ANALYSIS OF THE SHOTS TO GOAL STRATEGIES OF FIRST DIVISION BRAZILIAN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAMS

  • Felipe Arruda Moura
  • Paulo Roberto Pereira Santiago
  • Milton Shoiti Misuta
  • Ricardo Machado Leite de Barros
  • Sergio Augusto Cunha
Keywords: soccer, computational tracking, technical actions, shots to goal strategies

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the shots to goal strategies during four soccer matches, through computational tracking. Software Dvideow was used to obtain data about players’ position and their technical actions and data treatment was performed in Matlab® environment. The results showed that the teams usually win the ball possession in their defensive soccer field and ball possessions that resulted in shot to goal can involve few or great number of passes depending on the game situation. Results do not corroborate with literature studies due to different methods of data treatment. Information about to these shots to goal strategies can help coaches to improve technical training, to find possible team mistakes and present it to players.
Published
2007-12-12