Decision making in best player selection: An integrated approach with AHP and Extended TOPSIS methods based on WeFA Freamwork in MAGDM problems

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of industrial engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran


The Problem of selecting the best player among other good ones is an important issue in the world of sport. Player selection is a big challenge in all types of clubs, involving multiple criteria that should be evaluated simultaneously. Therefore, an appropriate decision approach for player's selection is required. The goal of this research is to present a new model for clubs' head coaches and managers that consider experts' votes and making a good decision. Thus, this paper considers an approach based on WeFA framework and Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods in Multiple Attribute Group Decision Making (MAGDM) problems for the challenge of best player selection where, important criteria and experts' vote is received by using WeFA. Analytic Hierarchy Process method (AHP) is used for determining the Weight of each criterion. Extended TOPSIS and its application in MAGDM are applied for weighting to decision makers (DMs) and ranking of alternatives. This research can be useful as a practical and scientific framework for managers and head coaches of clubs all around the world. Finally, a numerical example is evaluated to illustrate the proposed methodology.


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