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Title:Key players and key groups in teams: A network approach using soccer data PDF Logo
Authors:Sarangi, Sudipta
Unlu, Emre
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 1053
Abstract:This paper provides a way of evaluating a player's contribution to her team and relates her effort to her salaries. We collect data from UEFA Euro 2008 Tournament and construct the passing network of each team. Then we determine the key player in the game while ranking all the other players too. Next, we identify key groups of players to determine which combination of players played more important role in the match. Using 2010 market values and observable characteristics of the players, we show that players having higher intercentrality measures regardless of their field position have significantly higher market values.
Subjects:Social Networks
Team Game
Centrality Measures
JEL:A14
C72
D85
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
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