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Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game

By David Sumpter
12-minute read
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Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game by David Sumpter

Soccermatics (2016) highlights the link between the world’s most popular sport and something slightly less popular – math. These blinks will show you how statistical models can help explain the beautiful game, from strategy on the field to tips for beating the spread.

  • Every soccer fan
  • People who want to predict scores
  • Anyone interested in applied mathematics or collective behavior

David Sumpter is an applied mathematician and a professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, where he leads the collective behavior research group. In his spare time, he coaches his ten-year-old son’s soccer team.

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