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:


  • 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 (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: