31 August, 2012

Spain: average attendances the last ten seasons.

72.640 Barcelona
72.239 Real Madrid
42.943 Atlético de Madrid
41.658 Valencia
38.382 Sevilla
35.221 Athletic Club
34.999 Betis
25.980 Zaragoza
23.758 Espanyol
22.671 Real Sociedad
21.721 Málaga
21.302 Deportivo
18.031 Villarreal
16.248 Osasuna
16.204 Sporting Gijón
15.500 Mallorca
15.346 Racing Santander
12.854 Celta
12.659 Valladolid
12.618 Recreativo Huelva
11.830 Levante
11.723 Tenerife
10.227 Getafe

30 August, 2012

Ligue 1: top rated players.

Ratings: L'Equipe.

7,00 Mickaël Landreau (Lille), Aurélien Chedjou (-photo-, Lille)
6,67 Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
6,50 Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Fabien Audard, Maxime Barthelme & Jeremie Aliadière (Lorient), Nicolas Penneteau (Valenciennes), Fahid Ben Khalfallah (Bordeaux)
6,33 Nicolas Nkoulou, Benoît Cheyrou, Rod Fanni, André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille), Benjamin Stambouli (Montpellier),  Carlos Gilberto Gil (Valenciennes), Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux), Benjamin Nivet (Troyes).

Player ratings Real Madrid 2, Barcelona 1 [Supercopa]

Agg: 4-4. Real Madrid win on more away goals.

1-0 11' Higuaín, 2-0 19' Cristiano Ronaldo, 2-1 44' Messi. Sent-off: 29' Adriano. Att: 78.000.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,60 - Arbeloa 6,50, Pepe 6,80, Sergio Ramos 6,00, Marcelo 6,60 - Khedira 6,50, Xabi Alonso 6,30 - Di María 6,30 (79' Callejón), Özil 7,00 (83' Modric), Cristiano Ronaldo 7,10 - Higuaín 5,50 (81' Benzema). - coach: Mourinho. = average: 6,47 [strong]
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés 7,30 - Jordi Alba 6,20, Piqué 5,30, Mascherano 5,70, Adriano 3,80 - Busquets 5,80 (75' Song 6,10), Xavi 6,00 - Iniesta 6,80, Pedro 6,10 (81' Tello), Alexis 5,40 (32' Montoya 6,10) - Messi 6,50. - coach: Vilanova. = average: 5,93 [vulnerable]

As: El crack: Cristiano, El dandy: Xabi Alonso, El duro: Khedira, ¡Vaya día!: Mascherano.

Las notas de Real Madrid-Barcelona (Supercopa).

29 August, 2012

Italy: average attendances the last ten seasons.

In all divisions.

55.760 Milan
54.450 Inter
41.951 Roma
34.100 Napoli
33.770 Lazio
28.101 Fiorentina
27.370 Juventus
24.261 Palermo
22.805 Sampdoria
20.776 Genoa
18.076 Bologna
16.746 Udinese
15.795 Torino
14.623 Parma
13.500 Catania
13.306 Atalanta
12.649 Reggina
11.709 Cagliari
11.370 Chievo
11.159 Verona
11.142 Lecce
9919 Bari
9507 Livorno
9365 Siena
9310 Cesena
8406 Modena
7752 Salernitana
6997 Brescia
6582 Vicenza
6474 Triestina
6461 Pisa
6413 Ascoli
5710 Pescara
5573 Perugia
5303 Empoli

England: average attendances last ten seasons.

In all divisions.

72.394 Man United
51.239 Arsenal
49.956 Newcastle
43.350 Liverpool
43.294 Man City
41.364 Chelsea
36.876 Aston Villa
36.641 Everton
36.440 Sunderland
35.793 Tottenham
32.806 West Ham
27.472 Leeds
26.602 Derby
25.854 Middlesbrough
25.545 Wolverhampton
25.124 Birmingham
24.882 Southampton
24.420 Leicester
24.417 West Bromwich
23.892 Norwich
23.869 Bolton
23.561 Blackburn
22.958 Sheffield United
22.599 Charlton
22.496 Nottingham Forest
22.394 Ipswich
21.955 Sheffield Wednesday
21.846 Fulham
20.104 Stoke

Silly Season rated.

How have the CL clubs operated during the summer?

10 : Chelsea, Paris-SG
9 : Man United
8 : Barcelona, Juventus, Valencia
7 : Bayern Munich, Benfica, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Galatasaray, Shakhtar
6 : Arsenal, Dortmund, Man City
5 : Ajax, Milan, Zenit.

Player ratings Udinese 1, Sp. Braga 1 (5-6 pen.)


1-0 25' Armero, 1-1 72' Ruben Micael. Penalties: Domizzi, goal; Lima goal; Pinzi goal; Custódio goal; Maicosuel saved; Eder goal; Armero goal; Paulo César goal; Di Natale goal; Ruben Micael goal. Att: 20.166.
Udinese: Brkic 7,30 - Benatia 6,50, Danilo 6,40, Domizzi 6,20 - Basta 6,90, Pinzi 6,10, Willians 4,90 (46' Badu 6,10), Pereyra 6,00 (69' Pasquale 5,40), Armero 5,60 -  Fabbrini 6,10 (80' Maicosuel 4,70) - Di Natale 5,30. - coach: Guidolin 5,00. = average: 5,96 [vulnerable]
Sporting Braga: Beto 6,60 - Leandro Salino 5,90, Douglão 5,60, Paulo Vinícius 6,00, Ismaily 6,60 - Custódio 6,30, Hugo Viana 6,60 - Alan 6,40 (90' Paulo César), Ruben Amorim 5,60 (59' Ruben Micael 6,90), Mossoró 6,20 (62' Eder) - Lima 6,10. - coach: Peseiro 6,70. = average: 6,23 [solid]

Sporting Braga to the Champions League.

Highes average, both matches: Brkic 7,15, Basta 6,82, Beto 6,68.
Lowest average: 5,45 Willians, 5,55 Armero, 5,62 Guidolin.

Udinese-Sporting Braga: le pagelle.

28 August, 2012

Biggest crowds at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, 2001-12.

2011/12
57.148 Lazio-Juventus
51.265 Lazio-Roma
50.801 Roma-Lazio

2010/11
58.083 Roma-Milan
52.121 Lazio-Roma
50.952 Roma-Juventus

2009/10
61.898 Roma-Inter
61.615 Lazio-Roma
57.500 Roma-Juventus

2008/09
61.198 Roma-Lazio
56.789 Roma-Juventus
55.490 Lazio-Roma

2007/08
62.241 Roma-Juventus
54.860 Roma-Lazio
51.150 Roma-Inter

2006/07
61.292 Roma-Lazio
60.815 Lazio-Roma
57.157 Roma-Inter

2005/06
68.816 Roma-Juventus
65.030 Roma-Lazio
60.040 Lazio-Roma

2004/05
69.488 Roma-Juventus
64.734 Lazio-Roma
64.396 Roma-Lazio

2003/04
73.383 Roma-Milan
73.325 Roma-Juventus
72.844 Roma-Lazio

2002/03
74.313 Roma-Juventus
72.668 Roma-Lazio
67.786 Lazio-Roma

2001/02
76.528 Roma-Lazio
75.333 Lazio-Inter
73.161 Roma-Juventus

31 matches: Roma, 19: Lazio, 10: Juventus, 4: Inter, 2: Milan. 

League matches only.

Il maggior pubblico all'Olimpico di Roma, 2001-12.

AC Milan: season ticket holders

during the Berlusconi era:


2012/13: 22.106
2011/12: 31.233
2010/11: 29.413
2009/10: 27.865
2008/09: 42.822
2007/08: 43.140
2006/07: 37.297
2005/06: 50.448
2004/05: 52.673
2003/04: 49.146
2002/03: 50.726
2001/02: 46.304
2000/01: 40.704
1999/2000: 47.066
1998/99: 39.487
1997/98: 44.233
1996/97: 45.355
1995/96: 46.360
1994/95: 48.234
1993/94: 57.012
1992/93: 71.895
1991/92: 58.991
1990/91: 69.322
1989/90: 41.170
1988/89: 65.959
1987/88: 65.099
1986/87: 52.520

Average before the Calciopoli scandal: 52.135, after Calciopoli: 33.411 (-36%).

Average 1980s: 61.193, 1990s: 52.206 (-15%), 2000s: 46.033 (-12%), 2010s: 27.654 (-40%).

27 August, 2012

Average ratings Real Madrid & Barcelona.

Includes all matches during the season. Real Madrid players in bold text.


7,05 Tello (rated 2 times)
7,03 Messi (3)
7,00 Iniesta (3)
6,80 Xavi (3)
6,60 Mascherano (2)
6,57 Di María (3)
6,50 Villa (2)
6,43 Pedro (3)
6,23 Xabi Alonso (3)
6,20 Dani Alves & Piqué (3)
6,15 Jordi Alba (2)
6,07 Higuaín (3)
5,95 Puyol (2)
5,93 Valdés (3)
5,90 Busquets (3)
5,80 Özil (3)
5,77 Casillas & Cristiano Ronaldo (3)
5,75 Lass (2)
5,70 Sergio Ramos & Benzema (3)
5,60 Arbeloa & Fábio Coentrão (3)
5,50 Alexis (2)
5,35 Fàbregas (2)
5,20 Albiol (3)
5,15 Callejón (2)

Player ratings Liverpool 2, Man City 2.

1-0 34' Skrtel, 1-1 63' Yaya Touré, 2-1 66' L. Suárez, 2-2 80' Tévez. Att: 44.942.
Liverpool: Reina 5,20 - Kelly 5,50 (66' José Enrique 5,90), Skrtel 5,80, Coates 6,10, G. Johnson 6,50 - Lucas (5' Shelvey 6,30), Allen 6,90, Borini 5,60 (84' Carroll), Gerrard 6,10, Sterling 6,60 - L. Suárez 6,50. = average: 6,08 [acceptable]
Man City: Hart 6,00 - Zabaleta 6,40, Kompany 6,40, K. Touré 5,40, Kolarov 5,90 - Y. Touré 6,40, De Jong 5,80, Milner 5,30 (76' Silva), Tévez 7,30, Nasri 5,10 (60' Rodwell 5,50) - Balotelli 5,00 (62' Dzeko 5,80). = average: 5,87 [mediocre]

Ratings: British sports press + Gazzetta dello Sport.

Player ratings Milan 0, Sampdoria 1.

0-1 59' Costa. Att: 36.288.
Milan: Abbiati x - De Sciglio 6,00, Bonera 5,40, Yepes 6,50, Antonini 6,00 - Flamini 5,20, Montolivo 5,00, Nocerino 5,00 (75 Constant) - K. P. Boateng 5,00 - El Shaarawy 5,00 (56' Pazzini 5,50), Robinho 5,80 (59' Emanuelson 5,30). - coach: Allegri 5,40. = average: 5,48 [feeble]
Sampdoria: Romero 6,30 - Berardi 6,00, Gastaldello 6,50, Rossini 6,00, Costa 6,50 - Obiang 6,50, Tissone 6,20, Poli 6,00 (81' Munari) - Estigarribia 5,30 (74' Maxi López), Eder 5,50 (76' Soriano), Krsticic 5,50. - coach: Ferrara 6,20. = average: 6,03 [acceptable]

Player ratings Roma 2, Catania 2.

0-1 29' Marchese, 1-1 59' Osvaldo, 1-2 69' Alejandro Gómez, 2-2 91' Nicolás López. Att: apprx 56.000.
Roma: Stekelenburg 6,00 - Piris 5,30, Burdisso 4,40, Castán 6,00, Balzaretti 5,80 - Bradley 5,70, De Rossi 5,80, Pjanic 5,30 (72' Florenzi 5,50) - Lamela 4,80 (72' Marquinho 4,90), Osvaldo 7,20, Totti 6,10 (85' Nicolás López). - coach: Zeman 5,60. = average: 5,60 [failing]
Catania: Andújar 6,20 - Álvarez 5,00, Bellusci 5,60, Legrottaglie 6,20, Marchese 6,40 - Biagianti 6,30 (85' Sciacca), Lodi 6,70, Almirón 6,60 - Barrientos 5,80 (66' Castro 6,00), Bergessio 6,00 (76'  Antenucci), Alejandro Gómez 7,50. - coach: Maran 6,70. = average: 6,19 [solid]

Player ratings Getafe 2, Real Madrid 1.

0-1 27' Higuaín, 1-1 53' Valera, 2-1 75' Barrada. Sent-off: 90' Fábio Coentrão (from the bench). Att: 10.500.
Getafe: Moyá 6,60 - Valera 7,30, Alexis 6,60, Abraham 6,00 (50' Lopo 6,30), Miguel Torres 6,60 - Míchel 6,30, Xavi Torres 6,30 - Diego Castro 6,30, Barrada 7,40 (85' Lacen), Lafita 6,60 - Miku 6,10 (70' Colunga 6,80). = average: 6,55 [very good]
Real Madrid: Casillas 5,00 - Arbeloa 5,20, Raúl Albiol 4,40, Sergio Ramos 5,20, Marcelo 5,00 (74' Callejón 5,20) - Lass 5,40 (59' Benzema 5,40), Xabi Alonso 5,60, Di María 6,00 (79' Morata) - Özil 5,00, Cristiano Ronaldo 5,00, Higuaín 5,70. = average: 5,24 [decrepit]


As: El crack: Barrada -photo-, El dandy: Colunga, El duro: Xavi Torres, ¡Vaya día!: Cristiano.

Player ratings Osasuna 1, Barcelona 2.

1-0 17' Llorente, 1-1 76' Messi, 1-2 80' Messi. Att: 15.691.
Osasuna: Andrés Fernández 7,30 - Marc Bertrán 6,90, Arribas 7,00, Miguel Flaño 5,80, Damià 6,30 - Puñal 6,60, Raoul Loë 6,80 - Cejudo 7,60 (79' Lolo), Sisi 7,10 (78' Timor), Lamah 6,90 - Llorente 7,20 (68' Nino 6,20). = average: 6,81 [superb]
Barcelona: Valdés 7,10 - Dani Alves 5,90, Puyol 5,40, Piqué 5,70, Jordi Alba 5,80 - Iniesta 6,60 (70' Xavi 6,30), Busquets 5,00, Fàbregas 4,40 (62' Pedro 6,50) - Alexis 6,50, Messi 7,00, Tello 6,90 (75' Villa 6,30). = average: 6,10 [satisfactory]

As: El crack Messi, El dandy: Llorente, El duro: Loë, ¡Vaya día!: Fàbregas.

Photo: Joseba Llorente.

26 August, 2012

Player ratings Chelsea 2, Newcastle 0.

1-0 22' Hazard penalty, 2-0 45'+ Fernando Torres. Att: 41.718.
Chelsea : Petr Cech 6,80 - Ryan Bertrand 6,20, David Luíz 6,40, Ashley Cole 6,30, Gary Cahill 6,70, Branislav Ivanovic 6,90, John Obi Mikel 6,70, Raul Meireles 6,20 (88' Frank Lampard), Fernando Torres 7,30, Juan Mata 6,40 (67' Ramires 6,10), Eden Hazard 7,30. = average: 6,61 [very good]
Newcastle: Tim Krul 6,20 - Steven Taylor 5,80, Danny Simpson 5,60 (64' Ryan Taylor 6,20), Fabricio Coloccini 5,80, Davide Santon 6,00 (74' Sylvain Marveaux 5,90), Yohan Cabaye 5,90 (77' James Perch), Jonás Gutiérrez 6,20, Vurnon Anita 5,30, Hatem Ben Arfa 6,10, Demba Ba 5,90, Papiss Demba Cissé 5,60. = average: 5,88 [mediocre]

Player ratings Juventus 2, Parma 0.

1-0 54' Lichtsteiner, 2-0 58' Pirlo freekick. Att: 37.508.
Juventus: Storari 6,30 - Bonucci 5,60, Marrone 6,50, Barzagli 6,50 - Lichtsteiner 6,60 (78' Padoin), Vidal 6,00, Pirlo 6,80, Marchisio 6,10, Asamoah 7,10 - Vucinic 6,20 (79' Matri), Giovinco 5,40 (87' De Ceglie). - coach: Carrera 6,50. = average: 6,28 [solid]
Parma: Mirante 6,40 - Zaccardo 5,90, Paletta 6,00, Lucarelli 5,90 - Rosi 5,30 (82' Pellè), Acquah 5,60 (58' Ninis 5,60), Valdés 6,30, Parolo 5,50, Gobbi 5,70 - Pabón 4,90 (58' Belfodil 5,20), Biabiany 6,50. - coach: Donadoni 5,70. = average: 5,75 [disappointing]

24 August, 2012

Player ratings Vaslui 0, Inter 2.

0-1 23' Cambiasso, 0-2 73' Palacio. Att: 12.000. 
Vaslui: Coman 5,50 - Milanov 5,75, Celeban 5,50, Charalambous 5,25, Salageanu 5,25 - Varela 6,00, N’Doye 6,25 - Antal 6,25, Stanciu 5,00 (46' Varga 6,00), Sanmartean 6,25 - Niculae 5,25 (61' Sburlea 5,50). - coach: Sumudica. = average: 5,67 [failing]
Inter: Castellazzi 6,50 - Maicon 6,50, Silvestre 6,00, Ranocchia 6,25, J. Zanetti 6,00 - Guarín 6,50, Cambiasso 7,00, Mudingayi 5,50 (21' Nagatomo 5,00) - Sneijder 7,00 (82' Juan Jesús) - D. Milito 5,50 (72' Coutinho), Palacio 6,50. - coach: Stramaccioni. = average: 6,19 [solid]

Player ratings Barcelona 3, Real Madrid 2 [Supercopa]

0-1 55' Cristiano Ronaldo, 1-1 56' Pedro, 2-1 65' Messi penalty, 3-1 77' Xavi, 3-2 85' Di María. Att: 91.728.
Barcelona: Valdés 4,70 - Dani Alves 6,50, Piqué 6,90, Mascherano 7,00, Adriano 6,20 - Busquets 6,50, Xavi 7,30 (83' Cesc), Iniesta 7,80, Pedro 6,20 (87' Jordi Alba) - Alexis 4,50 (72' Tello), Messi 6,40. - coach: Vilanova. = average: 6,36 [good]
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,70 - Arbeloa 5,60, Sergio Ramos 5,60, Albiol 5,20, Fábio Coentrão 5,90 - Xabi Alonso 6,60, Khedira 6,20, Callejón 5,10 (65' Di María 7,00), Özil 5,90 (82' Marcelo) - Cristiano Ronaldo 6,30, Benzema 5,20 (61' Higuaín 5,70). - coach: Mourinho. = average: 5,92 [vulnerable]

As: El crack: Iniesta, El dandy: Di María, El duro: Mascherano, ¡Vaya día!: Valdés.

Las notas de Barcelona-Real Madrid en la prensa internacional. 
Pagelle Barcellona-Real Madrid sulla stampa internazionale.

23 August, 2012

Player ratings Sp. Braga 1, Udinese 1.


0-1 23' Basta, 1-1 68' Ismaily. Att: 27.000.
Braga: Beto 6,75 - Leandro Salino 5,50, Douglão 6,00, Paulo Vinícius 6,00, Ismaily 6,50 - Custódio 6,00, Hugo Viana 6,25 - Alan 5,75 (85' Ruben Amorim), Márcio Mossoró 6,25 (87' Zé Luís), Hélder Barbosa 5,25 (58' Rúben Micael 6,25) - Lima 5,75. - coach: Peseiro 6,00. = average: 6,02 [acceptable]
Udinese: Brkic 7,00 - Benatia 6,50, Danilo 6,50, Domizzi 6,75 - Basta 6,75, Pinzi 5,50, Willians 6,00, Pereyra 6,25 (72' Maicosuel), Armero 5,50 (85' Pasquale) - Fabbrini 6,00 (72' Badu) - Di Natale 6,25. - coach: Guidolin 6,25. = average: 6,27 [solid]

22 August, 2012

Number of supporters in the main football nations.

Argentina 
34% Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires)
31% River Plate (-photo-, Buenos Aires)
8% Independiente (Avellaneda)
6% Racing Club (Avellaneda)
6% San Lorenzo (Buenos Aires) 

Brazil
17% Flamengo (Rio)
12% Corínthians (São Paulo)
9% São Paulo 
7% Palmeiras (São Paulo)

Spain
36% Real Madrid 
29% Barcelona 

Italy
24% Juventus 
18% Milan 
17% Inter

England 
18% Manchester United 
17% Liverpool 
12% Arsenal 

Germany
29% Bayern Munich
6% Borussia Dortmund 
6% Schalke 04 

Russia
27% Zenith St. Petersburg 
23% CSKA Moscow
19% Spartak Moscow.

 Source: Sport+Markt. 

Memory Lane: Serie A 2010/11.

6,73 Alexis Sánchez (-photo- , Udinese)
6,50 Júlio César (Inter)
6,49 Eto'o (Inter)
6,47 Cavani (Napoli)
6,43 Giovinco (Parma)
6,42 Di Natale (Udinese)
6,40 Lavezzi (Napoli)
6,39 Storari (Juventus)
6,36 Ibrahimovic (Milan)
6,33 Inler (Udinese), Palacio (Genoa), Totti (Roma)
6,32 Stankovic (Inter), Pinilla (Palermo)
6,31 Abbiati (Milan)
6,30 Thiago Silva (Milan)
6,27 Giaccherini (Cesena)
6,26 Di Michele (Lecce)
6,25 Gattuso (Milan)
6,24 Antonioli (Cesena), Viviano (Bologna), Cossu (Cagliari), Isla (Udinese), C. Ledesma & Kozak (Lazio)
6,23 Sorrentino (Chievo), Kaladze (Genoa)
6,22 Cambiasso (Inter)
6,21 Handanovic (Udinese), Sirigu (Palermo), Mauri (Lazio), Seedorf (Milan), Del Piero (Juventus)

21 August, 2012

Italy's hottest fans.

According to ledieci.net.


1. Roma
2. Hellas Verona
3. Napoli
4. Lazio
5. Livorno
6. Torino
7. Catania
8. Atalanta
9. Milan
10. Reggina.

Player ratings Everton 1, Man United 0.

1-0 56' Fellaini. Att: 38.415.
Everton: Howard 6,70 -  Hibbert 6,70, Jagielka 7,40, Distin 6,70, Baines 7,10 - Osman 6,70 (80' Coleman), Neville 6,40, Gibson 6,70, Pienaar 6,70, Fellaini 8,10 (90' Heitinga) - Jelavic 6,40 (89' Naismith). = average: 6,87 [superiour]
Man Utd: De Gea 6,70 - Valencia 5,70, Vidic 5,30, Carrick 5,70, Evra 5,30 - Cleverley 5,40 (85' Anderson), Scholes 5,40, Nani 5,00 (78' A. Young), Kagawa 6,70 - Rooney 6,00, Welbeck 5,40 (68' Van Persie 5,70). = average: 5,69 [failing]

20 August, 2012

Player ratings Man City 3, Southampton 2.

1-0 40′ Carlos Tévez, 1-1 59' Rickie Lambert, 1-2 59' Steven Davis, 2-2 72′ Edin Dzeko, 3-2 80′ Samir Nasri. Att: 46.190.
Man City: Hart 6,00 - Zabaleta 6,00, Kompany 5,70, Lescott 5,70, Clichy 6,30 - Silva 5,40 (72' Balotelli 6,00), Rodwell 5,00, Y. Touré 6,70, Nasri 7,40, Agüero (15' Dzeko 6,40), Tévez 7,00 (87' Kolarov). = average: 6,13 [satisfactory]
S'hampton: K. Davis 6,40 - Clyne 6,00, Fonte 5,40, Hooiveld 5,80, Fox 5,00 - Ward-Prowse 6,00 (65' S. Davis 6,70), Lallana 6,10, Schneiderlin 6,00, Puncheon 5,30 (86' Sharp), Jay Rodríguez 5,00 (59' Lambert 6,70), Do Prado 6,00. = average: 5,88 [mediocre]

Player ratings Barcelona 5, Real Sociedad 1.

1-0 4' Puyol, 1-1 9' Chory Castro, 2-1 11' Messi, 3-1 15' Messi, 4-1 41' Pedro, 5-1 84' Villa. Att: 57.721.
Barcelona: Valdés 6,00 - Dani Alves 6,20, Mascherano 6,20, Puyol 6,50 (51' Piqué 6,00), Jordi Alba 6,50 - Sergio Busquets 6,20, Xavi 6,80, Cesc 6,30 (58' Iniesta 6,60) - Pedro 6,60 (75' Villa 6,70), Messi 7,70, Tello 7,20. = average: 6,54 [very good]
Real Sociedad: Bravo 6,00 - Estrada 5,60, Ansotegi 5,20, Mikel 5,50, De la Bella 5,90 - Markel 5,00, Elustondo 6,20 (64' Vela 5,70), Illarramendi 6,00 (77' Ros) - Xabi Prieto 6,20, Griezmann 6,50, Chory Castro 6,70 (78' José Ángel). = average: 5,88 [mediocre]

As: El crack: Messi, El dandy: Tello, El duro: De la Bella, ¡Vaya día!: Ansotegi.

Player ratings Real Madrid 1, Valencia 1.

1-0 10' Higuaín, 1-1 42' Jonas. Att. 74.000.
Real Madrid: Casillas 5,60 - Arbeloa 6,00, Pepe 6,30 (46' Raúl Albiol 6,00), Sergio Ramos 6,30, Fábio Coentrão 5,50 - Lass 6,10 (62' Benzema 6,50), Xabi Alonso 6,50, Özil 6,50 - Di María 6,70 (70' Callejón), Cristiano Ronaldo 6,00, Higuaín 6,80. = average: 6,22 [solid]
Valencia: Diego Álves 7,80 - João Pereira 5,50, Víctor Ruiz 6,20, R. Costa 6,30, Mathieu 6,20 - Feghouli 6,00 (82' Valdez), Gago 5,60, Tino Costa 6,50, Guardado 6,00 (65' Piatti 5,70) - Jonas 6,40, Soldado 5,70 (70' Parejo 5,50). = average: 6,11 [satisfactory]

As: El crack: Diego Alves, El dandy: Di María, El duro: Víctor Ruiz, ¡Vaya día!: Özil. 

19 August, 2012

Player ratings Arsenal 0, Sunderland 0.

Att: 60.078.
Arsenal: Szczesny 6,50 - Jenkinson 6,20, Mertesacker 6,20, Vermaelen 6,40, Gibbs 6,30 - Diaby 6,20 (69' Ramsey 5,90), Arteta 6,10, Cazorla 6,80, Walcott 6,10 (77' Arshavin), Gervinho 6,80, Podolski 5,70 (64' Giroud 5,80). = average: 6,23 [solid]
Sunderland: Mignolet 6,60 - Gardner 6,20, Cuéllar 6,40, O’Shea 6,60, Richardson 6,40 - S. Larsson 6,20 (78' Meyler), Colback 6,10, Cattermole 6,40, McClean 6,40 - Sessegnon 5,70 (63' Saha 5,80), Campbell 5,80 (68' Elmohamady 6,00). = average: 6,20 [solid]

Ratings: Gazzetta dello Sport + English press & media.

18 August, 2012

Stats in the last three international tournaments, 2008-12.


Totalt points:
48: Spain
39: Germany
27: Holland
21: Portugal
16: Italy
14: Croatia
13: Russia, England
9: Czech Republic
7: Greece, Turkey, Switzerland
6: Denmark, Sweden
5: France
4: Slovenia, Slovakia
3: Poland, Ukraine, Serbia
1: Austria
2: Romania
0: Ireland

% points:
84,2% Spain
72,2% Germany
66,7% Croatia
64,3% Holland
54,2% Russia, England
53,8% Portugal
46,7% Turkey
41,0% Italy

Goals scored:
2,00 Germany
1,71 Holland
1,68 Spain
1,60 Turkey
1,54 Portugal
1,33 Sweden
1,29 Croatia

Goals conceded:
0,32 Spain
0,67 Switzerland
0,71 Croatia
0,85 Portugal
1,00 Germany, England
1,07 Holland

Serie A: assists average last two seasons.

0,35 assists/match: Cassano (Milan)
0,27 Miccoli (Palermo)
0,26 Pirlo (Milan/Juventus), Lavezzi (Napoli), Ibrahimovic (Milan)
0,22 Totti (Roma)
0,21 Maicon (Inter)
0,18 C. Ledesma (Lazio)
0,17 Di Natale (Udinese)
0,16 Diamanti (Brescia/Bologna)
0,14 Hamsik (Napoli), Sculli (Lazuo/Genoa)
0,13 Lodi (Catania), Vucinic (Roma/Juventus)
0,12 Zárate (Lazio/Inter), Di Michele (Lecce)
0,11 Pellissier (Chievo)
0,10 Gilardino (Fiorentina/Genoa).

Italian Super Cup: Juventus 4, Napoli 2 aet.

0-1 27' Cavani, 1-1 37' Asamoah, 1-2 41' Pandev, 2-2 73' Vidal penalty, 3-2 97' og Maggio, 4-2 101' Vucinic. Att: 60.000 (Beijing).
Juventus: Buffon 6,25 - Lúcio 5,75, Bonucci 5,25, Barzagli 6,00 - Lichtsteiner 6,25 (89' Padoin), Marchisio 5,75, Pirlo 6,75, Vidal 6,25, Asamoah 7,00 - Giovinco 5,75 (117' Giaccherini), Matri 5,25 (46' Vucinic 7,50). - coach: Carrera 7,00. = average: 6,15 [satisfactory]
Napoli: De Sanctis 5,50 - Campagnaro 5,75, P. Cannavaro 6,00 (62' Federico Fernández 5,00), Britos 5,25 - Maggio 5,25, Behrami 5,75, Inler 5,25 (105' Dossena), Hamsik 6,00 (68' Gargano 5,50), Zúñiga 5,25 - Pandev 5,75 - Cavani 7,00. - coach: Mazzarri 5,00. = average: 5,63 [failing]

Pagelle Supercoppa: Gazzetta dello Sport - Corriere dello Sport.

Olympic semifinal 2, Brazil 3, South Korea 0.

1-0 28' Rômulo, 2-0 57' Leandro Damião, 3-0 64' Leandro Damião -photo-. Att: 69.389 (Old Trafford, Manchester).
Brazil: Gabriel 6,40 - Rafael 6,10, Thiago Silva 7,00, Juan Jesús 6,40 (83' Uvini), Marcelo 6,60 (76' Hulk) - Rômulo 7,00, Sandro 6,40, Alex Sandro 6,20, Oscar 7,00 - Neymar 7,20, Leandro Damião 7,80 (78' Pato). - coach: Menezes 5,75. = average: 6,74 [excellent]
South Korea: Lee-Beom Young 5,80 - Oh-Jae Seok 5,60, Yun Suk Young 5,80, Kim Young Kwon 5,50, Hwang Seok Ho 5,90 - Ki Sung-Yueng 6,50, Koo-Ja Cheol 6,20 (59' Jung-Woo Young 6,00), Nam-Tae Hee 6,50, Kim Bo-Kyung 6,00 - Kim Hyun Sung 5,80 (dal 71' Park Chu Young), Ji-Dong Won 5,80 (76' Baek Sung Dong). - coach: Hong Myung-Bo 6,00. = average: 5,95 [vulnerable]

Olympic semifinal 1: Mexico 3, Japan 1.

0-1 13’ Otsu, 1-1 31’ Fabián, 2-1 65' Peralta, 2-1 92' Cortes. Att: 82.372 (Wembley).
Mexico: Corona 6,20 - D. Chávez 6,40, I. Jiménez 6,10, Mier 6,40, D. Reyes 6,20, Salcido 6,20 - Aquino 6,60, Dos Santos 5,50 (46’ R. Jiménez 6,00), Enriquez 6,50, Fabián 7,10 - Peralta 7,20. - coach: Tena 6,75. = average: 6,37 [good]
Japan: Gonda 5,80 - Higashi 5,50 (70’ Sugimoto 5,90), Ogihara 5,10 (83’ Saito), Sakai 6,10, Suzuki 6,10 - Tokunaga 6,10, Yoshida 6,20 - Otsu 6,80, Kiyotake 6,00 (77’ Usami), Yamaguchi 6,00 - Nagai 5,80. - coach: Sekizuka 5,95 [vulnerable]

Olympic final: Mexico 2, Brazil 1.

1-0 1' Peralta, 2-0 75' Peralta, 2-1 91' Hulk. Att: 86.162 (Wembley).
Mexico: Corona 6,30 - I. Jiménez 6,10 (81' Vidrio), Mier 6,90, D. Reyes 6,90, D. Chávez 6,40 - Salcido 6,10, J. Enriquez 7,10 - Fabián 7,40, Herrera 6,80, Aquino 6,50 (57' Ponce 6,50) - Peralta 7,90 (86' Raúl Jiménez). - coach: Tena 7,50. = average: 6,74.
Brazil: Gabriel 5,60 - Rafael 4,90 (85' Lucas), Thiago Silva 5,60, Juan Jesús 5,90, Marcelo 6,40 - Rômulo 5,80, Sandro 6,00 (71' Pato) - Alex Sandro 5,20 (32' Hulk 7,10) - Oscar 5,50, Neymar 5,50 - Leandro Damião 5,20. - coach: Menezes 5,00. = average: 5,72.

06 August, 2012

Memory Lane: La Liga 1982/83.

2,06 Señor (-photo-, Zaragoza)
2,03 Maceda (Sp. Gijón)
1,93 Barbas (Zaragoza)
1,87 Álvarez I (Sevilla)
1,87 Bonet (Real Madrid)
1,87 Buyo (Sevilla)
1,86 Gordillo (Betis)
1,75 Cortabarria (Real Sociedad)
1,75 Regenhardt (Málaga)
1,74 Cardeñosa (Betis)
1,71 Stielike (Real Madrid)


Ideal XI:
Buyo (Sevilla) - Gordillo (Betis), Cortabarria (R. Sociedad), Maceda (Gijón), Urkiaga (Athletic) - Barbas (Zaragoza), Cardeñosa (Betis), Señor (Zaragoza) - Pepe Juan (Las Palmas), Sarabia (Athletic), Herrera (Zaragoza).


Los mejores de la Liga, temporada 1982/83: Ranking Don Balón.

05 August, 2012

Most common results in World Cups, 1930-2010.


Photo: Austria 7, Switzerland 5 in the 1954 World Cup.


145 times: 1-0
112: 2-1
85: 2-0
76: 1-1
63: 0-0
59: 3-1
44: 3-0
37: 3-2
28: 2-2
26: 4-1
22: 4-0
14: 4-2
9: 6-1
7: 5-2
6: 5-0, 5-1
5: 6-0
4: 3-3, 7-0
3: 8-0
twice: 4-3, 4-4, 6-3, 7-1 and 9-0
once: 5-3, 6-5, 7-2, 7-3, 7-5, 8-3 and 10-1. 

Average attendance in the Euro qualifiers 2010/11.

Top four nations in bold text.

77.071 England
64.822 France
53.528 Germany
43.475 Scotland
42.519 Ireland
42.300 Holland
41.941 Turkey
37.660 Austria
35.201 Russia
35.115 Belgium
34.565 Georgia
29.911 Portugal
28.927 Sweden
27.158 Denmark
25.883 Wales
25.644 Switzerland
24.097 Romania
21.308 Norway
21.074 Croatia
21.000 Serbia
19.474 Italy
19.190 Spain
18.995 Hungary
18.400 Belarus
17.500 Azerbaijan
17.377 Greece
16.373 Israel
16.234 Bulgaria
16.200 Kazakhstan
16.123 Finland
15.658 Bosnia Hercegovina
15.620 Macedonia
14.003 Slovenia
13.725 Czech Republic
13.416 Northern Ireland
11.476 Montenegro
11.417 Armenia
11.360 Albania
10.007 Moldova
7639 Slovakia
7130 Iceland
7113 Cyprus
6754 Estonia
5930 Lithuania
5523 Malta
5521 Latvia
5080 Liechenstein
4506 Luxemburg
2352 Faroe Islands
2161 San Marino
512 Andorra.


Biggest crowd: 84.459, England-Switzerland, April 2011.
Smallest crowd: 200, Andorra-Slovakia, March 2011.

Memory Lane: Serie A 1990/91.


Ratings of 7 or higher in Gazzetta dello Sport:
13 times: F. Baresi (Milan)
12: Skuhravý (Genoa)
11: Mancini (Sampdoria)
10: Matthäus (Inter)
9: Eranio (Genoa), Fonseca (Cagliari)
8: Vialli & Vierchowod (Sampdoria), R. Baggio & Hässler (Juventus), Völler (Roma), Ferron (Atalanta), Aguilera (Genoa), Mazinho (Lecce), Minotti (Parma)
7: G. Galli (Napoli), Rijkaard & Gullit (Milan), Nela (Roma), Riedle (Lazio), Branco (Genoa), Raducioiu (Bari), Ciocci (Cesena), Matteoli (Cagliari), Osio, Gambaro & Melli (Parma)
6: Toninho Cerezo, Lombardo & Mannini (Sampdoria), Ferrara & Zola (Napoli), Van Basten (Milan), Zenga (Inter), Tacconi & Júlio César (Juventus), Caniggia (Atalanta), Maiellaro & Biato (Bari), Mareggini & Kubik (Fiorentina), Fontana & Piraccini (Cesena), Garzya (Lecce)
5: Pagliuca & Pari (Sampdoria), Maldini (Milan), Corini (Juventus), Strömberg (Atalanta), Fiori (Lazio), Ruotolo (Genoa), Dunga (Fiorentina), Silas (Cesena), Cornacchia (Cagliari), Dolcetti & Piovanelli (Pisa), Brolin (Parma), Martín Vázquez, Benedetti & Bresciani (Torino)
4: Alemão & Crippa (Napoli), Costacurta & Ancelotti (Milan), Ferri, Bianchi & Berti (Inter), Cervone & Aldair (Roma), Nicolini (Atalanta), Sclosa, Pin & Rubén Sosa (Lazio), Signorini (Genoa), Fuser (Fiorentina), Fusi (Torino), Ielpo (Cagliari), Zunico (Lecce), Simoni & Padovano (Pisa), Taffarel, Apolloni & Grün (Parma) 
---
2: Maradona (Napoli)


Ratings of 5 or lower (top clubs only):
9: Salsano (Roma)
8: Careca (Napoli), R. Baggio (Juventus)
7: Van Basten (Milan), Serena (Inter), Casiraghi & Schillaci (Juventus)
6: Berti & Klinsmann (Inter)
5: Bonetti (Juventus), Berthold, Giannini & Völler (Roma)
4: Renica, Maradona & Incocciati (Napoli), Donadoni (Milan), Paganin (Inter), Nela & Desideri (Roma)
3: Corradini, Rizzardi & Alemão (Napoli), Evani, Carbone, Agostini & Gullit (Milan), Stringara (Inter), Fortunato, De Marchi & Di Canio (Juventus), Mikhailichenko & Vialli (Sampdoria), Carboni, Piacentini, Tempestilli & Rizzitelli (Roma)

04 August, 2012

Memory Lane: European attendance leaders 1990/91.

The old Celtic Park (1991).
Spain
84.000 Barcelona
69.500 Real Madrid
44.500 Atlético
38.500 Sevilla
38.400 Valencia


Italy
77.500 Milan
54.900 Inter
52.700 Napoli
43.600 Roma
43.100 Juventus 


England
43.200 Manchester United
36.900 Arsenal
36.000 Liverpool
30.600 Tottenham
29.300 Leeds United


Germany
35.900 Bor. Dortmund
35.800 Bayern Munich
32.400 Kaiserslautern
28.900 Stuttgart
24.300 Eintr. Frankfurt


Scotland
36.000 Rangers 
29.000 Celtic 
15.300 Aberdeen
13.200 Heart of Midlothian 
10.100 Dundee United 


France
33.600 Marseille
18.800 Lyon
16.200 Paris St Germain
14.200 Bordeaux
13.400 Saint-Etienne


Soviet Union (last season)
25.800 Spartak Vladikavkaz
16.600 Pakhtakor Tashkent
15.900 Metalurh Zaporizhya
15.200 Pamir Dushanbe
14.900 Spartak Moscow


Holland
24.500 PSV Eindhoven
22.100 Ajax
17.900 Feyenoord
14.700 Groningen
8600 Heerenveen


Anderlecht fans.


Belgium
16.500 Anderlecht
14.800 Standard Liège
11.300 Club Brugge
10.300 Charleroi
9600 Gent


Greece
18.400 Olympiakos
15.400 Panathinaikos
13.400 AEK Athens
7700 PAOK Salonika
5800 Áris Salonika


Austria
10.500 Salzburg
7100 Rapid Vienna
5800 Sturm Graz
5700 Austria Vienna
4700 Vorwärts Steyr


Czechoslovakia
8100 Slovan Bratislava
6200 Sigma Olomouc 
5900 Sparta Prague
5500 Dunajská Streda
5100 Tatran Presov


Sweden
6500 Örebro
6200 AIK Stockholm
5300 Norrköping
4700 IFK Göteborg
4000 Djurgården & Halmstad


Denmark
6700 AaB Ålborg
5400 Brøndby 
5200 AGF Århus
4300 Frem Copenhagen
4200 Lyngby


Media-spettatori nei vari campionati europei, stagione 1990/91.
Tabla de espectadores en los campeonatos europeos, temporada 1990/91.

Juventus' worst flops in history.

According to ledieci.net.


1. Ian Rush
2. Juan Esnaider
3. Aleksander Zavarov
4. Amauri
5. Tiago
6. Athirson
7. Diego
8. Thierry Henry
9. Marino Magrin
10. Sergei Aleinikov

Argentine Primera División: all time top scorers.

293 goals: Arsenio Erico (1934-57) : 0,88 per match
293: Angel Labruna (-photo-, 1939-59) : 0,57
256: Herminio Masantonio (1931-45) : 0,72
236: Francisco Varallo (1928–39) : ?
231: Manuel Pellegrina (1938–56) : 0,47
226: José Sanfilippo (1953–72) : 0,68
226: Martín Palermo (1992–2011) : 0,56
217: Ricardo Infante (1942–61) : 0,49
215: Oscar Más (1964-85) : 0,50
206: Bernabé Ferreyra (1931-39) : 1,05
206: Carlos Bianchi (1967-84) : 0,64
194: Miguel Ángel Brindisi (1967-83) : 0,44
193: Delfín Benítez Cáceres (1932–44) : 0,72
187: José Manuel Moreno (1935-53) : 0,52
186: Hugo Gottardi (1973–88) : 0,41
184: Roque Avallay (1965-80) : 0,35
182: Juan José Pizzuti (1947–62) : 0,52
171: Jaime Sarlanga (1935-50) : 0,57
165: Luis Artime (1959-68) : 0,75
165: Emilio Baldonedo (1935–45) : 0,63


Máximos goleadores de la historia del campeonato argentino.

Bundesliga: all time top scorers.

365 goals: Gerd Müller -photo- : 0,85/match
268: Klaus Fischer : 0,50
220: Josef "Jupp" Heynckes : 0,60
213: Manfred Burgsmüller : 0,48
181: Ulf Kirsten : 0,52
179: Stefan Kuntz : 0,40
177: Dieter Müller : 0,58
177: Klaus Allofs : 0,42
166: Johannes Löhr : 0,44
162: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge : 0,52
160: Bernd Hölzenbein : 0,38
157: Fritz Walter II : 0,45
148: Thomas Allofs : 0,39
142: Claudio Pizarro : 0,47
141: Bernd Nickel : 0,33
137: Uwe Seeler : 0,57
136: Horst Hrubesch : 0,61
133: Giovane Élber : 0,51
132: Rudi Völler : 0,57
131: Michael Zorc : 0,28
129: Karl Allgöwer : 0,38
127: Dieter Hoeneß : 0,44
126: Martin Max : 0,32
125: Georg Volkert : 0,30
123: Frank Mill : 0,32