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Australian NBL Stats Now on Basketball Reference

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 21, 2019

Basketball Reference, in addition to covering statistics for the NBA and WNBA, also covers various basketball leagues around the world, such as Spain's Liga ACB, France's LNB Pro A and Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.

We recently added coverage of Australia's National Basketball League back to its 2011-12 season. Looking at the 2018-19 season's NBL player statistics, you'll spot Andrew Bogut leading the league in rebounds per game before he got called back to the NBA by the Golden State Warriors. Other NBA players with stints in the NBL in recent years include Patty Mills, Jonny Flynn and Al Harrington.

We will also be tracking the upcoming 2019-20 NBL season, which will be of interest to people paying attention to the prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft, as RJ Hampton, Lamelo Ball and Terry Armstrong are all expected to play in Australia this year in preparation for potential selection by an NBA team.

Cross-referencing newly created international pages with NBA pages where applicable is a large project that we hope to work through in the near future. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Indian Super League and I-League Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 20, 2019

India's football system is unique in that it houses two recognized top-tier leagues: the Indian Super League as well as the I-League. FBref now has statistics for both of these leagues on the web site. In the I-League, one import who's made an impact is Enrique Esqueda, who spent a decade in Mexican football and in 2018-19 contributed 9 goals and 3 assists to East Bengal's 2nd-place finish. In the Super League, Goa has been led by Ferran Corominas, who's scored at least 15 goals in each of the last 2 seasons after spending a decade in Spain.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Uruguayan Primera División Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 16, 2019

FBref has been adding various South American leagues to its list of covered competitions, and now the site will also have coverage of Uruguay's Primera División, from its 2014-15 season through its currently ongoing 2019 season. Diego Rossi currently has 13 goals with MLS Supporters' Shield frontrunners Los Angeles FC, having joined the team after a productive age-18 season in 2017 with Peñarol, where he contributed 10 goals to their league-winning campaign. A new arrival to La Liga this season is Gabriel Fernández, who will be joining Celta Vigo after fruitful seasons with Racing and Peñarol in Uruguay.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Peruvian League Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 16, 2019

Our next addition to FBref's ever expanding stable of domestic competitions covered on the site is Peru's top level of football, Liga 1 de Fútbol Profesional, also known as Torneo Descentralizado. We have player statistics for the league back to its 2015 season, and are also tracking the 2019 season as the clubs begin their Torneo Clausura phase.

One player who gets some history filled out with this addition is Raúl Ruidíaz, who currently leads the 2019 Seattle Sounders in goals. Ruidíaz was a double-digit scorer for Universitario in Peru before moving on to Morelia in Liga MX and then jumping to Seattle in MLS. Carlos Ascues is also plying his trade in MLS with Orlando City. His previous club was Alianza Lima, making 10 appearances on their 2017 title-winning squad.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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South African Premier Division Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 13, 2019

FBref continues to add coverage of domestic leagues around the world, this time with the introduction of our South African Premier Division statistics. We have player statistics for this league back to the 2015-16 season, and we are keeping track of the 2019-20 season which just kicked off this month.

One name to keep an eye on in Europe is Lyle Foster, an 18-year-old who's already made a start for Monaco's Ligue 1 squad. In his age-16 season he made 9 league appearances with Orlando Pirates in the Premier Division, recording 1 goal and 1 assist. Club Brugge is in the middle of the Champions League qualifying rounds, and has Percy Tau on their side. Tau led the Premier Division with 11 goals helping Mamelodi Sundowns to a league title.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Saudi Pro League Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 13, 2019

FBref now has the Saudi Professional League in its list of covered competitions, with statistics from its 2014-15 season to the 2019-20 season, which will start up later this month.

There aren't many Saudi players abroad, although this addition still helps for a couple of players in leagues we already cover. For example, Jamal Bajandouh is playing for Varaždin in Croatia's 1. HNL this year after spending 5 seasons with Al-Ittihad. One player to keep an eye on in this year's Pro League season is Djaniny, who went from an 18-goal season with Santos in Liga MX in 2017-18 to a 20-goal, 6-assist season with Al-Ahli last season, en route to a 4th place finish on the league table.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Paraguayan Primera División Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 9, 2019

The latest addition to FBref's coverage is the Paraguayan Primera División, which the site now has player statistics for back to the 2016 season. FBref is also updating the latest scores and stats from its 2019 Clausura. Various young Paraguayans in major leagues around the world got their start in Primera División. Josué Colmán made 43 starts with Cerro Porteño in his age-17 and 18 seasons before moving on to Orlando City in the MLS. Colmán's teammate at Cerro, Julio Villalba, went on to join Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

Currently leading Primera Division in goals (Apertura and Clausura combined) is Roque Santa Cruz, who won multiple championships with Bayern Munich in the early 2000s and also spent time in the Premier League and La Liga before returning to his home country. Santa Cruz has scored 13 goals in each of the last 2 seasons and will celebrate his 38th birthday later this month.

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Persian Gulf Pro League Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 9, 2019

FBref has added Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League to its growing list of competitions covered around the globe. We have scores and results back to the 2014-15 season, and player statistics back to the 2016-17 season. Ali Gholizadeh played last season with Charleroi in Belgium's top league, catching their attention after 6 goals and 5 assists in the 2017-18 season with Saipa in the Persian Gulf Pro League. Mehrdad Mohammadi recorded 6 goals and 3 assists with 2nd-place Sepahan last season, and will be playing for Desportivo Aves in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this upcoming season. Sepahan couldn't take the title last year because Persepolis won the league for the 3rd consecutive season, in large part thanks to goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand, who has led the league in clean sheets in each of those 3 seasons.

You can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for the This Week in Sports Reference mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Ecuadorian Primera Categoría Serie A Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 6, 2019

FBref now has statistics for Ecuador's highest level of football competition, the Primera Categoría Serie A. This league is covered on the site since its 2014 season, and is also tracking the latest scores and stats from the current 2019 season. One example of a player whose history gets filled out is Orlando City midfielder Jhegson Mendez, who spent the last 4 seasons with Independiente before moving to the MLS in 2019. In Europe, Stiven Plaza made 2 appearances with Valladolid in La Liga last season, following up a 7-goal 2018 season with Independiente. One of the leaders in the 2019 Primera Categoría Serie A is Fidel Martínez, who returned to his home country this season after 7 seasons in Liga MX.

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Colombian Categoría Primera A Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on August 6, 2019

The latest addition to FBref's league coverage around the world is Colombia's Categoría Primera A, which the site now has statistics for from 2014 to the current 2019 season. Colombian players abroad that get their history filled in include Davinson Sánchez, Tottenham defender who spent his age-18 and 19 seasons with CDC Atlético, and Dallas forward Harold Santiago Mosquera, who scored 8 goals in his final season with Millonarios. As for the current season, 4 match days into the Finalización phase, Germán Cano leads the league with 23 goals. Cano also led the league last year in that category.

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