Sports Data

Sports Data

Media Hack: Every Sports Journalists Should be Using Data

Used by analytically-minded journalists, front offices, and fans, Stathead is the industry standard for finding and analyzing the statistical history of your favorite sport.

Sports Reference
Audited stats for many leagues.

Spotrac has become the largest online sports team, & player contract resource on the internet. The system was founded by Michael Ginnitti & Scott Allen in 2007 as an internal tool to facilitate fantasy sports, and answer every day questions about player financials. Since then it’s grown exponentially into a team payroll, player valuation, and overall research tool for a variety of audience groups with the sports business community. The site has financial information for MLB, the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS.

Sportico: The Business of Sports
Finance section has many helpful datasets. Requires a subscription.

Search players, stats, records, odds and more. Includes a data glossary.

GIJN Sports Database
A spreadsheet with links to various databases and sports federations around the world. Launched in 2022 and growing every week.

Statista: Sports on US TV
Top rated sports programs over the years.

The Intercollegiate: Division I-A Athletic Dept. FOIA Directory
Find the FOIA contact for college sports programs.

Sports Perform/Stats Inc.
Real-time sports data for gaming, media and more.

Extra Points FOIA Directory
A collection of college athletics related open records (contracts, budgets etc), free for everybody, acquired via FOIA. Others can contribute as well.

Sports Business Daily

Pro Football Reference
Football Stats and History The complete source for current and historical NFL, AFL, and AAFC players, teams, scores and leaders. Download spreadsheets of data easily.

Baseball Reference
The complete source for current and historical baseball players, teams, scores and leaders.

Basketball Reference
Statistics, scores, and history for the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and top European competition.

Hockey Reference
The complete source for current and historical NHL players, teams, scores and leaders.

CapFriendly – NHL Salary Caps

Sports Reference: College Football

Sports Reference: College Basketball

Bball Sports: Historical Stats
Online Interactive Historical Sports Statistics Databases for all sports.

Soccer (FB) Reference Soccer Team Data
Info on clubs, players, etc.

FOX Sports: World Cup Statistics World Cup History and Stats Premier League


MLS Players Salary Guide

Statista: Sports Attendance 2019

Baseball Digest: Minor League Baseball Attendance (2019)


Pro Football Reference: Super Bowl History
Table of results, MVPs, stadium, city, etc.

Data.World: History of the Super Bowl

Toward Data Science: Super Bowl History

Kaggle Super Bowl History

Britannica: Super Bowl History, Graphics

Desmos: Super Bowl Data Graphs

Super Bowl Ad Costs Over the Years

Statista: Super Bowl Facts and Stats