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Suarez Tops the BSports Power 50 While Messi, Ibrahimovic & Ronaldo Are in the Top Five

Bloomberg Sports (BSports), the world’s leaders in sports analytic technology, today unveiled the 2013/14 edition of the “BSports Power 50”, the most advanced data-driven ranking of individual player performances across Europe’s top five leagues. The rankings provide a purely objective analysis that evaluates players in their respective positions and considers the context of opponent strength in each game throughout the season. The full BSports list of players can be found at www.bsports.com/Power50 along with a more detailed explanation of the methodology.

In this exciting World Cup year, we are pleased today to unveil our second edition of the BSports Power 50”. said Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports. “The Power 50 index stirred healthy debate among fans and experts during its inaugural year, demonstrating a clear appetite from fans across the globe for advanced football analytics. This index, evaluating players purely from the data, has become a reliable measuring stick for player performance in the minds of the fans.”

Luis Suarez of Liverpool FC topped the index with a BSports Rating (BSR) of 86.02. Lionel Messi (85.43) beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic (84.91) into second place and Cristiano Ronaldo (84.59) of Champions League finalists Real Madrid ranks fourth. The comprehensive index covers the entire 2013-2014 season, highlighting the performances of some of the world’s most recognized and lauded players, along with some of the sport’s rising stars.

 

TOP 5:

      Suarez, Messi, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo, Strootman

LEAGUES:

Serie A (14), Premier League (13), La Liga (12), Bundesliga (6), Ligue 1 (5)

CLUBS:

Atlético de Madrid (8), AS Roma (7), Juventus (7), Manchester City (4)

NATIONALITIES:

Italian (7), English (5), Spanish (5), Brazilian (5), French (4)

WORLD CUP:

Half of top ten not participating in Brazil (17 of Power 50)
 

Diego Costa (6th) was one of eight Atlético de Madrid players to make the top 50 list, whilst AS Roma (led by Kevin Strootman) and Juventus (led by Carlos Tevez) each placed seven players, respectively. Manchester City were the best represented English team with four players on the list (Silva, Touré, Demichelis & Hart), with Southampton, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid each featuring three players. Serie A provided the most players from one league (14 players), with the Premier League (13) and La Liga (12) following.

The BSports rankings provide the most scientifically-based analysis of player performance relevant to their respective positions. The system evaluates the thousands of data points collected during every match and analyses players based on their core responsibilities on the field to produce a BSports Rating (BSR). This BSR includes evaluations on the defensive performance of a player, such as the effectiveness and efficiency of the player in key metrics, as well as the performance of the defensive unit as a whole. On the attacking side, there is an emphasis on a player’s effectiveness and efficiency in passing, creativity, shooting and scoring, among other more granular areas.

About Bloomberg Sports

Launched in 2010, Bloomberg Sports (BSports) takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and applies it to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. BSports delivers services for teams, broadcasters and athletes and boasts a consumer tool for European football, “Match Analysis,”; a powerful predictive and analytic tool forecasting game results and scores to help bettors ‘beat the bookie’. BSports has also developed pre and post-game commentary packs along with on-air graphics for broadcasters including Sky Sports, Channel 4, Turner and Fox in a number of sports. Bloomberg Sports was named by SportsPro (2014) as one of “50 Companies Shaping World Sport”, by Fast Company (2013/14) as Finalist for the “Most Innovative Technology Companies in Sport”, and by Mashable as one of the “Five Most Innovative Sports Brands for 2012”. For more information go to bsports.com.

 
RANK       Player       Team       League       BSR
1       Luis Suarez       Liverpool       Premier League       86.02
2       Lionel Messi       Barcelona       La Liga       85.43
3       Zlatan Ibrahimovic       Paris Saint Germain       Ligue 1       84.91
4       Cristiano Ronaldo       Real Madrid       La Liga       84.59
5       Kevin Strootman       AS Roma       Serie A       81.86
6       Diego Costa       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       81.68
7       Mehdi Benatia       AS Roma       Serie A       81.30
8       Robert Lewandowski       Borussia Dortmund       Bundesliga       81.21
9       Tiago       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       80.79
10       David Silva       Manchester City       Premier League       80.79
11       Franck Ribéry       Bayern München       Bundesliga       80.78
12       Marco Reus       Borussia Dortmund       Bundesliga       80.66
13       Miranda       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       80.36
14       Yaya Touré       Manchester City       Premier League       80.31
15       Carlos Tévez       Juventus       Serie A       80.30
16       Leandro Castan       AS Roma       Serie A       80.28
17       Martín Demichelis       Manchester City       Premier League       80.27
18       Diego Godín       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       80.21
19       Gervinho       AS Roma       Serie A       80.18
20       Thiago Silva       Paris Saint Germain       Ligue 2       80.08
21       Miralem Pjanic       AS Roma       Serie A       80.01
22       Gabi       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       79.97
23       Filipe Luis       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       79.96
24       Gareth Bale       Real Madrid       La Liga       79.96
25       Giorgio Chiellini       Juventus       Serie A       79.94
26       Juanfran       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       79.92
27       Daniele De Rossi       AS Roma       Serie A       79.84
28       Koke       Atlético de Madrid       La Liga       79.64
29       Karim Benzema       Real Madrid       La Liga       79.63
30       Mats Hummels       Borussia Dortmund       Bundesliga       79.61
31       Dejan Lovren       Southampton       Premier League       79.59
32       Eden Hazard       Chelsea       Premier League       79.48
33       Morgan De Sanctis       AS Roma       Serie A       79.45
34       Edinson Cavani       Paris Saint Germain       Ligue 3       79.39
35       Jose Fonte       Southampton       Premier League       79.34
36       Gary Cahill       Chelsea       Premier League       79.30
37       Paul Pogba       Juventus       Serie A       79.30
38       Aaron Ramsey       Arsenal       Premier League       79.29
39       Gianluigi Buffon       Juventus       Serie A       79.28
40       Adrián Ramos       Hertha BSC       Bundesliga       79.27
41       Loic Perrin       St Etienne       Ligue 4       79.22
42       Daniel Sturridge       Liverpool       Premier League       79.13
43       Andrea Barzagli       Juventus       Serie A       79.10
44       Andrea Pirlo       Juventus       Serie A       79.08
45       Rickie Lambert       Southampton       Premier League       79.05
46       Leonardo Bonucci       Juventus       Serie A       79.05
47       Simon Kjaer       Lille       Ligue 5       79.04
48       Wayne Rooney       Manchester United       Premier League       79.03
49       Joe Hart       Manchester City       Premier League       79.02
50       Roberto Firmino       TSG Hoffenheim       Bundesliga       79.01
 

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