Football Stats

match stats

For every football match, the BBC posts a handy stat that looks like the one above. You can access all the game stats of the weekend by going here, choosing a match and clicking ‘report’.

If you’re wondering why this is useful, just think about all the questions you could ask about those stats. Or students could think up their own questions.

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2 thoughts on “Football Stats

  1. I never understand the “possession” measure. I used to watch quite a lit of football and I’ve never seen a game where the ball is always in the clear possession of one team, yet it always adds up to 100% and there isn’t a neither box.

  2. Good for a discussion though! I like asking students what percent of corners team A had etc, or to predict who won the game, or if they drew based on the data. Leads into nice discussions about predicting outcomes

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