Evaluating the efficiency of the association football transfer market using regression based player ratings

@inproceedings{Sb2015EvaluatingTE,
  title={Evaluating the efficiency of the association football transfer market using regression based player ratings},
  author={Olav Drivenes S{\ae}b{\o} and Lars Magnus Hvattum},
  booktitle={NIK},
  year={2015}
}
In recent times, the use of quantitative methods to improve decisions within sports has increased. In association football, large amounts of match data has become available. This work first shows how simple match data describing the players on pitch and the time for events such as goals and red cards, can be used to derive an objective player rating. The rating is based on solving a large linear regression model. The resulting player ratings are in turn used as input to a regression model for… CONTINUE READING

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