Numbers and stats: Europe’s top five leagues

Date published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 9:05

Lucas Leiva Ryan Bertrand

Lucas Leiva is Europe’s most voracious tackler, while Mesut Ozil really is the most creative player around…

 

Teams

Most shots (per game)
Real Madrid – 19.9
Arsenal – 19.7
Manchester City – 18.7
Bayern Munich – 19.2
Juventus – 19

 

Highest possession
Bayern Munich – 67.7%
Paris St Germain – 63.4%
Barcelona – 61%
Fiorentina – 60.5%
Lyon – 59.8%

Highest Premier League team: Arsenal – 57%

 

Most tackles (per game)
Eibar – 25.8
Atletico Madrid – 25.2
Bordeaux – 24.9
Tottenham – 24.4
Sunderland – 23.9

 

Most fouls (per game)
Genoa – 18.4
Eibar 17.9
Chievo – 17.4
Espanyol – 17.4
AC Milan – 17.2

Highest Premier League team: Tottenham – 14.8

 

Pass completion rate
Paris St Germain – 89.6%
Bayern Munich – 89.3%
Fiorentina – 87.7%
Real Madrid – 87.3%
Juventus – 86.8%

Highest Premier League team: Arsenal – 85.8%

 

Losing the ball through poor touch (per game)
Reims – 16.1
Lille – 15.7
Saint Etienne – 15.6
Frosinone – 15.3
Bayer Leverkusen – 15.3

Highest Premier League team: Southampton – 13.3

 

Players

Most assists
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – 7
David Silva (Manchester City) – 6
Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) – 6
Raffael (Borussia Moenchengladbach) – 6

 

Most shots (per game)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 7.6
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 5.4
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 5.3
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 5.3
Neymar (Barcelona) – 5

Highest Premier League players: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) and Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – 4.8

 

Most tackles (per game)
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) – 5.9
Miguel Lopes (Granada) – 5.5
Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (Toulouse) – 5.2
Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) – 4.9
Alex Ferrari (Bologna) – 4.9
Gelson Fernandes (Rennes) – 4.9

 

Most chances created (per game)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – 4.7
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – 4.1
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 3.5
Neymar (Barcelona) – 3.5
Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux) – 3.5
Abdel Barrada (Marseille) – 3.5

 

Most passes (per game)
Marco Verratti (PSG) – 103.1
Thiago Motta (PSG) – 88.7
David Alaba (Bayern Munich) – 87.3
Granit Xhaka (Monchengladbach) – 85.9
Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich) – 84.4

Highest Premier League player:  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – 83.2

 

Most clearances (per game)
Bernardo (Sporting Gijon) – 10.3
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City) – 9.7
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace) – 9.5
Erwin Zukanovic (Sampdoria) – 8.8
Seabastian Langkamp (Hertha Berlin) – 8.1

 

Most completed dribbles (per game)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 6.5
Neymar (Barcelona) – 4.1
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) – 4
Franco Vázquez (Palermo) – 4
Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice) – 3.9

 

Dispossessed the most times (per game)
Sofiane Boufal (Lille) – 4.4
Franco Vázquez (Palermo) – 4.1
Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – 4
Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) – 3.8
Riccardo Saponara (Empoli) – 3.7
Fabián Orellana (Celta Vigo) – 3.7

 

Most fouls (per game)
Leonardo Pavoletti (Genoa) – 3.6
Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) – 3.6
Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach) – 3.1
Maxi Lopez (Torino) – 3

Highest Premier League player: Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa): 2.9

 

Most fouled (per game)
Franco Vazquez (Palermo) – 5.4
Neymar (Barcelona) – 4.3
Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) – 3.8
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) – 3.4
Diego Capel (Geona) – 3.3

Highest Premier League player: Andre Ayew (Swansea) – 3.2

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