Goalkeeper-xG Launch: The World's First Goalkeeper-Specific Data And Analytics Consultancy

News • Nov 8, 2022

Goalkeeper-xG Launch: The World's First Goalkeeper-Specific Data And Analytics Consultancy
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The Goalkeeper.com Group, in partnership with Dr John Harrison PhD, is proud to announce the launch of Goalkeeper-xG. 

Goalkeeper-xG is a goalkeeper-specific data and analytics consultancy, utilising the advanced statistical modelling techniques of Dr John Harrison. Breaking the lines as to how goalkeeper performance is measured, and determining a goalkeeper’s relative financial value to a club, the Goalkeeper-xG models will help:

  • Optimise scouting and recruitment to find goalkeepers that quantitatively fit a team
  • Improve current goalkeepers on the principle of marginal gains
  • Produce better academy goalkeepers to grow your department organically 
     

Dr Harrison holds a Cambridge PhD in Astronomy, making 99 appearances for Cambridge University AFC. He played at the highest level of university football and was awarded the Cambridge Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award in 2020. His statistical work has been featured in The Athletic and The Telegraph on multiple occasions, and was used by Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

The Goalkeeper-xG statistical model goes beyond the current capabilities of mainstream providers, taking into account a wider range of variables and factors that allow the overall value of a goalkeeper to their team to be assessed. We can summarise overall goalkeeper value in goals, focusing solely on the factors impacting the goalkeeper rather than a team’s defensive quality or defensive mistakes.

The Goalkeeper-xG model can also quantitatively show the monetary value a goalkeeper’s actions are worth to any given club in Europe’s top leagues. 

Current work with a selection of elite-level clubs, including Premier League and Bundesliga sides, and a national team, is testament to the growing demand for Goalkeeper-xG’s work. Going forward, we are very excited to continue to help teams navigate the goalkeeper transfer market with confidence.

Goalkeeper-xG is currently open to taking on a limited number of new clients. If you are interested in working with Dr Harrison and Goalkeeper-xG, contact him via DM on Twitter, @jhdharrison1, via the Goalkeeper.com social media accounts, or email [email protected].


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