Football season 2012-13 - Statiscal Analysis
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Analysis of Football league season 2012/13 from Europe's 5 top leagues

Analysis of Football league season 2012/13 from Europe's 5 top leagues

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  • A Football Season in statistics2012-13
  • BackgroundData originated from• Premier League• La Liga• Ligue 1• Bundesliga• Serie APrimary data sourcehttp://www.whoscored.com
  • Shots and Goals
  • Shots on Goal rates - Best5.816.7Roma(5)86.216.7AC Milan(3)77.517.1Bayern Munich(1)66.117.4Man City (2)56.317.9Spurs(5)46.818.4Juventus(1)37.918.9Real Madrid(2)26.119.4Liverpool(7)1Shots ontarget perGameShots pergameTeamRank
  • Shots on Goal rates - worst3.410.4Reading (R)83.610.4Sochaux (17)7310.2Stoke (13)6410.1Valladolid (13)53.210.1Riems (14)4310Chievo (12)33.19.3Fortuna Dusseldorf (R)22.89.2Siena (R)1Shots ontarget perGameShots pergameTeamRank
  • Top scoring teamsRank TeamOpenPlayCounterAttackSetPiecePenaltyOwnGoalTotal1 Barcelona (1) 88 4 12 4 3 1112 Real Madrid (2) 55 10 24 7 3 993 Bayern Munich (1) 64 9 17 4 4 984 Manchester United (1) 52 2 22 4 6 865 Borussia Dortmund (2) 53 9 14 5 0 816 Chelsea (3) 45 3 15 9 3 757 Napoli (2) 43 6 16 7 1 738 Arsenal (4) 45 7 12 5 3 72
  • Goals pergameShots on targetper GoalShots pergoalTeamRank1.892.9 (35%)8.3 (12%)Arsenal (4)81.923.1 (32%)7.9 (13%)Napoli (2)71.972.8 (36%)8.4 (12%)Chelsea (3)62.262.5 (40%)6.6 (15%)Man Utd (1)52.382.7 (37%)6.8 (15%)Borussia Dortmund (2)42.663.0 (34%)7.1 (14%)Real Madrid (2)32.882.6 (38%)5.9 (17%)Bayern Munich (1)23.032.1 (47%)4.7 (21%)Barcelona (1)1Shot to Goal conversion rates
  • Observation!The top 4 teams in goals per game were also the final 4teams in the Champions League!
  • The masters of the CounterAttackRank TeamCounterAttackgoals% oftotalgoals1 Udinese 11 18.6%2 Schalke 04 11 19.0%3 Real Madrid 10 10.1%4 Real Sociedad 10 14.5%5 Bayer Leverkusen 10 15.4%6 Bayern Munich 9 9.2%7 Borussia Dortmund 9 10.8%8 Espanyol 9 20.9%Despite the presence of Real Madrid, Bayern andBorussia the % of their goals scored by counterattack is comparatively low
  • Observation!Counter attackingappears to be anapproach that enablesa difficult to beat styleof play e.g. Espanyol(20% of goals) but thethe top performingteams use it as a partof a much widerapproach e.g. Real,Borussia and Bayern -circa 10% of goalscome from the Counter
  • Individual Shots per game4.2Andre-Pierre Gignac84.5Demba Ba74.6Edinson Cavani64.7Zlatan Ibrahimovic55Gareth Bale45.1Lionel Messi35.7Luiz Suarez26.9Cristiano Ronaldo1Shots pergamePlayerRank
  • Goals24Robert Lewandowski825Stefan Kießling726Robin Van Persie628Falcao529Zlatan Ibrahimovic429Edinson Cavani334Cristiano Ronaldo246Lionel Messi1GoalsPlayerRank
  • Implications!How do we coachscoring?• Not shooting• Not crossing• Just ScoringTop class strikers are achieving 25%+chance to goal conversion rates
  • Assists12Mathieu Valbuena (MF)812Lionel Messi (Fwd)712Juan Mata (MF)612Francesco Totti (MF)513Dimitri Payet (MF)414Marek Hamsik (W/MF)314Frank Ribery (W/MF)215Andres Iniesta (MF)1AssistsPlayerRank
  • Implications?The playersachieving thehighest volume ofassists wereprincipally centralmidfield playersA core competence ofour central midfieldersneeds to be thecapacity to open uptight defences - howdo we coach this?
  • The dribblersRankName Team Pos AppsSuccessfuldribbles pergameGoalsscored Assists1 Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich AM(L) 24(3) 4.5 10 142 Hatem Ben Arfa Newcastle United AM(CLR) 16(3) 4.2 4 23 Diego Wolfsburg AM(CL) 32 4 10 74 Lionel Messi Barcelona AM(R),FW 28(4) 3.8 46 125 Jonathan Biabiany Parma M(CLR),FW 29(4) 3.5 2 56 Sercan Sararer Greuther Furth AM(LR),FW 21(1) 3.5 1 07 Daniel Caligiuri Freiburg AM(CLR) 27(2) 3.4 5 28 Ibrahima Traoré VfB Stuttgart AM(L) 27(5) 3.3 3 6Not surprisingly - Only 3 of the top 30 dribblerswere defendersObservationDribbling seems an essential and effective skillprovided it is part of a bigger package e.g. Messi,Ribery and Diego - high on goals and assists
  • The Premier League Creative’s
  • Possession
  • Possession stats - Best89.5%69.2%Barcelona(1)177.3%57.3%RayoVallecano(5)881.3%57.4%Lyon(3)785.5%57.4%Juventus(1)686%57.9%Man City(2)586%58.7%Arsenal(3)483.5%58.8%Lille(5)387.4%63.8%Bayern(1)2PassAccuracyPossessionAverageTeamRank
  • Passing stats - BestRank Team Cross Through Long ShortAvg pergame1 Barcelona (1) 15 8 61 688 7722 Bayern Munich (1) 26 3 77 532 6383 Arsenal (4) 25 6 54 510 5954 Manchester City (2) 23 4 51 488 5665 Swansea (10) 21 2 62 477 5626 Liverpool (7) 21 3 61 475 5607 Manchester United (1) 25 3 59 471 5588 Paris Saint Germain (1) 19 3 55 473 550The 5 European League winners all averaged 12%or less long passing
  • Passing stats related to part ofpitch - Best27%47%26%550Paris St Germain (1)828%45%27%558Man Utd (1)730%44%27%560Liverpool (7)623%48%29%562Swansea (10)531%44%24%566Man City(2)431%45%24%595Arsenal(4)332%46%23%638Bayern(1)230%49%20%772Barcelona(1)1Att1/3Mid1/3Def1/3AvgpassCountTeamRank
  • Passing stats - WorstRank Team Cross Through Long Short Total1 Levante (11) 17 2 61 239 3192 Bastia (12) 19 4 59 267 3493 Reading ® 27 1 61 265 3544 Mallorca (20) 23 1 60 273 3575 Stoke (12) 23 1 63 274 3616 Greuther Furth ® 15 1 66 279 3617 Granada (16) 22 2 61 277 3628 Zaragoza (19) 21 1 65 282 369The teams with the worst passing stats also had thehighest % of long passes 17% +
  • Possession stats - Worst68.4%36.4%Levante(13)170.2%43.5%Stoke(12)873.6%42.9%Norwich(14)772.9%42.7%Bastia(14)673.2%42.1%GreutherFurth(R)575.8%41.5%Dusseldorf(R)472.2%41.5%Mallorca(R)369.2%40.1%Reading(R)2PassAccuracyPossessionAverageTeamRank
  • Is there a correlation betweenpossession and success?Based on theprevious slides -YES there doesappear to be acorrelation - not surehow strong orwhether thefrequency you keepthe ball or thefrequency that yougive it away are themore significant!
  • Individual Possession stats - Best95.7%96Xavi(MF)192.3%74.3Sergio Busquets (D/MF)892.4%64.6Thiago Alcantara (MF)792.6%70.9Alex Song(D/MF)692.6%52.3Guillemo Rodriguez (CB)592.7%55.1Angelo Obinze (CB)492.7%55.8Ki Sung-Yueng (D/MF)392.8%42.6Luis Gustavo(D/MF)2PassAccuracyAveragepasses pergameTeamRank42 players achieved over 90% pass accuracy
  • Implications?Of the 42 playerswho averaged over90% pass accuracyover the seasonAttackers 1MF 9D/MF 7Defenders 25Our central defenders /Midfielders need passaccuracy as a corecompetence
  • Which is best a good attack ora good defence?Since the Premiershipbegan, the leaguewinners have had the• Best attack 45%• Best Defence 20%• Both 25%• Neither 10%
  • Defending
  • Teams conceding least goalsRank TeamGoalsagainstper game GA1 Bayern Munich (1) 0.53 182 Paris Saint Germain (1) 0.61 233 Juventus (1) 0.63 244 Atletico Madrid (3) 0.81 305 Saint Etienne (5) 0.84 326 Manchester City (2) 0.89 346 Bordeaux (7) 0.89 348 Napoli (2) 0.95 368 Marseille (2) 0.95 36
  • Goals conceded per game -WorstRank TeamGoalsagainst pergame GA1 Pescara ® 2.21 842 Hoffenheim (16) 1.97 673 Werder Bremen (14) 1.94 664 Wigan ® 1.92 735 Reading ® 1.92 736 Mallorca (20) 1.89 707 Deportivo La Coruna (17) 1.86 698 Hannover 96 (9) 1.82 62
  • Shots conceded pergame - BestRank TeamShotsconcededpg1 Bayern Munich (1) 8.22 Barcelona (1) 9.03 Lille (5) 9.14 Marseille (2) 9.35 Tottenham (5) 9.76 Borussia Dortmund (2) 9.87 Atletico Madrid (3) 10.08 Juventus (1) 10.0
  • Shots conceded pergame - WorstRank TeamShotsconcededpg1 Reading ® 18.62 Pescara ® 17.73 Fulham (12) 16.84 Sunderland (17) 16.85 Aston Villa (15) 16.86 West Ham (10) 16.57 Queens Park Rangers ® 15.98 Valladolid (14) 15.8
  • Highest Volume of tacklesRankName Team Pos AppsTacklespergame1 Matteo Darmian Torino D(R) 30 5.22 Valon Behrami Napoli M(CR) 32(1) 4.93 Arturo Vidal Juventus M(C) 29(2) 4.94 Lucas Leiva Liverpool DM(C) 24(2) 4.75 Javi López Espanyol D(R),DM(C) 27(4) 4.76 Víctor Sánchez Espanyol D(R),M(C) 32 4.67 Fagner Wolfsburg D(R) 24(2) 4.38 Fabrice NSakala Troyes D(L) 21(1) 4.3
  • Highest Volume ofInterceptionsRankName Team Pos AppsInterceptionsper game1 Geromel Mallorca D(C) 28(1) 4.52 Oliver Sorg Freiburg D(LR) 32 4.13 Morgan Schneiderlin. Southampton DM(C) 36 3.94 Luís Neto Siena D(C) 20 3.95 Mehdi Benatia Udinese D(C) 19 3.86 Heiko Wester... Hamburger SV D(CLR),DM(C) 34 3.77 Daniel Carvajal Bayer Leverkusen D(R) 31(1) 3.78 Sandro Tottenham DM(C) 22 3.6