World Cup 1966: England - Germany 4:2 - Goalimpact Classics

To further warm up for the World Cup, here a new post in the Goalimpact Classics series. This time a vivid, but less pleasant memory for the German readers. Many English players were not covered by Goalimpact prior the tournament and we therefore listed the ratings after the games. Hence, the scores of the Englishmen often are not really significant. However, we'd say that Germany was likely the better team, but as England had the home field advantage it was an even match. Maybe even England was favorite by a narrow margin.

England

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Gordon Banks101.8101.828.6England6589
George Cohen105.2107.126.8England6589
Ray Wilson97.1116.931.6England10961
Jack Charlton100.9117.431.3England6589
Bobby Moore103.3105.725.3England111054
Nobby Stiles109.8115.924.2England141333
Alan Ball97.7119.121.3England4403
Bobby Charlton106.6112.128.8England211984
Martin Peters104.1116.322.8England6589
Geoff Hurst104.8109.424.7England4403
Roger Hunt110.3115.328.0England161581


Germany

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Hans Tilkowski106.7106.731.1Deutschland1069920
Horst-Dieter Höttges120.3131.922.9Deutschland726727
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger108.0111.327.3Deutschland817564
Franz Beckenbauer112.1136.220.9Deutschland555177
Willi Schulz109.2113.727.8Deutschland958928
Wolfgang Weber117.8132.722.1Deutschland878153
Helmut Haller106.7109.327.0Deutschland484526
Wolfgang Overath117.7129.422.8Deutschland1029548
Uwe Seeler102.2108.229.8Deutschland15014012
Sigfried Held113.3120.124.0Deutschland373503
Lothar Emmerich118.3122.824.7Deutschland1039641

Suggestions for more classics are welcome in the comments.

World Cup 1974: Netherland - Germany 1:2 - Goalimpact Classics

To warm up for the World Cup, we start a series of historical ratings. This is inspired by Spielverlagerung's excellent live analysis of the 1954 World Cup final between Hungary and Germany. We'd love to post the stats of that game, too, but unfortunately we started out database 1965, so we can't produce the numbers without a few days of extra work. Hence we chose another match that is a comparable nice memory in German football history.

Goalimpact is designed to be comparable across time, so the scale should be the same as today's. However, we do not have data on the Dutch first division from that time and hence the Goalimpacts of the Dutch players are taken from few international games only and hence should be taken with a grain of salt. All values are from the first of the month before the match took place.

Netherlands

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Jan Jongbloedn.a.n.a.n.a.00
Ruud Krol117.2119.925.2312851
Wim Rijsbergen115.1128.822.3161408
Wim Suurbier112.2118.029.3Niederlande484510
Arie Haan117.0118.525.5252272
Wim van Hanegem120.0128.630.3Niederlande322862
Wim Jansen122.0125.927.6Niederlande353317
Johan Neeskens113.3125.622.8Niederlande312839
Johan Cruyff125.6128.427.1Niederlande716493
Rob Rensenbrink102.3104.626.9141286
Johnny Rep111.8124.922.5161189
Bench
Theo de Jong117.1119.126.8161473
René van de Kerkhofn.a.n.a.n.a.00


Germany

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Sepp Maier149.2149.230.3Deutschland40337670
Berti Vogts144.9148.427.4Deutschland34732502
Georg Schwarzenbeck143.3143.726.2Deutschland31829586
Franz Beckenbauer158.9164.328.8Deutschland40537757
Rainer Bonhof119.8134.422.214612843
Paul Breitner128.2140.322.8Deutschland15613586
Wolfgang Overath134.0145.930.7Deutschland40737587
Uli Hoeneß128.2141.822.4Deutschland19016643
Bernd Hölzenbein110.1115.228.322219670
Jürgen Grabowski111.2117.329.9Deutschland27825407
Gerd Müller157.2162.528.6Deutschland39036403
Bench

Conclusions

  • Germany's defense was fantastic
  • Beckenbauer was the best German player and hence has earned his title "Der Kasiser".
  • Gerd Müller was freaking awesome
  • Paul Breitner's and Uli Hoeneß's talent was visible early on
  • Cruyff was the best Dutch player, but the overall squad was not as good as we'd expect. However, we repeat that Goalimpact is not looking at the full picture here, but only at the international games.
Wishes for the next historical game to be published are welcome in the comments. The 1966 final anyone?

Germany vs Armenia: Goalimpacts of Lineup


Deutschland

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Roman Weidenfeller128.7128.733.841438278
Mats Hummels154.4156.225.4Deutschland29726038
Per Mertesacker156.8162.929.7Deutschland47543835
Philipp Lahm185.6196.530.6Deutschland57751682
Benedikt Höwedes127.7128.326.3Deutschland27823628
Jérôme Boateng148.9149.825.8Deutschland33627169
Sami Khedira138.7141.627.2Deutschland33726672
André Schürrle123.4132.123.6Deutschland25518697
Toni Kroos139.2144.624.4Deutschland29821222
Marco Reus118.5121.925.0Deutschland26220361
Thomas Müller172.5176.924.8Deutschland35027594
Bench
Ron-Robert Zieler105.4105.425.3Deutschland [U20]17316172
Erik Durm103.3118.422.1Deutschland [U21]1209308
Kevin Großkreutz135.3135.725.8Deutschland [U21]31324488
Matthias Ginter102.9131.220.3Deutschland [U21]13011781
Bastian Schweinsteiger182.2188.329.8Deutschland56743606
Lukas Podolski110.4116.129.0Deutschland42231605
Mesut Özil163.5164.825.7Deutschland40029881
Christoph Kramer109.2119.123.318014941
Mario Götze146.6162.022.0Deutschland19913786
Julian Draxler116.2141.820.7Deutschland17011338
Miroslav Klose112.9165.936.0Deutschland60345076


Armenien

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Roman Berezovskiy61.061.039.8Armenien13712599
Artur Yedigaryan91.293.526.9Armenien574087
Varazdat Haroyan91.8108.921.8Armenien [U21]232046
Robert Arzumanyan73.178.728.8Armenien1048298
Hrayr Mkoyan92.596.927.8Armenien443956
Henrikh Mkhitaryan130.2132.425.3Armenien22418865
Edgar Manucharyan79.883.227.3Armenien763860
Rumyan Hovsepyann.a.n.a.n.a.00
Levon Hayrapetyan99.7102.725.1Armenien735382
Yura Movsisyan105.0107.226.9Armenien21815650
Gevorg Ghazaryan104.3104.726.2Armenien1208191
Bench


Germany vs. Cameroon: Lineups and GIs

Just a quick list of players in today's World Cup preparation match. It's a friendly match, so any prediction of the result seems futile. Check here for an analysis of the German squad in general, and here for the Cameroon squad. Most other World Cup squad is analyzed here.

Deutschland

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeLast National TeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Roman Weidenfeller128.1128.133.8Deutschland41137968
Mats Hummels154.2156.425.3Deutschland29425765
Erik Durm102.9118.522.0Deutschland [U21]1209308
Per Mertesacker156.9162.929.6Deutschland47343618
Jérôme Boateng148.0149.225.7Deutschland33426959
Sami Khedira139.7142.427.1Deutschland33426492
Mesut Özil163.1164.725.5Deutschland39729589
Toni Kroos138.7144.424.3Deutschland29520937
Mario Götze145.4161.521.9Deutschland19713569
Marco Reus118.5122.224.9Deutschland25920091
Thomas Müller168.6173.324.7Deutschland33426093
Bench
Ron-Robert Zieler104.8104.825.3Deutschland [U20]17115986
Shkodran Mustafi98.9114.122.0Deutschland [U21]665314
Benedikt Höwedes128.0128.426.2Deutschland27723613
Kevin Großkreutz134.4135.225.8Deutschland [U21]31024192
Matthias Ginter103.3132.220.3Deutschland [U21]12811595
Marcel Schmelzer143.8144.526.3Deutschland24721421
Lukas Podolski110.3115.828.9Deutschland41931358
Christoph Kramer108.9119.223.217814766
Julian Draxler114.9141.120.6Deutschland16811157
Bastian Schweinsteiger182.0188.129.8Deutschland56543476
André Schürrle122.4131.423.5Deutschland24117575
Miroslav Klose114.6166.635.9Deutschland60044882
Kevin Volland102.8120.121.8Deutschland [U21]17514296


Kamerun

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeLast National TeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Charles Itandje90.590.531.5Kamerun33430840
Joel Matip113.4125.622.8Kamerun21617674
Cédric Djeugouen.a.n.a.n.a.
Henri Bédimo99.2105.429.9Kamerun24219944
Nicolas N'Koulou100.4106.924.1Kamerun22720517
Stéphane Mbia108.9113.827.9Kamerun29123209
Eyong Enoh115.0120.028.1Kamerun17512817
Alex Song141.3142.926.7Kamerun34326951
Benjamin Moukandjo103.2105.025.5Kamerun15510760
Samuel Eto'o126.2154.433.2Kamerun63153258
Maxim Choupo-Moting102.9106.025.1Kamerun18810960
Bench
Sammy N'Djock93.993.924.2595394
Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik100.4104.424.8Kamerun16114054
Gaëtan Bong109.6109.626.0Kamerun18315199
Benoît Assou-Ekotto111.2118.330.1Kamerun32729020
Allan Nyom99.899.826.0Kamerun14613126
Dany Nounkeu108.9113.928.1Kamerun13011544
Landry N'Guémo105.4110.628.4Kamerun25919444
Jean Makoun118.6132.530.9Kamerun45836921
Raoul Loé94.697.225.3563812
Aurelien Chedjou111.6117.228.8Kamerun22919158
Mohamadou Idrissou83.2116.834.2Kamerun35228420
Vincent Aboubakar91.3105.422.3Kamerun1117210
Pierre Webó91.5115.732.3Kamerun37523003
Edgar Salli99.2116.821.7Kamerun613315
Fabrice Olinga84.9140.118.0Kamerun19924


Lineups for Faroe Islands vs Germany - WC2014 Qualifier


Faroe Islands

PlayerGoalimpactAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Gunnar Nielsen78.726.9Silkeborg IF211880
Pol Justinussen90.424.6NSA Runavik13711898
Atli Gregersen96.931.2Vikingur16014795
Viljormur Davidsen81.522.1NSA Runavik9811
Johan Davidsen99.125.6HB Torshavn13512266
Rogvi Baldvinsson88.623.7Bryne FK292547
Daniel Udsen110.830.0EB/Streymur544054
Suni Olsen88.232.5B36 Torshavn16512775
Christian Holst76.031.7Silkeborg IF17913327
Joan Edmundsson78.022.1Viking FK765445
Frodi Benjaminsen83.535.7HB Torshavn22520652
Bench
Hans Jörgensen78.023.1HB Torshavn494616
Kristian Joensen85.520.7NSA Runavik746700
Heini Vatnsdal71.321.9HB Torshavn796818
Erling Jacobsen96.723.5Vikingur11810559
Hallur Hansson86.721.1Aalborg BK484182
Christian Mouritsen109.124.7HB Torshavn1269850


Deutschland

PlayerGoalimpactAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Manuel Neuer167.927.4Bayern München35433154
Marcel Schmelzer146.025.6Borussia Dortmund22519568
Per Mertesacker150.628.9Arsenal FC42338964
Philipp Lahm187.829.8Bayern München53047629
Jerome Boateng147.525.0Bayern München29323355
Mesut Özil171.324.9Real Madrid35626206
Thomas Müller170.824.0Bayern München27721882
Toni Kroos148.023.7Bayern München24917309
Sami Khedira146.926.4Real Madrid31524869
Julian Draxler132.719.9FC Schalke 041368645
Miroslav Klose158.835.2Lazio Roma57442799
Bench
Ron-Robert Zieler112.624.5Hannover 9614213289
Rene Adler115.428.6Hamburger SV24723064
Mats Hummels149.224.7Borussia Dortmund26623340
Benedikt Höwedes129.325.5FC Schalke 0425021369
Sidney Sam124.425.6Bayer Leverkusen21915182
Andre Schürrle120.022.8Chelsea FC17112964
Sven Bender125.224.3Borussia Dortmund22715815
Max Kruse108.225.5Bor. Mönchengladbach22217394
Mario Gomez152.128.1ACF Fiorentina41727989


U21 EC Qualifier: Ireland vs. Germany


Just as a supplement to the ongoing match between Ireland's and Germany's U21.

Irland [U21]

PlayerGoalimpactAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Aaron McCarey99.021.6Walsall FC211894
Sean McGinty88.920.1Sheffield United12918
Anthony O'Connor95.120.9Burton Albion585363
Shane Duffy93.221.7Everton FC352786
Matt Doherty93.921.6Wolverhampton Wanderers615448
Michael Harriman89.720.9Gillingham FC282431
Anthony Forde91.719.8Scunthorpe United442468
Samir Carruthers108.720.4Milton Keynes Dons322438
Sean Murray99.019.9Watford FC513445
Callum Reilly97.319.9Birmingham City231498
Aiden O'Brien93.619.9Crawley Town13444
Bench
Jack Grealish108.218.0171110
Graham Burke106.619.9Shrewsbury Town171238
Connor Smith103.720.5Watford FC15735
Sean McDermott95.920.3Sandnes Ulf343162
Joe Shaughnessy91.521.2Aberdeen FC322702
Charles Dunne88.120.5Wycombe Wanderers474103
Barry McNamee81.221.52123


Deutschland [U21]

PlayerGoalimpactAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Marc-Andre ter Stegen118.721.3Bor. Mönchengladbach13712880
Michael Vitzthum97.721.2Karlsruher SC1028850
Antonio Rüdiger101.320.5VfB Stuttgart765610
Shkodran Mustafi94.121.4Sampdoria211364
Erik Durm95.021.3Borussia Dortmund II886710
Amin Younes107.720.1Bor. Mönchengladbach794909
Nico Schulz101.320.4Hertha BSC916231
Moritz Leitner121.120.7VfB Stuttgart1065129
Jonas Hofmann105.921.1Borussia Dortmund1138843
Leon Goretzka101.018.6FC Schalke 04604928
Kevin Volland106.721.11899 Hoffenheim13310528
Bench
Robin Knoche121.421.3VfL Wolfsburg12110467
Leonardo Bittencourt92.419.7Hannover 96775188
Philipp Hofmann114.620.4FC Ingolstadt 041047928
Bernd Leno115.121.5Bayer Leverkusen15414322
Marvin Plattenhardt104.121.61. FC Nürnberg946991
Danny da Costa111.820.1FC Ingolstadt 04796704
Özkan Yildirim102.220.4Werder Bremen442743

Given that Germany is already 0:3 in lead, predicting a victory is no rocket science anymore. Anyway, according their Goalimpact, Germany is the better team, too. After the break, Bittencourt will instead of Jonas Hofmann, weakening the team slightly. Ireland, on contrast, exchanged Forde for Smith, making the team's average score somewhat higher.