Evaluating Football Dribbling Skill by Utilizing the Elo Algorithm

Scoring players dribbling skill with the Elo algorithm in Python using the StatsBomb open dataset.



In this post for Towards Data Science - “Evaluating Football Dribbling Skill by Utilizing the Elo Algorithm” I'm all about modeling one of the most beautiful skills in football - dribbling. To this end, I used the Elo algorithm, originally developed to evaluate chess players. With some adjustments, I applied Elo on Euro 2020 and FA Women’s Super League, using StatsBomb open dataset.

All code is available in the article.


This post concludes an end-to-end Python code to implement the suggested method by yourselfs. Full rankings for FA Women’s Super League are available here.


 







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