Published: March 4, 2021

Javier Buldu; Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering and Electronic Technology; University of King Juan Carlos; Madrid, Spain

How to use Network Science to unveil football's complexity

The recent ability to record, tag, and evaluate the outcome of all events occurring during a football match, including the Euclidean position of the players and the ball, has opened the door to a new kind of studies where it is possible to analyze and quantify the behavior of a team as a whole, together with the role of its players. Under this framework, the organization of a team can be considered as the result of the complex interactions between teammates and rivals, making Complexity Sciences the perfect framework for its analysis. In this presentation, I will show new methodologies, based on Network Science, that can help to extract new (and useful) information from the event and tracking datasets recorded during a football match.