Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Football statistics at Opta

My latest Numberphile video comes from a visit to Opta in London.

I spent a couple of days learning how the harvest and analyse statistics from football games.

Here's the first video - another is coming soon:


The video is essentially a statistical analysis of Andres Iniesta's winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. (Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0)

Here's the graphic with all the stats on it:

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Sam Green - the stats guru featured in the video - shared a couple of other nuggets with me.

The assisting pass by Cec Fabrgas was his 39th and final touch of the game. It was the 1,045th pass of the game and Spain's 657th.

Iniesta's successful shot was the 34th of the match, and Spain's last.

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