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TOPSIS Model and Grey Relational Analysis for the Football Evaluation

Dongjiao Huang


The author carried out a quantitative research on the competitiveness of 16 football teams participated in 2011-2012 European Cup, by using a comprehensive evaluation model of TOPSIS model and grey relational analysis. Research shows that, this model can intuitively and clearly demonstrate each football teams’ competitiveness in terms of offense and defense, passing and team coordination, and the ranking of overall competitiveness. In addition, the ranking of overall competitiveness for the 16 football teams and the final results of the competition are similar, but there are some differences. The comprehensive evaluation model takes into account the linear distance data and curves trend indicators for the evaluation, which provides a new method for multiple index evaluation in sports field.


Football, TOPSIS Model, Grey Relational Analysis, Competitiveness

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