Player Dismissal and Full Time Results in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League

31 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2018

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Arne De Meyere

Ghent University

Ward Vanruymbeke

Ghent University

Stijn Baert

Ghent University; University of Antwerp; Catholic University of Louvain (UCL); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract

This study is the first to estimate the effects of the sending-off of a player on the full time results in international club soccer. To this end, we analyse data of more than 2,000 recent games in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. We find that when home teams receive a red card, it harms their goal scoring and victory probabilities. By contrast, a red card for away teams can have a positive, negative, or neutral effect for them, depending on the timing of the player dismissal.

Keywords: soccer, red card, player dismissal, performance, fixed effects regressions

JEL Classification: L83, J44, Z00

Suggested Citation

De Meyere, Arne and Vanruymbeke, Ward and Baert, Stijn, Player Dismissal and Full Time Results in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11722. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3238547

Arne De Meyere (Contact Author)

Ghent University

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Ward Vanruymbeke

Ghent University

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Belgium

Stijn Baert

Ghent University ( email )

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