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Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by ogbiwa: 9:01am On Sep 08, 2021
The debate over football's greatest player of all time has raged for as long as anyone can remember, but now, finally, it has been solved - by a Mathematician at the University of Oxford.

Public chats, social media spats and hours and hours of punditry have long centred on deciding football's GOAT, with strong cases put forward for the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele and Diego Maradona.

There's an argument to be made for each and everyone one of the above, but there can only be one true GOAT.

And top mathematician Dr Tom Crawford of Oxford University has come up with a formula to determine once and for all the greatest men's footballer of all time.

Commissioned by LiveScore, one of the world’s leading real-time sports updates providers, Dr Crawford analysed dozens of history’s most iconic footballers to determine the GOAT.

The in-depth analysis looked at ten of the best players of all time who have won a minimum of two Ballon d’Or awards in their career.

Dr Crawford then assessed these players using seven weighted categories - Club Goals, Club Titles, International Goals, International Titles, Ballon d’Or Awards, Individual Records, and 'Z-factor’ Seasons.

According to Oxford's finest, 'Z factor' seasons signify a campaign where the impact of a player significantly out-performed any other from the previous five seasons.

Having factored in all of those criteria, Dr Crawford was able to determine that new Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo is the undisputed GOAT - eclipsing Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo scored an incredible 100 per cent on the GOAT index, putting him 6 per cent clear of Messi, who swapped Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.

Both players have produced incredible statistics throughout their careers, with the Argentine scoring 711 goals in 884 appearances and the Portuguese finding the back of the net 748 times in 1026 games.

Brazilian legend Pele is third in LiveScore's index, while Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas and the original Ronaldo complete the top five.

Remarkably, there is no room in the top eight for Argentina hero Diego Maradona.

He is ninth in the GOAT list, behind Marco van Basten, Alfredo Di Stefano and Michael Platini.

There is no doubt that Maradona was one of the greatest to play the game, but the algorithm took into consideration the sporadic nature of his brilliance across a relatively small number of seasons.

Influential Dutchman Johan Cruyff rounds out the top ten.

Ric Leask, Marketing Director at LiveScore, said: "As football fans we have all grown up mesmerised by the most iconic players of our respective generations.

"However, when it comes to debating the Greatest of all Time, crowning the G.O.A.T. has been a difficult challenge.

"For the first time, we wanted to apply the science of maths to help us solve the eternal question, and it has been fascinating to watch Professor Tom Crawford pour over the numbers on behalf of millions of global fans.

"The G.O.A.T. Index is about far more than a score, for us it helps to settle a debate that has run for generations.

"In May, we backed our man as we unveiled Cristiano Ronaldo as our Official Global Brand Ambassador, and now we know for sure that we have the maths on our side.”

Dr Tom Crawford, Mathematician at the University of Oxford, added: As a massive football fan, I have long debated with my friends who the greatest player of all time is.

"I have loved bringing maths to the masses over the past few years, so being able to showcase how you can use it within the world of football has been a lot of fun.

"Whilst Cristiano Ronaldo has come out on top from my algorithm, it is clear that all the other players’ stats are absolutely incredible, and I am sure the debate will continue!"

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/football-goat-ronaldo-messi-maradona-24927379

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by OJEEMAH(m): 9:07am On Sep 08, 2021
Maths & football?? Very ridiculous!

Puskas ahead of Maradona & Ronaldo Del Lima shows mathematical calculation is not applicable in football otherwise FIFA would have been using this same algorithm all these years.

Thank God he said its a statistics used in maths to represent how outstanding a particular event is.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Amotolongbo(f): 9:14am On Sep 08, 2021
OJEEMAH:
Maths & football?? Very ridiculous!

Puskas ahead of Maradona & Ronaldo Del Lima shows mathematical calculation is not applicable in football otherwise FIFA would have been using this same algorithm all these years.

Thank God he said its a statistics used in maths to represent how outstanding a particular event is.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Adekunlebright(m): 9:33am On Sep 08, 2021
The two goats are the real record breaker.
It will take a longer period to be re broken

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by nelsonebby(m): 10:00am On Sep 08, 2021
Ridiculous. There's more to football than scoring goals

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by paulolee(m): 11:30am On Sep 08, 2021
maths professor wey suppose free football n focus on maths..bt he choosed to allow sentiments cloud his reasoning..
I think this professor and his algorithm should be arrested and jailed for his sentimental n shallow reasoning..
messi have more trophies, awards n more ballon d or won, Leo have 711 goals in just 884 games n cr7 has 748 in 1026 games, but the prof algorithm still placed cr7 as 100%..
he ended by saying the debate would continue but not knowing dt his algorithm did nothing to d debate..
besides...nothing in science world can be 100% perfect...

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by paulolee(m): 11:32am On Sep 08, 2021
OJEEMAH:
Maths & football?? Very ridiculous!

Puskas ahead of Maradona & Ronaldo Del Lima shows mathematical calculation is not applicable in football otherwise FIFA would have been using this same algorithm all these years.

Thank God he said its a statistics used in maths to represent how outstanding a particular event is.

leave the bias joker because nobody can be 100% in science n he forgets dt leo had more awards, trophies n even 2 years younger than cr7..
the professor still insisted on messaging cr7 ego thinking he would get a slice of bread from him.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by paulolee(m): 11:35am On Sep 08, 2021
Toeze:
Professor has not solved anything. He has only added more fuel to the fire, which I'm sure was the original purpose of this anyway.
I stopped reading after seeing puskas ahead of maradona...maybe his algorithm is based on goals n dts wat cr7 gat ahead of this legends because even cr7 himself knows dt messi is currently ahead of him n also knows dt football GOAT isn't just about goals, ask dea alli n puskas
still wonder why dis algorithm isnt used in deciding football awards like ballon d or..
maybe dts wats used in deciding Dubai d or dt cr7 always end up winning..

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by paulolee(m): 11:44am On Sep 08, 2021
nelsonebby:
Ridiculous. There's more to football than scoring goals
simple bro...dts wat some cr7 fanatics know but bias n sentiments wont make them agree to dt..
football is an all round game n being d GOAT is not jus by scoring goals n dts why winning d european golden shoe isnt a must dt u would endup winning the ballon d or award..

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by ThierryJay: 12:53pm On Sep 08, 2021
Lol, this is what is called working to the answer grin grin

It's obvious it is a "sponsored" exercise like the Dubai D'or. CR recently became the global brand ambassador for Livescores who commissioned the exercise and so a result that does not project him as their best will be unacceptable for their brand.

The very fact that this Pendussor's methodology places Maradona as lower than Platini, Puskas and Van Basten already showcases the report as a pile of shitload. Platini that isnt even considered as great as Zidane? Again, how is Zidane and Ronaldinho not even in the list at all?

The Pendussor already get wetin dey hin mind, he con sprinkle some sakamanjematics to whine hin fellow pendumbos, knowing that they rarely think through grin

How will CR score "hundred hundred" across all seven criteria? Is he in Nursery class? Haba, oga scientist give room for some parallax and human error na even if dem no teach you grin

The best indicators of a player's individual brilliance is the World best/Ballon D'or award followed by man of the match awards and trophies. Messi has more Ballon D'ors, and way more MOTM awards and total trophies than CR. How can CR still then be scored equal or higher than Messi in these same areas to show the buffoonery of this analysis?. Imagine giving a Ballon D'or award the same weight as total number of international goals, meaning Ali Daei and Kaka would be considered to be on the same greatness level grin grin

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by OJEEMAH(m): 1:20pm On Sep 08, 2021
paulolee:

leave the bias joker because nobody can be 100% in science n he forgets dt leo had more awards, trophies n even 2 years younger than cr7..
the professor still insisted on messaging cr7 ego thinking he would get a slice of bread from him.
Like you rightly said, its just to massage his ego. In the award category, am sure Professor added irrelevant awards like Dubai D'or & Best abi Golden Foot Award to boost Ronaldo's points grin grin grin

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by ThierryJay: 1:45pm On Sep 08, 2021
OJEEMAH:
Like you right said, its just to massage his ego. In the award category, am sure he added Dubai D'or & Best abi Golden Foot Award to boost Ronaldo's points grin grin grin

OJ, It's the Dubai'D'or all over again o. They now had to look for a stooge scientist to give it a credible outlook.

Shit packaged in Gold coverings is still shit o Buhahahaa

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by OJEEMAH(m): 2:02pm On Sep 08, 2021
ThierryJay:
Lol, this is what is called working to the answer grin grin

The very fact that this Pendussor's methodology places Maradona as lesser than Platini (who isn't even greater than Zidane), Puskas and Van Basten already showcases the report as a pile of shitload. Again, how is Zizou and Ronaldinho not in the list of the greatest players of all time?

The Pendussor already get wetin dey hin mind, he con sprinkle some sakamanjematics to whine hin fellow pendumbos, knowing that they rarely think through grin

How will CR score "hundred hundred" across all seven criteria? Is he in Nursery classes? Haba, oga scientist give room for some parallax and human error na even if dem no teach you grin

The best indicators of a player's individual brilliance is the World best/Ballon D'or award followed by man of the match awards and trophies. Messi has more Ballon D'ors, and way more MOTM and total trophies than CR. How can CR still then be scored equal or higher than Messi in these same areas to show the buffoonery of this analysis?

I'm not surprised sha. It's obvious this is a "sponsored" exercise like the Dubai D'or. CR is the global brand ambassador for Livescores who commissioned the exercise and so a result that does not project him as their best is unacceptable, hence Baba mathematician had to conform. Imagine giving a Ballon D'or award the same weight as total number of international goals and titles, meaning Ali Daei and Kaka would be considered to be on the same greatness level grin grin



Imagine the flawed analysis, Puskas ahead of Maradona??

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by OJEEMAH(m): 2:09pm On Sep 08, 2021
ThierryJay:


OJ, It's the Dubai'D'or all over again o. They now had to look for a stooge scientist to give it a credible outlook.

Shit packaged in Gold coverings is still shit o Buhahahaa

Shit packaged in Gold coverings is still shit o Buhahahaa........... Abeg no bust my belle this afternoon grin grin

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by HedwigesMaduro(m): 3:11pm On Sep 08, 2021
OJEEMAH:
Maths & football?? Very ridiculous!

Puskas ahead of Maradona & Ronaldo Del Lima shows mathematical calculation is not applicable in football otherwise FIFA would have been using this same algorithm all these years.

Thank God he said its a statistics used in maths to represent how outstanding a particular event is.


Football is not a stats game like American sports (although because of Ronaldo people are trying to make it a stats game). If the idiocy of the modern fans (who are moved more by PR, physique and fashion than actual football ability) is to be used in those days (when players' abilities were used to rate them and not all these goals stats, trophies won etc), people would have rated Gerd Muller ahead of Johann Cruyff and Maradona.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Patrickker(m): 4:43pm On Sep 08, 2021
Stats don't lie. Respect to the GOAT

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Nobody: 5:35pm On Sep 08, 2021
Patrickker:
Stats don't lie. Respect to the GOAT
Comments don't lie. Respect to ignorance

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Enudapan: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
Nah eh! No qualms
CR7 remains the only valid odogwu
Goat any other person nah she goat

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by dynicks(m): 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
Abeg make one good Samaritan provide/develop formular to use predict sure game as bet9ja don do me many unfair things!!

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by BlackyOne(m): 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
If the mathematics professor took time to write so much instead of analyzing equations then I'm sorry for his/her students.

CR7 is the GOAT
Messi is the � agutan or ewure or ewu

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Daniiel: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Alexis11: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
Lol... Packaged rubbish!

Using goals and penalties to decide the GOAT.

Even Ronaldo knows that Messi is the real GOAT.

grin

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Nobody: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
This thing reach front page Nawa for all these mumu mods

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by GeneralPula: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
It has been certified Mathematically..

Ororo The Greatest of all time!

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by twilliamx(m): 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
I don't need any formula to know what is glaring fact..

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by punisha: 8:29pm On Sep 08, 2021
Formula for drunkards.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by GOFRONT(m): 8:30pm On Sep 08, 2021
Prof must be a real gambler......He must be a Bet9ja fan.

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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Winters23: 8:30pm On Sep 08, 2021
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Re: Dr Tom Crawford Develops Formula To Determine Football's GOAT. See Results by Sonnobax15(m): 8:30pm On Sep 08, 2021
grin
Wait,am I the only who naturally hate anything that has to do with calculation?

But all these many many mathematical formulas,how are they even applicable to our real lives? undecided

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