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How to be Successful in Football: A Systematic Review

Lepschy, Hannes; Wäsche, Hagen; Woll, Alexander

Abstract (englisch):
Background: Despite the popularity of football, the analysis of success factors in football remains a challenge. While reviews on performance indicators in football are available, none focuses solely on the identification of success factors and addresses the large and growing body of recent research up until 2016.

Objective: To find out what determines success in football and to organize the body of literature, a systematic literature review analyzing existing studies with regard to success factors in football was undertaken.

Methods: The studies included in this review had to deal with performance indicators related to success in football. The studies were published in 2016 or before. The initial search revealed 19,161 articles. Finally, sixty-eight articles were included in this review. The studies were clustered with regard to comparative analyses, predictive analyses and analyses of home advantage.

Results: In total, 76 different variables were investigated in the reviewed papers. It appeared that the most significant variables are efficiency (number of goals divided by the number of shots), shots on goal, ball possessi ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084387
Veröffentlicht am 11.07.2018
DOI: 10.2174/1875399X01811010003
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1875-399X
KITopen-ID: 1000084387
Erschienen in The open sports sciences journal
Band 11
Heft 1
Seiten 3–23
Schlagworte Match analysis, Soccer, Success, Performance, Indicator, Football
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