Luis Suarez Named No. 1 Soccer Player In Europe By Bloomberg Sports

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez’s outstanding 2013-14 season has seen him named at the top of the Bloomberg Sports “Power 50” released Wednesday.

Following exhaustive season-long analysis, the Liverpool striker beat off competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo to finish first in the index with a score of 86.02.

Suarez is one of only two Premier League-based players to make the top 10 — the other being Manchester City’s David Silva in 10th position.

Daniel Sturridge is the only other Liverpool player in the top 50, coming in at 42nd with a rating of 79.13.

BSports claim the rankings deliver the most scientifically-based analysis of player performance relevant to their respective positions.

They provide a purely objective analysis that evaluates players in their roles on the field and considers the context of opponent strength in each game throughout the season.

The system evaluates the thousands of data points collected during every game and analyzes players based on their core responsibilities on the field to produce a BSports Rating (BSR).

This BSR includes evaluations on the defensive performance of a player, such as the effectiveness and efficiency of the player in key metrics, as well as the performance of the defensive unit as a whole.

On the attacking side, there is an emphasis on a player’s effectiveness and efficiency in passing, creativity, shooting and scoring, among other more granular areas.

For more information on the BSports Power 50, and to see the list in full, click here.

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