This post is the first of a multi-part series that describes the tables of the FMRD-Summary schema. As the name suggests, this schema is derived from the Football Match Result Database, so I will show which FMRD tables have been retained. A more detailed description is in the FMRD-Summary wiki page.
I included the FMRD tables that model personnel data. By ‘personnel’ I refer to football players, managers, and match referees. (I don’t capture assistant linesman or sideline official data, but I can start doing so if enough people request it.)
Confederations: This contains the names of football confederations. (This table is pre-loaded.)
Countries: Contains the name of countries represented by personnel in the competition. (Pre-loaded.)
Positions: Generic field positions of football players. In FMRD this table is a composite of field position and flank position, but I simplify to one table. (Pre-loaded.)
Players: List of players who participate in a football competition.
Managers: List of managers who participate in a football competition.
Referees: List of central referees who officiate matches in football competitions.
Match Overview tables
These tables capture high-level information on the soccer match, including the competition, matchday, date, and competing teams.
Competitions: List of names of football competitions (e.g. ‘Barclays Premier League’, ‘Liga BBVA’).
Seasons: List of football season years (e.g. ‘2005’, ‘1991-92’). (Pre-loaded.)
Rounds: List of league rounds (e.g. ‘Round 1’, ‘Round 34’). (Pre-loaded.)
Teams: List of teams who participate in football competitions.
Venues: List of match venues.
Matches: High-level information on match and its participants.
Lineups: List of players who participate in football match. This is the table that explicitly ties a player to a team.
HomeTeams/AwayTeams: Linking teams to specific matches.
HomeManagers/AwayManagers: Linking managers to specific matches. (Not required to populate this table.)
Match Event tables
Cards: Disciplinary cards that are shown during football match.
PenaltyOutcomes: List of possible outcomes of a penalty shot.
Goals: Descriptions of goals scored during match.
Offenses: Descriptions of events that result in a yellow or red card.
Penalties: List of penalty kick events and outcomes during a match.
Substitutions: List of match substitutions.
InSubstitutions/OutSubstitutions: List of players subbed in or out of matches.