BSports Football Glossary

Glossary

This is a work in progress – with statistics added to this page on a regular basis.

Overall

Per 90/Per 90 Minutes – the average performance of a player in the applicable metric over the course of a standard match

Per Game/Match – the average performance of a player/team in the applicable metric over the course of a standard match

Minutes Per – the number of minutes per action in the applicable metric

Shooting:

Shot Accuracy/SOT% – the percentage of shots on target

Conversion % (Conv. %) – percentage of shots that resulted in a goal

SpG – shots per goal ratio

Big Chances – defined by Opta as one on one situation or a shot from just a few yards away

Direct Contribution to Goals/Goal Contribution – goals plus assists

Direct Contribution to Shots/Shot Contribution – shots plus shot assists

Creativity:

Second Assist – a pass to create the opportunity for the player credited with the assist

Shot Assist Conversion % - the percentage of shot assists that result in goals

On The Ball:

OPA – Overall Passing Accuracy

OPA+ – Overall Passing Accuracy Plus - the intention for this statistic is to be easy to understand and use, giving context to a player’s OPA by using the idea behind baseball metrics like OPS+ and wRC+, with 100 as league average to highlight how much better/worse a player has been compared to league average. It has been adjusted to use the league average outfield player passing accuracy

LBA – Long Ball Accuracy

LBA+ - Long Ball Accuracy Plus – following on from OPA+ is LBA+giving context to a player’s LBA by using the idea behind baseball metrics like OPS+ and wRC+, with 100 as league average to highlight how much better/worse a player has been compared to league average. It has also been adjusted to use the league average outfield player passing accuracy

OPC – Open Play Crossing Accuracy

OPC+ - Open Play Crossing Accuracy Plus - also following on from OPA+ is OPC+giving context to a player’s OPC by using the idea behind baseball metrics like OPS+ and wRC+, with 100 as league average to highlight how much better/worse a player has been compared to league average.

TBA – Through Ball Accuracy

FTA – Final Third Passing Accuracy

FTA+ - Final Third Passing Accuracy Plus - also following on from OPA+ is FTA+giving context to a player’s FTA by using the idea behind baseball metrics like OPS+ and wRC+, with 100 as league average to highlight how much better/worse a player has been compared to league average.

1v1 – A take on/dribble

1v1 Wins – a successful dribble

% 1v1 Wins (SDP) – the percentage of dribble attempts that were successful

Penalty Area Entries – defined by Opta as a pass or other action where the ball moves from outside to inside the penalty area

Final Third Entries – defined by Opta as the number of passes which end within the attacking third

Defensive Actions:

Tackle Win %the percentage of tackles from which a player won possession

Int – interceptions

Goalkeepers

SpC – saves per goals conceded

Save % - percentage of shots saved

This list will continue to be updated when we introduce new statistics. 

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