Position inside the Company/Club

Global Lead Football Performance


Pedro graduated in Sports & PE teaching (football/soccer specialisation) followed by a Post-Graduation in High Performance Training, both taken at his hometown’s Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH). During that period, he also had the chance to study and work abroad (Brazil) for 6 months, at 2nd tier club Londrina Junior Team.

A UEFA Advanced Coaching badge holder (Scottish FA, 2012), he regularly travels and meets colleagues from different areas and sports around the world, being also regular presence at different sport & football events.

Professionally, between 2004-2010, Pedro worked at Sporting Clube de Portugal in Coaching, Performance Analysis (and Recruitment). Although initially having the opportunity to learn and contribute at their world-renowned Youth Academy, was the progression to 1st team that allowed him to work closely with head coaches Paulo Bento (2 FA Cups, 2 Super-Cups) and Carlos Carvalhal.

In July 2010, Pedro left Portugal to work as 1st Team Performance Analyst at Manchester City. There, firstly supporting Roberto Mancini's and then Manuel Pellegrini's coaching teams, staff and players, he lived a fantastic 4 years spell for the English club (2 Premier Leagues, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Community Shield).

More recently, from July 2014, he took on a new challenge and role: leading and promoting the development of City Coaching Methodologies and Performance Analysis across all City clubs: Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos

Presentation Title

XYZ Data tactical approach: is the future here yet?


The new data, the analytics versus 'the experienced eyes’. This is a duel that is not anymore a discussion point. Or it shouldn’t be! Today, quantitative and qualitative analysis are two faces of the same coin. Or they should be!

Why do we still need the traditional observation methods? Why can’t we run away from the growing data and technological advances?

More information, more data and still a lot that can’t be measured… Does it need to be? Or should we be comfortable that it analysed through different methods?

Where are we now? What can the future bring us? Who should be involved?

Towards a holistic view on player and team performances, thinking about more efficient and automated processes in football analysis… looking at saving important time and focusing on key insights that can be used to impact improvement in and outside the pitch, join us on discussing the emerging XYZ football data and its application in tactical contexts.