What are the key performance indicators for a top position in the German Bundesliga?: 2022-2023 Bundesliga season example
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Keywords:Analysis, Bundesliga, football, goal, running distance
The aim of the study is to compare the performance of the teams in the Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season according to the league ranking and to examine the relationship between these parameters and the points collected by the teams at the end of the season. The sample of the study consists of 612 matches played in the Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season. The data of the matches were collected from the Bundesliga official website; 8 technical, tactical, and 4 physical performance, 12 parameters in total were evaluated. Teams were group as top, middle and bottom according to their end-of-season rankings. MANOVA test was performed to reveal the difference between the teams and effect sizes were reported as partial eta squared (ηp2). Pearson Correlation Test was applied to determine the relationships between the performance parameters of the teams and the points they collected. As a result of the analyses, it was determined that the top ranked teams had a statistically significant difference in the number of goals scored and conceded, number of shots and total points compared to the middle and bottom ranked teams. Significant positive relationships were found between total points and possession of the ball, accurate passing, goals scored, shots scored at very high and excellent level, and significant negative relationships were found with goals conceded and number of air balls won at high level. As a result, it can be said that the teams should passes the ball more, use the ball positively, utilise the opportunities positively, increase the number of goals and shots scored and decrease the number of goals conceded in order to take their place in the top ranks.
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