Actions Speak Louder than Goals: Valuing Player Actions in Soccer

@article{Decroos2018ActionsSL,
  title={Actions Speak Louder than Goals: Valuing Player Actions in Soccer},
  author={Tom Decroos and Lotte Bransen and Jan Van Haaren and Jesse Davis},
  journal={Proceedings of the 25th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining},
  year={2018}
}
  • Tom Decroos, Lotte Bransen, +1 author Jesse Davis
  • Published in KDD '19 2018
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
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    Assessing the impact of the individual actions performed by soccer players during games is a crucial aspect of the player recruitment process. [...] Key Method By aggregating soccer players' action values, their total offensive and defensive contributions to their team can be quantified. We show how our approach considers relevant contextual information that traditional player evaluation metrics ignore and present a number of use cases related to scouting and playing style characterization in the 2016/2017 and…Expand Abstract

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