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Castrol launches player ranking system for soccer

MUMBAI: Castrol has launched the Castrol Rankings, an objective football rankings system based on the actual performance of every football player across Europe’s top five leagues.


While other football rankings are based on opinion, Castrol developed o the Castrol Rankings using objective analysis and advanced technology to measure every pass, every tackle and every single move of over 2000 players and games every year.


The Castrol Rankings are updated on a rolling monthly basis and posted on castrolfootball.com. Fans can also customise the Castrol Rankings by player nationality, position or club, allowing them to compare the players or teams they support.


Castrol senior VP Mike Johnson says, " We saw a golden opportunity for Castrol to harness our expertise in analysis, technology and innovation in oil and apply it to the world of ranking football performances. The Castrol Rankings has been 12 months in the making and we’re happy to now launch it. We are in no doubt that the Castrol Rankings will drive debate around who is the best player and we’re excited to be fuelling this. We think football fans will love it.”


Fifa director marketing Thierry Weil says, “Fifa is delighted to have a committed football supporter like Castrol in our select group of commercial affiliates and we are excited to be working together with them. The Castrol Rankings is a new and unique way of rating player performances and we look forward to seeing the debate it encourages over the next year."


The Castrol Index tracks every move on the field and assesses whether it has a positive or negative impact on a team‘s ability to score or concede a goal. A key factor for all areas of performance in the Castrol Index is which zone on the pitch the action takes place. Players receive points for each successful pass they complete but the number of points awarded depends on which zones the ball is passed from and received in.


Similarly, misplaced or intercepted passes are penalised depending on how much trouble the mistake is likely to land the team in. The Castrol Index is also able to split up the rewards of a goal between penalising the goalkeeper for letting in a shot he should have saved and rewarding the attacker for scoring a goal.

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