World Cup player stats: Goals, assists, xG, key passes and more as Argentina and Messi triumph

Date published: Monday 19th December 2022 9:15 - Will Ford

Lionel Messi

We’ve got some World Cup player stats for you that are now complete after that extraordinary World Cup final.

Here are the top performers across 13 metrics, courtesy of FBRef.

 

Goals
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 8
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 7
Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 4
Olivier Giroud (France) – 4
Marcus Rashford (England) – 3
Richarlison (Brazil) – 3
Bukayo Saka (England) – 3
Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – 3
Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – 3
Alvaro Morata (Spain) – 3
Goncalo Ramos (Portugal) – 3

 

Assists
Harry Kane (England) – 3
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 3
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 3
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 3
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 3

 

Shots (on target)
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 29 (11)
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 27 (13)
Olivier Giroud – 16 (6)
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 16 (4)
Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) – 14 (4)
Dani Olmo (Spain) – 12 (6)
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 12 (4)
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 12 (3)

 

xG
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 6.6
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 5.2
Olivier Giroud (France) – 3.4
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 2.9
Neymar (Brazil) – 2.7
Harry Kane (England) – 2.7
Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 2.6

 

Key Passes
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 21
Lionel Messi (Argetina) – 21
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 11
Theo Hernández (France) – 11
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 11
Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – 10
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 10
Dusan Tadic (Serbia) – 10

 

Passes into attacking penalty area
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 18
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 13
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 11
Luka Modric (Croatia) – 10
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 10

 

Tackles won
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) – 17
Mateo Kovacic (Croatia) – 17
Enzo Fernandez (Argentina) – 15
Jude Bellingham (England) – 15
Theo Hernandez (France) – 13
Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) – 10
Luka Modric (Croatia) – 10

 

Interceptions
Aurelien Tchouameni (France) – 14
Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) – 11
Declan Rice (England) – 11
Jurrien Timber (Netherlands) – 10
Adrien Rabiot (France) – 10
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – 10
Luka Modric (Croatia) – 10

 

Clearances
Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) – 37
Romain Saiss (Morocco) – 30
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) – 30
Dejan Lovren (Croatia) – 29
Cristian Romero (Argentina) – 26
Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina) – 24
Maya Yoshida (Japan) – 24

 

Successful dribbles
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 25
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 19
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 15
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco) – 14
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 13
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – 12

 

Touches in attacking penalty area
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 61
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 38
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 34
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 28
Christian Pulisic (USA) – 23
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 21
Olivier Giroud (France) – 21

 

Aerial duels won
Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco) – 21
Cho Gue-sung (South Korea) – 21
Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina) – 21
Olivier Giroud (France) – 19
Dejan Lovren (Croatia) – 17
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 17

 

Saves
Dominik Livakovic (Croatia) – 24
Wojciech Szczesny (Poland) – 21
Andrees Noppert (Netherlands) – 18
Hugo Lloris (France) – 17
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia) – 16

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