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Team of the Week #13

This weeks’ team is composed out of crossing specialists. Based on our offensive-statistics in round 13 of the Eredivisie, we selected the players with the most crosses* per position.

* A pass given (through the air) from the flanks of the opponent half with the direction to the box of the opponent

* Padt provided a direct pass to Zeefuik, who delivered a cross afterwards

Optimize your stats:
– On average Mitchell van Bergen has the most crosses with 5,75 per match.
This season he also provided the most crosses in a single match (16) in round 5, sc Heerenveen – Fortuna Sittard.
– While Mitchell van Bergen is the player with the most crosses on average, sc Heerenveen only scored 1 cross so far in this season of the Eredivisie.
– In this season of the Eredivisie all teams combined provided 3.436 crosses (average of 29 crosses per match). From those 3.436 crosses, only 71 (2%), resulted in a goal.
– Ajax provided the most amount of crosses (275), Sparta Rotterdam the least (163). Ajax also scored the most goals out of crosses (11), sc Heerenveen, ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk the least (1).
– Below you will find the Top 10 most crossers per line in this week of the Eredivisie.

Tactic Tree:

The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.

Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.


Team of the Week #12

This weeks’ team is composed out of the most attack minded-passers. Based on our build up-statistics in round 12 of the Eredivisie, we selected the players with the highest % of completed forward passes per position.*

Optimize your stats:
– AZ dominated this Team of the Week with 6 players.
– In this season of the Eredivisie, Stijn Wuytens has on average the highest % of completed forward passes with 95%.**
– This season the most forward passes in one match (91) were given by Daley Blind in round 4, Ajax – Fortuna Sittard. He completed 84 of them (92%).
– Below you will find the Top 10 forward completed passers per line from this week of the Dutch Eredivisie.

* For every line we selected players with a minimum amount of forward passes:
– Attackers, 10 passes
– Midfielders, 25 passes
– Defenders, 35 passes
– Goalkeeper, 20 passes
** Minimum of 100 forward passes given

Tactic Tree:

The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.

Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.


Team of the Week #11

This weeks’ team is composed out of the most reliable passers. Based on our build up-statistics in round 11 of the Eredivisie, we selected the players with the highest % of completed passes per position.*

Optimize your stats:
– AZ dominated this Team of the Week with 4 players.
– On average Stijn Wuytens has the highest % of completed passes with 96%.** He also provided the most completed passes in a match (108) twice, in round 2, RKC Waalwijk – AZ and in round 11, PSV – AZ.
– Thorsten Kirschbaum completed all his 13 passes, including 4 long passes.
– In total the 100%-score was achieved 116 times. From those 116 times only 11 players managed to achieve a 100% score with more than 20 passes. Lisandro Martinez is on top of the list. He provided 61 completed passes in round 2, Ajax – FC Emmen.
– Below you will find the top 10-passers per line from this week of the Dutch Eredivisie.

* For every line we selected players with a minimum amount of passes:
– Attackers, 25 passes
– Midfielders, 40 passes
– Defenders, 50 passes
– Goalkeeper, 10 passes
** Minimum of 5 matches played

Tactic Tree:

The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.

Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.


ORTEC Sports and FC Groningen start their 7th season

Last week ORTEC Sports and FC Groningen renewed their contract for another year. The collaboration between both parties was already fully operating this season but ORTEC Sports and FC Groningen officially put a signature under the new contract last week.

ORTEC Sports helps FC Groningen with scouting data, opponent analysis and customized algorithms for data analysis. Mark de Jong, senior project manager of ORTEC Sports, about the collaboration with FC Groningen:

‘’We are proud and happy to work with FC Groningen for such a long time. By combining the football knowledge and vision of FC Groningen with our mathematical knowledge, we can optimally support FC Groningen in the field of data, scouting, team and player analysis. We look forward to the future with this innovative club.’’

ORTEC Sports wishes FC Groningen a lot of success in this season of the Dutch Eredivisie!


Team of the Week #10

This weeks’ team is composed out of passing specialists. Based on our build up-statistics in round 10 of the Eredivisie, we selected the players with the most passes per position.

Optimize your stats:

  • AZ dominated this Team of the Week with 3 players.
  • The three players of AZ provided 247 (37%) passes of AZ’s total. With 668 passes, AZ was also the team that gave the most passes this week.
  • Teun Koopmeiners had 85 more passes than Jens Odgaard from Heerenveen (12), the player with the least amount of passes in this round of the Eredivisie.*
  • This season the most passes in one match (115) were given by Daley Blind in round 4, Ajax – Fortuna Sittard.
  • On average Daley Blind has the most passes with 87 passes per match.

*Goalkeeper excluded
*Minimum of 75 minutes played

Tactic Tree:

The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.

Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.