Measuring Football Players’ On-the-Ball Contributions from Passes During Games

  • Lotte BransenEmail author
  • Jan Van HaarenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11330)


Several performance metrics for quantifying the in-game performances of individual football players have been proposed in recent years. Although the majority of the on-the-ball actions during games constitutes of passes, many of the currently available metrics focus on measuring the quality of shots only. To help bridge this gap, we propose a novel approach to measure players’ on-the-ball contributions from passes during games. Our proposed approach measures the expected impact of each pass on the scoreline.


Football analytics Player performance Pass values 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SciSportsEnschedeNetherlands

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