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Add Your Blog Posts to FBref Player Pages

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 27, 2018

All of our player pages on Sports-Reference have a newsfeed section where you can check up on player news and relevant blog posts that discuss the player. If you want your site to appear in those newsfeeds, you can follow the Add Your Blog Posts Here link next to every Player News section or click here to find instructions for the site you're interested in linking to.

We have now added this capability for FBref player pages as well, so if you're interested in appearing on FBref newsfeeds, you can read how to add the FBref Linker bookmarklet here. Once you've begun using the linker on your blog posts, contact us through our feedback form with the name of your site (at most 25 characters), the URL for your RSS feed (which must be a full text feed), a contact e-mail address and the URL of a page that uses the FBref linker.

We're happy for people to use FBref like their site's statistics partner, so if you help your readers find our content, we're glad to help our users find yours. If you have any other questions, you can also use the feedback form to get more information.

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Polish Ekstraklasa Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 20, 2018

Poland has a long and storied history in the sport of football, and FBref has now added statistics from the country's highest tier, the Ekstraklasa. We have statistics for the top league back to the 2002-03 season, when the league was still known as I Liga Polska.

There are several Polish players that have extensive careers in the big five European leagues that we now have their Ekstraklasa beginnings for. Robert Lewandowski has been a top scorer in the Bundesliga for years, and now we have his two seasons as a teenager with Lech Poznań. Other players who've gotten early years filled out include West Ham United keeper Łukasz Fabiański and Genoa forward Krzysztof Piątek. Modern leaders in Ekstraklasa appearances Paweł Brożek and Łukasz Madej now have their careers covered as well.

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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New Filters Add to College Basketball Matchup Finder

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 19, 2018

After Duke opened its season with a 118-84 win over Kentucky (ranked 2nd in the AP Poll at the time), we were curious when the last time was that a team had scored that many points on a team ranked so high. Our Matchup Finder tool allows you to search through results for all games between D-I opponents back to 1949-50 and includes rankings, but we realized you could sort by Margin of Victory, but not by Points Scored or Points Allowed. Well, we have good news: now you can.

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Turkish Süper Lig Stats Now on FBref

Posted by Alex Bonilla on November 16, 2018

Another country that has been recently added to FBref's coverage is Turkey. Their top tier of football, the Süper Lig, now has statistics on our site back to the 2001-02 season. This helps fill out several profiles of players who started off in the Süper Lig before joining the major European leagues. Examples include current Everton forward Cenk Tosun, who won two Süper Lig championships with Beşiktaş, and Roma midfielder Cengiz Ünder, who spent a season with İstanbul Başakşehir. You can also dive into the careers of Süper Lig's veterans like Burak Yılmaz and Umut Bulut.

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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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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