Association Football Chart

In 1910, David F. Barrett, a reporter for the St Loui Star, presented an article on association football, expressing concern that, ‘all that the average soccer fan pays attention to in the game is the number of goals scored and who scores them. He pays no attention whatsoever to the other fine points of the game.

The indication in this article, is that Barrett used a form of tally chart to identify the players’ game actions and as such was able to provide detailed and individualised positional profiles.