Learn about the people behind Sportmonks!
We’re excited to share our incredible journey with you that started back in 2016.
At the time, I (Jur) and my partner Ronnie were both living our own lives with different jobs. One day, we noticed incredible growth and potential in the world of sports fans and sports data and decided to start our own football fantasy website.
However, as you probably know, creating such a website requires good football data.
We quickly stumbled upon the issue of having cheap but terrible football data or having amazing but absurdly expensive football data. There was nothing in between.
There was no decent or good football data available for an affordable price.
And there was. We just said: ”Fine, we’ll do it ourselves.”. We decided to gather and refine the sports data that we needed ourselves, rather than purchasing it.
It started with small bits of data, but we became increasingly proficient at gathering and enriching raw football data as time progressed.
High-quality football data is necessary for success
After everything was running smoothly and we had refined our own sports data.
At that point, we realized that we were probably not the only ones who struggled with finding an affordable and good football data provider.
We also already had a pretty decent product in our hands. So, we thought: ‘Why not sell our gathered data ourselves?’ And so we did.
In 2020, we can proudly proclaim that Sportmonks offers its customers sports data with exceptional value for their money. Our Football data is the fastest and most reliable of every middle segment data provider while remaining highly affordable.
In these four years, we have reached major milestones. In 2020 we reached 17.000 user accounts. We also now offer Cricket and Formula 1 data. What started as a small passion project in 2016 has become a profitable and sustainable business over the years. We started in a small shed and have since then grown exponentially with a worldwide team of scouts, developers, data partners and journalists.
As Sportmonks continues its operations in 2021, we strive to continuously add new data features and offer more sports in the near future.
We hope you’ll join us in creating the future of sports together. Don’t see us as just a provider, but as your long-term data partner. We aim to become the best sports data company in the world.
Founders Jur and Ronnie
What started as a small passion project had now become a legitimate business.
Sportmonks is affordable for the average hobbyist but also well-suited for professional use.
We started our subscription in 2019 and we’re very happy with the Football API. Next to the amazing speed of the API, Sportmonks has surprised us over and over again with their flexible friendly support.
When we compared features, documentation, support and value for money, Sportmonks came out on top.
Fast and reliable Football API with tons of leagues and tournaments.
We’re very happy with Sportmonks and highly recommend them.
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