Proposal for a method to quantiofy the tactic behaviour of football teams

José María Fernández Ponce

José Pino Ortega

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Fernández Ponce, J. M., & Pino Ortega, J. (2003). Proposal for a method to quantify the tactic behaviour of football teams. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 71, 92-99.



In this work we present some statistical methods to quantify the tactical behaviour of football teams. First we propose an analysis of the effectivity of a team, taking into account the possibilities of scoring a goal in function of the other variables that could influence it. We also propose a method to measure the offensive and defensive quality of the teams, which permits us to define a criterium for putting them in order.

Keywords: Analysis of Logistic Regression, Poisson Law, Tactics and Strategy.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: January 01, 2003