In recent times, the use of data, statistics and analytics has flooded the sports environment, with more and more professional sports teams adopting data analysis to measure their performance. This trend has been ascending continuously since the launch of the much debated Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, which covered the deployment of statistical analysis in baseball.
A recent article published in The Guardian was related to KPIs in football. What might all that be about? Measuring performance in football? How do you do that? Well, for starters, it’s all about establishing a set of goals that players must achieve in order to gain financial rewards.
Several months ago, Ernst & Young Global Media & Entertainment center launched the 6th edition of the ‘Football meets finance study’. In this latest edition the analysts from Ernst & Young are continuing a much debated topic in European football, the media rights and the impact on competitive balance.