Monday, April 21, 2014

Brazil 2014 World Cup Groups - April FIFA Rankings

GROUP A - 23.75 
6  Brazil
19 Mexico
20 Croatia
50 Cameroon

GROUP B - 22.25
1 Spain
14 Chile
15 Netherlands
59 Australia

GROUP C - 20.50
4 Colombia
10 Greece
21 Cote d'Ivoire
47 Japan

GROUP D - 14.75
5 Uruguay
9 Italy
11 England
34 Costa Rica

GROUP E - 21.00
8 Switzerland
16 France
28 Ecuador
32 Honduras

GROUP F - 28.25
6 Argentina
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina
37 Iran
45 Nigeria

GROUP G  - 14.00
2 Germany
3 Portugal
13 USA
38 Ghana

GROUP H - 27.75
12 Belgium
18 Russia
25 Algeria
56 South Korea


2014 World Cup Nations - April 2014 FIFA Rankings
1 Spain
2 Germany
3 Portugal
4 Colombia
5 Uruguay
6 Argentina
6 Brazil
8 Switzerland
9 Italy
10 Greece

11 England
12 Belgium
13 USA
14 Chile
15 Netherlands
16 France
18 Russia
19 Mexico
20 Croatia

21 Cote d'Ivoire
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 Algeria
28 Ecuador

32 Honduras
34 Costa Rica
37 Iran
38 Ghana

45 Nigeria
47 Japan

50 Cameroon
56 South Korea
59 Australia

Friday, April 18, 2014

FIFA Confederation Ranking Comparison - April 2014

Comparing FIFA Confederations using the average FIFA ranking of the top 5 teams from each region.

Top 5 Avg. - Confederation (+/- February 2013)


4.6 - EUROPE (-0.4)
1 - Spain
2 - Germany
3 - Portugal
8 - Switzerland
9 - Italy

7.0 - SOUTH AMERICA (+0.6)
4 - Colombia
5 - Uruguay
6 - Argentina
6 - Brazil
14 - Chile

26.6 - CONCACAF (+1.6)
13 - USA
19 - Mexico
32 - Honduras
34 - Costa Rica
35 - Panama

30.0 - AFRICA (+0.2)
21 - Cote d'Ivoire
24 - Egypt
25 - Algeria
38 - Ghana
42 - Cape Verde Islands

50.4 - ASIA (+0.8)
37 - Iran
47 - Japan
53 - Uzbekistan
56 - South Korea
59 - Australia

151.4 - OCEANIA (-11.6)
111 - New Zealand
136 - New Caledonia
157 - Tahiti
172 - Solomon Islands
181 - Vanuatu

Monday, April 14, 2014

$300,000+ MLS Players - 2014

Players making a guaranteed salary of $300,000 or more in the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

Chicago Fire
$417.5 - Mike Magee
$370.0 - Bakary Soumare

Chivas USA
$450.0 - Mauro Rosales
$333.3 - Carlos Bocanegra

Columbus Crew
$744.0 - Federico Higuain
$300.0 - Michael Parkhurst

Colorado Rapids
$325.0 - Edson Buddle

FC Dallas
$647.0 - Andres Escobar
$411.0 - Mauro Diaz
$359.3 - Blas Perez
$338.0 - David Texeira
$326.6 - George John

DC United
$613.3 - Eddie Johnson
$381.0 - Chris Pontius

Houston Dynamo
$392.0 - Brad Davis
$321.7 - Ricardo Clark

Sporting Kansas City
$398.3 - Graham Zusi
$337.2 - Benny Feilhaber

LA Galaxy
$4,583.3 - Landon Donovan
$4,500.0 - Robbie Keane
$1,250.0 - Omar Gonzalez
$325.0 - Juninho

Montreal Impact
$2,600.0 - Marco Di Vaio
$355.5 - Matteo Ferrari

New England Revolution
$479.4 - Jose Goncalves

New York Red Bulls
$4,350.0 - Thierry Henry
$3,625.0 - Tim Cahill
$373.3 - Richard Eckersley
$372.5 - Bradley Wright-Phillips

Philadelphia Union
$650.0 - Maurice Edu
$330.0 - Vincent Nogueira

Portland Timbers
$500.0 - Diego Valeri
$325.0 - Will Johnson

Real Salt Lake
$453.3 - Alvaro Saborio
$378.8 - Kyle Beckerman
$315.1 - Luis Gil
$300.0 - Javier Morales

Seattle Sounders
$6,695.2 - Clint Dempsey
$1,753.3 - Obafemi Martins
$400.0 - Osvaldo Alonso

San Jose Earthquakes
$650.0 - Chris Wondolowski
$342.0 - Clarence Goodson
$300.0 - Yannick Djalo

Toronto FC
$6,500.0 - Michael Bradley
$6,180.0 - Jermain Defoe
$1,205.0 - Gilberto
$364.2 - Steven Caldwell

Vancouver Whitecaps
$1,410.0 - Pedro Morales
$940.0 - Kenny Miller
$446.5 - Nigel Reo-Coker
$300.0 - Matias Laba

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CCL: Days between MLS Team Qualification and Elimination

The amount of days between MLS teams qualifying for the 2013/2014 CONCACAF Champions League and their first game and elimination from the tournament.


Sporting Kansas City (US Open Cup Champions 2012)
Q: August 8, 2012
1: August 7, 2013
E: March 19, 2014

Q>1: 364 days
Q>E: 588 days


SJ Earthquakes (Supporters Shield 2012)
Q: October 28, 2012
1: August 7, 2013
E: March 19, 2014

Q>1: 283 days
Q>E: 507 days


LA Galaxy (MLS Cup Champion 2012)
Q: December 1,2012
1: August 20, 2013
E: March 18, 2014

Q>1: 262 days
Q>E: 472 days


Houston Dynamo (MLS Cup Runner-up 2012)
Q: December 1, 2012
1: August 20, 2013
E: October 24, 2013

Q>1: 262 days
Q>E: 327 days


Montreal Impact (Canadian Championship 2013)
Q: May 29, 2013
1: August 7, 2013
E: September 24, 2013

Q>1: 70 days
Q>E: 118 days



Q=Qualification Date
1=First CCL Game 2013/2014
E=Date of CCL Elimination

Q>1=Days between Qualification and 1st Game
Q>E=Days between Qualification and Elimination

Thursday, March 13, 2014

FIFA Best/Worst Ranking - March 2014

Nations currently at their best or worst all-time ranking position in the March 2014 FIFA Rankings.

Best Ranking
1 - Spain
29 - Panama

Worst Ranking
68 - Republic of Ireland
190 - Madagascar

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CONCACAF Champions League Team Market Values

The total market values of the players on the remaining 8 teams in the 2013/2014 CONCACAF Champions League according to Transfermarkt.

$46.4m - Cruz Azul
$41.4m - Toluca
$32.3m - Tijuana
$16.1m - Los Angeles Galaxy
$13.4m - San Jose Earthquakes
$10.8m - Sporting Kansas City
$10.0m - Alajuelense
$N/A    - Arabe Unido




Approximate totals converted from GBP to USD

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MLS Players with 10+ International Appearances

Chicago Fire
29 - Lovel Palmer (Jamaica)
19 - Gonzalo Segares (Costa Rica)
13 - Bakary Soumare (Mali)
10 - Chris Rolfe (USA)

Chivas USA
110 - Carlos Bocanegra (USA)
43 - Tony Lochhead (New Zealand)
18 - Oswaldo Minda (Ecuador)
10 - Mauro Rosales (Argentina)

Colombus Crew
32 - Geoncarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica)
24 - Michael Parkhurst (USA)
16 - Jairo Arrieta (Costa Rica)

Colorado Rapids
43 - Gabriel Torres (Panama)
39 - Marvin Chavez (Honduras)
30 - Vincente Sanchez (Uruguay)
11 - Edson Buddle (USA)

FC Dallas
83 - Blas Perez (Panama)
52 - Hendry Thomas (Honduras)
31 - JeVaughn Watson (Jamaica)
26 - Raul Fernandez (Peru)

DC United
62 - Eddie Johnson (USA)

Houston Dynamo
91 - Oscar Boniek Garcia (Honduras)
70 - Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica)
35 - Omar Cummings (Jamaica)
34 - Ricardo Clark (USA)
13 - Brad Davis (USA)

Los Angeles Galaxy
155 - Landon Donovan (USA)
129 - Robbie Keane (Ireland)
93 - Jaime Penedo (Panama)
30 - Rob Friend (Canada)
18 - Robbie Rogers (USA)
17 - Omar Gonzalez (USA)
13 - Stefan Ishizaki (Sweden)

Montreal Impact
48 - Patrice Bernier (Canada)
35 - Heath Pearce (USA)
14 - Marco Di Vaio (Italy)
11 - Matteo Ferrari (Italy)

New England Revolution
40 - Jerry Bengtson (Honduras)
17 - Charlie Davies (USA)
15 - O'Brian Woodbine (Jamaica)

New York Red Bulls
123 - Thierry Henry (France)
67 - Tim Cahill (Australia)
46 - Bobby Convey (USA)
45 - Roy Miller (Costa Rica)
26 - Ibrahim Sekagya (Uganda)

Philadelphia Union
57 - Keon Daniel (Trinidad and Tobago)
45 - Maurice Edu (USA)
20 - Conor Casey (USA)

Portland Timbers
99 - Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica)
33 - Will Johnson (Canada)
16 - Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica)
10 - Pa-Moudou Kah (Norway)

Real Salt Lake
92 - Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica)
34 - Kyle Beckerman (USA)
13 - Nick Rimando (USA)
11 - Robbie Findley (USA)

San Jose Earthquakes
74 - Victor Bernardez (Honduras)
49 - Walter Martinez (Honduras)
45 - Clarence Goodson (USA)
27 - Atiba Harris (St. Kitts & Nevis)
18 - Chris Wondolowski (USA)

Seattle Sounders FC
101 - Clint Dempsey (USA)
61 - Leonoardo Gonzalez (Costa Rica)
44 - Gonzalo Pineda (Mexico)
39 - Obafemi Martins (Nigeria)
38 - Marco Pappa (Guatemala)
17 - Brad Evans (USA)
16 - Osvaldo Alonso (Cuba)
11 - Chad Marshall (USA)
10 - Kenny Cooper (USA)
10 - Djimi Traoré (Mali)

Sporting Kansas City
41 - Benny Feilhaber (USA)
22 - Mechack Jerome (Haiti)
19 - Graham Zusi (USA)
18 - Peterson Joseph (Haiti)
13 - Matt Besler (USA)

Toronto FC
82 - Michael Bradley (USA)
77 - Júlio César (Brazil)
76 - Dwayne de Rosario (Canada)
55 - Jermain Defoe (England)
12 - Steven Caldwell (Scotland)
10 - Ashtone Morgan (Canada)
10 - Kyle Bekker (Canada)

Vancouver Whitecaps
69 - Kenny Miller (Scotland)
26 - Andy O'Brien (Ireland)
25 - Jay DeMerit (USA)
23 - Carlyle Mitchell (Trinidad and Tobago)
22 - Johnny Leveron (Honduras)
14 - Pedro Morales (Chile)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MLS Goalscoring Trios

Teams in MLS history with three players each with 10 goals or more:

2012 San Jose Earthquakes 
22 Chris Wondolowski, 13 Alan Gordon, 10 Steven Lenhart

2002 Colorado Rapids 
11 Chris Carrieri, 11 Mark Chung, 11 Chris Henderson

2000 NY/NJ Metrostars 
16 Adolfo Valencia, 13 Alex Comas, 13 Clint Mathis

1998 Colorado Rapids 
13 Wolde Harris, 11 Paul Bravo, 10 Ross Paule

1998 DC United 
18 Roy Lassiter, 16 Jaime Moreno, 10 Marco Etcheverry

1998 LA Galaxy 
19 Cobi Jones, 17 Welton, 13 Mauricio Cienfuegos

1997 San Jose Clash
12 Ronald Cerritos, 10 Jeff Baicher, 10 Lawrence Lozzano

1996 San Jose Clash
13 Paul Bravo, 10 Eduardo Espinoza, 10 Eric Wynalda



Source:  2014 MLS Record Book

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Map: Clint Dempsey USMNT Goals


View Clint Dempsey USMNT Goals in a larger map

LOCATIONS
3 - Chicago (England, Brazil, T&T: WCQ)
3 - Los Angeles (Guatemala: GC, (2) Barbados: WCQ)
3 - Washington DC (Jamaica: GC, (2) Germany)
2 - Kansas City (Guatemala: WCQ)
2 - Rustenburg, South Africa (Egypt: Confed Cup, England: WC)
2 - Cleveland (Venezuela, Belgium)
1 - Seattle (Cuba: GC)
1 - San Francisco (Japan)
1 - Kaiserslautern, Germany (Poland)
1 - Nürnberg (Ghana: WC)
1 - San Jose, CA (China)
1 - Havana, Cuba (Cuba: WCQ)
1 - Bloemfontein, South Africa (Spain: Confed Cup)
1 - Johannesburg, South Africa (Brazil: Confed Cup)
1 - Salt Lake City (El Salvador: WCQ)
1 - Philadelphia (Turkey)
1 - Detroit (Canada: GC)
1 - Houston (Panama: GC)
1 - Miami (Honduras)
1 - Ljubljana, Slovenia (Slovenia)
1 - Genoa, Italy (Italy)
1 - Tampa (Antigua/Barbuda: WCQ)
1 - Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala: WCQ)
1 - Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaica: WCQ)
1 - San Pedro Sula (Honduras: WCQ)
1 - Denver (Costa Rica: WCQ)
1 - San José, Costa Rica (Costa Rica: WCQ)

COMPETITIONS
13 - Friendly
13 - World Cup Qualifier
5 - Gold Cup
3 - Confederations Cup
2 - World Cup

NATIONS SCORED AGAINST
4 - Guatemala
2 - Barbados
2 - Germany
2 - England
2 - Jamaica
2 - Brazil
2 - Cuba
2 - Honduras
2 - Costa Rica
1 - Spain
1 - Italy
1 - Turkey
1 - Ghana
1 - Egypt
1 - Trinidad and Tobago
1 - Venezuela
1 - Belgium
1 - Japan
1 - Poland
1 - China
1 - El Slavador
1 - Canada
1 - Panama
1 - Slovenia
1 - Antigua/Barbuda


Friday, February 14, 2014

FIFA Confederation Ranking Comparison - February 2014


Comparing FIFA Confederations using the average FIFA ranking of the top 5 teams from each region.

Top 5 Avg. - Confederation (+/- October 2013)


4.2 - EUROPE (+0.4)
1 - Spain
2 - Germany
4 - Portugal
6 - Switzerland
8 - Italy

7.6 - SOUTH AMERICA (-0.4)
3 - Argentina
5 - Colombia
7 - Uruguay
9 - Brazil
14 - Chile

28.2 - CONCACAF (-0.4)
13 - USA
21 - Mexico
32 - Panama
35 - Costa Rica
40 - Honduras

30.2 - AFRICA (-1.0)
23 - Cote d'Ivoire
26 - Algeria
27 - Cape Verde Islands
37 - Ghana
38 - Egypt

51.2 - ASIA (+1.0)
38 - Iran
50 - Japan
53 - Australia
57 - Uzbekistan
58 - United Arab Emirates

139.8 - OCEANIA (-0.2)
89 - New Zealand
117 - New Caledonia
140 - Tahiti
174 - Solomon Islands
179 - Vanuatu

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FIFA Best/Worst Ranking - February 2014

Nations currently at their best or worst all-time ranking position in the February 2014 FIFA Rankings.

Best Ranking
1 - Spain
27 - Cape Verde Islands
30 - Armenia
32 - Panama
160 - Guam

Worst Ranking
60 - Norway
186 - Yemen

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CONCACAF Players with 4+ Goals in Europe - Feb 2014

Players from CONCACAF with 4 or more league goals in Europe this season.


Antigua and Barbuda
7 - Josh Parker (Domžale: Slovenia)

Costa Rica
7 - Joel Campbell (Olympiakos: Greece)

Cuba
4 - Joel Apezteguía (KF Teuta: Albania)

Haiti
8 - Jeff Louis (Nancy: France2)
4 - Wilde Donald Guerrier (Wisła Kraków: Poland)

Jamaica
6 - Jermaine Beckford (Bolton: England2)
5 - Theo Robinson (Doncaster: England2)
4 - Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool: England2)

Mexico
9 - Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal: Spain)
9 - Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad: Spain)
7 - Aníbal (Sabadell: Spain2)
4 - Ulises Dávila (Córdoba: Spain2)

United States
13 - Aron Jóhannsson (AZ: Netherlands)
7 - Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna: Austria)
7 - Sacha Klještan (Anderlecht: Belgium)
4 - Will John (AZAL: Azerbaijan)





Only top flight leagues included with the exception of 2nd divisions from England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Stats as of Feb 12, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Two Syllable Premier League Players - 2013/2014

Chris Herd - Aston Villa
Grant Holt - Aston Villa
Jed Steer - Aston Villa
Ron Vlaar - Aston Villa

Craig Noone - Cardiff City

Oscar - Chelsea

Dwight Gayle - Crystal Palace

John Stones - Everton

Dan Burn - Fulham
Mesca - Fulham

George Boyd - Hull City
Jack Hobbs - Hull City
Shane Long - Hull City

Brad Jones - Liverpool
Brad Smith - Liverpool

Joe Hart - Manchester City

Phil Jones - Manchester United
Nani - Manchester United

Tim Krul - Newcastle United

Mark Bunn - Norwich City

Jack Cork - Southampton
Luke Shaw - Southampton

Wes Brown - Sunderland

Michu - Swansea City

Sandro - Tottenham Hotspur

Chris Brunt - West Bromwich Albion

Joe Cole - West Ham United

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Teenage Goalscorers in Top European Leagues - 2013/2014

Teens that have scored a goal in the top European Leagues this season (2013/2014)

England
18 - Serge Gnabry (Arsenal)
18 - Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United)
19 - Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
19 - Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)
19 - Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)

France
18 - Anthony Martial (AS Monaco)
18 - Divock Origi (Lille OSC)
18 - Adrien Rabiot (PSG)
18 - Aboubacar Dembe Camara (AC Ajaccio)
19 - M'Baye Niang (Montpellier HSC)
19 - Benjamin Mendy (Olympique Marseille)
19 - Tiemoue Bakayoko (Stade Rennes)
19 - Yassine Benzia (Olympique Lyonnais)
19 - Marquinhos (PSG)
19 - Lucas Ocampos (AS Monaco)

Germany
17 - Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart)
18 - Max Meyer (Schalke 04)
18 - Niklas Sule (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
18 - Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04)
19 - Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg)
19 - Arkadiusz Milik (Augsburg FC)
19 - Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen)
19 - Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV)

Italy
18 - Keita Baldé Diao (Lazio)
18 - Bryan Christante (AC Milan)
19 - Bruno Fernandes (Udinese)
19 - Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)

Spain
17 - Santi Mina (Celta Vigo)
18 - Oliver (Atletic Madrid)
19 - Saul Niquez (Rayo Vallecano)
19 - Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao)




Monday, January 6, 2014

EPL - 5, 10, and 20 Year League Tables

The top 10 English Premier League teams by point total in the last 5, 10, and 20 year periods.


EPL Last 5 Year Table

Pts - Team
377 - Manchester United
349 - Manchester City
339 - Chelsea
331 - Arsenal
310 - Tottenham Hotspur
273 - Liverpool
272 - Everton
214 - Aston Villa
209 - Fulham
202 - Stoke City


EPL Last 10 Year Table

Pts - Team
803 - Manchester United
776 - Chelsea
704 - Arsenal
643 - Liverpool
591 - Manchester City
584 - Tottenham Hotspur
569 - Everton
475 - Aston Villa
429 - Fulham
407 - Newcastle United


EPL Last 20 Year Table (since 1992)

Pts - Team
1786 - Manchester United
1567 - Arsenal
1520 - Chelsea
1434 - Liverpool
1195 - Tottenham Hotspur
1153 - Aston Villa
1135 - Everton
1091 - Newcastle United
970 - Blackburn Rovers
906 - Manchester City



Point totals include latest games.
Stats compiled from statto.com