This soccer database enables you to search for country and club results, for the composition of teams of countries and clubs, and for the careers of players, from different angles. At the moment it reaches back to the year 1965 and focuses on 40 European countries and 8 Latin American countries and the clubs in their highest national leagues.
Datasoccer is a unique source of information for the true football enthousiast with an eye for history, as well as for the professional football writer.
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Messages of the publisher:
1. The basic principles of choosing or omitting content.
The outlook of database is very much international. English is used as being a broadly understood language. Text is kept to a minimum, in short remarks, and in the menu of the database.
The database covers at present the years from 1965 to 2008. onward. It is intended to cover the era from the end of World War II, the beginning of the modern history of football. And of course every year last year’s information is entered in the database.
As for comprehensiveness we intend to incorporate the players, clubs and countries who have made the history of football.
Focusing on the best players in the world has made us set the limit at all international, capped players of the “A” teams, (and in some cases the Olympic teams, in cases where it arguably is the strongest national selection). Besides these players we feature the uncapped players of the top clubs that in our view complete the picture of the players who made the history of football..
Speaking of clubs we have drawn the limit at those playing at the highest national level. This means some clubs through the years fall out of or come (back) into consideration.
As to which countries to include or not to include the guiding principle is to focus on the countries that have in the past and present shaped and continue to shape the history of international football. This is of course an ever changing picture that will need adjusting from time to time.
Limited time and lack of information here also play their part. As for now we have included the European countries with the exception of the small and very small football powers that mostly have never qualified for a major final international tournament. Of the American continent the foremost South American footballing countries have been included leaving out (as yet) Equador, Bolivia and Venezuela. From Northern and Central America only Mexico figures as yet. The rising footballing nations of Africa, Asia and Oceania are yet to be included.
The imagery and pageantry of club colours and national colours, reflected in outfits and emblems, and their development through the years, are essential to any football enthousiast. It is therefore part of the intended layout of our database. We present an impression of a player in club outfit, and have advanced so far to present all national teams and clubs from western and mediterranean Europe.
In this respect shirt sponsoring is a hard nut to crack. The representation of shirt sponsoring in drawings of players in club outfits has been left out for esthetical and obvious legal reasons. With many commentators and writers we do abhor the ruining of traditional club shirts by depicting company and brand names. The brands of outfits are sometimes better recognizable than the club’s identity in colours and emblems. On the other hand the football shirt without sponsors’ names nowadays looks in some way empty and outdated. Included are the club and national team outfit or outfits considered to be the most typical.
For obvious legal reasons we have not included club emblems.
3. Typographical restrictions.
We have refrained from representing a number of diacritic signs used in Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian and Turkish. Reason is that using non standard signs might lead to misrepresentation of texts depending on user’s computers.
For originally Cyrillic and Greek names a transcription has been used derived from the English.
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You are welcome as a registered user and hopefully as a subscriber to Datasoccer!
FREE 10 CREDITS
The 10 welcoming free credits were meant to familiarize you a bit with the database and of course help you to decide on the subscription.
You may care to read the introductory text to the content of the database on the homepage as well.
Basic subscription includes 100 credits, and costs 10 euro including 19% VAT.
Full subscription includes 400 credits, and costs 30 euro including 19% VAT.
With 100 credits you can perform 100 searches in the database, with 400 of course 400 searches.
The subscription to datasoccer may stretch for a period of a year on average. For the incidental users it may last longer. For the avid amateur of football facts and history, it may last shorter, in which case a consecutive second or third subscription perhaps will do. The use of credits is made visible on screen for the user.
For those “heavy users” or institutions that would want the use of the database on a larger scale for their members or clients I am open to suggestions for special arrangements. (If a search would cover more than 10 years, then an extra credit will be deducted from your account for every 10 years period. So a search covering 1 to 10 years takes one credit; 11 to 20 years takes two credits, 21 to 30 credits takes three.)
TAILOR MADE INFORMATION ON REQUEST BY E-MAIL
The content of the database rests solidly in my collection of football books, annuals, and magazines from all over the world, to which has come to be added information published online on the Internet. My collection includes materials in languages ranging from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese to some Slavic and Northern European languages. These materials contain a huge amount of extra factual information, special perspective, image, detail and anecdote impossible to represent in the database.
I am willing to respond by e-mail to registered user’s requests of information from these sources. In some cases the database will not provide a piece of information on your wanted list, that I could provide this way. In another case the database would hint to subjects that trigger your interest to some deeper delving.
As for now I welcome requests at a price of 5 euro, including 19% VAT, for a straight search of information taking no longer than 4 hours, on no cure no pay.basis.
Pay for the subscription into my bank account as stated below under PAYMENT DETAILS.
I will activate your requested subscription of 100 or 400 credits within three days of receiving the subscription fee in my bank account. Realistically I have to make an exception for longer holidays and unforeseeable circumstances outside my power, such as failure of Internet provider’s services, and personal calamities.
For requests of tailor made information I plan to first answer your e-mail to confirm receiving the request, and state my being able or not to fulfil the request, and if so within which period of time. After receiving the fee involved in my bank account (see under PAYMENT DETAILS below) I will answer the request within the agreed period. Realistically I again have to make an exception for unforeseeable circumstances outside my power, such as failure of Internet provider’s services, and personal calamities.
I plan to inform all subscribers y e-mail if circumstances of this nature would occur, and when I will have my longer holidays.
Payment is into my account at the Rabo Bank Bodegraven-Woerden U.A.:
In case of payment from a Dutch bank: account number 1491.88.137 to “BD Soccerbase”;
In case of payment from a bank account outside the Netherlands: the IBAN number at my bank is NL46RABO0149188137 and the individual code of my bank is BIC RABONL2U.
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Although extensive care has been taken to present the true and correct facts the hereunder mentioned author of this database cannot be held responsible for mistakes.
SUBSCRIBER’S RIGHTS AND WRONGS
As a subscriber you are granted the right to use the database and its content privately as an amateur researcher, student or enthousiast of football’s fact and history, or professionally in a journalist’s capacity. You are not allowed to use, reproduce or extract from the database and its content for any exploitation directed at third parties nor to any other use outside the private sphere. Journalists are however welcomed to use the content of the database in their professional activities as well, but are restricted to use it as a source of information to the benefit of their own journalistic output.
I wish you to have great times using the database to expand your knowledge of football in 45 major footballing nations of the world.
Jonathan Swiftweg 26
3446 ZE Woerden
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE ADDED VALUE OF THIS DATABASE COMPARED TO ALL OTHER DATABASES CONCERNING FOOTBALL?
Compared to other databases we have tried to maintain a uniform broad scope of information on all the nations featured. We do not give more coverage to the stars or the more glamorous clubs. Hot news is not our business.
There is one unique added value that we would like to highlight.
The existing databases do not offer information on a very essential point: that is the position of the player on the field, from goalkeeper to outside left.
Much effort has been put in giving the players a number according tot their position in the line up, on the field. And of course the meaning of these 11 field positions is recorded and explained in the database. This is especially important as playing systems evolve in time.
Another point of difference is that we have deliberately limited the information of numbers of points and goals for or against in final standings of national leagues, nor minutes of scored goals, numbers of spectators in matches. These details do not add much to the story. We have tried to keep to the essentials.
Furthermore we have tried to bring some points to attention in the form of clarifying remarks, help of the user, where other databases are lacking in this service. We try to deliver the history of modern football in the arranging of the essential facts, which here and there need clarifying.
WHO DO YOU SEE AS SUBSCRIBERS TO DATASOCCER?
HOW DO I FIND A PLAYER?
WHAT TO DO WHEN I AM NOT SURE OF THE SPELLING OF THE NAME?
HOW TO LOOK FOR A (FOREIGN)CLUB, WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE NAME?
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF A CERTAIN CLUB IS CONSIDERED A TOP CLUB?
HOW DO I FIND THE RESULTS OF A CLUB I HAVE SELECTED?
I AM SURE THE CLUB I AM LOOKING FOR IS FEATURED IN THE DATABASE BUT I CAN’T FIND IT BY TYPING THREE LETTERS OF THE NAME. WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH NAME CHANGES OF CLUBS?
HOW TO COPE WITH CLUBS HAVING THE SAME NAME?
HOW HAVE YOU TREATED CLUB MERGERS AND TERMINATION OF CLUBS?
HOW DO I LOOK FOR MATCH RESULTS OF COUNTRIES?
WHAT IS SHOWN OF THE CAREERS OF THE PLAYERS IN THE DATABASE?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF TERMS IN THE RECORDS UNDER COMPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL TEAM?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF TERMS IN THE RECORDS UNDER INDIVIDUAL CLUB RESULTS?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF TERMS IN THE RECORDS UNDER SEASON’S RESULTS OF ALL CLUBS?
WHY HAVE YOU INCLUDED THE LINE UPS OF TOP CLUBS AS PART OF THE DATABASE?
HOW HAVE YOU COPED WITH CLUBS AND PLAYERS SUBSEQUENTLY BELONGING TO DIFFERENT STATES?
WHY HAVE YOU SOMETIMES LISTED TOP 10, RESP. TOP 5 OR TOP 3 SCORERS?
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SPECIAL NOTATION OF INTERNATIONAL MATCH RESULTS?