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Simulating Goalkeeper Performance Using Spatial & Body-Pose Data

By: Stats Perform
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Late in the 2018 Champions League Final, a key substitution resulted in an 83rd-minute goal to give Real Madrid the victory over Liverpool. The match result prompted several world-record-breaking goalkeeper transfers across multiple European leagues.

The high-profile transfers prompted the question, “how can you compare the performance of different goalkeepers across teams and leagues, when they don’t have head-to-head matchups or common opponents?”

Our AI team utilised spatial and body-pose data to bring deep, objective insights to the conversation and determine the best fit for clubs.

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