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Beyond Goals and Assists

Statistically rooted articles that go beyond the basic goals and assists measures. There are so much more, right?

Francesco Totti and Luis Enrique

Attacker Rating Index – Notable Absentees

Ahead of the release of our updated attacker ratings index, here are the notables who weren't able to crack the top 25 in what...
Beautiful football defending Cafu Nesta Terry Rio

Bel Calcio

beau·ti·ful ˈbyo͞odəfəl/ adjective adjective: beautiful pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Beautiful football Equated to mean attacking football by many - if not most - is one of the phrases on which football...
Insigne and Mertens

ARI – The Goal Contribution Leaders

As we prepare to unleash the newest updates to our Attacker Rating Index (ARI), we will provide into the broad categories that factor into...
David Luiz

Rise the Libero?

Hear the word libero and immediately your mind is transported to the Italian Serie A. For of course, the term is synonymous with Italian...
Cold Rainy night in Stoke

A Cold, Rainy Night in Stoke

So perpetrated and ingrained has been the cliché that the word Stoke has become a sort of synonym for long balls and negative football....
alan shearer les ferdinand of newcastle

Striker Rating Index – Notable Absentees

Ahead of the release of our updated striker ratings index, here are the notables who weren't able to crack the top 25. To be...
Messi and Ronaldinho Barcelona dribbling

ARI – Dazzling Dribblers (and the most fouled)

Dribbling has to factor into the Attacker Rating Index (ARI). A difference making dribbler can be invaluable to a team. Of course, there has to...

The Little Magician

Every team has an engine, the integral player(s) in midfield that instigates the attack and performs defensive duties. The midfield positions are perhaps the...

The Ballon d’Or: An MVP award

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo on winning his fourth Ballon d’Or award on December 12th. Whether you agree or not, it is a fantastic achievement...
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ARI – Sharpshooters, Pass Masters, and Ball Handlers

The final pieces to the Attacker Rating Index (ARI) are shooting, passing and ball handling. The best attackers in these various categories are: Sharpshooters The most impactful shooters...

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Central Midfielder Rating Index – Top 25 in Possession

Our reveal on the top 25 central midfielders is almost here. We've left the most important for last, possession. This is the definitive list...

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