SofaScore is a sports data company based in Zagreb, Croatia. We offer live score services through our website and mobile applications, that cover around 11,000 tournaments in over 20 different sports and more than 30 languages.
Products & employees
Our digital products provide a complete, unique and personalized experience of following sports to 20 million fans worldwide on a monthly basis.
We currently have almost 150 employees, working in offices in Zagreb and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SofaScore story began in 2010, when our co-founders Zlatko Hrkać and Ivan Bešlić bought the first live score feed for a small forum subpage, which over time transformed into today’s SofaScore.
Only a year later we created the mobile app, and in 2012 we reached another milestone when the company rebranded as SofaScore, right before the EURO 2012.
In 2014, we expanded our domain of service from live scores to sports data analysis, after becoming a client of the sports analytics company Opta Sports. Using their real-time data collection process, SofaScore transformed from solely live scores into an analytical tool for sports lovers, offering various statistical features and innovations.
SofaScore statistical ratings
The key milestone that established our analytical direction was the introduction of SofaScore statistical ratings in 2015. SofaScore ratings are generated by a sophisticated algorithm that translates hundreds of stats into one live number which quantifies a player’s performance. So far, our algorithm has rated almost 1.5 million players in over 50,000 matches.
Our passion for turning numbers into insights resulted in more unique features such as Attack Momentum, Attribute Overview, or SofaScore heatmap, shotmap and more.
These innovations, along with the huge width and depth of our coverage, are key factors that helped us become the highest-rated sports app in the market – with 4.8 rating on Google Play and 4.9 on the App Store.
In 2016, SofaScore started a partnership with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. Through the SofaScore Academy project the STEM students have the opportunity to get additional education by participating in a number of workshops in our company.
In 2019, we started a project with a goal to improve the coverage of grassroots and amateur level of sports.
Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, SofaScore Editor will provide an opportunity for people involved in an amateur level of sports to actively input and organize results and statistics for the competitions they are engaged in.