Soccer statistics are data gathered on previous to present results of the favorite sport in the world. It consists of game results, team rankings, player rankings, scores and many statistical data related to the sport.
The information gathered are archived and posted in various sports websites, RSS feed, newsgroups forums and also published with various sports magazines to update sports fans on the latest happenings and standings. Usually, these statistics are regularly updated every month or every year.
There are a lot of companies and organizations responsible in gathering these soccer statistics for publication. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) were able to gather data and produced the Club World Ranking on a monthly basis. The rankings consist of one year events from continental and intercontinental from national leagues including the national cup results. Results of continental competitions are carefully evaluated depending on the importance. Only those organized competitions that are duly recognized by FIFA are included in the results of the statistics of IFFHS.
Gathering of statistics is of great importance in the sport in order to have a strong basis in identifying who among the leagues have made it on top. Leagues that were able to reach the ranks are given due recognition. The statistic results are also used by different leagues to provide them basis of their performance from the past to present so as to give them opportunities in planning and preparing for future events. These types of data become part of historical archived for the sport.
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