A Flexible Approach to Football Analytics: Assessment, Modeling and Implementation

  • Philipp SeidenschwarzEmail author
  • Martin Rumo
  • Lukas Probst
  • Heiko Schuldt
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1028)


Quantitative analysis in football is difficult due to the complexity and continuous fluidity of the game. Even though there is an increased accessibility of spatio-temporal data, scientific approaches to extract valuable information are seldomly useful in practice. We propose a new approach to building an information system for football. This approach consists of a method to extract football-specific concepts from interviews, to formalize them in a performance model, and to define and implement the data structures and algorithms in StreamTeam, a framework for the detection of complex (team) events. In this paper we present this approach in detail and provide an example for its use.


Football Modeling Event detection Spatio-temporal data 



This work has been partly supported by the Hasler Foundation in the context of the project StreamTeam, contract no. 16074.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Seidenschwarz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Martin Rumo
    • 1
  • Lukas Probst
    • 2
  • Heiko Schuldt
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Technologies in Sports and MedicineBern University of Applied SciencesNidau-BielSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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