Soccer is increasingly becoming a global multi billion business.The present transfer market for players is a money machine, in which large sums of money are being paid for transfers and salaries.

Due to this many players are bought and sold for much too much.

It is, therefore, essential to exactly know the market value of a player in order to avoid bad investments or disinvestments in overvalued/undervalued players at an early stage.

Global Soccer Network can deliver the above mentioned assessment index which evaluates players globally.The assessment process is based on 4 pillars


GSN-Index quickfacts


The values which are being produced by the 4 pillar system create the GSN Index.


The Index makes it possible to compare players from different countries and leagues.


The most important asset of the GSN Index, however, is being able to show unknown, completely undervalued players.


Expensive players who are completely overvalued can be made out in the same way.


Therefore, for the efficient work and economy of your soccer club the GSN Index is an absolute MUST.

Rating of soccer related characteristics - SRC


The basis for the GSN Index is the evaluation and rating of different characteristics (over 70) which are essential for players. 

Every player will be evaluated by several scouts independently, in order to achieve the most possible objectivity.


The assessment includes technical, tactical, mental and physical characteristics which are summarized in a rating between 0 and 100. 

The top score of 100 will, however, not be reached by any player.


The total rating will be calculated with a sophisticated system which weighs positional characteristics.

A central defender requires different capabilities compared to a forward, something which our system will automatically take into consideration.


All assessments of the players which are available in our database are regularly updated through our worldwide scouting network.

Potential/capability of development

One of the most important factors when buying a player, is the question of how he will develop in the future.

Even today, huge sums are being paid for young players and young talents.


It is, therefore, important to recognize at a very early stage the future potential of a young player in order to engage him under economic conditions.


GSN has developed a system which is based on modified economic and financial algorithms.


Various factors are taken into consideration which influence the development of the player, such as the quality of coaches and football education, learning ability and age, just to name a few.


Starting value is 0,00 (=no further development in the future). The scale is open at the top. The higher the value the higher the potential.

+/- statistic


The +/- statistic is the third of the 4 pillars in the GSN Index. Based on their performance data players receive plus scores for positive actions during the game (goals, assists, penalties saves, complete passes etc.)


For negative actions players receive minus scores (own goals, red cards, incomplete passes etc.)


The 100 value represents a balanced +/- statistic.

Is the value higher than 100 then the player has had more positive actions than negative actions.


If, however, the value is smaller than 100, then the player has had more negative than positive actions.


Other variables like the Shapley-value or the "Expected goals" method are also included.


Of course, the statistic will take into consideration position related differences. Offensive actions of a defender will be rated differently than that of a forward.

Level of play


The level of play is the last but not least of the 4 pillars in the GSN-Index.


With our system it is possible to rate and analyse every match a player has played in his entire career.


Every match gets rated on a scale between 1 and 20.


20 for example is a world cup final or UEFA Champions League final while values under 1 are mostly youth leagues or non-professional leagues.


The system also differentiates other factors like the age of a player or the minutes on the pitch.

(for example, a player which is 18 years old and plays 90 minutes in a German Bundesliga match, gets a higher rating than a 30 year old player with the same minutes on the pitch in German Bundesliga)


The higher the level of play is, the more positive is it for the GSN-Index.

Quick data overview / The GSN Index is based on the four values mentioned above

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