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Sports data provider Sportradar has agreed a deal to serve as the official data partner of the top two football leagues in Slovakia.

The multi-year agreement with the Slovak League Clubs Union (ÚLK) and its exclusive marketing representative, UFA Sports Slovakia, will see Sportradar acquire the exclusive worldwide right to collect, archive and distribute data on the premier division (Fortuna liga) and second division (DOXXbet 2 liga) to the media and bookmakers.

Sportradar said it would work with ÚLK to jointly implement an advanced data collection system for all matches in the two leagues, noting that the resulting official data will help to further support integrity measures by creating a framework for more extensive information exchange and cooperation with the legal gambling industry.

"We are very pleased to cooperate with ÚLK as the official governing body of the premier division of Slovak football," commented Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl. " The Slovakians had many outstanding personalities who stamped their name on Czechoslovakia’s football story and assisted the nation in achieving glory. Today, Slovakia is a rising football nation developing with steady footsteps. Our market leading betting and sports data services will help to engage fans of Slovak football in new ways and across all platforms."

ÚLK president Dušan Tittel added: "As an established market leader in the field of sports data services, Sportradar will be an excellent partner for ÚLK and we are looking forward to working with them. Together we will enable all fans of Slovak football to be able to utilise the full breadth and depth of the content offered. This partnership opens up some really interesting opportunities."