After a stirring World Cup stats success, Total Football tackles Europe's elite cup competition
Total Football – Champions League Review
by Michael Sawh on October 19, 2010
Football know-it-alls; there’s one in every pub, constantly questioning your observations on the beautiful game. Except the next time he tells you that Samir Nasri was the most influential player on the park, you can prove him wrong with this comprehensive app source for Champions League statistics.
Taking all the vital statistical information from football stats titans Opta Sports, Total Football follows on from its impressive World Cup app to give you all the information you could want on the elite European cup competition and more.
Broken down into four main sections; Home, Games, Analysis, and Top 10s, you can oversee all of the groups, forthcoming fixture dates, and take a look back at matches played in this year’s tournament so far. Updating stats for each game which must be done over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection can take a minute or so to download, but once you realise the wealth of information, you can see why.
Clicking into a match, you can access individual player stats which outlines details such as general, passes, shots & goals, attacking, and defending. These categories are broken down further to be even more precise, so if you select the goalkeeper, you can see how many times he has smothered the ball, or how many times he has opted to punch the ball away.
You can choose an individual player and see aspects like player influence which is illustrated by a simple pitch graphic. A bar below which represents the full 90 minutes allows you to slide through the duration of the match letting you see the stats for any given minute in the game, and the contribution of the chosen player at that point.
There is buttons to save information, compare it to an opposition player (simply swipe between two screens to see how they compare) or a teammate and share the new-found info on Facebook. Top 10 sections breaks down leading players in a host of categories that you probably didn’t care to think about, but will now.
With the option to read data offline (once you’ve downloaded it), there is more than enough here to fuel the biggest of football arguments. Overall, purists will appreciate what is a stellar football stats app that others must now measure up to.
Buy this app: Download the Total Football – Champions League iPhone app now