First Team Football Analyst

  • Bristol City Football Club
  • Robins High Performance Centre, Clevedon Road, Failand, Bristol, UK
  • 03 May, 2024
Full time Data Science

Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Football Analysis

REPORTS TO: Lead Football Analyst - First Team

LOCATION: Robins High Performance Centre, BS8 3TN

Key Responsibilities

The role will focus on providing football analysis support to the First Team, primarily within – but not restricted to the following areas:

Pre-match opposition analysis

  • Lead in the profiling of all opposition teams from set pieces through the application of video and analytics
  • Support any goal-keeper coach requests

Post-match analysis

  • Lead in the collection and maintenance of set piece video databases
  • Create reports on set piece performance and drive feedback to coaches

Training Analysis

  • Lead in the capture of training sessions
  • Lead in the coding and data generation of training sessions
  • Create and manage training databases

Research projects

  • Assist in development of the department and play an active role in aggressively pushing boundaries in order to achieve its targets

Match day responsibilities

  • Must be available to work at all senior matches (home and away)

Main Job Requirements and Person Specification

Specific Experience:

  • Experience working as an analyst in an elite football environment
  • Experience in delivering and communicating performance insights to key stakeholders in the organisation
  • Experience in profiling elite football teams and understanding the different strategies and systems of play that they employ
  • Understanding of varying working methodologies and best practice within elite sports analysis


  • Ability to retain a very high standard of output whilst operating within strict and expeditious deadlines
  • Deep technical and tactical understanding of football (strategies, systems, philosophies, game models)
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate the effective delivery of performance insights, build connections and support a strong team cohesion
  • A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role
  • Strong desire to continuously challenge, learn and move forward


  • Minimum undergraduate degree relating to the field of sports science, data science or performance analysis
  • Post-graduate qualification in a related discipline is preferred
  • FA Level 2 coaching license or above preferred
  • Competencies in the following software/hardware are desired: Catapult Focus/Matchtracker, HUDL Sportscode Elite and HUDL platforms, Tableau

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Note: Due to the nature of the role, any job offer is dependent on a DBS check. All information will be kept by the Safeguarding Officer in strictest confidence.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.


Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • 20 days holiday per annum
  • Breakfast & lunch on all training days via a personal contribution scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Death in Service (3x annual salary)
  • Discount in the Bristol Sport store
  • Ashton Gate Season tickets entitlement

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter (max. 1 page) to

We are anticipating many applications for this role, please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.