Our team


Teamwork makes the dream work

Danny Konijn

Founder

Danny is the Founder of Freelance Football Scout and an active football player himself. His talent is to connect people all around the world with his passion for the beautiful game of football. He visits many games, from amateur level to English Premier League and from women teams to youth teams. He graduated with expertise in data science and uses this in his scouting activities. He combines databases, football experiences and his network.

Inspired by the football genius Johan Cruijff and his hero Piet de Visser, Danny’s ambition is to be the next international master scout, but not related to a club so he can provide independent advice. One of his success stories is as scout of Regi Blinker with scouting Boy Deul from Pafos (Cyprus) for FC Volendam in the summer of 2018.

Niels Schilder

Football Advisor

Because of his background in IT as Account Executive at software company Betty Blocks, Danny asked Niels to join his company as Football Advisor. This was a no-brainer for Niels, as he always wanted to be an entrepreneur like his hero’s: his father Jan Schilder and his CEO, Chris Obdam.