Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2013-2014 Prospects Lists

The following are my Prospects Lists for the recently completed 2013-2014 season based on statistical output, market value and potential. The videos include a highlight as well as the player final 2013-2014 league statistics. The statistics I tabulated as part of the 50+ leagues I cover each year and my database of 80,000 players. I also have career statistics for each player with my data tabulation going back 15 years.

For example of prospects lists in a more traditional statistical output view - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2013/01/2012-reviews-of-world-footballsoccer.html

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

 1. PHILIPPE COUTINHO - Liverpool
 2. ROSS BARKLEY - Everton
 3. RAHEEM STERLING - Liverpool
 4. ADNAN JANUZAJ - Manchester United
 5. LUKE SHAW - Southampton
 6. SAIDO BERAHINO - West Bromwich Albion
 7. NATHAN REDMOND - Norwich City
 8. PAJTIM KASAMI - Fulham
 9. JOHN STONES - Everton
10. JORDAN MUTCH - Cardiff City

ENGLISH PREMIER U-21 LEAGUE

 1. LEWIS BAKER - Chelsea U21                 
 2. MARCOS LOPES - Manchester City U21        
 3. GUILLERMO VARELA - Manchester United U21  
 4. JOSH MURPHY - Norwich City U21            
 5. MUAMER TANKOVIC - Fulham U21              
 6. LUKE WILLIAMS - Middlesbrough U21         
 7. GAEL BIGIRIMANA - Newcastle United U21    
 8. JOHN SWIFT - Chelsea U21                  
 9. THOMAS EISFELD - Arsenal U21              
10. CALLUM ROBINSON - Aston Villa U21         

ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

 1. JORDAN RHODES - Blackburn Rovers      
 2. CHARLIE AUSTIN - Queens Park Rangers  
 3. ANTHONY KNOCKAERT - Leicester City    
 4. DANNY INGS - Burnley                  
 5. TROY DEENEY - Watford                
 6. TOM LEES - Leeds United              
 7. WILL HUGHES - Derby County            
 8. KIERAN TRIPPIER - Burnley            
 9. JAMIE VARDY - Leicester City          
10. JASON LOWE - Blackburn Rovers             


ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE


 1. BAKARY SAKO - Wolverhampton Wanderers  
 2. HARRY MAGUIRE - Sheffield United      
 3. NAHKI WELLS - Bradford City            
 4. BRITT ASSOMBALONGA - Peterborough United
 5. JOHN FLECK - Coventry City            
 6. SAM BALDOCK - Bristol City            
 7. DEAN COX - Leyton Orient              
 8. CALLUM WILSON - Coventry City          
 9. CHUKS ANEKE - Crewe Alexandra          
10. KEVIN MCDONALD - Wolverhampton Wanderers


ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO


 1. SAM WINNALL - Scunthorpe United
 2. MEDY ELITO - Dagenham & Redbridge
 3. BILLY KEE - Burton Albion      
 4. ANTONI SARCEVIC - Fleetwood Town
 5. TROY BROWN - Cheltenham Town    
 6. TENDAYI DARIKWA - Chesterfield  
 7. LUKE JAMES - Hartlepool United  
 8. JOSH SCOWEN - Wycombe Wanderers
 9. RHYS MURPHY - Dagenham & Redbridge
10. CONOR HOURIHANE - Plymouth Argyle

ENGLISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE - SKRILL PREMIER LEAGUE


 1. JAMES NORWOOD - Forest Green Rovers      
 2. ANDRE GRAY - Luton Town                  
 3. DAVID STEPHENS - Barnet                  
 4. JOHN AKINDE - Alfreton Town              
 5. SAM HABERGHAM - Braintree Town           
 6. SCOTT BODEN - Macclesfield Town          
 7. ANTHONY MALBON - Kidderminster Harriers  
 8. JOSH LAW - Alfreton Town                 
 9. JOSH PAYNE - Woking                      
10. CHEYENNE DUNKLEY - Kidderminster Harriers

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

 1. STEVIE MAY - St Johnstone              
 2. LEIGH GRIFFITHS - Celtic FC            
 3. STUART ARMSTRONG - Dundee United       
 4. ADAM MATTHEWS - Celtic FC              
 5. BILLY MCKAY - Iverness CT              
 6. IAIN VIGURS - Motherwell               
 7. KALLUM HIGGINBOTHAM - Partick Thistle  
 8. DAVID WOTHERSPOON - St Johnstone       
 9. VIRGIL VAN DIJK - Celtic               
10. SHAUN HUTCHINSON - Motherwell          

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP


 1. MARK MCNULTY - Livingston          
 2. KANE HEMMINGS - Cowdenbeath        
 3. KIERAN DUFFIE - Falkirk            
 4. JAMES KEATINGS - Hamilton Acedemical
 5. SCOTT AGNEW - Dumbarton            
 6. ALI CRAWFORD - Hamilton Acdemical  
 7. JASON THOMSON - Raith Rovers        
 8. GREG STEWART - Cowdenbeath          
 9. SCOTT TAGGART - Greenock Morton    
10. STEPHEN KINGSLEY - Falkirk          

ITALIAN SERIE A

 1. MAURO ICARDI - Inter Milan
 2. DOMENICO BERARDI - US Sassuolo
 3. MATEO KOVACIC - Inter Milan
 4. FRANCESCO BARDI - AS Livorno
 5. JORGINHO - SSC Napoli
 6. SHKODRAN MUSTAFI - UC Sampdoria
 7. JUAN ITURBE - Verona
 8. IBRAHIMA MBAYE - AS Livorno
 9. KEITA BALDE DIAO - SS Lazio    
10. BRUNO FERNANDES - Udinese Calcio

ITALIAN SERIE B

 1. KHOUMA BABACAR - Modena        
 2. PAULO DYBALA - US Palermo      
 3. CRISTIAN GALANO - US Bari      
 4. ABEL HERNANDEZ - US Palermo    
 5. ELSEID HYSAJ - Empoli          
 6. EZEQUIEL MUNOZ - US Palermo    
 7. NICOLA LEALI - Spezia          
 8. JONATHAS - Latina              
 9. FABIO DAPRELA - US Palermo     
10. LORENZO CRISETIG - Crotone     

GERMAN 1.BUNDESLIGA

 1. JULIAN DRAXLER - Schalke 04
 2. HAKAN CALHANOGLU - Hamburger SV
 3. KEVIN VOLLAND - TSG Hoffenheim
 4. MAX MEYER - Schalke 04
 5. TIMO WERNER - VfB Stuttgart 
 6. JOSIP DRMIC - 1FC Nuremburg
 7. MATTHIAS GINTER - SC Freiburg
 8. ROBERTO FIRMINO - TSG Hoffenheim
 9. JOHANNES GEIS - FSV Mainz
10. LEON GORETZKA - Schalke 04

GERMAN 2.BUNDESLIGA

 1. ANTHONY UJAH - 1.FC Koln            
 2. SIMON ZOLLER - 1.FC Kaiserslautern  
 3. YANNICK STARK - TSV Munchen 1860    
 4. MARC RZATKOWSKI - St Pauli          
 5. FRANCISCO CAIUBY - FC Ingolstadt    
 6. TIMO HORN - 1.FC Koln              
 7. ILIR AZEMI - Greuther Furth        
 8. PHILIPP HOFMANN - FC Ingolstadt    
 9. FABIAN GIEFER - Fortuna Dusseldorf  

10. MARCO STIEPERMANN - Energie Cottbus

GERMAN 3.LIGA

 1. ANTON FINK - Chemnitzer                       
 2. DOMINIK KAISER - RB Leipzig                   
 3. MARVIN DUCKSCH - Borussia Dortmund II         
 4. DOMINIK STROH-ENGEL - SV Darmstadt            
 5. DANIEL FRAHN - RB Leipzig                     
 6. SEBASTIAN NEUMANN - VfL Osnabruck             
 7. MARC SCHNATTERER - 1.FC Heidenheim            
 8. FLORIAN NIEDERLECHNER - 1.FC Heidenheim       
 9. MARIAN SARR - Borussia Dortmund II            
10. SOUFIAN BENYAMINA - Preussen Munster          

FRANCE LIGUE 1 

 1. ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE - Olympique Lyon    
 2. VINCENT ABOUBAKAR - FC Lorient          
 3. LAYVIN KURZAWA - AS Monaco              
 4. SERGE AURIER - FC Toulouse              
 5. LUCAS OCAMPOS - AS Monaco               
 6. ISSIAGA SYLLA - Toulouse FC             
 7. BENJAMIN MENDY - Olympique Marseille    
 8. ABDUL WARIS - Valenciennes              
 9. DIVOCK ORIGI - Lille OSC                
10. MARTIN BRAITHWAITE - FC Toulouse        


FRANCE LIGUE 2 

 1. ANDY DELORT - Tours                  
 2. YENI N'GBAKOTO - FC Metz             
 3. WILLY BOLY - AJ Auxerre              
 4. DIAFRA SAKHO - FC Metz               
 5. FAYCAL FAJR - SM Caen                
 6. EMILIANO SALA - Noirt                
 7. BENJAMIN JEANNOT - AS Nancy          
 8. ALPHONSE AREOLA - RC Lens            
 9. YANNIS SALIBUR - Clermont            
10. JEFF LOUIS - AS Nancy                


DUTCH EREDIVISIE 

 1. DUSAN TADIC - FC Twente            
 2. MEMPHIS DEPAY - PSV Eindhoven      
 3. ALFRED FINNBOGASON - SC Heerenveen 
 4. LUC CASTAIGNOS - FC Twente         
 5. ADAM MAHER - PSV Eindhoven         
 6. QUINCY PROMES - FC Twente          
 7. HAKIM ZIYECH - SC Heerenveen       
 8. LUCAS PIAZON - Vitesse Arnhem      
 9. JETRO WILLEMS - PSV Eindhoven      
10. VIKTOR FISCHER - Ajax Amsterdam    

DUTCH EERSTE DIVISIE

 1. LARS VELDWIJK - Excelsior          
 2. TIM HOLSCHER - FC Twente Jong      
 3. MENNO KOCH - PSV Eindhoven Jong    
 4. ERIK QUEKEL - FC Den Bosch         
 5. DEJAN MELEG - Ajax Amsterdam Jong  
 6. PATRICK N'KOYI - Fortuna Sittard   
 7. SERHAT KOC - Helmond Sport         
 8. TED VAN DE PAVERT - De Graafschap  
 9. WOUTER WEGHORST - Emmen            
10. GEVARO NEPOMUCENO - Fortuna Sittard

SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

 1. VALENTIN STOCKER - FC Basel  
 2. YANN SOMMER - FC Basel        
 3. MARIO GAVRANOVIC - FC Zurich  
 4. FABIAN FREI - FC Basel        
 5. MICHAEL FREY - Young Boys    
 6. NASSIM BEN KHALIFA - Grasshoppers
 7. FABIAN SCHAR - FC Basel      
 8. SHKELZEN GASHI - Grasshoppers
 9. PEDRO HENRIQUE - FC Zurich    

10. MICHAEL LANG - Grasshoppers  

AUSTRIA 1.BUNDESLIGA

 1. SADIO MANE, Red Bull Salzburg    
 2. KEVIN KAMPL, Red Bull Salzburg    
 3. PHILIPP HOSINER, FK Austria      
 4. DOUGLAS ALAN, Red Bull Salzburg  
 5. JONATHAN SORIANO, Red Bull Salzburg
 6. TERRENCE BOYD, Rapid Vienna      
 7. ANEL HADZIC, Sturm Graz          
 8. MARTIN HINTEREGGER, Red Bull Salzburg
 9. HEINZ LINDNER, FK Austria        

10. CHRISTIAN KLEM, Sturm Graz        

BELGIUM PRO LEAGUE

 1. MAXIME LESTIENNE - Club Brugge  
 2. IMOH EZEKIEL - Standard Liege  
 3. ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC - RSC Anderlecht
 4. THORGAN HAZARD - Zulte-Waregem  
 5. MASSIMO BRUNO - RSC Anderlecht  
 6. CHEIKHOU KOUYATE - RSC Anderlecht
 7. MICHY BATSHUAYI - Standard Liege
 8. KALIDOU KOULIBALY - KRC Genk    
 9. DENNIS PRAET - RSC Anderlecht  

10. YOURI TIELEMANS - RSC Anderlecht    

DANISH SUPERLIGA

 1. KASPER KUSK - Aab Aalborg          
 2. SIMON MAKIENOK - Brondby IF        
 3. SYLVESTER IGBOUN - Midtjylland      
 4. PIERRE BENGTSSON - FC Kobenhavn    
 5. EMIL LARSEN - OB Odense            
 6. RONNIE SCHWARTZ - Randers          
 7. NICOLAI JORGENSEN - FC Kobenhavn    
 8. OSAMA AKHARRAZ - AGF Aarhus        
 9. PETER ANKERSEN - Esbjerg            
10. JOSHUA JOHN - Nordsjaelland             

RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

 1. ALEKSANDR KOKORIN - Dinamo Moscow        
 2. JOAOZINHO - Krasnodar                    
 3. AHMED MUSA - CSKA Moscow                
 4. YANN M'VILA - Rubin Kazan                
 5. EVGENI MAKEEV - Spartak Moscow          
 6. ALAN DZAGOEV - CSKA Moscow              
 7. JOSE RONDON - Zenit St Petersburg/Rubin Kazan
 8. LORENZO MELGAREJO - Kuban Krasnodar      
 9. GEORGI SCHENNIKOV - CSKA Moscow          

10. ARAS OZBILIZ - Spartak Moscow            

UKRAINE PREMIER LEAGUE

 1. ANDRIY YARMOLENKO - Dynamo Kiev
 2. BERNARD - Shakhtar Donetsk    
 3. YEVHEN KONOPLYANKA - Dnipro    
 4. DOUGLAS COSTA - Shakhtar Donetsk
 5. ALEX TEIXEIRA - Shakhtar Donetsk
 6. ALEKSANDER DRAGOVIC - Dynamo Kiev
 7. FRED - Shakhtar Donetsk        
 8. VICTOR GIULIANO - Dnipro      
 9. FACUNDO FERREYRA - Shakhtar Donetsk

10. IVAN ORDETS - Illichivets      

TURKISH SUPER LIG


 1. CENK TOSUN - Gaziantepspor         
 2. SEMIH KAYA - Galatasaray           
 3. OGUZHAN OZYAKUP - Besiktas         
 4. TABARE VIUDEZ - Kasimpasa          
 5. GOKHAN TORE - Besiktas             
 6. OUMAR NIASSE - Akhisar             
 7. ALI ADNAN - Caykur Rizespor        
 8. ALPER POTUK - Fenerbahce           
 9. PABLO MOUCHE - Kayserispor         
10. NECIP UYSAL - Besiktas             

GREECE SUPER LEAGUE


 1. Joel Campbell          
 2. Stefanos Athanasiadis    
 3. Kostas Manolas            
 4. Petros Mantalos          
 5. Christos Aravidis        
 6. Nikos Korovesis          
 7. Giorgos Koutroubis        
 8. Dimitris Kolovetsios      
 9. Andreas Samaris          
10. Michael Olaitan          

IRAN PRO LEAGUE

 1. KARIM ANSARIFARD - Teraktor Sazi
 2. BAKHTIAR RAHMANI - Foolad      
 3. EHSAN HAJSAFI - Sepahan        
 4. PAYAM SADEGHIAN - Perspolis    
 5. HAMED LAK - Teraktor Sazi      
 6. MEHRDAD JAMAATI - Foolad      
 7. MEHDI SHARIFI - Sepahan        
 8. MOHSEN MOSALMAN - Perspolis/Zob Ahan
 9. ALIREZA NAGHIZADEH - Gostaresh
10. YAGHOUB KARIMI - Sepahan      

SAUDI PREMIER LEAGUE

 1. Fahad Al-Muwallad    
 2. Yehya Al-Shehri      
 3. Mohammad Al-Sahlawi  
 4. Mustafa Al-Bassas    
 5. Yasir Al-Shahrani    
 6. Ali Al-Zubaidi       
 7. Ahmad Assiri         
 8. Nassir Al-Shamrani   
 9. Salem Al-Dawsari     
10. Ibrahim Ghaleb       

UEFA YOUTH LEAGUE

 1. MUNIR EL HADDADI - FC Barcelona
 2. SERGE GNABRY - Arsenal FC
 3. ROCHINHA - SL Benfica
 4. NATHAN AKE - Chelsea
 5. ANDRE SILVA- FC Porto
 6. ADAMA TRAORE - FC Barcelona
 7. KINGSLEY COMAN - Paris St. Germain
 8. GENNARO TUTINO - SSC Napoli
 9. DEVANTE COLE - Manchester City      
10. ANDREAS PEREIRA- Manchester United  

AUSTRALIA A-LEAGUE



 1. ADAM TAGGART - Newcastle Jets         
 2. DIMITRI PETRATOS - Brisbane           
 3. KOSTA BARBAROUSES - Melbourne Victory 
 4. MITCHELL DUKE - Central Coast         
 5. JAMES TROISI - Melbourne Victory      
 6. BEN KANTAROVSKI - Newcastle Jets      
 7. AARON MOOY - Western Sydney           
 8. JOSHUA BRILLANTE - Newcastle Jets     
 9. TOMI JURIC - Western Sydney           
10. TYLER BOYD - Wellington Phoenix       

2013-2014 LIGA MX

 1. MARCO FABIAN - Cruz Azul/Guadalajara Chivas
 2. RAUL JIMENEZ - America CF              
 3. ISAAC BRIZUELA - Toluca                
 4. ALAN PULIDO - UANL Tigres              
 5. CARLOS PENA - Leon                    
 6. CARLOS QUINTERO - Santos Laguna        
 7. JEFFERSON MONTERO - Morelia            
 8. NESTOR ARAUJO - Santos Laguna          
 9. JAVIER CORTES - UNAM Pumas            

10. NESTOR VIDRIO - Guadalajara Chivas         

2013-2014 CHILE PRIMERA

 1. ENZO ANDIA - Universidad Catolica          
 2. MARCO MEDEL - Audax Italiano               
 3. LUIS PAVEZ - Colo Colo                     
 4. DAVID LLANOS - Huachipato                  
 5. FELIPE MORA - Audax Italiano               
 6. PATRICIO RUBIO - Universidad Chile         
 7. CESAR FUENTES - O'Higgins                  
 8. SERGIO LOPEZ - Palestino                   
 9. RUBEN FARFAN - Universidad Chile           
10. ALVARO RAMOS - Universidad Catolica        

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

World Cup 2014 Player Register with Detailed League Statistics





Since the start of the English Premier League in 1992 I produced data for players tabulating statistics that include games, minutes played, goals (how the goals were scored: Header, Free-Kick, Penalty or Inside/Outside the box), Assists (including Assists via FK/Corners), Shots on Target and Disciplinary Records as well as Goalkeeper Statistics. 

In terms of the countries that qualified for the World Cup I been covering their domestic leagues and leagues the players were transferred to since the early 2000's. So for this year I created a player register for each country who qualified to help give greater details on how players performed going into this World Cup. I do lack data for countries such as Honduras, Costa Rica and Algeria but hopefully I was able to give these countries justice with what information was available.
  
Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Saturday, April 12, 2014

US Soccer: MLS, NASL, USL Pro & NWSL Team by Team Previews

MLS

NASL
USL PRO


NWSL

Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 NWSL: Western New York Flash Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players























2013: 10-8-4 (1st Place/Lost Finals)

Head Coach: Aaron Lines

Key Returners: Amy Wambach F (19gp 11g 8a), Carli Lloyd M (15gp 8g), Samatha Kerr F (19gp 6g 5a), Andriana Martin F (15gp 3g 1a)   

Key Newcomers: Emma Kete F (New Zealand), Lydia Williams G (Australia) 

Analysis: In past decade, no player has had a greater impact on US National Team or the creation of professional league in North America than Abby Wambach. Arguably the top player in all forms of the North American women’s professional leagues, she lead her home club, the Western New York Flash, to 1st place in the league only losing out on the championship game to Portland.

Western NY return most of their key players from last season including Carli Lloyd, Spanish National Team player Adriana Martin and Australian Samatha Kerr, and they are now joined by fellow Australian Lydia Williams. The 2015 World Cup might be Wambach’s last games as a player and it would be fitting in preparation if she could bring her hometown Rochester a NWSL championship.

2014 Prediction: Champions

Key Players



2014 NWSL: Washington Spirit Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players






















2013: 3-5-14 (8th Place)

Head Coach: Mark Parsons

Key Returners: Diana Matheson M (19gp 8g 3a), Lori Lindsey M (21gp 1g 2a), Robyn Gayle (14gp 1a), Ashlyn Harris G (18gp)
Key Newcomers: Christine Nairn M (22gp 3g 5a - Seattle), Ranae Cueller F (18gp 5g - Kansas City), Danesha Adams F (20gp 3g 3a - Sky Blue), Crystal Dunn D (1st pick overall)
Analysis: Despite the efforts of Canadian National Team players Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle, the Spirit struggled, finishing last in the league in 2013. The Spirt have made some improvements, including drafting Crystal Dunn with the 1st pick overall in the 2014 draft as well as adding Christine Narin, Ranae Cueller and Danesha Adams.

They will hopefully provide some goal scoring, since outside of Matheson’s eight goals last season no other player scored more than two goals for the Spirit during the 2013 season. The club also added Yael Averbuch, who has US National Team experience and Danish international Cecilie Sandvej. On paper, the Spirit are still one of the weaker teams in the league, especially in scoring, with only 22 national team goals among all the players on the roster.

2014 Prediction: 8th Place

Key Players



2014 NWSL: Sky Blue FC Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players























2013: 10-6-6 (4th place/Lost Semi-Finals)

Head Coach: Jim Gabarra
Key Returners: Monica Ocampo F (16gp 8g 2a), Christie Rampone D (20gp 1a), Courtney Goodson D (22gp 1g 1a)
Key Newcomers: Jonelle Filigno F (CWNT), Nanase Kiryu (Japan), Maya Hayes (1st Round Pick)
Analysis: The Sky Blues are Greater New York's club in the NWSL who also participated in the WPS. The team did well last season finishing forth through the leadership of US National Team veteran Christie Rampone and the offensive play of Mexican Monica Ocampo. The Sky Blues had added to their attacking depth this off season by signing Canadian Jonelle Filigno, Japanese international Nanase Kiryu and drafting Maya Hayes who scored 71 goals in 89 games while in College at Penn State. With Seattle improving this season the competition for playoffs places should be tighter this season, which might make the Sky Blue's the odd team out.
2014 Prediction: 5th Place



Key Players