Christian Ziege stands at the sideline and instructs the Spanish third division Atletico Baleares players. In the Son Malferit stadium, the match against Barca B is in the 79th minute. The German European Champion of 1996 sees his attacker Xisco Hernández get the ball in, ending in a 2:1 victory. Vicente Matorell Blanco is there for Die Ligen, recording the match with his camera and sees how Hernández celebrates the winning goal with the fans at the advertising hoardings.
Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Die Ligen has been represented by its own management in Spain. Three employees are based in the office in Malaga from where they manage the organisation. The Spanish royal football association RFEF finances the wyscout and Die Ligen España project in the Segunda B (third division) for the associations. The games from the four divisions are produced by Die Ligen and then shown on the wyscout scouting portal with additional statistics. Our Spanish network now includes 60 camcorder operators who record the 40 matches each weekend. This so far equates to more than 1000 recorded matches produced by Die Ligen España.
“I am proud of the fact that we have been able to gain a foothold in Spain so quickly. We have a great team there which are doing a good job“, says General Manager Markus Kleber. He is in constant contact with the Country Manager Ricardo Rauch who manages the local talent. Kleber attests to him having put together a great team. In future, further Die Ligen innovations will also be applied to Spain.