The Audi Player Index is an innovative player performance rating system in soccer that uses a data based model to record nearly every performance relevant action on the field.
86 different components, and up to 2,000 registered and evaluated player actions per match are live collected.
- Why was the Audi Player Index created?
- How is the Audi Player Index calculated?
- How is the player data collected?
- What is the most influential play possible?
- Can a player’s score decrease during a game?
- What is the least influential play possible, resulting in a loss of points?
- How frequently is the Audi Player Index updated?
- Who developed the Audi Player Index?
Audi has entered a new era of data-based performance analysis in football with the Audi Player Index (API). The aim of the Audi Player Index was to offer a new, more objective means of player analysis and in that way also to develop a new method for deciding the “man of the match.
Nearly each action on the field is rated according to:
- The amount of positive or negative impact on the team’s success
- The position of the player and key tasks
- The place (zone) on the field where the action takes place
Player data is collected using OPTA, one of the world's leading live, detailed sports data providers. Three expert analysts cover each match:
- one collects all of the home team actions
- one covers the away team
- one analyst checks the data for consistency and adds additional layers of data
OPTA data is then fed through the Audi Player Index scoring filter to generate the player’s score.
Penalty saved by a player – 335 points.
Goal scored from outside the box by a midfielder– 545 points.
Yes. Actions such as failed passes, or lost tackle result in negative scoring.
When a goal keeper commits an error leading to a goal, 375 points are removed from his score.
The Audi Player Index is updated continuously throughout match play.
The Audi Player Index was developed in 2015 by Audi AG for the Audi Cup and is now gradually being introduced at the partner clubs.