Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game Pro-Edition (Paperback)
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Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game Pro-Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 09/03/2017
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'Football looked at in a very different way' Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analyst

Football – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in biology, physics and economics.

Soccermatics brings football and mathematics together in a mind-bending synthesis, using numbers to help reveal the inner workings of the beautiful game.

This new and expanded edition analyses the current big-name players and teams using mathematics, and meets the professionals working inside football who use numbers and statistics to boost performance.

Welcome to the world of mathematical modelling, expressed brilliantly by David Sumpter through the prism of football. No matter who you follow – from your local non-league side to the big boys of the Premiership, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A or the MLS – you'll be amazed at what mathematics has to teach us about the world's favourite sport.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472924148
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Sumpter's deconstruction of formations proved why maths and football can't live without each other. It's every football nerd's dream. - FourFourTwo

A fascinating and entertaining dive into the mathematics of the beautiful game. - The Guardian

...Highly readable... - The Irish Times

...You will love this book. - The Tribune

This is football looked at in a very different way. David Sumpter is mining a rich and deep seam here in Soccermatics, one that will become an increasingly important part of the game. - Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analyst

A fascinating study of the structures and patterns that underpin football matches, with revealing and surprising conclusions. - Michael Cox, editor of Zonal Marking and Guardian Sports

Soccermatics provides fresh insight into a game we've been watching all of our lives. But it's more than a book about football and is all the better for it. - Adam Bate, football features writer for Sky Sports

David Sumpter brings together his two passions, mathematics and football, in a highly original and entertaining way. The beautiful game illustrated through the beauty of mathematics. - Philip Maini FRS, Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

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