Aris Limassol's Data Driven Journey to European Success



  • Aris Limassol, once a powerhouse in Cypriot football during the 1980s, faced more than two decades of obscurity. Struggling in the second division, the team experienced a revival when new owners took charge two and a half years ago.

  • The challenge was set by the new ownership to become the leading team in Cyprus and to use data to drive innovation, providing a competitive edge, especially in the areas of scouting and recruitment.


  • Aris Limassol strategically partnered with Analytics FC. The cornerstone of this collaboration was the utilization of Analytics FC’s flagship data scouting software platform, TransferLab.

  • Leveraging TransferLab’s advanced Goal Difference Added (GDA) Algorithm, Aris identified undervalued and high-potential players to strengthen their squad. They also developed continuous monitoring and analysis of their players’ performance.

  • Regular collaboration and feedback sessions with Analytics FC staff helped fine-tune strategies based on evolving data insights.


  • Aris has enjoyed a rapid rise. In their first season post-partnership (2021/22), Aris secured a European qualification spot after returning to the top division. 

  • In the 2022/23 season, Aris clinched their first-ever league title, marking a historic achievement for the club. The team then achieved a significant milestone by qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League.

  • Aris shattered records with the €2.75M sale of Shavy Babicka to Toulouse, a landmark achievement for Cypriot football. With two sales exceeding €1M within the season, Aris showcased a robust and sustainable business model.

“The professional collaboration and the exceptional quality of data provided by Analytics FC have significantly contributed to our success so far. We've built a solid foundation for our resurgence and we're now setting new benchmarks for the next step of our journey. Data will play a big part.”
Pavel Gognidze
CEO, Aris Limassol


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