Sunday, 14 October 2012

Very Important Numbers (Goals & Shots)

This is less of a traditional post and more of informative reference for posts to come. Hopefully astute readers can see the story this data tells and where I might be heading with this in the days to come.
Almost Perfect
100% Shot Accuracy
Matt Le Tissier's accuracy from the penalty shot. Arguably the best penalty taker ever.  48 penalties taken.  48 on target.  Source:  Wikipedia

98% Goal Conversion
Matt Le Tissier's overall penalty goal conversion record.  48 taken, 47 scored, 1 saved.  Source: Some random site.

95% Shot Accuracy
Shot accuracy for all penalties in the Premier League (EPL), 11 seasons.  885 pens taken, 843 on target, 42 missed (off target).  Source:  myfootballfacts.com

83% Goal Conversion
Conversion rate of on target penalties from 11 season's EPL data.  843 on target, 700 scored, 143 saved. Source:  myfootballfacts.com

79% Goal Conversion
Overall conversion rate for penalties taken in EPl.  885 penalties taken, 700 scored.  Source:  myfootballfacts.com

71% Goal Conversion
Overall goal conversion rate for penalties taken in World Cup penalty shootouts.   1982-2010.  204 penalties taken, 144 scored.  Source:  planetworldcup.com

59% Shot Accuracy (best players)
Excluding blocked shots,shot accuracy in the box for the Premier League 2011/12's Top 10 penalty box goal-scorers*.  Total Shots 602, On Target 307. Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

51% Shot Accuracy (best players)
Shot accuracy in the box for the Premier League 2011/12's Top 10 penalty box goal-scorers*.  Total Shots 602, Blocked 90, On Target 307. Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

49% Shot Accuracy (all players)
Overall shooting accuracy In the Box, excluding blocked shots.  Premier League 2011/12.  Total Shots 4769 , On target: 2318.  Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

44% Shot Accuracy (all players)
Overall shooting accuracy excluding Blocked Shots, Premier League 2011/12.  Total Shots 7989, On target: 3522.  Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

39% Goal Conversion (best players)
Overall goal to shots on target conversion rate for all shots taken in the box, excluding penalties, for the Premier League's Top 10 penalty box goal-scorers*.  Shots on Target 307, Goals 122.
 
38% Shot Accuracy (all players)

Overall shooting accuracy in the box, Premier League 2011/12. Total Shots 6062, Blocked  1293, On target: 2318.  Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

34% Goal Conversion (all players)
Overall goal to shots on target conversion rate for all shots taken in the box, excluding penalties. Premier League 2011/12.1025    Total Shots on Target 2223, Goals 776.  Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics. 

32% Shot Accuracy (all players)
Overall shooting accuracy all shots, Premier League 2011/12. Total Shots 10891, Blocked  2902, On target: 3522.  Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

23% Goal Conversion (best players)
Overall goal in box to shot conversion rate for all shots taken in the box for the Premier League's Top 10 penalty box goal-scorers*.  Excludes penalties. Premier League 2011/12.   Total Shots 641, Goals 148 .Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

 
13% Goal Conversion (all players)
Overall goal to shot conversion rate for all shots taken in the box, excluding penalties. Premier League 2011/12.1025    Total Shots 5902, Goals 776.Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics.

9% Goal Conversion (all players)

Overall goal to shot conversion rate for all shots excluding penalties and direct free-kicks. Premier League 2011/12.1025    total Shots 10238, Goals 924.Source:  Opta via MCFC Analytics

8% Goal Conversion  (all players)
Overall goal to shot conversion rate for direct free kicks.  Source:  The Power of Goals

0% Goal Conversion
Stewart Downing 2011/12**.
 
Eh?


* - Top 10 Penalty Box Goals Scorers EPL 11/12   Adebayor, Balotelli, Bent, Cisse, Defoe, Hernandez, Holt, Rooney, Van Persie, Van der Vaart (best goal:shots conversion rate with > 30 attempts).

** - 48 shots total, 27 from in the box, 19 on target, 0 goals.





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