Regressive Assists Index
Regressive Assists represents a way to properly recognise which players are most often involved in goal-scoring plays.
The system awards an assist for each of the last two players to touch the ball or have significant involvement in an attacking play before a goal is scored. This includes recognising which players won set-pieces which resulted in goals.
- Player A passes to Player B who crosses for Player C to score. A and B each get an assist.
- A passes to B, who is then fouled, and C scores directly from the free kick. A and B each get an assist.
- A is fouled. B crosses the free-kick to C who scores. A and B each get an assist.
- A wins a corner. B takes it, and C scores with a header. A and B each get an assist.
- A squares the ball across the box. B executes a stepover which freezes the goalkeeper long enough for C to score. A and B each get an assist.
- A presses an opposition defender into playing a soft backpass, which B then runs on to and scores. A gets an assist.
- A wins a corner. B takes the corner, and A scores. A gets an assist and a goal on the same play.
Points are the sum of goals and assists, and therefore represent a players overall contribution to their teams goalscoring effort.