Posted by sean on April 11, 2019
We are pleased to release what we believe is one of the most complete sources for women's soccer data on the internet.
Women's World Cup
This work was done in partnership with the Grinnell College Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (thank you especially to LaAnna Farnelli, Jarren Santos, Katherine Walden, and Dr. Xavi Escandell) and soccer researcher Aaron Nielsen. Thanks also to members of our staff who helped with this project: Jaclyn Mahoney, Jay Hutchinson, Alex Bonilla, and Dan Hirsch.
As part of this initial foray into international football data, we also have 2016 Olympic Women's Soccer results.
Women's Club Soccer
Our coverage of women's soccer does not start and stop just with the Women's World Cup every four years. We are covering women's soccer for the other three years and eleven months as well. We intend to be your first choice for women's club data, so we are also launching extensive club data for over 20 league seasons. Partnering with our data provider, Data Sports Group, we have added coverage for eight national women's leagues along with data for up to three seasons. These leagues are:
- NWSL (USA), 2017-present
- Women's Super League (ENG), 2017-present
- Division 1 Féminine (FRA), 2017-present
- Frauen-Bundesliga (GER), 2016-present
- W-League (AUS), 2018-2019
- Eredivisie Vrouwen (NED), 2018-2019
- Toppserien (NOR), 2017-present
- Damallsvenskan (SWE), 2017-present
We also have statistics for the last three seasons of the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Daily Updates and Match Reports
The best part is that we'll be updating club and World Cup results on a daily basis during the World Cup, and also every day of the club season. We want you to rely on us for your women's football needs.
In the next three to four weeks, we will also be launching our match reports, fixture lists, and much more across all of the leagues and competitions we cover.
World Cup Newsletter
Beginning this spring, our Stathead News arm will publish a daily newsletter leading up to and during the Women's World Cup. We'll include the schedules, match results, and interesting news and tidbits relating to each day's matches. Sign up now and don't miss an issue. No obligation and we promise it is easy to unsubscribe.
Using our Data
If you are a writer, blogger, or podcaster, we would love to talk with you about ways you might use our data in stories, visualizations or reporting around this summer's matches in France. Also feel free to let us know if you have questions, comments, suggestions, or find errors or issues with the site. We promise to get better every day and your feedback helps immensely with that.
Promoting Your Work
Also, you can promote your writing on our site for free using our Linker program. With one click of a bookmarklet you add to your browser, the first incidence of a player name will be linked to her page on FBref.com. If you alert us that you intend to use the linker, we will monitor your RSS feed daily, and we will then link back to your article from the player's page driving traffic to your site.
Do You Have Data?
We would love to talk with you about ways we might incorporate your data into our site. Our goal is to become a public repository of all things world football. It's a big world out there, so help is always appreciated. We take the public and freely available presentation of data very seriously.
Our site is not just available in English. We also have versions in:
We look forward to supporting and following women's soccer with you, and we hope you visit us often to check in on your favorite athletes and teams.