The power of Manchester City: a data analysis

What makes Manchester City such a great team? The infographic below illustrates one of the teams most powerful characteristics: its successful passing capability. The visualisation is based upon the Opta dataset released in August 2011, containing the high detailed Bolton vs Manchester City match statistics. The data has been loaded in the neo4j graph databases and the Cypher Query Language has been used to extract the passing statistics.

For each of the teams, we calculated the average position of their players on the pitch (based upon their individual actions). The thickness of the red edges visualises the number of successful passes amongst two individual players. Finally, we visualised the number of successful passes of each player (see shirt-number) and the distribution of the length of his passes. Have fun exploring this infographic!


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