Dejan Kulusevski has burst onto the scene this season as one of the most exciting Under-20 players in Europe, with 4 goals and 7 assists in 17 appearances for Parma,… Rising stars: Dejan Kulusevski
As a case-study, AZ Alkmaar proves that logical thinking and a rationale vision could be a winning formula, also when applied to football. Further, it reminds us of the growing importance of data analytics in the Beautiful Game, a sport that many believed to be too difficult to be analysed. What FC Liverpool, AZ, FC Midtjylland and a few other teams are accomplishing with the help of data analysis should inspire many other football clubs, at all levels. Thirdly, player development could drastically improve with the right quantity and quality of information.
Today’s Supertaça against Benfica could represent a farewell match for Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes. In the 2018/19 Primeira Liga, Bruno Fernandes captained the Leões to the third place, displaying outstanding performances: playing as… The evolution of Bruno Fernandes
Headings require three key skills: a good timing, jumping reach and coordination. In the top 5 leagues, three forwards stand out for their heading skills: Giroud (Chelsea), Pavoletti (Cagliari) and… Top heading players in European football
Who have been the best free-kick takers in Europe over the past five years? Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? According to our research, neither of the two. After analysing all the free-kicks taken in… Bend it like Beckham: the top free-kick takers in Europe
Goalkeepers save 69% of the opponents’ shots on target, on average. The save ratios differ greatly depending on whether the shots are taken inside or outside the box (60% and 85%, respectively).… The Vitruvian Goalie: A deep dive into the goalkeepers’ stats