This package is designed to allow users to extract various world football results and player statistics from the following popular football (soccer) data sites:
You can install the
worldfootballR package from github with:
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("JaseZiv/worldfootballR")
Package vignettes have been built to help you get started with the package.
This vignette will cover the functions to extract data from understat.com
This section will cover the functions to aid in the extraction of season league statistics from Understat.
The following leagues are currently supported by Understat (these values can be passed in to the
league arguments of most
To be able to extract match results from Understat, which not only have results and expected goals, but they also provide a probablity of a team winning.
To extract the data, use the
# to get the EPL results: epl_results <- understat_league_match_results(league = "EPL", season_start_year = 2020)
The following sections outlines the functions available to extract data at the per-match level
This section will cover off the functions to get team-level data from Transfermarkt.
This section will cover the functions available to aid in the extraction of player data.