From the origins of data analytics in football to FC Liverpool’s dominance, we explore how stats and algorithms are changing the Beautiful Game.
The German Bundesliga will be the first top European league to restart after football was suspended across the continent due to the coronavirus. In spite of a difficult start, Bayern… The Bundesliga is back: A statistical recap
La Liga at the moment looks like a congested motorway during rush hour, with several teams side-by-side at the top. However, with Lionel Messi back from injury and in very… La Liga: Heavy Traffic on the road to Glory
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.
The beginning of the 2019/20 Primeira Liga has been characterised by the unexpected rise of FC Famalicão. But despite its fantastic start, we do not see this tiny club retaining… Primeira Liga: Old masters, new pretenders and rising stars