Browsing Soccer Statistics

Lionel Messi is the Most Efficient Player in Europe

Posted on 8 Nov, 2016, by in Soccer

We’ll never get a consensus about whether or not Lionel Messi is the best footballer in the world, or perhaps of all time. However, numbers make for a much more objective measurement, and according to minutes per goal or assist for players in Europe’s top 5 leagues (England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France), Messi is the most efficient footballer on the continent. More

Packing: Stefan Reinartz Redefining Soccer Analytics

Posted on 22 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

In the never ending attempt to turn Analytics into something effective and definitive in determining a winner in a soccer match, comes the work of Stefan Reinartz, a former Bundesliga midfielder, who came up with a system to measure the effectiveness of passing in a match, named “packing”. More

La Liga Table Without Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Soccer

How huge were Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this season for Real Madrid and Barcelona? It’s not just about the 96 combined league goals the two provided their teams with. It’s not just the 27 additional assists. Above the statistics, it’s about what they meant in wins and points. More