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• Specialists in video capture and online streaming. 100% video coverage of over 80 leagues world wide
• Opta data widgets...
Introduction
• Background
• How	it	works
• Validation
• Applications
Keep it Simple - Rating Footballers Using a Single Value
• Plus	/	minus
• Adjusted	plus	/	minus
• Regularised	adjusted	plu...
A Bayesian Approach to Rating Footballers
Distribution of Player Ratings
Fabricio
Coloccini
Ryan	
Mason
Mesut	
Özil
Premier League Players
The World’s Top Players – February 2016
1. Lionel	Messi
2. Thomas	Müller
3. Cristiano	Ronaldo
4. Manuel	Neuer
5. Busquets
...
Checking For False Positives at Age 21
Checking For True Positives at Age 21
Player Ratings and Team Quality
Player Ratings and League Position
Applications
• Identify	targets	for	scouting
• Visualise	players’	personal	age	curves
• Assessment	of	squad	strength
• Imp...
• Specialists in video capture and online streaming. 100% video coverage of over 80 leagues world wide
• Opta data widgets...
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2016 Opta Pro Forum

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Presentation from the Opta Pro Forum 2016 discussing how to rate and rank footballers

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2016 Opta Pro Forum

  1. 1. • Specialists in video capture and online streaming. 100% video coverage of over 80 leagues world wide • Opta data widgets available within Scout 7 player records and fully integrated with Xeatre video. • Boston based sports and data analysts. Providers of recruitment analysis software to NBA and NFL teams • Leader in real time player tracking technology • League wide provision of match analysis software to all 42 Spanish league teams • Data integration with Red Bee’s Piero software as by broadcasters world wide • Data integration with SportsCode, leading provider of self coding analysis software • Widgets integrated to The Sports Office club management system OptaPro Partnerships A Mathematical Approach to Evaluating Footballers Martin Eastwood #OptaProForum
  2. 2. Introduction • Background • How it works • Validation • Applications
  3. 3. Keep it Simple - Rating Footballers Using a Single Value • Plus / minus • Adjusted plus / minus • Regularised adjusted plus / minus • Bayesian
  4. 4. A Bayesian Approach to Rating Footballers
  5. 5. Distribution of Player Ratings Fabricio Coloccini Ryan Mason Mesut Özil
  6. 6. Premier League Players
  7. 7. The World’s Top Players – February 2016 1. Lionel Messi 2. Thomas Müller 3. Cristiano Ronaldo 4. Manuel Neuer 5. Busquets 6. Toni Kroos 7. Neymar 8. Robert Lewandowski 9. Jordi Alba 10. David Alaba
  8. 8. Checking For False Positives at Age 21
  9. 9. Checking For True Positives at Age 21
  10. 10. Player Ratings and Team Quality
  11. 11. Player Ratings and League Position
  12. 12. Applications • Identify targets for scouting • Visualise players’ personal age curves • Assessment of squad strength • Impact of injuries to key players on expected points
  13. 13. • Specialists in video capture and online streaming. 100% video coverage of over 80 leagues world wide • Opta data widgets available within Scout 7 player records and fully integrated with Xeatre video. • Boston based sports and data analysts. Providers of recruitment analysis software to NBA and NFL teams • Leader in real time player tracking technology • League wide provision of match analysis software to all 42 Spanish league teams • Data integration with Red Bee’s Piero software as by broadcasters world wide • Data integration with SportsCode, leading provider of self coding analysis software • Widgets integrated to The Sports Office club management system OptaPro Partnerships Thank you Martin Eastwood #OptaProForum

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