Motivation Index to Improve the Soccer Performance


  • Jorge Alberto Ruiz Vanoye
  • Ocotlán Díaz-Parra Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Alejandro Fuentes-Penna Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Daniel Vélez-Díaz Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Mónica García Munguía Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Jorge Ruiz-Díaz Editorial Académica Dragón Azteca
  • Fernando Ruiz-Díaz Editorial Académica Dragón Azteca


Sports Performance, statistical indicators, Motivation Index, soccer performance


The soccer players always have sought to improve its performance. There are methodologies, diets, and an excellent coach to improve the soccer skills. In this paper, we propose the use of metrics or statistical indicators for improving the soccer performance. Additionally we take into consideration the rating of the individual errors with negative points: Goals Shots Off Target, Not goals from direct free-kicks and indirect free-kicks, Unsuccessful dribbles, Caught Opposition Offside, Unsuccessful Shots free-kicks or indirect free-kicks, Head Shots Off the target, Shots Off Target, Unsuccessful Long /short passes, Pass Directions incorrect, Pass Lengths incorrect, Pass Locations incorrect, Duels lost on the offensive/defensive, Aerial duels lost on the offensive/defensive, Own goals, Penalties conceded, Defensive mistakes, Fouls Committed, Corner Crosses / direct or indirect free-kicks conceded, Throw-ins conceded, Yellow or red cards, Substituted off, and others, which significantly affects the soccer performance of the team, to the metric called Motivation Index or lack of motivation. A European soccer match was analyzed to obtain the index of motivation and thereby determine the relationship of the index with the final outcome of the match. We use the NacSports software to perform an analysis of videos of a soccer match.




How to Cite

Ruiz Vanoye, J. A., Díaz-Parra, O., Fuentes-Penna, A., Vélez-Díaz, D., García Munguía, M., Ruiz-Díaz, J., & Ruiz-Díaz, F. (2018). Motivation Index to Improve the Soccer Performance. International Journal of Combinatorial Optimization Problems and Informatics, 8(3), 45–57. Retrieved from




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