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Evaluating the performance of UEFA Champions League scorers

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  • Papahristodoulou, Christos

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The ranking of football players has always engaged media and supporters worldwide. The different views on ranking are due to two reasons. First, leagues are heterogeneous with various qualities. Second, fans often rely on different performance measures and statistics. Despite the fact that team and player bias will never disappear, this paper aims to objectively evaluate the efficiency of 42 top scorers who have played in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) over a period of six years, based on official match-play “multi-input and output” statistics, using input- and output oriented DEA models.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51288.

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Date of creation: 28 May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:51288

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Keywords: efficiency; scorers; forwards; midfielders; Champions League; DEA;

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  1. Papahristodoulou, Christos, 2007. "An analysis of Champions League match statistics," MPRA Paper 3605, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Despotis, Dimitrs & Koronakos, Gregory & Sotiros, Dimitris, 2012. "Additive decomposition in two-stage DEA: An alternative approach," MPRA Paper 41724, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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