Match statistics

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “How can I get match statistics just like below?”.

Please note that above is just a snippet of the match stats we cover.

There are many possible ways, thanks to the flexibility of our API.

As you've learnt from our previous tutorials, every fixture has a unique id. Therefore, you can use one of our fixtures by id endpoints, or you can request them by date. In our fixtures tutorial, we’ve discussed all the different ways to access fixtures.

Now, as you have learnt in our includes tutorial, you can enrich the API response. If you want statistics, you can add the include stats.

Request
Response
Field Description
Request
https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/fixtures/16475287?api_token={API_TOKEN}&include=stats
Response
"stats": {
"data": [
{
"team_id": 53,
"fixture_id": 16475287,
"shots": {
"total": 28,
"ongoal": 15,
"blocked": 6,
"offgoal": 13,
"insidebox": 18,
"outsidebox": 7
},
"passes": {
"total": 670,
"accurate": 587,
"percentage": 87.61
},
"attacks": {
"attacks": 115,
"dangerous_attacks": 55
},
"fouls": 9,
"corners": 11,
"offsides": 0,
"possessiontime": 80,
"yellowcards": 1,
"redcards": 0,
"yellowredcards": 0,
"saves": 1,
"substitutions": 4,
"goal_kick": null,
"goal_attempts": 19,
"free_kick": null,
"throw_in": null,
"ball_safe": 91,
"goals": 5,
"penalties": 0,
"injuries": 0
},
{
"team_id": 338,
"fixture_id": 16475287,
"shots": {
"total": 6,
"ongoal": 2,
"blocked": 1,
"offgoal": 4,
"insidebox": 4,
"outsidebox": 3
},
"passes": {
"total": 157,
"accurate": 85,
"percentage": 54.14
},
"attacks": {
"attacks": 70,
"dangerous_attacks": 41
},
"fouls": 9,
"corners": 8,
"offsides": 2,
"possessiontime": 20,
"yellowcards": 3,
"redcards": 0,
"yellowredcards": 0,
"saves": 9,
"substitutions": 3,
"goal_kick": null,
"goal_attempts": 7,
"free_kick": null,
"throw_in": null,
"ball_safe": 67,
"goals": 1,
"penalties": 0,
"injuries": 1
}
]
}
Field Description

Stats Field Description

Field

Description

team_id

The unique id of the team to which the stats belong

fixture_id

A unique fixture id

shots

Opens an array containing the shots statistics

ongoal

The number of shots on goal in a fixture of one team

blocked

The times the opponent has blocked a shot

offgoal

The number of shots off goal in a fixture of one team

insidebox

The number of shots from inside the box (16-meter area) in a fixture of one team

insidebox

The number of shots from outside the box (16-meter area) in a fixture of one team

passes

Opens an array containing the pass statistics

total

The number of passes in a fixture of one team

accurate

The total accurate passes in a fixture of one team

percentage

The accurate passes (in percentage %) in a fixture of one team

attacks

Opens an array containing the attacks statistics

attacks

The attacks in a fixture of one team

dangerous_attacks

The dangerous attacks in a fixture of one team. A dangerous attack is calculated when the attack almost resulted in a goal.

fouls

The number of fouls committed of one team

corners

The number of corners of one team

offsides

The number of times one team was flagged offside by the (assistant) referee

possesiontime

The number of times one team has had the ball in percentage

yellowcards

The number of yellow cards for one team

yellowredcards

The total times a second yellow card has resulted in a red card for one team

redcards

The total number of red cards for one team

saves

The total number of saves the goalkeeper of one team has made

substitutions

The total number of substitutions of one team

goal_kicks

The number of goal kicks for one team

goal_attempts

The number of goal attempt of one team

free_kick

The number of free kicks for one team

throw_in

The amount of throw ins for one team

ball_safe

This is the number of times the attacking team plays the ball back to their own half.

For example:

Barcelona is on the attack and are on the half of the opposition, but decide to pass the ball back to their own half.

This is ball safe 1.

goals

The number of goals for one team

penalties

The number of penalties for one team

injuries

The number of injuries for one team

Nothing more, nothing less.

Live Match statistics

Let’s say you want the statistics of matches that are currently live. As you know you can use our livescores/now endpoint to request all the in-play fixtures:

The only thing you need to do is to add the stats include:

https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/livescores/now?api_token={API_TOKEN}&include=stats

The stats include will enrich your response with all the match statistics of all games that are currently live. If you only want to have stats for certain live fixtures, then you can filter. For instance, if you only want all the live matches from the English Premier League (league id: 8) with stats, you can use this request:

https://soccer.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/livescores/now?api_token={API_TOKEN}&include=stats&leagues=8