Distinguishing between Roles of Football Players in Play-by-play Match Event Data

  title={Distinguishing between Roles of Football Players in Play-by-play Match Event Data},
  author={Bart Aalbers and J. V. Haaren},
Over the last few decades, the player recruitment process in professional football has evolved into a multi-billion industry and has thus become of vital importance. To gain insights into the general level of their candidate reinforcements, many professional football clubs have access to extensive video footage and advanced statistics. However, the question whether a given player would fit the team’s playing style often still remains unanswered. In this paper, we aim to bridge that gap by… Expand
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