Data Analysis

The Golden Boy 2017 Shortlist

22/09/17 | SciSports

Established in 2003 by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, thirty European football journalists vote for the Golden Boy, the award for the best player under the age of 21 in Europe. The award has been won by several now-superstars such as Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Agüero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013). We wrote about the first list of 98 nominees earlier this year and are back to analyze the last 25 names on Tuttosport's shortlist with our SciSkill Index.

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Neymar Surpasses Messi As Number One On SciSkill Index

28/08/17 | SciSports

Since we launched our SciSkill Index in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were always battling for the number one position as most influential player in the world. Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo on the list earlier this year. After breaking the record for highest transfer fee a few weeks ago, it is once again Neymar-time. At the age of just 25, Neymar reaches the number one spot on our SciSkill Index for the first time. This is also the first time neither Ronaldo nor Messi are the list leaders.

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​Messi surpasses Ronaldo as number one on SciSkill Index

04/02/17 | SciSports

Since its inception in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the undisputed number one on SciSports’ SciSkill Index. After his immensely successful 2016, you would expect him to stay the title-holder for at least a little while. However, early this new year, his great rival Lionel Messi surpassed him for the first time since we started measuring the SciSkill of players.

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SciSkill Index

25/01/16 | SciSports

The SciSkill Index is a method developed by SciSports used to predict the individual current and potential skill level of a player. The Index is based on match results (goals for and goals against), strength of the opposing team, the number of minutes played, the frequency of games played (taking injuries and player absence into account), the player position on the pitch and the competition strength and is updated after every match the player participated in.

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Science serving football

SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.

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