You know that situation when you leave the pitch when your team is winning 2-1? At the end of the 90 minutes the rival have turned everything around and won 2-3. Stubborn as you are you tell your manager and teammates that you DID win the game, having left the field in a winning situation.
Taking those situations into account we can calculate the effectivity of each player in his team. I did this for the Argentine Primera División. Starting simple, this is the general table of players:
At the office where I work we always have at least 1 television showing a live match from somewhere in the world. And I relatively see a lot of Friday night matches, because – due to the time difference with Europe (I work in Argentina) – those matches are broadcasted in the afternoon here, precisely when work is supposed to be pretty much done for the week and I try to see some football. Lately I started to get the feeling that I hardly saw any goals in those games. Week after week. As I am keeping a database with all the results of the big 4 leagues (La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Premier League), the Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie I figured out that I could easily check if this was correct (spoiler: I was not..). This resulted in the following tables with data: Continue reading