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Super League Greece Stats Now on FBref

15th January 2019

The next new country to get their domestic league added to FBref's continuously expanding coverage is Greece! We now have Super League Greece statistics for the ongoing 2018-19 season, all the way back to the 2000-01 season when the league was known as the Alpha Ethniki. We have the 21st century history of Greek stalwarts like Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. Napoli goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis and Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos are among the players in the major European leagues that now have their early years in the Greek League covered with this addition. You can also take a look at young stars currently rising in the Greek Super League, like the current league leading goal scorer Efthimis Koulouris, or the current league leader in clean sheets, Vasilios Barkas.

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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Croatian 1. HNL Stats Now on FBref

3rd January 2019

Happy New Year! FBref has already gotten far since we first launched in June, expanding to cover 20 major national competitions. The 20th addition is Croatia, as we now have 1. HNL (or First Football League) statistics back to the league's 2007-08 season. One of our major added features in 2018 was getting current-season statistics running, and we also have that for 1. HNL, where on the league's 2018-19 page you can see the current league table, as well as goal leaders, clean sheet leaders and most common nationalities in the league.

As we add more countries we also get to complete more players' professional beginnings, and Croatia is no exception. Luka Modrić has been a key piece of Real Madrid for years, and now we have his age-21 season with Dinamo Zagreb. Elsewhere, Mario Mandžukić won championships with Bayern Munich and Juventus, but before then he was part of three championship squads in Zagreb.

FBref will continue to grow in 2019, and you can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing 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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Ukrainian Premier League Stats Now on FBref

18th December 2018

Our latest addition to FBref's statistical coverage is the Ukrainian Premier League, which the site tracks from the 2003-04 season, back when it was the Ukrainian Top League, up to the currently active season. Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv's domestic dominance can now be properly dug into with this newly added coverage.

We continue to fill in the backstories of current Big Five players with country additions, and here with Ukraine we get to see West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko and his multiple double-digit goalscoring seasons with Dynamo Kyiv, as well as current Schalke 04 forward Yevhen Konoplyanka's time with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. 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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Add Your Blog Posts to FBref Player Pages

27th November 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

20th November 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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Turkish Süper Lig Stats Now on FBref

16th November 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

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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