8 Best Articles on Sports Analytics

The most useful articles on sports analytics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Sports Analytics Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on sports analytics by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. Rasmus Ankersen: How to outthink your competition
  2. How data, not humans, run this Danish football club
  3. Why Nike selected a tech executive as its next CEO
  4. The End of the Beautiful Game? How the Analytics Revolution Is Changing Soccer
  5. The Curious Have Won


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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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