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Overview

This package is designed to allow users to extract various world football results and player statistics from the following popular football (soccer) data sites:

Installation

You can install the CRAN version of worldfootballR with:

install.packages("worldfootballR")

You can install the released version of worldfootballR from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("JaseZiv/worldfootballR")

Usage

Package vignettes have been built to help you get started with the package.

  • For functions to extract data from FBref, see here
  • For functions to extract data from Transfermarkt, see here
  • For functions to extract data from Understat, see here
  • For functions to extract data from fotmob, see here
  • For functions to extract data for international matches from FBref, see here
  • For functions to load pre-scraped data, see here

Loading Data

Since the release of v0.5.3, the library now supports very rapid loading of pre-collected data through the use of load_ functions.

The data available for loading is stored in the worldfootballR_data repository. The repo can be found here.

Head to the vignette here to see examples of which data is available for rapid loading.


News

To stay up-to-date with the latest changes, see the package change log


Leagues and Seasons

Fbref

For FBref.com data (match and season data), a list of leagues and seasons included in the package can be found in the worldfootballR_data repository and can be found here

Transfermarkt

For transfermarkt.com data (valuations and transfers), a list of leagues and seasons included in the package can be found in the worldfootballR_data repository and can be found here

Understat

The following leagues are currently supported by Understat (these values can be passed in to the league arguments of most understat_ functions):

  • “EPL”
  • “La liga”
  • “Bundesliga”
  • “Serie A”
  • “Ligue 1”
  • “RFPL”

Attribute the Source

When using the functions in the package, please ensure you attribute the source of the data based on the function you use.

Data providers are listed below:

Acknowledgements

Special mention goes out to Ewan Henderson’s awesome understatr library for the inspiration and internal code for the understat_ functions contained in this package.


Contributing

Issues and Improvements

When creating an issue, please include:

  • Reproducible examples
  • A brief description of what the expected results are
  • If applicable, the fbref.com, transfermarkt.com or understat.com page the observed behaviour is occurring on
  • For improvement suggestions, what features are being requested and their purpose

Feel free to get in touch via email or twitter https://twitter.com/jaseziv if you aren’t able to create an issue.

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