31 May, 2013

Average ratings Newcastle United 2012/13.

6,38 M. Sissoko, Ba
6,26 Ben Arfa
6,21 Coloccini
6,19 R. Elliot
6,15 Gouffran
6,10 Cabaye
6,07 Krul
6,06 M. Williamson
6,04 S. Taylor, Shola Ameobi
6,02 Harper
6,00 Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita
5,95 Santon
5,93 P. Cissé
5,87 Perch
5,84 Tioté, D. Simpson
5,83 Debuchy, Marveaux
5,82 Bigirimana
5,80 S. Ferguson
5,79 Obertan
5,74 Jonas Gutiérrez


Before the 'French revolution' (January 2013)
6,42 Ben Arfa
6,38 Ba
6,20 Coloccini
6,12 Shola Ameobi
6,09 M. Williamson
6,02 Anita, Harper
6,01 S. Taylor
5,99 Krul
5,97 Cabaye
5,90 Santon, Perch
5,88 Obertan
5,85 D. Simpson
5,84 P. Cissé
5,81 Tioté
5,80 Bigirimana, S. Ferguson
5,78 Jonas Gutiérrez
5,75 Marveaux


After the 'French revolution'
6,38 M. Sissoko
6,23 Coloccini
6,20 Cabaye
6,19 R. Elliot
6,15 Gouffran
6,06 S. Taylor
6,05 P. Cissé
6,00 Yanga-Mbiwa
5,92 Ben Arfa
5,89 Tioté
5,88 Shola Ameobi
5,83 Debuchy
5,81 Perch
5,69 Jonas Gutiérrez

30 May, 2013

Average ratings West Ham United 2012/13.

6,33 Carroll
6,25 Diamé
6,19 Nolan, J. Collins
6,18 Jääskeläinen
6,14 Jarvis
6,08 W. Reid
6,02 Noble
5,98 Tomkins
5,92 M. Taylor
5,91 J. Cole
5,87 O'Brien
5,80 G. O'Neil
5,74 Vaz Te
5,72 C. Cole
5,70 Demel
5,60 Collison

Player ratings England 1, Ireland 1.

0-1 13' Long, 1-1 23' Lampard. Att: 80.126.
England: Hart 6,00 (46' Foster 5,80) - G. Johnson 5,80 (46' P. Jones 6,00), Cahill 5,50, Jagielka 5,90, A. Cole 6,30 (54' Baines 5,70) - Walcott 6,50, Lampard 6,50, Carrick 5,50, Oxlade-Chamberlain 5,80 (87' Milner) - Rooney 5,20, Sturridge 6,00 (34' Defoe 5,40). - coach: Hodgson. = average: 5,86 [mediocre]
Ireland: Forde 6,80 - Coleman 6,70, O’Shea 6,00, St Ledger 5,70, Kelly 5,50 - Walters 6,30 (81' Sammon), McCarthy 6,30, Whelan 6,00 (73' Hendrick 5,80), McGeady 6,20 (68' McClean 5,80), Long 6,50 - Keane 5,70 (65' Cox 6,00). - coach: Trapattoni. = average: 6,09 [acceptable]

29 May, 2013

Average ratings Chelsea 2012/13.

All competitions.

6,42 Mata
6,34 Cech
6,19 Oscar
6,09 Ba
6,07 Hazard
6,05 G. Cahill, David Luíz, Lampard
6,04 A. Cole
6,02 Ramires
6,00 Moses
5,98 Azpilicueta, Fernando Torres, Terry
5,97 Ivanovic
5,85 Obi Mikel
5,78 Bertrand

Average ratings Tottenham Hotspur 2012/13.

All competitions. 

6,42 Bale
6,31 Vertonghen
6,21 Lloris
6,13 Dembélé
6,09 Lennon
6,08 Dawson
6,06 Caulker
6,05 K. Walker, Sandro
6,03 Friedel
6,02 Huddlestone, S. Parker
5,93 Holtby
5,90 Defoe, Dempsey
5,89 Sigurdsson
5,78 Assou-Ekotto
5,77 Gallas
5,69 Adebayor
5,66 Naughton

Average ratings Arsenal 2012/13.

All competitions. 

6,39 Cazorla
6,30 Walcott
6,21 Wilshere
6,14 Gibbs
6,13 Rosický
6,10 Podolski
6,09 Jenkinson, Arteta
6,08 Koscielny
6,07 Oxlade-Chamberlain
6,06 Giroud
6,02 Ramsey
6,01 Diaby
6,00 Mertesacker
5,98 Gervinho
5,96 Coquelin
5,94 Vermaelen
5,93 Szczesny, Mannone, Sagna, Monreal

28 May, 2013

Average ratings Real Madrid 2012/13.

La Liga, Champions League, Supercopa and Copa del Rey matches.

6,84 Cristiano Ronaldo
6,42 Diego López
6,40 Xabi Alonso
6,39 Özil
6,35 Varane
6,29 Sergio Ramos, Modric
6,21 Khedira
6,20 Benzema
6,19 Kaká
6,16 Nacho
6,14 Di María
6,11 Marcelo
6,10 Casillas
6,03 Fábio Coentrão
6,02 Pepe, Higuaín
5,95 Albiol
5,94 Callejón
5,92 Essien
5,90 José Rodríguez
5,79 Arbeloa
5,78 Adán

Player ratings Crystal Palace 1, Watford 0 aet [Championship playoff final]

1-0 105' Kevin Phillips penalty. Att: 82.085 (Wembley).
Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni 6,50 - Joel Ward 6,80, Dean Moxey 5,70, Damien Delaney 6,50, Daniel Gabbidon 6,60 -  Kagisho Dikgacoi (18' Stuart O'Keefe 6,30), Owen Garvan 6,00 (84' André Moritz), Mile Jedinak 6,30, Jonathan Williams 5,70 (66' Kevin Phillips 6,80) - Wilfried Zaha 7,00, Aaron Wilbraham 5,50. - coach:  Ian Holloway. = average: 6,31 [good]
Watford: Manuel Almunia 6,90 - Lloyd Doyley 6,80, Joel Ekstrand 5,50, Marco Cassetti 5,30, Ikechi Anya 6,30 (86' Fernando Forestieri)  - Jonathan Hogg 5,40, Daniel Pudil 5,50, Almen Abdi 5,70, Nathaniel Chalobah 5,20 (74' Cristian Battocchio) - Troy Deeney 5,50, Matěj Vydra 5,70 (46' Alex Geijo 5,70). - coach:  Gianfranco Zola. = average: 5,79 [mediocre]

27 May, 2013

European cities per average attendances [two best supported clubs]

In red, club playing in 2nd division (or lower).

61.252 Manchester [United 75.530, City 46.974]
56.839 Madrid [Real 69.647, Atlético 44.139]
50.770 London [Arsenal 60.079, Chelsea 41.462]
46.841 Munich [Bayern 71.000, 1860 22.682]
46.110 Barcelona [Barcelona 71.663, Espanyol 20.557]
45.796 Glasgow [Celtic 45.848, Rangers 45.744]
45.152 Milan [Inter 46.654, Milan 43.651]
42.005 Istanbul [Fenerbahçe 42.585, Galatasaray 41.425]
40.552 Liverpool [LFC 44.749, Everton 36.356]
38.529 Hamburg [HSV 52.916, St Pauli 24.142]
36.187 Rome [Roma 39.748, Lazio 32.626]
34.442 Lisbon [Benfica 42.366, Sporting 26.521]
32.224 Seville [Betis 33.669, Sevilla 30.778]
27.678 Turin [Juventus 38.646, Torino 16.710]
26.166 Valencia [Valencia 38.013, Levante 14.318]
26.106 Rotterdam [Feyenoord 45.147, Sparta 7070]
25.882 Birmingham [Aston Villa 35.060, City 16.703]

22.180 Paris [PSG 43.235, Red Star 1126]
21.952 Donetsk [Shakhtar 41.203, Metalurh 2700]
21.345 Sheffield [Wednesday 24.078, United 18.612]
18.723 Stockholm [AIK 27.867, Hammarby 9579]

17.832 Eindhoven [PSV 33.176, FC Eindhoven 2488]
16.956 Bruges [Club Brugge 25.502, Cercle 8409]
15.882 Moscow [Spartak 17.966, CSKA 14.398]
15.336 Athens/Piraeus [Olympiakos 20.965, AEK 9707]
15.200 Kiev [Dinamo 27.689, Arsenal 2700]

14.537 Bucharest [Steaua 18.727, Dinamo 10.348]
12.432 Copenhagen [FCK 15.719, Bröndby 9145]
11.790 Vienna [Rapid 14.048, Austria 9533]
11.786 Edinburgh [Hearts 12.811, Hibernian 10.762]
10.949 Belgrade [Crvena Zvezda 15.102, Partizan 6796]

10.684 Warsaw [Legia 16.742, Polonia 4626]
9981 Tel Aviv [Maccabi 11.195, Hapoel 8767]
9839 Zurich [FC Zürich 10.831, Grasshoppers 8847]
9169 Salonika [PAOK 9789, Aris 8558]
8458 Gothenburg [IFK 11.805, Häcken 5111]
7737 Prague [Sparta 8531, Slavia 6943]
6844 Dundee [United 7663, Dundee FC 6024]

4668 Budapest [Ferencváros 6090, Újpest 3247]
3978 Sofia [Levski 4712, CSKA 3243]
3442 Helsinki [HJK 5103, Honka 1781]

Player ratings Roma 0, Lazio 1 [Coppa Italia final]

0-1 71' Lulic. Att: apprx 60.000 (Stadio Olimpico, Rome).
Roma: Lobont 5,00 - Marquinhos 6,00, Burdisso 5,60, Castán 5,90, Balzaretti 5,00 (75' Osvaldo) - Bradley 6,10, De Rossi 5,50, Lamela 4,50, Totti 5,50, Marquinho 5,40 (82' Dodô) - Destro 5,00. - coach: Andreazzoli 4,00. = average: 5,41 [feeble]
Lazio: Marchetti 6,50 - Konko 6,40, Biava 6,80, Cana 6,40, Radu 6,10 - Ledesma 6,10 (53' Mauri 6,10), Candreva 7,10, Onazi 6,60 (91' Ciani), Hernanes 5,60 (84' González), Lucic 7,10 - Klose 6,00. - coach: Petkovic 6,70. = average: 6,40 [strong]

26 May, 2013

Football's all time top scorers.

According to El Gráfico magazine (Argentina), April 2012.

768: Romário (Brazil) 1985-2007
759: Josef Bican (Czechoslovakia) 1928-56
757: Pelé (Brazil) 1956-79
709: Ferenc Puskás (Hungary) 1943-66
680: Gerd Müller (West Germany) 1964-81
625: Eusébio (Portugal) 1957-79
576: Ferenc Deak (Hungary) 1940-54
568: Uwe Seeler (West Germany) 1953-72
538: Túlio (Brazil) 1988-2012
516: Zico (Brazil) 1971-94

500: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Argentina) 1945-66
498: Gunnar Nordahl (Sweden) 1937-58
493: Jimmy McGrory (Scotland) 1922-37
493: Roberto Dinamite (Brazil) 1971-93
492: Gyula Zsengellér (Hungary) 1935-53
486: Hugo Sánchez (Mexico) 1976-97
483: Jimmy Greaves (England) 1957-80
481: Ernest Wilimowski (Poland) 1933-59
476: Imre Schlosser (Hungary) 1906-28
470: Henrik Larsson (Sweden) 1988-2009
466: Artur Friedenreich (Brazil) 1911-35
454: Johann Krankl (Austria) 1970-89
453: "Dixie" Dean (England) 1923-40
434: Raúl (Spain) 1994-2012.

Player ratings Borussia Dortmund 1, Bayern Munich 2 [CL final]

0-1 60' Mandžukić, 1-1 68' Gündoğan penalty, 1-2 89' Robben. Att: 86.298.
Dortmund: Weidenfeller 7,40 - Piszczek 6,00, Suboti
ć 6,30, Hummels 6,00, Schmelzer 5,10 - S. Bender 5,80 (90' Sahin), Gündoğan 6,90 - Blaszczykowski 6,10 (90' Schieber), Reus 6,30, Großkreutz 5,50 - Lewandowski 6,20. - coach: Klopp 6,80. = average: 6,15 [solid]
Bayern: Neuer 7,30 - Lahm 6,20, J. Boateng 6,60, Dante 5,40, Alaba 6,20 - Javi Martínez 6,80, Schweinsteiger 6,40 - Robben 7,60, T. Müller 6,40, Ribéry 6,40 (91' Luíz Gustavo) -
Mandžukić 6,80 (94' M. Gómez). - coach: Heynckes 8,00. = average: 6,55 [excellent]

25 May, 2013

Title concentration in the last 10 seasons.

Number of ch'ship winning clubs last 10 seasons
7: Sweden, Argentina, USA
6: France, Brazil
5: Germany
4: England, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Turkey, Denmark
3: Italy, Spain
2: Greece, Portugal, Scotland, Ukraine
[average: 4,22]

One-club dominance
8: Greece, Portugal
7: Denmark, Ukraine
6: Scotland, Spain, Belgium
5: England, Italy, Germany
4: France, Russia, Holland, Turkey
3: Argentina, Brazil, USA
2: Sweden
[average: 5,00]

Two-club dominance
10: Greece, Portugal, Ukraine, Scotland
9: Spain
8: England, Holland, Turkey, Belgium, Denmark
7: Italy, Germany, Russia
5: France, Argentina, Brazil, USA
4: Sweden
[average: 7,44]

Combined
16: Greece, Portugal

15: Ukraine
14: Scotland
12: Spain
11: Denmark
10: Belgium
9: England, Italy
8: Holland, Turkey
7: Germany, Russia
3: France
2: Brazil
1: Argentina, USA
-1: Sweden

[average: 8,22]

N. B. No league title was awarded in Italy 2004/05: Juventus stripped of their title as a consequence of the Calciopoli scandal.

Average ratings Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund 2010/11.

Bayern players in bold text. 

7,39 Hummels
7,38 Kagawa
7,36 Sahin
7,30 Götze
7,28 S. Bender
7,24 Weidenfeller
7,13 Schmelzer
7,06 M. Gómez
7,05 Ribéry
6,95 Subotic
6,91 Piszczek
6,89 Butt
6,86 Barrios
6,73 Luíz Gustavo    
6,71 T. Müller
6,69 Schweinsteiger, Großkreutz
6,63 Lahm
6,62 Tymoshchuk
6,76 Kroos, Pranjic
6,44 Blaszczykowski
6,42 Lewandowski
6,10 Van Buyten
6,05 Badstuber

Average ratings Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund 2011/12.

Bayern players in bold text. 

7,35 Ribéry, Hummels
7,25 S. Kehl
7,20 Weidenfeller
7,19 Blaszczykowski
7,14 Piszczek
7,13 Lewandowski
7,12 Schweinsteiger, Kagawa
7,11 Kroos, S. Bender
7,08 Badstuber
6,90 Lahm
6,88 Neuer, Subotić
6,86 Schmelzer
6,85 Gündoğan
6,77 T. Müller
6,76 M. Gómez
6,75 Luíz Gustavo    
6,72 Alaba
6,70 Robben
6,65 Tymoshchuk
6,63 Großkreutz
6,44 J. Boateng
6,37 Rafinha    

Average ratings Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund 2012/13.

Bayern players in bold text.

7,90 Ribéry
7,76 T. Müller
7,54 Götze
7,25 Lahm
7,22 Kroos
7,20 Schweinsteiger
7,14 Shaqiri
7,13 Weidenfeller
7,08 Gündoğan
7,07 Lewandowski
7,05 Neuer
7,02 Javi Martínez    
7,00 Alaba
6,98 Dante    
6,94 J. Boateng
6,93 Reus
6,87 Mandžukić, S. Kehl
6,81 Piszczek
6,75 Hummels
6,70 Subotić, Schmelzer
6,40 Großkreutz
6,21 Felipe Santana

23 May, 2013

Average ratings in Euros & World Cups, 2000-2012, part 9/16.

6,72 Ribéry (rated 16 times), J. Boateng (9)
6,71 N. de Jong (12)
6,70 Maldini, Desailly, Nuno Gomes, Galásek, Charisteas (10)
6,69 Lampard (13), G. Johnson, Basinas , Lee Eul-Yong (8)
6,68 Figo (19), Lúcio (17), Cocu (14)

22 May, 2013

Bundesliga: top rated players 2012/13.

7,89 Ribéry (Bayern)
7,52 Götze (Dortmund)
7,50 Trapp (Frankfurt)
7,32 T. Müller (Bayern)
7,25 Kießling (Leverkusen)
7,24 Błaszczykowski (Dortmund)
7,21 Lahm ((Bayern)
7,20 Kroos & Schweinsteiger (Bayern)
7,16 Shaqiri (Bayern)
7,15 Lewandowski (Dortmund)

Serie A: top rated players 2012/13.

6,56 Totti (Roma)
6,47 D. Pizarro & Borja Valero (Fiorentina)
6,46 Balotelli (Milan)
6,45 Hamsik (Napoli)
6,41 Cavani (Napoli)
6,39 Cuadrado (Fiorentina)
6,36 Cerci (Torino)
6,35 Pogba (Juventus)
6,32 Marchetti (Lazio)
6,31 Diamanti (Bologna)
6,30 Marchisio (Juventus)

21 May, 2013

Average ratings Barcelona 2012/13.

All competitions included.

7,00 Messi
6,80 Iniesta
6,54 Tello
6,44 Xavi
6,27 Busquets
6,20 Puyol
6,18 Montoya
6,16 Pedro
6,14 Jordi Alba
6,13 Valdés
6,11 Piqué
6,07 Dani Alves

6,05 Pinto
6,04 Fàbregas, Adriano, Alexis, Bartra
6,03 Thiago
5,96 Mascherano

5,91 Song
5,84 Villa

Italian poll: the best & worst of Serie A 2012/13.

Rate the Serie A teams
8,5 Juventus
7,5 Napoli
7,2 Fiorentina
7,0 Udinese
6,7 Milan
6,4 Lazio
6,3 Catania & Roma
5,9 Cagliari & Chievo
5,8 Atalanta, Parma & Bologna
5,7 Sampdoria & Torino
5,1 Genoa
4,8 Siena
4,4 Inter
4,1 Palermo
4,0 Pescara

The best player
23% Cavani
11% Balotelli
10% Di Natale
8% Buffon, El Shaarawy, Totti & Vidal
4% Marchisio
3% Barzagli & P. Cannavaro
2% Hamsik, Marchetti & Sau

The best coach
42% Conte
17% Montella
12% Mazzarri
11% Guidolin
10% Allegri
4% Petkovic & Maran

The positive surprise
25% Fiorentina
14% Napoli
12% Catania
11% Juventus
8% Udinese

The negative surprise
45% Inter
14% Palermo
7% Milan
4% Genoa
3% Juventus, Lazio, Pescara, Roma

20 May, 2013

La Liga: top rated coaches.

6,58 Vilanova (Barcelona)
6,51 Montanier (Real Sociedad)
6,46 Mourinho (Real Madrid)
6,38 Paco Jémez (Rayo Vallecano)
6,33 Simeone (Atlético)

Average ratings West Bromwich Albion 2012/13.

6,29 Foster, Lukaku
6,21 Mulumbu
6,10 Brunt
6,06 Long
6,01 McAuley
5,98 J. Olsson, Tamas
5,96 Morrison
5,92 B. Jones
5,90 Fortune
5,84 Reid, Gera
5,80 Myhill
5,77 Ridgewell
5,76 J. Thomas
5,72 Yakob
5,71 Dorrans
5,67 Popov
5,60 Rosenberg
5,54 Odemwingie

Player ratings West Bromwich 5, Man United 5.

0-1 6-1 Kagawa, 0-2 9' og J. Olsson, 0-3 30' Büttner, 1-3 40' Morrison, 2-3 50' Lukaku, 2-4 53' Van Persie, 2-5 63' Hernández, 3-5 81' Lukaku, 4-5 81' Mulumbu, 5-5 86' Lukaku. Att: 26.436. 
WBA: Foster 5,50 - Bi. Jones 6,00, McAuley 5,70, J. Olsson 5,00, Ridgewell 5,00 (46' Lukaku 7,70) - Mulumbu 6,10, Yacob 5,50 - Brunt 6,20, Morrison 6,50 (79' Fortune), Dorrans 5,90 - Long 5,90 (79' Rosenberg). - coach: Clarke. = average: 5,92 [vulnerable]
Man United: Lindegaard 5,00 - Valencia 6,00, Evans 6,00 (83' R. Ferdinand), P. Jones 5,70, Büttner 6,10 - Cleverley 6,50 (60' Giggs 6,50), Anderson 6,20, Carrick 6,20, Kagawa 6,80 (69' Scholes) - Hernández 6,60, Van Persie 6,50. - coach: Ferguson. = average: 6,18 [solid]


Sir Alex Ferguson's 1500th and last match as Man United coach. His record since 1986: 895 wins, 338 draws, 267 defeats; 2769 goals scored, 1364 conceded.

Player ratings Newcastle 0, Arsenal 1.

0-1 52' Koscielny. Att: 52.354.
Newcastle: Harper 5,90 - Debuchy 6,00, S. Taylor 5,70, Coloccini 5,00, Yanga-Mbiwa 6,30 (80' Campbell) - Ben Arfa 6,00, Cabaye 6,10 (57' Anita 5,20), Tioté 5,40, Gutiérrez 5,80, Gouffran 6,30 (65' Marveaux 5,20) - P. Cissé 6,20. - coach: Pardew. = average: 5,78 [mediocre]
Arsenal: Szczesny 5,70 - Sagna 6,20, Mertesacker 6,00, Koscielny 7,00, Gibbs 5,90 - Ramsey 6,70, Arteta 5,40 (28' Oxlade-Chamberlain 6,00), Walcott 6,80, Rosický 6,50, Cazorla 6,50 (89' Wilshere) - Podolski 5,80 (78' Giroud). - coach: Wenger. = average: 6,21 [solid]

Player ratings Inter 2, Udinese 5.

0-1 1' Pinzi, 0-2 10' Domizzi, 1-2 12' Juan Jesus, 1-3 41' Di Natale, 1-4 53' Gabriel Silva, 2-4 63' Rocchi, 2-5 76' Muriel. Att: apprx 25.000 (officially 41.533).
Inter: Handanovic 5,00 - Juan Jesus 4,30, Cambiasso 5,20, Pasa 5,20 - Nagatomo 3,90, Kovacic 5,40, Kuzmanovic 5,00 (79' Benassi), Á. Pereira 4,30 - Guarín 4,80, R. Álvarez 4,30 (55' Palacio 6,00) - Rocchi 6,30 (69' Schelotto). - coach: Stramaccioni 4,00. = average: 4,98 [horrid]
Udinese: Brkic 5,60 - Benatia 6,00 (70' Angella), Danilo 6,00, Domizzi 6,50 - Basta 7,00, Allan 6,30, Pinzi 7,00 (89' Rodríguez), Gabriel Silva 7,00 - Pereyra 7,10, Muriel 7,20 (81' Badu) - Di Natale 7,70. - coach: Guidolin 8,00. = average: 6,67 [superiour]



Inter's 26th defeat: club record.

Udinese's 8th consecutive win: club record.

Player ratings Pescara 1, Fiorentina 5.

0-1 16' Ljajic, 0-2 24' Ljajic, 0-3 28' Mati Fernández, 0-4 54' Jovetic, 0-5 59' Ljajic, 1-5 77' Vittiglio. Att: 9607.
Pescara: Perin 5,00 - Zauri 4,70, Cosic 4,50 (68' Catalano), Capuano 4,80, Bocchetti 4,50 - Rizzo 4,50, Togni 5,00, Di Francesco 5,20 (84' Mbody), Bjarnason 5,00 - Celik 5,00 (68' Vittiglio 6,00), Sforzini 5,60. - coach: Bucchi-Nobili 4,70. = average: 4,98 [horrid]
Fiorentina: Viviano 6,00 (73' Lupatelli) - Tomovic 6,20, G. Rodríguez 6,50, Compper 6,30, Pasqual 6,60 - Borja Valero 7,00, D. Pizarro 6,70, Mati Fernández 7,00, Cuadrado 6,80 (64' G. Rossi 6,00) - Jovetic 7,10, Ljajic 8,00 (60' Wolski 5,60). - coach: Montella 7,60. = average: 6,60 [excellent]

 

Player ratings Siena 1, Milan 2.

1-0 25' Terzi, 1-1 84' Balotelli, 1-2 87' Mexès. Sent off: 68' Ambrosini. Att: 13.083.
Siena: Pegolo 7,30 - Terzi 6,50, Terlizzi 5,70, Felipe 5,30, Vitiello 5,70 - Calello 6,00, Della Rocca 6,00, Bolzoni 6,00, Rubin 6,00 (89' Bogdani), Rosina 6,30 (61' Agra 5,60) - Emeghara 6,20 (75' Paci). - coach: Iachini 6,00. = average: 6,05 [acceptable]
Milan: Abbiati 6,00 - Abate 5,70 (78' Constant), Zapata 5,90, Mexès 7,60, De Sciglio 5,50 - Montolivo 6,00, Ambrosini 5,20, Nocerino 4,70 (59' El Shaarawy 5,70) - Niang 4,20 (46' Pazzini 5,50), Balotelli 6,50, Robinho 5,20. - coach: Allegri 6,00. = average: 5,67 [failing]


Milan qualified for the 2013/14 Champions League.

19 May, 2013

Memory Lane: average ratings in Clásicos 1976-1980.

Liga matches only. Minimum 5 rated matches. Maximum point: 5. Barcelona players in bold text.


4,25 Cruyff (rated 8 times)
4,00 Migueli (10)
3,90 Rifé (10)
3,89 Neeskens (9)
3,83 H. Jensen (6)
3,80 Olmo (5)
3,62 Gallego (8)
3,60 Reina (5)
3,55 Miguel Ángel (11)
3,50 Torres (8)
3,47 Asensi (17)
3,44 Juan Carlos (9)
3,38 Zoco (8)
3,36 Rexach (14), Marcial (11)
3,29 Pirri (14), Camacho (7)
3,27 Amancio (11)
3,24 Benito (17)
3,20 Del Bosque (10)
3,14 Costas (7)
3,00 De la Cruz (12), Sol (7), García Remón (6), Artola (5)
2,80 Rubiñán, Guerini & Netzer (5)
2,70 Velázquez (10)
2,67 Grosso (6)
2,60 Touriño (5)
2,43 Santillana (14), Aguilar (7)
2,20 Verdugo (5)

Players rated four times: 4,50 Stielike, 4,25
Heredia, 4,00 Juanito & Wolff, 3,75 Mora & Sadurní, 3,50 Zabalza; San José, 3,25 Breitner, 3,00 Sánchez & Ramos.

Match stats (Real Madrid's figures first):

At Bernabéu : 3 3 3 10-11
At Camp Nou : 2 2 5 6-11
Total : 5 5 8 16-22

Average ratings Valencia 2012/13.

6,43 Canales
6,41 Mathieu
6,35 Soldado
6,24 Banega
6,21 Diego Alves
6,19 Feghouli
6,10 Rami
6,09 Jonas
6,06 Tino Costa
6,05 Albelda
6,02 Gago
5,99 João Pereira, Guaita
5,94 Barragán
5,89 Ricardo Costa
5,88 Piatti
5,85 Guardado
5,76 Parejo
5,60 Valdez
5,59 Viera
5,58 Víctor Ruiz
5,53 Bernat

18 May, 2013

Memory Lane: Juventus 1983/84.

Serie A and Cup Winners' Cup matches.

6,63 Platini
6,57 Tacconi
6,43 Cabrini
6,23 Tardelli
6,22 Vignola
6,21 Bodini
6,12 Boniek
6,04 Scirea
6,03 Bonini, Rossi
5,98 Gentile
5,85 Brio
5,83 Prandelli
5,68 Caricola
5,50 Penzo

Player ratings Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 2 aet [Copa del Rey final]

1-0 14' Cristiano Ronaldo, 1-1 35' Diego Costa, 1-2 99' Miranda. Sent off: 76' Mourinho, 114' Cristiano Ronaldo, 120' Gabi. Att: 83.000 (Santiago Bernabéu).
Real Madrid: Diego López 5,70 - Essien 5,10, Sergio Ramos 6,70, Raúl Albiol 5,90, Fábio Coentrão 5,80 (91' Arbeloa 5,10) - Khedira 5,30, Xabi Alonso 6,00 - Modric 6,40 (91' Di María 5,70), Özil 6,20, Cristiano Ronaldo 4,80 - Benzema 5,90 (91' Higuaín 5,40). - coach: Mourinho 5,50. = average: 5,71 [disappointing]
Atlético: Courtois 7,70 - Juanfran 6,70, Miranda 7,30, Godín 6,00, Filipe 6,50 - Arda Turan 6,50 (110' Cebolla Rodríguez), Mario 6,30, Gabi 6,60, Koke 6,70 (112' Raúl García) - Diego Costa 6,60 (106' Adrián), Falcao 6,90. - coach: Simeone 7,00. = average: 6,71 [superiour]

17 May, 2013

Manchester United managers by winning percentage.

59,7% Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-2013)
50,5% Sir Matt Busby (1945-69 & 1970-71)
50,0% Ron Atkinson (1981-86)
46,9% Tommy Docherty (1972-77)
40,3% Dave Sexton (1977-81)
37,0% Frank O'Farrell (1971-72)
36,8% Wilf McGuinness (1969-70)

Average ratings in Euros & World Cups, 2000-2012, part 8/16.

Ratings: Kicker.

6,67 T. Linderoth (rated 12 times), Rui Costa, Srna (9)
6,65 A. Svensson (13)
6,64 Raul Meireles, Hamann (11)
6,62 Heinze, Ooijer, Ümit Davala, Ahn Jung-Hwan (8)
6,61 Makelele (14), Kaká (9)

16 May, 2013

Average ratings Benfica in CL & EL 2012/13.

6,36 Ó. Cardozo
6,10 André Gomes
6,09 Artur
6,08 Ola John
6,03 Garay
6,02 Salvio
6,00 Matic, Bruno César, André Almeida
5,97 Lima, Gaitán
5,93 Maxi Pereira
5,92 Luisão
5,91 Melgarejo
5,87 Aimar
5,80 Enzo Pérez
5,75 Jardel
5,47 Rodrigo

Player ratings Benfica 1, Chelsea 2 [Europa League final]

0-1 60' Fernando Torres, 1-1 68' Cardozo penalty, 1-2 93' Ivanovic. Att: 46.163 (Amsterdam Arena).
Benfica: Artur 6,00 - André Almeida 5,80, Luisão 5,50, Garay 6,20 (77' Jardel 5,60), Melgarejo 6,20 (66' Ola John 5,60) - Enzo Pérez 6,40, Matic 6,70, Gaitán 6,30 - Salvio 5,90, Rodrigo 4,80 (66' Lima 5,70), Ó. Cardozo 6,80.- coach: Jorge Jesus 6,60. = average: 5,96 [acceptable]
Chelsea: Cech 6,70 - Azpilicueta 5,20, Cahill 6,80, Ivanovic 7,30, Ashley Cole 5,60 - Ramires 6,10, David Luíz 5,90, Lampard 6,80 - Mata 6,30, Oscar 5,40 - Fernando Torres 6,90. - coach: Benítez 7,10. = average: 6,27 [good]

15 May, 2013

Average ratings Roma 2012/13.

6,56 Totti
6,12 Florenzi
6,08 Perrotta
6,02 Marquinhos, Lamela
6,00 Pjanic, Osvaldo
5,98 Bradley
5,89 Stekelenburg, Marquinho
5,88 Burdisso
5,84 Tachtsidis
5,81 Castán
5,80 Torosidis
5,77 Goicoechea
5,65 Balzaretti, Destro
5,61 Piris
5,54 De Rossi
5,20 Dodô

14 May, 2013

Memory Lane: topscorers in Portuguese 'Clássicos' 1950-2013.

Matches Benfica-FC Porto in the league.

1950-59
15: José Águas (Benfica)
9: Monteiro da Costa (FC Porto)
6: Teixeira & Hernâni (FC Porto)
4: Vital (FC Porto)
2: Pascoal & Rosa (Benfica), José Maria & Jaburú (FC Porto)

1960-69
11: Eusébio (Benfica)
5: Augusto (Benfica)
4: José Águas (Benfica), Veríssimo (FC Porto)
3: Torres (Benfica)
2: A. Mendes, Simões & Santana (Benfica), Noé, Jaime, Naftal, António & Valdir (FC Porto)

1970-79
6: Lemos (FC Porto)
5: Eusébio (Benfica)
4: Abel (FC Porto)
2: Simões, Artur Jorge, Graça, Vítor Baptista, Nené, Martins, Toni, Jordão, Chalana & Pietra (Benfica), Flávio, Cubillas, Ademir & Júlio (FC Porto)

1980-89
6: Gomes (FC Porto)
5: Nené (Benfica)
4: Rui Águas (Benfica)
2: Walsh, Juary & Pacheco (FC Porto)

1990-99
6: Jardel (FC Porto)
3: João Pinto (Benfica), Domingos (FC Porto)
2: Rui Águas & Yuran (Benfica), Kostadinov, Timofte, Jorge Costa & Atur (FC Porto)

2000-09
3: Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Deco (FC Porto)
2: Van Hooijdonck & Simão (Benfica), Aleinichev, Capucho, McCarthy, Lisandro López, Quaresma & Lucho González (FC Porto)

2010-13
4: Hulk (FC Porto)
2: Cardozo & Gaitán (Benfica), Falcao (FC Porto)

Benfica coaches per winning percentage.

Min. 100 matches.

78,3% Jimmy Hagan (1970-74)
71,3% János Biri (1939-47)
70,4% Béla Guttman (1959-62, 65-66)
70,1% Jorge Jesus (2009-)
69,3% John Mortimore (1976-79)
67,9% Sven-Göran Eriksson (1982-84, 89-92)
67,0% Ted Smith (1948-52)
65,0% Cosme Damião (1908-26)
64,8% Otto Glória (1954-59, 68-70)
64,2% Lipót Hertzka (1935-39)
63,4% Toni (1987-89, 92-94)

Average ratings Valencia 2012/13.

6,43 Canales
6,36 Soldado
6,25 Mathieu
6,24 Feghouli
6,23 Banega
6,21 Diego Alves
6,13 Jonas
6,10 Rami
6,06 Tino Costa
6,05 Cissokho
6,02 Gago
5,99 Guaita
5,98 Albelda
5,94 João Pereira, Barragán
5,88 Ricardo Costa, Piatti
5,85 Guardado
5,70 Parejo
5,60 Víctor Ruiz, Nelson Valdez
5,59 J. Viera
5,53 Bernat

Europe's Under-21 topscorers 2012/13.

16: El Shaarawy (Milan)
15: Lamela (Roma)
14: Lukaku (West Bromwich)
13: Castaignos (Twente)
12: Son (HSV)
11: Musa (CSKA Moscow), Van Duinen ( Den Haag)
10: Götze (Dortmund), C. Eriksen & Fischer (Ajax), Rodríguez (FC Porto), Thauvin (Bastia)
9: Balde (Guimarães), Draxler (Schalke), Icardi (Sampdoria).

Per league
4: Holland
3: Germany, Italy
2: Portugal
1: England, Russia, France

Average ratings Fiorentina 2012/13.

League matches only.

6,46 Borja Valero, D. Pizarro
6,37 Cuadrado
6,22 Ljajic
6,19 Pasqual
6,17 Jovetic
6,10 Aquilani
6,07 Viviano
5,97 Migliaccio, Rômulo
5,96 G. Rodríguez
5,94 Toni, Savic
5,91 El Hamdaoui
5,90 Mati Fernández
5,77 Tomovic
5,64 Larrondo
5,58 Neto

13 May, 2013

Player ratings Lyon 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

0-1 53' Ménez. Att: 39.939.
Lyon: Lopes 6,60 - B. Koné 6,60, Umtiti 5,90, Dabo 5,90, Fofana 6,00 - Mvuemba 5,60 (64' Lisandro López 6,00), Grenier 5,60, Gourcuff 5,60, Gonalons 5,30 - Benzia 5,90 (76' Martial), Gomis 5,30 (82' Bahlouli). - coach: Garde. = average: 5,86 [vulnerable]
PSG: Douchez 6,60 - Alex Costa 6,50, Maxwell 6,50, Sakho 6,50, Jallet 6,00 - Matuidi 6,20, Pastore 6,30 (88' Chantôme), Thiago Motta 7,20, Ménez 7,20 (90' Beckham) - Lavezzi 5,70 (90' Armand), Ibrahimovic 6,30. - coach: Ancelotti. = average: 6,45 [strong]


PSG champions after 19 years.

Player ratings Fiorentina 1, Palermo 0.

1-0 41' Toni. Att: 28.023 (50 away fans).
Fiorentina: Viviano 6,00 - Roncaglia 6,30, Gonzalo Rodríguez 6,00, Savic 6,00 (74' Hegazi), Pasqual 6,20 - Mati Fernández 6,50, David Pizarro 6,70, Borja Valero 6,80 (83' Rômulo), Cuadrado 6,80 - Toni 6,70 (71' Migliaccio), Jovetic 6,00. - coach: Montella 6,70. = average: 6,36 [strong]
Palermo: Sorrentino 6,50 -  Múñoz 5,70, Donati 5,80, Von Bergen 5,00, Morganella 5,30 - Arévalo Ríos 5,70 (58' Viola 6,00), Faurlin 5,50 (79' Sanseverino), Kurtic 6,00, Santiago García 5,40, Dybala 5,30, Abel Hernández 5,00 (63' Miccoli 5,60). - coach: Sannino 5,70. = average: 5,60 [failing]


Palermo relegated after 9 years in Serie A.

12 May, 2013

Player ratings Espanyol 1, Real Madrid 1.

1-0 22' Stuani, 1-1 58' Higuaín. Sent off: 91' Víctor Sánchez. Att: 30.023.
Epanyol: Casilla 5,90 - J. López 6,40, Colotto 6,40, H. Moreno 6,30, Capdevila 5,80 - V. Sánchez 6,10, Forlín 5,70 - Stuani 6,40, Verdú 6,20 (92' Simão), Wakaso 6,30 (93' Baena) - Sergio García 6,40. - coach: Aguirre 6,70. = average: 6,17 [solid]
Real Madrid: Diego López 6,40 - Varane (19' Xabi Alonso 6,30), Albiol 6,50, Ricardo Carvalho 6,70, Nacho 6,50 - Essien 5,70, Modric 6,80 - Di María 5,20, Kaká 4,70 (57' Cristiano Ronaldo 6,30) - Morata 4,70 (46' Benzema 6,00) - Higuaín 6,20. - coach: Mourinho 5,70. = average: 6,00 [acceptable]

Player ratings Man City 0, Wigan Athletic 1 [FA Cup final]

0-1 90' Ben Watson. Att: 86.254.
Man City: Hart 5,70 - Zabaleta 5,40, Kompany 5,70, Nastasic 5,60, Clichy 5,10 - Yaya Touré 5,70, Barry 5,40 (90' Dzeko), Nasri 5,20 (55' Milner 5,70) - Silva 5,80, Tévez 5,60 (69' Rodwell 5,70), Agüero 5,70. - coach: Mancini. = average: 5,56 [poor]
Wigan: Joel Robles 6,90 - Boyce 5,90, Scharner 6,10, McCarthy 6,70, Alcaraz 6,40 - Maloney 6,70, Jordi Gómez 5,90 (81' B. Watson), McArthur 6,10, Espinoza 6,10 - McManaman 7,40, Arouna Koné 5,90. - coach: Roberto Martínez. = average: 6,37 [strong]

11 May, 2013

Ligue 1: top rated players.

5,97 Mickaël Landreau (Bastia), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris-SG)
5,94 Dimitri Payet (Lille), Jeremie Aliadière (Lorient)
5,88 Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne)
5,86 Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
5,84 Salvatore Sirigu (Paris-SG)
5,83 Yohann Thuram (Troyes)
5,82 Florent Balmont (Lille)
5,77 Rémy Vercoutre (Lyon)
5,75 Didier Digard (Nice), Jérémy Ménez (Paris-SG)
5,74 Blaise Matuidi (Paris-SG)
5,73 Eric Bauthéac (Nice)
5,72 Aurélien Chedjou (Lille)
5,69 Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille), Bertrand Laquait (Evian)
5,66 Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio)
5,65 Simon Pouplin (Sochaux)

10 May, 2013

Average ratings Milan 2012/13.


League matches only.

6,59 Balotelli
6,27 El Shaarawy
6,17 De Sciglio
6,12 Ambrosini
6,08 Abbiati, Montolivo
6,07 Yepes
6,05 Constant
6,04 Niang, N. de Jong
6,03 Bojan
5,98 Abate
5,95 Zapata
5,85 Bonera
5,83 Mexès
5,82 Robinho
5,78 Zaccardo
5,77 Muntari
5,73 Amelia
5,61 Nocerino
5,55 K. P. Boateng
5,50 Traoré
5,42 Antonini

The 100 hottest derbies of football.

According to Guerin Sportivo.

1. Celtic-Rangers
2. Boca Juniors-River Plate
3. Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray
4. Flamengo-Fluminense
5. Arsenal-Tottenham
6. Inter-Milan
7. Partizan-Crvena Zvezda
8. Everton-Liverpool
9. Corinthians-Palmeiras
10. Lazio-Roma
11. Peñarol-Nacional
12. Liverpool-Man United
13. Atlético-Real Madrid
14. West Ham-Millwall
15. Chelsea-Arsenal
16. Man City-Man United
17. Palmeiras-São Paulo
18. Benfica-Sporting
19. Barcelona-Espanyol
20. Bor. Dortmund-Schalke 04
21. Olympiakos-Panathinaikos
22. Ajax-Feyenoord
23. Inter-Juventus
24. Slavia Prague-Sparta Prague
25. Hamburger SV-Sankt Pauli
26. Bayern Munich-1860 Munich
27. CSKA Moscow-Spartak Moscow
28. Hearts-Hibernian
29. Grêmio-Internacional
30. Genoa-Sampdoria
31. Juventus-Torino
32. Independiente-Racing
33. Leeds United-Man United
34. Dinamo Bucharest-Steaua Bucharest
35. Newell's Old Boys-Rosario Central
36. Beşiktaş-Fenerbahçe
37. Aston Villa-Birmingham City
38. Corinthians-São Paulo
39. Flamengo-Vasco da Gama
40. São Paulo-Santos
41. Athletic Club-Real Sociedad
42. Austria Vienna-Rapid Vienna
43. Newcastle United-Sunderland
44. Atlético Mineiro-Cruzeiro
45. Hapoel Tel Aviv-Maccabi Tel Aviv
46. Chelsea-Tottenham
47. Chelsea-Fulham
48. Botafogo-Fluminense
49. Huracán-San Lorenzo de Almagro
50. Ajax-PSV Eindhoven
51. Lyon-Saint-Etienne
52. Colo Colo-Universidad de Chile
53. Bor. M'gladbach-Köln
54. Hamburger SV-Werder Bremen
55. West Bromwich-Wolverhampton
56. Portsmouth-Southampton
57. Estudiantes-Gimnasia y Esgrima
58. Betis-Sevilla
59. Celta de Vigo-Deportivo
60. América-Cruz Azul
61. AEK Athens-Olympiakos
62. Anderlecht-Standard Liège
63. Al Ahly-Zamalek
64. Olimpia Asunción-Cerro Porteño
65. América Cali-Deportivo Cali
66. Grasshoppers-FC Zürich
67. Banfield-Lanús
68. Boavista-FC Porto
69. Nottingham Forest-Notts County
70. Sheffield United-Sheffield Wednesday
71. Bologna-Fiorentina
72. Rayo Vallecano-Real Madrid
73. Dinamo Moscow-Spartak Moscow
74. Alianza Lima-Universitario Lima
75. Atlético Paranaense-Coritiba
76. Club Africain-Espérance Tunis
77. Dundee FC-Dundee United
78. Levante-Valencia
79. IFK Göteborg-Örgryte
80. Rennes-Nantes
81. CSKA Sofia-Levski Spartak
82. Cercle Brugge-Club Brugge
83. Feyenoord-Sparta Rotterdam
84. Barcelona Guayaquíl-Emelec
85. Bohemians Dublin-Shamrock Rovers
86. Brøndby-FC København
87. Lyn Oslo-Vålerenga
88. AIK Stockholm-Djurgården
89. Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates
90. Atalanta-Brescia
91. Catania-Palermo
92. Sarajevo-Željezničar
93. Ferencváros-Újpest
94. Aris Salonika-PAOK Salonika
95. Bari-Lecce
96. Esteghlal-Persepolis Tehrân
97. Glentoran Belfast-Linfield
98. Legia Warsaw-Polonia Warsaw
99. Chievo-Verona
100. Arsenal Kiev-Dinamo Kiev

Per nation
15: England
10: Brazil, Italy
7: Spain
6: Argentina

5: Germany
3: Greece, Holland
2: Scotland, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, France, Belgium.

09 May, 2013

Average ratings Arsenal 2012/13.

All competitions. 

6,35 Cazorla
6,28 Walcott
6,21 Wilshere
6,15 Gibbs
6,10 Podolski
6,09 Jenkinson, Arteta
6,04 Giroud
6,03 Oxlade-Chamberlain
6,01 Diaby
6,00 Rosický
5,98 Koscielny
5,97 Mertesacker
5,96 Ramsey, Coquelin
5,94 Szczesny, Vermaelen
5,93 Mannone
5,89 Gervinho, Sagna
5,87 Monreal