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Australia Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 14, 2018

Australia's top tier of football since 2005-06 is the A-League, and FBref now has statistics for all seasons in A-League history. With this, you can now take a look at prolific A-League players Alex Brosque and Bruno Fornaroli, as well as the professional career beginnings for Australians now playing in Euro leagues such as Matthew Leckie and Mile Jedinak.

With this, a reminder that we are also carrying daily updates for current seasons, including the 2018-19 A-League, which is 4 games in. We will continue to announce new country additions on our Sports-Reference Blog, but you can also get availability updates directly to your inbox if you sign up for FBref's 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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Russian Premier League Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 13, 2018

FBref now has coverage of the Russian Premier League, the top tier of football in the nation of Russia. We have Russian stats back to the 2001 season, the final year when the top tier was branded as the Top League. You can look at the league stats for stalwarts on the international level such as Igor Akinfeev, who's been CSKA Moscow's main goalkeeper since 2003, as well as defender Yuri Zhirkov, who had a stint with Chelsea but most recently played for Zenit Saint Petersburg. We also now have more stats for 2014-2015's top league scorer Givanildo Vieira De Souza, more commonly known as Hulk.

We will continue to announce new country additions on our Sports-Reference Blog, but you can also get availability updates directly to your inbox if you sign up for FBref's 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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Austrian Bundesliga Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 7, 2018

Another country that we've recently added coverage for on FBref is Austria. We now have statistics for the Austrian Football Bundesliga, the highest tier of football in Austria, back to their 2003-04 season. RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer now has his teen years covered, and we now have coverage of great Austrian Bundesliga players like Steffen Hofmann and Jonathan Soriano. We can also now track Michigan native Josh Gatt and his statistics this season with Rheindorf Altach.

We will continue to announce new country additions on our Sports-Reference Blog, but you can also get availability updates directly to your inbox if you sign up for FBref's 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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Belgium Stats Now on FBRef

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 5, 2018

Another recent addition to our country coverage on FBref is Belgium, whose top tier of football is now covered on our site. With statistics back to the 2003-04 season, we can now fill in the early years of Romelu Lukaku and Vincent Kompany, who got their starts with Anderlecht. We can also follow along with American-born players currently in Belgium: Ethan Horvath, who is goalkeeping for Club Brugge, and Brendan Hines-Ike, a defender for Kortrijk.

We will continue to announce new country additions on our Sports-Reference Blog, but you can also get availability updates directly to your inbox if you sign up for FBref's 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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Get to Know Mike Daum & Chris Clemons: CBB’s Next 3,000-Pt Scorers

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 4, 2018

They've been playing college basketball for well over 100 years. And yet only eight men in the history of major men's college basketball have managed to score 3,000 career points: Pete Maravich, Freeman Williams, Lionel Simmons, Alphonso Ford, Doug McDermott, Harry Kelly, Keydren Clark and Hersey Hawkins. Notably, none of these players joined the 3,000-pt club in the same season.

In the 2018-19 season, we could see membership in this club jump from eight to 10 as Campbell's Chris Clemons and South Dakota State's Mike Daum seem poised to become the first pair of players in NCAA history to join the 3,000-point club in the same season. Clemons, a 5'9" high-flyer, and Daum, a 6'9" double-double machine, have few things in common in style of play, but they each enter their senior seasons with identical career totals of 2,232 points. Every NCAA D-I men's basketball player that has entered their senior year with 2,200+ points has gone on to reach 3,000 that season. Read the rest of this entry

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Liga MX Stats Added to FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 1, 2018

As we continue to build up FBref, most recently by incorporating daily updates into the site, we are also expanding our country coverage by adding stats from Liga MX, the highest tier of Mexican football. This helps with filling out more careers of Mexican stars in European leagues like Hirving Lozano and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, as well as creating pages for current Liga MX players Elías Hernández and Víctor Guzmán.

Our Liga MX data goes back to the 2003-04 season. We plan to announce other country additions in the coming days, so keep an eye on our Sports-Reference Blog. You can also keep up with the latest additions by joining FBref's 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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Multiple Positions Now Searchable in PFR’s Player Game Finder

Posted by Alex Bonilla on October 31, 2018

Pro-Football-Reference's set of Play Index tools includes a Player Game Finder that is able to do many kinds of searches for single-game performances. One of the filters you're able to use in the Player Game Finder is position, which is available at the single-game level back to 1999. Previously you were only able to search for one position at a time, but now we've instituted the same checkbox system used by the Player Season Finder so that you can search across multiple positions at a time.

An example of a search that is now possible is games in which an offensive lineman or defensive player got a receiving touchdown. Leonard Wester in Week 14 of 2017 was the most recent player, and frequent end zone visitors like Donald Penn and J.J. Watt also show up in the search.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Introducing the Hockey-Reference Goal Finder

Posted by Alex Bonilla on October 30, 2018

Hockey-Reference's Play Index already has a variety of tools at your disposal, such as our Game Finders, our Advanced Stats Finders and our Player Comparison Finder. We have now added a Player Goal Finder to our Play Index section.

The Goal Finder can search through goals scored with a wide selection of filters for analysis. Some examples of how the goals can be searched include home or away, even strength, power play or short-handed, and unassisted or assisted. You can also specify searches limited to a franchise, to an individual scorer, and to an individual goalie.

For example, let's say you want all Alex Ovechkin regular season goals scored on Cam Ward. The ensuing result will show each of those goals, when in the game it was scored, what the game situation was and the players who assisted if applicable.

The Goal Finder also works for searching for total goals in a certain situation. For example, if you were interested in Roberto Luongo and who scored the most playoff goals on him during his career, the Goal Finder will find that for you. (Spoiler alert: Blackhawks occupy the top two spots.)

You can also search specifically for go-ahead or game-tying goals. No surprise to hockey fans that Claude Lemieux, an ordinary regular-season performer, is tied for the most go-ahead playoff goals in the 3rd Period or OT.

You can also search for goals by time. Mark Messier's 13 goals in the opening minute of play are the most. Wayne Gretzky's 70 goals in the final minute of the 3rd period are the most. But only two of The Great One's goals in the final minute of the 3rd put his team in the lead. Mark Recchi has the most of those, with 5.

And just for fun, the most frivolous search possible: Wayne Gretzky has the record with 10 goals scored on his birthday.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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FBref Is Now Updating Daily!

Posted by Alex Bonilla on October 30, 2018

FBref has taken a huge step this week, as we are now updating the site with current-season statistics. For example, Manchester City's victory yesterday over Tottenham Hotspur is today reflected on the 2018-19 Premier League table, and Riyad Mahrez's 4th goal of the season appears on his profile page today.

Daily updates will be done for all the leagues we have currently added, and you can take a look at what that list looks like here. We are currently running updates twice a day, once to catch European league results and once for results from the Americas.

You can keep up with the latest FBref features and new country additions by signing up to our FBref mailing list. And if you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to send us a message through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Game-Level Forced Fumbles/Fumble Recovery Data Added

Posted by Alex Bonilla on October 25, 2018

We recently announced an addition of a variety of defensive statistics to Pro-Football-Reference. Now, we have also added game-level forced fumble and fumble recovery data to the site. These statistics are from the same source as the other recently added defensive statistics and are available back to 1999 as well. Forced fumbles and fumbles recovered can be found in player game logs, box scores and are searchable in the Player Game Finder and Player Season Finder in the Play Index.

Since 1999, Charles Tillman is the single-game record holder with 4 forced fumbles on November 4, 2012. In that same time span, Rod Woodson in 2002 and Brian Young in 2003 are the only defensive players to recover 3 fumbles in a game.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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