Lega Pro Extends Sportradar Partnership

October 14, 2014

Lega Pro, Italy’s third tier soccer league, have renewed their long-standing partnership with sports and betting-related data comapny Sportradar.

Sportradar will continue to both monitor the Lega Pro leagues with its renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS) and provide its educational Fraud Prevention Service (FPS) workshops until the end of the 2017-2018 season. To underline this commitment and the importance of the partnership to Lega Pro, the official match ball for the leagues will carry a new, combined logo, with the words “Lega Pro-Integrity”.

“The seamless, global monitoring of the global betting market, paired with the education of our players, managers, executive staff and referees has been instrumental in changing awareness and behaviour” said Mario Macalli, President of Lega Pro. “In the coming weeks, the ‘Lega Pro Integrity Tour’ will target the clubs taking part in our ‘Championship of the Municipalities’ and will show once again to our fans and stakeholders that we are fully committed to honest football”.

Sportradar Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “This partnership is so important for our Security Services. Lega Pro have been unceasing in their support of our two-pronged attack on match-fixing through education and detection.

“Since 2011, over 10,000 players, youth players, referees as well as off-pitch staff have been active participants in our joint ‘Integrity Tour’ and all involved have really appreciated how awareness has gone up, sensitivity has increased and resistance is stronger. Put simply, Lega Pro is a case study for a robust approach, followed by commitment and action.”