Recovery (Turnover)

Any Action that ends a Possession of the opposition team (the last action of this possession is a Loss) and starts a Possession for current team.


  • A recovery is recorded at the point where the player of the team beginning the possession touches the ball. For example, with an unsuccessful long pass, the Loss will be recorded at the starting point of the pass, and the recovery, at its ending point.
  • Events where the team's possession starts after ball going out of the pitch or a foul are not considered recoveries.
  • Recoveries are typically Duels (44%) or Interceptions (16%), but can happen without any specific action from the player doing the recovery (positioning himself correctly or simply collecting the ball).


Zone: High / Mid / Low / Opponent Half

Based on the coordinates of the recovery, the recovery is awarded a zone. Low / Mid / High correspond to the thirds of the field (low is own third, high is the final third), while opponent half recoveries are all recoveries that happen in the opponent half.

Positioning recovery

A recovery that doesn't happen with an active action in defense (a Defensive duel, a Sliding tackle or an Interception).

Available metrics

Recoveries / 90

Number of recoveries normalized per 90 minutes.

Opponent half recoveries / 90

Number of recoveries in the opponent half normalized per 90 minutes.