RSSSF

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Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
RSSSF
RSSSFlogo.png
Available inEnglish
Created by
  • Lars Aarhus
  • Kent Hedlundh
  • Karel Stokkermans
URLwww.rsssf.com
LaunchedJanuary 1994; 28 years ago (1994-01), as Northern European Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (NERSSSF)
Current statusActive

The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) is an international organization dedicated to collecting statistics about association football.[1] The foundation aims to build an exhaustive archive of football-related information from around the world.

History[edit]

This enterprise, according to its founders, was created in January 1994[2] by three regulars of the Rec.Sport.Soccer (RSS) Usenet newsgroup: Lars Aarhus, Kent Hedlundh, and Karel Stokkermans. It was originally known as the "North European Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation", but the geographical reference was dropped as its membership from other regions grew.

Today[when?] the RSSSF has members and contributors from all around the world, and has spawned seven spin-off projects to more closely follow the leagues of that project's home country. The spin-off projects are dedicated to Albania, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, Poland (90minut.pl), Romania, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Egypt.

This enterprise was for many years closely tied with the newsgroup RSS, and it still maintains an archive (last updated 15 June 2003) of what some of its contributors consider to be the best posts of RSS.

Reception[edit]

RSSSF's database has been described as the "very best" for football data.[2][3]

Spin-off projects[edit]

90minut.pl (Poland)[edit]

The 90minut.pl is a Polish internet football portal, operating since 1 January 2003. The initiators of the creation of the website were Paweł Mogielnicki and Maciej Kusina, and other people associated with the website mogiel.net, which was established at the beginning of 1996.[4][5]

The site is an archive and database of teams, footballers, referees and Polish football competitions (from the Klasa C to the Ekstraklasa), as well as international and national teams. Contains the current results. It also offers a wide range of goalscorers in matches, but it differs from the official statistics kept by Ekstraklasa (e.g. in the match on 4 February 2022 Zagłębie Lubin v. Legia Warsaw, the portal recognizes Kacper Skibicki as the goal scorer at 0–2,[6] although officially it was an own goal by Bartosz Kopacz).[7]

Rec.Sport.Soccer Player of the Year[edit]

Since 1992 a vote for the Best Footballer in the World among the readers of the rec.sport.soccer newsgroup. It was held yearly until 2005, but for some reason the award was discontinued. The voting works as follows: each voter choses 5 players, at most 2 of the same nationality, in order; these obtain 5 to 1 points. The nationality restriction was dropped for the 2003 vote, in which voting was restricted to 173 pre-selected players.[8]

Year Rank Player Team Votes
1992[9] 1st Netherlands Marco van Basten Italy AC Milan 207
2nd Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain FC Barcelona 87
3rd Denmark Peter Schmeichel England Manchester United 62
1993[10] 1st Italy Roberto Baggio Italy Juventus 407
2nd Brazil Romário Spain FC Barcelona 295
3rd Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Italy Inter Milan 178
1994[11] 1st Brazil Romário Spain FC Barcelona 269
2nd Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain FC Barcelona 254
3rd Italy Paolo Maldini Italy AC Milan 158
1995[12] 1st Liberia George Weah Italy AC Milan 153
2nd Italy Paolo Maldini Italy AC Milan 102
3rd Netherlands Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Ajax 88
1996[13] 1st Brazil Ronaldo Spain FC Barcelona 348
2nd England Alan Shearer England Newcastle United 241
3rd Germany Matthias Sammer Germany Borussia Dortmund 215
1997[14] 1st Brazil Ronaldo Italy Inter Milan 276
2nd France Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 129
3rd Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina 75
1998[15] 1st France Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 335
2nd Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina 175
3rd France Lilian Thuram Italy Parma 136
1999[16] 1st Brazil Rivaldo Spain FC Barcelona 536
2nd England David Beckham England Manchester United 313
3rd Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy AC Milan 186
2000[17] 1st Portugal Luís Figo Spain Real Madrid 648
2nd France Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 535
3rd Brazil Rivaldo Spain FC Barcelona 272
2001[18] 1st England Michael Owen England Liverpool 288
2nd Portugal Luís Figo Spain Real Madrid 234
3rd Spain Raúl Spain Real Madrid 216
2002[19] 1st Brazil Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 447
2nd Brazil Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid 371
3rd France Zinedine Zidane Spain Real Madrid 341
2003[20] 1st Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus 818
2nd France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 540
3rd France Zinedine Zidane Spain Real Madrid 350
2004[21] 1st Brazil Ronaldinho Spain FC Barcelona 437
2nd Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy AC Milan 329
3rd Portugal Deco Spain FC Barcelona 297
2005[22] 1st Brazil Ronaldinho Spain FC Barcelona 482
2nd England Frank Lampard England Chelsea 281
3rd England Steven Gerrard England Liverpool 191

Wins by player[edit]

# Player Winner Runner-up Third place
1 Brazil Ronaldo 3 (1996, 1997, 2002)
2 Brazil Ronaldinho 2 (2004, 2005)
3 France Zinedine Zidane 1 (1998) 2 (1997, 2000) 2 (2002, 2003)
4 Brazil Romário 1 (1994) 1 (1993)
Portugal Luís Figo 1 (2000) 1 (2001)
6 Brazil Rivaldo 1 (1999) 1 (2000)
7 Netherlands Marco van Basten 1 (1992)
Italy Roberto Baggio 1 (1993)
Liberia George Weah 1 (1995)
England Michael Owen 1 (2001)
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd 1 (2003)
12 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov 2 (1992, 1994)
13 Italy Paolo Maldini 1 (1995) 1 (1994)
Argentina Gabriel Batistuta 1 (1998) 1 (1997)
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1 (2004) 1 (1999)
16 England Alan Shearer 1 (1996)
England David Beckham 1 (1999)
Brazil Roberto Carlos 1 (2002)
France Thierry Henry 1 (2003)
England Frank Lampard 1 (2005)
21 Denmark Peter Schmeichel 1 (1992)
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp 1 (1993)
Germany Matthias Sammer 1 (1996)
France Lilian Thuram 1 (1998)
Spain Raúl 1 (2001)
Portugal Deco 1 (2004)
England Steven Gerrard 1 (2005)

Wins by country[edit]

# Country Winner Runner-up Third place
1  Brazil 7 (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005) 2 (1993, 2002) 1 (2000)
2  France 1 (1998) 3 (1997, 2000, 2003) 3 (1998, 2002, 2003)
3  England 1 (2001) 3 (1996, 1999, 2005) 1 (2005)
4  Portugal 1 (2000) 1 (2001) 1 (2004)
 Italy 1 (1993) 1 (1995) 1 (1994)
6  Netherlands 1 (1992) 1 (1993)
7  Liberia 1 (1995)
 Czech Republic 1 (2003)
9  Bulgaria 2 (1992, 1994)
10  Argentina 1 (1998) 1 (1997)
 Ukraine 1 (2004) 1 (1999)
12  Denmark 1 (1992)
 Germany 1 (1996)
 Spain 1 (2001)

Wins by club[edit]

# Club Winner Runner-up Third place
1 Spain FC Barcelona 5 (1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005) 3 (1992, 1993, 1994) 1 (2000)
2 Italy Juventus 3 (1993, 1998, 2003) 2 (1997, 2000)
3 Spain Real Madrid 2 (2000, 2002) 2 (2001, 2002) 3 (2001, 2002, 2003)
4 Italy AC Milan 2 (1992, 1995) 2 (1995, 2004) 2 (1994, 1999)
5 Italy Inter Milan 1 (1997) 1 (1993)
England Liverpool 1 (2001) 1 (2005)
7 England Manchester United 1 (1999) 1 (1992)
Italy Fiorentina 1 (1998) 1 (1997)
9 England Newcastle United 1 (1996)
England Arsenal 1 (2003)
England Chelsea 1 (2005)
12 Netherlands Ajax 1 (1995)
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 (1996)
Italy Parma 1 (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Introduction Page of the RSSSF – The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Loek Groot (25 January 2008). Economics, Uncertainty and European Football: Trends in Competitive Balance. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-78100-823-2.
  3. ^ Richard Witzig (2006). The Global Art of Soccer. CusiBoy Publishing. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-9776688-0-9.
  4. ^ "Paweł Mogielnicki, twórca 90minut.pl: Nie wierzę w internetową resocjalizację. Próba wojenki kończy się półrocznym banem". naTemat.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  5. ^ "90minut.pl". www.90minut.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Zagłębie Lubin 1–3 Legia Warszawa". www.90minut.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  7. ^ "[SKRÓT] Zagłębie 1:3 Legia: Mistrz opuszcza strefę spadkową" (in Polish). Ekstraklasa. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year Award". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1992". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1993". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1994". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1995". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  13. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1996". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1997". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1998". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 1999". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  17. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2000". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  18. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2001". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  19. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2002". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  20. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2003". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  21. ^ "Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2004". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  22. ^ "Call For Votes – Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2005". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2022.

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