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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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FBref Is Now Updating Daily!

30th October 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

25th October 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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Ejection Totals and In-Game Tendencies Added to Manager Pages

24th October 2018

For manager pages on Baseball-Reference, we have added a column for ejections to their primary Managerial Stats table. Bobby Cox's career 162 ejections make for a nice finishing piece on his collection of accolades. We have ejections data for managers all the way back to the 1889 season, so even classics like John McGraw are fully accounted for. We'll also take the opportunity to mention that if you want to dig into what the cause for these ejections were, Retrosheet's Managers section will have that for you.

We have also added a new Managerial Tendencies table to managers' pages, showing how often their teams employed certain strategies and how their rate compared to the league they were managing in. We show a manager's tendencies in stolen base attempts at 2nd and 3rd, as well as how often their teams attempted sacrifice bunts, issued intentional walks, or made player substitutions.

Using one recent example, in Dusty Baker's final year with the Washington Nationals, his players attempted to steal 3rd base on 2.9% of the chances they had. Using 100 as the league average, Baker in 2017 had a league-adjusted rate of 180, meaning that Baker's team was attempting this almost twice as much as the average NL squad that season.

We have intentional walk tendencies back to 1955, while the other managerial tendencies are available since 1925. If you have any questions about this new feature or any other section of Baseball-Reference, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Offensive Line Penalties on Pro Football Reference

22nd October 2018

Offensive linemen stat pages are usually barren due to the lack of official individual statistics for that positional group. One of the few objective ways we have for evaluating offensive lineman is to look at penalties committed, and for that reason we've added a special section on offensive line player pages to break down holding, false start, and total penalties committed in a season. This penalty data is available back to 1994 when we first have play-by-play data.

We have also added a section to our season pages with a full table of offensive linemen sorted by penalties committed. Going to the 2017 season page, we can see that Seahawks tackle Germain Ifedi "led" the league with 16 accepted penalties. So far this season, Julie'n Davenport of the Houston Texans and Desmond Harrison of the Cleveland Browns are at the top with 6 accepted penalties, in addition to 2 declined/offset penalties. Jason Peters of the Eagles leads the league in just accepted penalties, with 7 of them this year.

Also, this is a reminder that we have penalty data since 1994 for all players, regardless of position, in the More tab of a player's page. So if you want to look at Jadeveon Clowney's 6 accepted penalties this season, you can go to his Career Penalties page.

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

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