The SciSkill index is designed to provide an indication of a player's skill level for scouting purposes. It does so by measuring the influence of a player on his team. The SciSkill is computed on a per-match basis. The SciSkill is able to calculate the influence that the player has on the team he plays for. The input variables of the SciSkill information are:

  • Age;
  • Number of minutes a player played in a particular position;
  • Type of match (e.g. league, cup, international);
  • Strength of the league and the opponent;
  • The number of goals scored and conceded by the player's team.

The algorithm determines the skill level of a player based on historical information. A player's SciSkill is based on his performances in matches, where more recent matches are more relevant ("have a higher weight") than older matches.

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