Soccer Almanac

American soccer writing, history & data.


Sept. 28, 2023 |  Categories:  Data   Home  

We've made some major updates to the site. The biggest of those is adding player (and manager) tables. The first league to add this data to the site is the 1894 season of the American League of Professional Football. The ALPF and the American Association of Professional Football both launched short-lived seasons in the fall of 1894. Those two leagues are considered the first fully professional soc...


Feb. 23, 2022 |  Categories:  Data   Home  

We've added a ton of leagues and clubs to the site since our relaunch in October of 2020. We've also added a blog which we've been using to give short summaries of each of the league seasons as we've uploaded them. The most recent additions were the St. Louis professional leagues starting at the turn of the 20th century and running through the final season of the St. Louis Soccer League which e...


June 14, 2021 |  Categories:  Data  

I've stripped down the database and started rebuilding it from scratch. There are currently two main areas: clubs and leagues. Clubs Clubs are "containers" for an organization's teams. Teams are individual, well, teams that played for a club. A club can field different teams at the same time. For example, the Chattanooga FC club has both women's and men's teams. A club can also field the sa...

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