Hello everyone. I have been looking and analyzing DBS Calcio ratings for mostly Serie A, and I was always bothered by the lack of ratings pre 1954-55. Recently they added 1946-47 season ratings, by taking every game into account and giving a rating to every player based on the available newspapers' statements and comments. @msioux75 thread about Serie A old ratings made me want more. I decided to start what I know is a very ambitious project, doing the same for my favourite era, the 1930s. I don't know when it will be complete, since I am doing this in my free time which right now is not much. For now I have finished analyzing Serie A's first season ever, 1929-30. SERIE A 1929-1930 Newspapers taken into account: Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa. (Il Littoriale is not available online for this season, but seems to be the most complete newspaper available for this era. It's available for most of the following seasons). In the following posts I will provide: Top 50 players (only ratings), top goals, top assists, 3 best players (rating, goals, assist and team's performance), Top XI and best 5 players per position. Ratings from 0 to 5, based on the article's comments and assessments about the game and players. Ratings table and explanation in the image below. In case the player is not mentioned, or all available newspapers don't provide an analysis of players' and team's performances, but only a report of the scoresheet and some highlights, the rating will be automatically assigned based on the result of the game. Draw = player gets 2,0 (average) Home win = 2,2 Away win = 2,3 Home loss = 1,7 Away loss = 1,8. Of course, if the player is mentioned, a different rating is given based on the comment. Note In this era, in Italy, football was still coinceived for "blocks" or "lines" (linee in Italian). That means, that the 2 backs, the 3 halves and the 5 forwards were almost always analyzed separately, and as a block. Rarely was an opinion given on the entire team. First line = forwards, second line = halves, third line = backs and goalkeeper For this reason, sometimes players are not mentioned, but the "lines" are. In this case, the rating is given to the entire line. i.e. If the newspaper praises the "second line" of the team but doesn't single out individuals, every half in the team gets a 3,0 rating. If it states that "the second line was extraordinary", every half gets a 4,0 and so on. The player's rating for each match is an average of the single ratings based on the different newspapers. If a newspaper doesn't mention one player at all, but another one does, the first one won't be taken into account. If a newspaper doesn't mention the player at all, but mentions his "line" (defense, halves, forwards), and another one mentions him directly, than the rating will be the average between the two. Examples: 1. Meazza is not mentioned in Corriere, but his performance is praised in Gazzetta. He gets a 3,0 and Corriere is not considered. 2. Meazza is not mentioned in Corriere, but Corriere states that Ambrosiana's first line played poorly. He is praised in Gazzetta. He gets a 1,0 for Corriere and a 3,0 for Gazzetta. Final rating is 2,0. This of course makes the ratings not accurate, but I tried the best system that worked for me in order to level the ratings and be as close to an accurate one I could, considering that the sources are not as complete as the ones we have for the modern era. Let's start with the ratings in the following posts.