2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
Temporal analysis of goals scored in European football leagues
AUTHOR(S): Werlayne SS Leite
Actually, the investigations on the football are more directly directed to the analysis of offensive processes. Among the many technical and tactical aspects of player behaviour, goals are the most studied. The aim of this study is to analyze the incidence of goals in the matches of the 10 major European football leagues. The playing time was divided in periods of 15 minutes, seeking to obtain results regarding the distribution of the incidence of goals over the total time of match. In total, were analyzed 8.270 goals in 3.100 matches. The data regarding the number of goals and the moment they were scored were obtained through the Soccer stats website. According to the results, we can see that the highest number of goals, 1, 892 (22.88%), was scored in the last period of the matches, from 76th to 90th minute. The frequency of goals scored during a match is usually depends on time. I.e., as time goes by and the game is approaching its end, the more likely it is to score goals. This fact can be explained, mainly, by the physical fatigue of the athletes, and it is also associated to the psychological wear.
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Werlayne SS Leite. Temporal analysis of goals scored in European football leagues. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(1):09-13.