Links – basketball (blogs)

24 03 2013

Basketball analytics blogs:

First of all -> APBR community discussion place:

Main blogs:

Other great blogs (although no longer updated):

European Basketball:

Other:





Links – basketball (data)

22 03 2013

Links for basketball data inventories:

US basketball stats databases:

  • Basketball-reference (as part of Sports-reference) -> biggest US basketball data inventory (historical boxscores, stats, play-by-plays with great flexibility and search engine)
  • NBA Stats -> NBA boxscores since 1946, NBA Play-by-Play’s and Shot Charts since 1996

Advanced NBA stats:

  • 82games -> advanced NBA data (like on/off court, clutch stats, defensive (by position) stats)
  • Hoopdata -> advanced NBA raw data (like shot locations)
  • Synergy Sports -> advanced data based on video-tracking
  • NBA WOWY -> flexible database with advanced data and a lot of filters to play with

+/- NBA stats:

NBA visualizations:

Other:

  • Count the Basket -> great repository of advanced stats links (even though it was not updated since 2008)



College basketball:

  • KenPom -> advanced analysis of college basketball
  • Hoop-Math -> College basketball Play-by-Play’s
  • StatSheet -> College basketball Play-by-Play’s



World basketball:





Links – soccer (ratings)

14 03 2013

Links for soccer ratings:

National teams:

Clubs:

Players:





Links – soccer (blogs)

1 03 2013

Soccer analytics blogs:

First of all ‘cream of the crop’ of ‘soccer analytics’ blogs – the ones You should visit on a regular basis as they are updated pretty frequently and You can count on some innovative thinking:

 

Some repositories with links to other blogs:

 

‘Corporate’ blogs:

 

Financial football:

 

Football tactics:

 

Below are other great blogs, but they are not updated frequently or are already defunct – still it’s worth to explore them:

 





Links – soccer (data)

1 03 2013

Links for soccer data inventories:

Biggest databases of soccer results with huge archives (hundreds of leagues with games dating back even to 19th century):

  • Soccerway (as part of Scoresway) -> results, goal scorers and lineups for most games + basic stats {shots, shots on target, corners, possesion, etc.} for major leagues
  • RSSF -> huge resource of results, especially for distant history



Sophisticated data provided by Opta:

  • WhoScored -> basic Opta stats + player ratings for 5 big European soccer leagues
  • Squawka -> even more sophisticated data from Opta (with event coordinates) for 5 big European soccer leagues
  • EPL Index -> Premiership
  • MLS
  • Bundesliga



Some advanced data (like shots coordinates, play-by-play):



Basic match stats (shots, shots on target, yellow cards, corners, etc.):

Player valuations:





Links library

1 03 2013

There are so many sites on the web, but even in these days – when we have more sophisticated search engines and web crawlers – it’s so hard to find new valuable resources, even in the areas we already explore.
Still there are a lot of gems out there which can not only expand our knowledge, but also stimulate further our curiosity and encourage us to explore new ideas.

With that in mind I want to share my links bibliography – links which correspond to sports (especially soccer and basketball), data and analysis.

Naturally this is subjective list -> I’m only presenting these websites, which I reviewed and still ‘use’ because they bring an added value.

PS: Please share any other valuable websites in this area – I will check them and update this library if needed.

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