Ian Graham

Ian Graham

Head Analyst – Decision Technology

Ian Graham is the head of football research at Decision Technology, based in London. Since 2005 he has developed a set of statistical models for the prediction of football matches and the rating of players.

At Decision Technology Ian delivers bespoke data analysis to European clubs, providing a framework for player recruitment and squad optimization decisions. He also works with the Premier League, consulting on a number of projects.

He developed the Castrol Index, a novel player rating system used in both Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010. The Castrol Rankings project generates monthly player ratings for more than 2,000 players across Europe’s best five leagues. Since 2005, he has produced statistical research and Premier League predictions for the “Fink Tank” column in the Times.

He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge and a MPhys from Cardiff University.