Redaktionen värvar - Välkommen Dániel Sebestyén!

Redaktionen värvar - Välkommen Dániel Sebestyén!

Till den kommande säsongen har vi på FantasyGuiden nöjet att presentera ett nyförvärv. In i redaktionsteamet kommer fjolårets tvåa i Allsvenskan Fantasy - Dániel Sebestyén.

Som en del i vår satsning inför säsongen 2020 har vi på FantasyGuiden fått möjligheten att stärka upp redaktionen med ytterligare ett namn, och det är ingen mindre än fjolårets tvåa i totalrankingen av Allsvenskan Fantasy - Dániel Sebestyén - som har valt att göra oss sällskap.

Dániel är ursprungligen från Ungern, där bland annat Allsvenskan var en del av hans dagliga arbete som video-/performance-analytiker. Numera bor han i Holland, där han hoppas kunna hitta ett nytt heltidsarbete inom fotbollen. Statistik och research är hans grej, och nu vill han dela med sig av sina kunskaper och spaningar till er alla.

Då Dániel inte talar svenska kommer hans texter vara skrivna på engelska, vilket förhoppningsvis också gör sajten mer användbar för icke-svenskspråkiga fantasyentusiaster som vill fördjupa sig inom Allsvenskan Fantasy.

Vi bad så klart vårt nyförvärv svara på ett par frågor innan vi släpper honom lös här på sajten.


First of all Dániel, welcome to FantasyGuiden! Great to have you on. What made you want to join us?

- Hello everyone! I'm glad and excited to have joined you!

- Last year, I found the site and was following throughout the season and I really liked the content you provided. As I am a big fan and a statistics-maniac who creates plenty of spreadsheets for myself for fun, I thought that it would be great to share this with others.

- In the last 12 months, I dug myself more deeply into Allsvenskan, so I hope I can come up with some relevant and detailed stuff.

You finished second in the overall ranking in your first year of playing Allsvenskan Fantasy. That's an amazing accomplishment. What would you say were the key factors behind your success?

- Time and luck. I spent a lot of time with the game and with the mentioned spreadsheets. I was translating the sites I found from Swedish to English like there was no tomorrow, and it was worth it. To be honest, thanks to my previous job, I already had a decent knowledge about the league, so I was able to recognize a few key figures before everyone else did.

- Another important aspect is following the fixture swings. This is a thing that you can't neglect, because to realize the promising upcoming fixtures can make the difference.

- Last, but not least luck was a key factor. There are a lot of competent people in the game, and you need plenty of fortune to rise up amongst them.

- I have to mention my fiancée too, who was unbelievably patient with my happiness-rage combination during the season, and this year she even wants to compete against me. Poor girl.

Dániel Sebestyén


You were working as a video/performance analyst for three years before you moved to the Netherlands, and have been following Swedish football closely because of that. Can you tell us a little bit more about what you did during that time?

- That is a job that a lot of football enthusiasts dream of. But because of moving abroad, I am a freelancer now. So please - hire me! Haha.

- Joking aside, I got to watch football games around the world (from Japan, through Finland, to Argentina) and categorize and rate every event from a match, and also evaluate the players' performance. I have spent some time as a video scout as well. So, thanks to this, I found my connection with the Swedish football.

What kind of topics will you be writing about on FantasyGuiden this season?

- I do not want to name one specific topic, because I am really open minded. I would like to write about everything that I (and of course you) find interesting. But the statistics are my real passion, so you will probably see more articles about that.

How likely is it that you will repeat or improve last years amazing performance in Allsvenskan Fantasy?

- If there is 35 000 players again, then it is around 0,003%, so not that likely, haha.
This year I am planning to spend even more time with the game, but my goal is to get into the top 50.

Last question. Which player will be the first to enter your team this season?

- Definitely Alexander Kacaniklic.

Vi tackar Dániel för pratstunden och passar här också på att nämna att ni kan följa honom på Twitter - @sebestyendaniel

Dániels första alster dyker upp här på FantasyGuiden inom kort.

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