Numbers and stats: Europe’s top five leagues

Date published: Tuesday 29th November 2016 11:10

Just look at the company Jordan Henderson is keeping these days. The Premier League also boasts Europe’s best dribblers, creators and tacklers, as well as leading the way in proper defensive clearances…

Teams

Most shots (per game)
Real Madrid – 19.5
Liverpool – 19.4
Roma – 18.6
Inter – 17.8
Bayern Munich – 17.8

 

Highest possession
Bayern Munich – 63.6%
Barcelona – 62.4%
Paris St Germain – 61.6%
Borussia Dortmund – 61.3%
Manchester City – 60.9%

 

Most tackles (per game)
Espanyol – 23
Athletic Bilbao – 22.8
Nantes – 22.7
Leganes – 22.7
Valencia – 22.5
Celta Vigo – 22.5

Highest Premier League team: Middlesbrough – 21.2

 

Most fouls (per game)
Leganes – 17.9
Hamburg – 17.7
Genoa – 17.6
Cheivo – 17.1
Crotone – 16.4

Highest Premier League team: Watford – 15.1

 

Pass completion rate
Paris St Germain – 88.7%
Nice – 87.5%
Napoli – 87.1%
Real Madrid – 86.9%
Bayern Munich – 86.7%

Highest Premier League team: Manchester United – 85.8%

 

Losing the ball through poor touch (per game)
Angers – 16.8
Nancy – 16.3
Lille – 14.9
Stoke – 14.9
Chievo – 14.9

 

Players

Most assists
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) – 7
Juan Michael Seri (Nice) – 7
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 7
Pablo Piatti (Espanyol) – 7
Suso (AC Milan) – 6
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – 6
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – 6

 

Most shots (per game)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 6.2
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – 5.3
Edin Dzeko (Roma) – 5.1
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 5
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 4.8

 

Most tackles (per game)
Idrissa Gueye (Everton) – 5
Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) – 5
Petros (Real Betis) – 4.9
Lass Diarra (Marseille) – 4.8
Marcos Llorente (Alaves) – 4.3

 

Most chances created (per game)
Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – 4.2
Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas) – 3.3
Josip Ilisic (Fiorentina) – 3.2
Neymar (Barcelona) – 3.2
Angel Di Maria (PSG) – 3.2

 

Most passes (per game)
Thiago Motta (PSG) – 95.9
Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) – 93.4
Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) – 89.8
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – 87.1
Marco Verratti (PSG) – 85.2

 

Most clearances (per game)
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) – 9.3
Ben Mee (Burnley) – 9.2
Michael Keane (Burnley) – 9
Steve Cook (Bournemouth) – 8.8
Calum Chambers (Middlesbrough) – 8.3

 

Most completed dribbles (per game)
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough) – 6
Neymar (Barcelona) – 5.3
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 4.8
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 4.2
Mohamed Mara (Lorient) – 4

 

Dispossessed the most times (per game)
Gabriel (Leganes) – 4.5
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 3.6
Oscar Trejo (Toulouse) – 3.5
Edgar Mendez (Alaves) – 3.3
Juanpi (Malaga) – 3.2
Salomon Rondon (West Brom) – 3.2

 

Most saves (per game) 
Tom Heaton (Burnley) – 5.2
Alex Cordaz (Crotone) – 4.8
Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) – 4.7
Antonio Adan (Real Betis) – 4.5
Felix Wiedwald (Werder Bremen) – 4.4

 

Most fouls (per game)
Sandro Wagner (Hoffenheim) – 3.1
Oier (Osasuna) – 3
Tobias Levels (Ingolstadt) – 3
Pablo Hernandez (Celta Vigo) – 2.7

Highest Premier League player: Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough) – 2.5

 

Most fouled (per game)
Neymar (Barcelona) – 4.5
Amine Harit (Nantes) – 4.2
Dario Lezcano (Ingolstadt) – 3.6
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) – 3.4
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 3.4
Petros (Real Betis) – 3.4
Bruno Gama (Deportivo La Coruna) – 3.4


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