Papahristodoulou, Christos (2007): The relative efficiency of UEFA Champions League scorers.
Download (296kB) | Preview
The mass media, the football supporters and other experts in many countries are often engaged in the ranking of football players. Given the heterogeneity of various leagues or series in which players play, such a comparison is almost impossible. On the other hand, the performance of players in international tournaments, like the FIFA world cup at the national team level, or the UEFA Champions League at the European Club level, can be measured, if we rely on “objective” measures and statistics. Obviously, since various positions of players are evaluated by different criteria, the heterogeneity is still apparent. In this paper we attempt to evaluate a small subset of a team’s players, namely its scorers, using UEFA:s official match-play statistics from the Champions League tournament 2006/07.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Mälardalen University/School of Business|
|Original Title:||The relative efficiency of UEFA Champions League scorers|
|Keywords:||efficiency; scorers; forwards; midfielders; Champions League; DEA|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C69 - Other
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L83 - Sports ; Gambling ; Restaurants ; Recreation ; Tourism
|Depositing User:||Christos Papahristodoulou|
|Date Deposited:||17. Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||24. Mar 2015 05:57|
Ali, A. and L. Seiford, (1989), “Computational Accurancy and Infinitesimals in Data Envelopment Analysis”, Technical Report, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst.
Ali, A. and L. Seiford, (1993), “The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis”, in H.O. Fried, C.A. Knox Lovell and S.S. Schmidt (eds): The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications, Oxford University Press, Cambridge.
Banker, R.D., A. Charnes and W.W. Cooper (1984) "Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis", Management Science, Vol. 30 (9) pp 1078-92.
Borland, J. (2005), “Production functions for sporting teams”, Working paper, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, http://www.economics.unimelb.edu.au/staffprofile/jborland/Prodfunctforsportingteams.pdf
Charnes, A., W. Cooper and E. Rhodes (1978), “Measuring the efficiency of Decision Making Units”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2 (6), 429-44.
Debreu, G. (1951) "The Coefficient of Resource Utilization", Econometrica, Vol. 19 (3) pp 273-92.
Farrell, M.J. (1957) "The Measurement of Productive Efficiency", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, General, Vol. 120 (3) pp 253-81.
Koopmans, T. (1951) "Activity Analysis of Production and Allocation", John Willey & Sons, Inc. New York.
Lovell, C.A.K. (1993) "Production Frontiers and Productive Efficiency", in H.O. Fried, C.A. K. Lovell and S.S. Schmidt (eds): The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications, Oxford University Press.
Papahristodoulou, C. (2006), ”Lag- och spelareffektivitet från Champions League matcher”, mimeo, School of Business, Mälardalen Univerity, Västerås, Sweden.
Papahristodoulou, C. (2007), ”An Analysis of Champions League Match Statistics”, Working Paper No 3605, School of Business, Mälardalen Univerity, http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/3605/01/MPRA_paper_3605.pdf
Pollard, R. and C. Reep (1997), “Measuring the effectiveness of playing strategies at soccer”, The Statistician, 46, No. 4, 541-50.
http://www.deazone.com/ http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/laws_of_the_game_0708_10565.pdf http://www.mastercard.com/football/ucl/statistics/statistics_players.html http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/history/index.html http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/players http://www.uefa.com/competitions/supercup/news/kind=1/newsid=577098.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assist_(football) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Footballer_of_the_Year http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/index.html