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WhoScored is a popular football website that provides live scores, match results and player ratings from the top football leagues and competitions.
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to scrape player info from WhoScored with the help of Octoparse.
To follow through, you may want to use this URL in the tutorial:
Note: If you want to check whether your workflow works correctly, please download the OTD file for this case at the bottom of this page.
Here are the main steps in this tutorial:
- Enter the URL on the home page - to open the target page
- Start auto-detection - to generate a workflow
- Run the task - to get the desired data
1. Enter the URL on the home page - to open the target page
- Enter the target url into the search box at the center of the home screen
- Click Start to create a new task in Advanced Mode
2. Start auto-detection - to generate a workflow
Octoparse's internal auto-detect function can help to automatically generate a workflow quickly. Further modifications can be made based on this.
- Click on Auto-detect web page data and wait for the detection to complete
- Untick Add a page scroll
- Check the data fields in Data Preview and delete unwanted data or rename them if needed
- Click Create workflow
The workflow would then be generated as below:
3. Run the task - to get the desired data
- Click the Save button first to save all the settings you have made
- Then click Run to run your task either locally or cloudly
- Select Run on your device and click Run Now to run the task on your local device
- Waiting for the task to complete
Below is a sample data run from the local. Excel, CSV, HTML, and JSON formats are available for export.