Statistics of 2020

How many goals were scored in 2020? What where the most frequent results? And most importantly: What was the best team in the world? This article provides the answers and a very brief (statistical) recap of the year 2020 in football.

2021-01-15

World Ranking

Final top ten in 2020:

Rank Team Country Points
1 FC Bayern Muenchen Germany 1978
2 FC Barcelona Spain 1873
3 Manchester City England 1828
4 Juventus Italy 1814
5 FC Liverpool England 1808
6 Paris Saint Germain France 1787
7 Atletico Madrid Spain 1732
8 Real Madrid Spain 1716
9 RB Leipzig Germany 1674
10 Borussia Dortmund Germany 1672

Top 5 improved teams:

Team Country Start points End points Difference
Grande Riviere Sud Est Mauritius 733 961 228
Larne FC Northern Ireland 866 1065 199
Shabab Al Amaari Palestine 692 883 190
Club Guarani Paraguay 1177 1365 188
Teungueth Senegal 899 1074 175

Top 5 worsened teams:

Team Country Start points End points Difference
Apoel Nicosia Cyprus 1458 1258 -200
CU Christchurch New Zealand 1122 939 -183
KS Luftetari Gjirokaster Albania 1058 897 -161
Torino FC Italy 1426 1268 -158
KAA Gent Belgium 1378 1222 -156

Goal and Results

Our database recorded 25016 games in 2020, played in 206 domestic leagues with 67188 scored goals. This gives an average of 2.69 goals per match (2019: 2.69). On national level, the average varies quite heavily. The countries with the lowest average are Gambia (1.44), Iraq (1.77) and Guinea (1.78). The highest averages are found in Guam (7.32), Liechtenstein (6.88) and Macao (5.38).

The below graph shows a break down of the most frequent results.

42.6% of matches were won by the home team, 25.8% ended in a draw and the remaining 31.5% were won by the away team.

Again, there are some significant difference when looking at the national level. Brunei (81.2%), Nigeria (66.9%) and Afghanistan (66.7%) had the highest home win percentages. The lowest can be found in Gambia (23.4%), Hong Kong (28.0%) and Canada (28.6%)

Streaks

Winning/undefeated streaks:

Ferencvarosi Torna Club (Hungary) won 15 home games in a row from 01/25/2020 to 11/28/2020 Young Africans (Tanzania) didn't loose 21 home games in a row from 01/15/2020 to 12/06/2020

Carambadinamo RGA (Latvia) won 11 away games in a row from 06/21/2020 to 10/17/2020 Celtic FC (Scotland) didn't loose 15 away games in a row from 01/22/2020 to 12/26/2020

FC Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) won 15 games in a row from 07/03/2020 to 10/24/2020 Young Africans-(Tanzania) didn't loose 29 games in a row from 01/04/2020 to 09/13/2020

Loosing/ didn't win streaks:

Gepro (Mongolia) lost 9 home games in a row from 07/05/2020 to 09/27/2020 Vegalta Sendai (Japan) didn't win 17 home games in a row from 02/22/2020 to 12/19/2020

FK Rad Beograd (Serbia) lost 12 away games in a row from 02/15/2020 to 10/25/2020 FC Schalke 04 (Germany) didn't win 15 away games in a row from 01/25/2020 to 12/13/2020

Gepro (Mongolia) lost 18 games in a row from 07/05/2020 to 09/27/2020 FC Schalke 04 (Germany) didn't win 29 games in a row from 01/17/2020 to 12/16/2020