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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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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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Kenny Jackelen Joins Sports Reference

11th October 2018

Kenny Jackelen has joined Sports Reference as a web developer. Kenny will be working on our baseball site and elsewhere. He brings a long history of software development to Sports Reference. He previously worked as a software developer at Epic, and lives with his family in Minnesota where he cheers on the Twins and will be leading the Joe Mauer for Hall of Fame election bandwagon. He's on twitter at @kennyjackelen.

This brings us to eleven full-time employees. We don't have any open positions at this moment, but any future opportunities will be advertised both here and on social media accounts.

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Dan Hirsch Joins Sports Reference

4th September 2018

Dan Hirsch joins Sports Reference today as a web developer. If you are a baseball fan, you likely know Dan's name from his work as the creator of The Baseball Gauge. At the Baseball Gauge, he's done a great deal to promote Negro League History, the History of Ballparks, and also the comparison of various sabermetric uber-stats. We are excited to have him on board. Dan lives in Omaha with his family and follows the Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Gators. He's on Twitter at @DanHirsch.

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New Countries Added to FBref!

8th August 2018

It's been a little under two months since we launched FBref and the response has been amazing. Thanks to all of you who have used the site, let us know how much you're enjoying it, and given us thoughtful feedback on how to improve it.

With the league seasons about to begin in Europe, we wanted to catch you up on the latest updates we've made to the site. Specifically, we've added coverage of three additional countries: Netherlands, Portugal, and Scotland. These additions have done a great deal to expand our site's depth and scope. For completists, FBref now has things like Luis Suarez's early career numbers with Ajax and Cristiano Ronaldo's age-17 season with Sporting CP. USMNT supporters will be able to check in on the progress of players like Matt Miazga, while those of you following the latest transfer rumors can check out rumored targets like Hirving Lozano. Lastly, with the update, our site features Hulk for the first time!

We're going to continue to roll out new countries throughout the rest of the summer, and we're also working on a lot of great features for the league season. In the meantime, if you have any feedback for us, we'd love to hear it! Send us a message through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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FBref.com Launches Today!

13th June 2018

After a long journey, we're thrilled to announce that FBref.com, our website dedicated to world football, is going live today!

That's the TL;DR version of this blog post. However, we want to take this opportunity to explain the process that brought us here, why we're launching now, and where we hope to take the site going forward. Read the rest of this entry

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