A MATHEMATICAL MODEL USING AHP PRIORITIES FOR SOCCER PLAYER SELECTION: A CASE STUDY

Eren Ozceylan

Abstract


The process of player selection in multi-player sports like soccer is a complex multi-criteria problem. In this paper, a two-phase approach is proposed for soccer player selection. In the first phase, the attributes of each player – based on their position within a soccer team – is prioritised using the Analytic Hierarchic Process (AHP). In the second phase, a 0-1 integer linear programming model is developed using the weights of player attributes, and the top performers are determined for inclusion in the team. Finally, a case study on the Turkish soccer club called Fenerbahçe is used to illustrate the applicability and performance of the proposed approach. 


Keywords


AHP; 0-1 integer programming; case study; player selection; soccer.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/27-2-1265

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