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Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics: The Science of Assessing Performance, Predicting Future Outcomes, Interpreting Statistical Models, and Evaluating the Market Value of Athletes by Lorena Martin

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8. Golden Goal Analytics

“It took me seventeen years and 114 days to become an overnight success.”

—LIONEL MESSI

The sport we call soccer is recognized around the world as “Futbol.” Although there are many different versions of the early beginnings of soccer, written text has been found referring to a similar game in China more than three thousand years ago. The game went by the name of “Tsu Chu” and involved kicking a leather ball into an empty hole. Other soccer historians note that, while this game was being played in the Eastern hemisphere, Native American tribes in the Western hemisphere were playing a kicking game called “pasuckuakohowog,” which translates to “they gather to play ball with the foot.” Researchers have also found traces of ...

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