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Measuring the players’ intermediation in passing sequences: network analysis by using the uPATO software

Martins, F. ; Nguyen, Q. ; Clemente, F.M.C. ; Silva, F.

Measuring the players’ intermediation in passing sequences: network analysis by using the uPATO software, Proc World Conference on Science & Soccer - WCSS , Rennes, France, Vol. 1, pp. 348 - 349, May, 2017.

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Abstract
Network analysis has been used to test the centrality levels of players during passing sequences1,2. Intermediation measures that have been used in different scientific contexts can be relevant to understand the relevance of each player during passing sequences and the capacity to represent a dynamic node in the graph. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the intermediation properties of elite soccer players during UEFA Champions League 2015/2016. Analysis of variance of closeness (CC) and betweenness (BC) centralities and proximity prestige (PP) between playing positions will be tested.