre, live and post-match analysis for direct use by the First Team Manager and coaching staff and collaborate with all other staff to continually enhance the standards of performance analysis provision throughout Crystal Palace Football Club.


Working in conjunction with other First Team Performance Analysts in the provision of pre, live and post-match analysis services for the manager, coaching staff and players.
Working daily with the analysis department, manager and coaching staff to successfully complete duties for tight deadlines.
Create pre-match presentations which should help identify the team objectives for the next match and provide evidence both video and statistical.
Assist in preparing additional pre-match essentials set out by Coaching staff (set plays, penalties, individual player clips, booklet)
Film and coding games and training sessions as directed (this will involve travelling with the team to away games as well as attending home games).
Supporting match day preparation of pre-match, half-time and post-match analysis as directed by the manager/coaching staff.
Prepare post-match (next day) report (video and statistic).
Work in conjunction with Coaching staff to prepare individual player and team reviews
Maintaining and updating player related performance databases
Attend and provide analysis at all required first team matches (home / away).
Offer support to other training ground departments, to help them effectively utilise the departmental analysis tools.
Run long-term analysis projects, present key trends/findings and ad hoc duties.
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
Completed an undergraduate degree in Sports Science or related discipline at 2:1 or above (MSc is desirable).
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working Full Time within professional football in performance analysis (first team level desirable).
High level of tactical/technical football knowledge within an elite level environment
First-hand experience in the use of industry standard analysis products including; Hudl SportsCode / Studio / Insight, SBG, etc.
Advanced computer skills (Mac and Windows) with experience of managing, summarising and presenting large sets of data.
Experience in the use of statistics to identify player and team performance trends (previous experience of using OPTA / Statsbomb / SkillCorner / SecondSpectrum data desirable).
Demonstrable high level of tactical knowledge
A hard worker with acute attention to detail
An excellent communicator
Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and develop intra/inter departmental relationships
Committed to continual professional development
Able to respond positively to change in a dynamic, fast-moving environment


Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Volunteering Day – 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
Travel Season Ticket loan
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

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