I'm looking for a soccer penalty dataset containing as many following fields as possible:

  • name of the player who shot the penalty
  • name of the goalkeeper
  • penalty outcome (success/fail)
  • ball position, i.e. where player placed the ball (center, bottom left, )
  • teams of the player and goalkeeper
  • time of the penalty during the game
  • player's position (attackers/midfield/defenders)
  • datetime of the game
  • competition name
  • i have this data and regularly produce graphics and stats connected to penalties at @stats4foooty if you are on Twitter. i have about 6,000 penalties from 22 leagues / cups.
    – user12788
    Jun 25, 2016 at 5:00
  • Possibly related: opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/1007/…
    – Karsten W.
    Jan 4, 2018 at 17:58

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I think FIFA used to keep this level of details on its archived statistics page. But now when you go to the url (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/) you get a blank page! I found this reference from The Guardian that aggregated the statistics per team going back to 1930 thru 2006 and made available to download as a spreadsheet. It does not have individual player stats:


If somebody can find copies of the archive, Brenna Curley, Iowa State University, wrote a paper (April 2012) for analyzing the dataset using R.


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