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Archive for November, 2018

Australia Stats Now on FBref

14th November 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

13th November 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

7th November 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

5th November 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

4th November 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

1st November 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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