# How do you keep track of soccer stats?

## How do you keep track of soccer stats?

A good idea is to have a clipboard, and a sheet with a diagram of a blank soccer field as well as an area for notes. Your stat keeper should have a stopwatch, and should start the watch with the start of each half.

## How football passes are counted?

Each pass is calculated and plugged directly into this equation. The total number of passes are then divided by the total number of passes in the game to get a percentage for the total. While this is not directly a time calculation, it ends up directly correlating to a team’s time of possession during a game.”

**How are football statistics collected?**

The positional (tracking) data of the ball and players is tracked automatically by cameras or via sensors [17]. Locations are usually measured by local coordinate systems with reference to the game pitch. These measurements contain as a minimum the x- and y-coordinates and sometimes also the z-coordinate.

### How are statistics used in soccer?

Soccer statistics allow players to see where they were above and below their personal average and position averages for every aspect of their game. This makes it easy for them to know where they can focus their training efforts to improve.

### What does GP stand for in soccer stats?

Games Played

Offense – General

MIN | – | Minutes Played |
---|---|---|

PER | – | Periods Played |

GP | – | Games Played |

**How is ball possession calculated?**

The ball possession of any side is calculated by dividing the time for which a side controlled the possession by the total game time. These time values are calculated by a clock. Opta uses a different approach though.

#### How is possession measured?

“Opta now record possession in a football match by means of an automated calculation based on the number of passes that a team has in a game. If one team has possession of the ball 10 times during a period of the game, the other team will have had to have had possession 9 times or 10 times or 11 times.

#### How are sports statistics calculated?

The stat is calculating by subtracting points allowed by points scored, and then dividing by the number of games.

**What is G in soccer stats?**

Goals (G) This accounts for how many goals a player has scored either in a single game, for their club team, national team, or career. The record holder for goals in a soccer career is Josef Bican, with around 805 goals.

## What counts as a big chance?

A ‘big chance created’ is defined as providing an opportunity where the receiving player would reasonably be expected to score and manages to get a shot away. These usually in occur in one-on-one scenarios or from very close range.