Very cool and touching.
Let me preface this by saying that I know down syndrome and being a savant have nothing to do with one another, but wouldn't it be fun if Luka turns out to be a tactical savant and becomes the real power behind the manager.
Hajduk Split to win the CL.
Wow this is great
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Awesome. Love it.
That is very nice of the club.
TIL theres a Down Syndrome day
Hajduk je život
Good to see on harmony day.
Thank you Hajduk, very cool.
Me when playing FM for the first time.
What to do when 1 nil down?
Well done that's nice
Nice gesture, it's important to bring attention to these kinda things
Is that Solari?
Did the players actually listen to him? Like was he actually leading the training session or did the players just do their usual training session and pretend luka was in charge
What Rooney doing there?
Man on the right looks like Nikola Kalinic
This is awesome! He looks so focused!
TIL my brother was born on World Down Syndrome day
/sorts by controversial
This is why we love football
When it comes to Down syndrome, every country should be like Iceland
he wouldn't have gotten this chance if he was born in Iceland
I wonder what their formation looked like lol
This guy is so wholesome
Well that’s a retarded idea
Soccer is more than a game
Genuinely feels wrong seeing that sentence
I am not educated enough, but every single person I met, that had down syndrome, was like every other person I met. Absolutely no difference.
Mann plzz dont call it soccer for the last fucking time it should be FOOTBALL
Soccer una loool
Bit unfair to Emery. If I remember correctly he faced something like Man City Chelsea and maybe another top 6 opponent in the first 5 matches where obviously he didn't have the time to mold the team yet.
Emery looks like a FM regen here.
If he can fix our away form I'll eat Paella. Happy with Emery overall this season
Considering the remaining games, I actually think there's a reasonable chance of us finishing the season with 80 points or so, which would be quite the achievement.
All things considered, Emery is doing a fantastic job. Another season or two and Arsenal will be a great side again
And this considering the first two defeats came at the beginning of the season, with Emery still not having figured out the squad and two draws, in which we were largely a victim of circumstance. I am happy with Emery this season, but I believe that he still needs to have at least two great transfer seasons behind him before we can assess his performance in the top flight.
Wenger was unlucky against top 6 last season and big teams in general last season. Unlucky not to beat Atleti, Chelsea, United and Liverpool.
Great sample size you got there 🙄
Why are people comparing Wenger's worst season tho? It's his worst season with us. I mean yes Emery has improved us from our worst season in decades (and quite a lot tbf. We doin' good), but was there anyone who thought he would do worse?
I find such statistics misleading to some extent. Yes it averages out, but the Chelsea game early on, the Spurs away game, both United games and the home game vs Liverpool could very easily have gone one way or another. Instead I'm just really happy that we've been utterly outplayed only at Anfield, as against what was happening under Wenger.
I for one think Emery is doing a great job. First season, the defense is in horrid form, and having young and still adapting players like Torreira, Guendozi and Maintland-Niles contributing. All that and maintaining good table position and still in the EL. I
Arsenal are going to get 3rd imo, they aren’t very consistent against top 6 teams but with only 7 games left and all the other top 6 teams having to play each other it’s hard to imagine they get less than 4th
Bad but better
wenger was actually bang average. it's mental that he's talked about in the same breath as ferguson. all he has is invincible who were mostly from the previous regime
I suppose really the fluke against United has bumped up this stat (let’s be honest, they would have lost that game 9/10 times).
Otherwise you can’t really say they’re significantly better under Emery than Wenger.
The biggest improvement is not only the results but the team seems to have discovered that they have a fucking backbone. I love that they can grind out wins now and not collapse at the first sign of pressure.
Can we just skip number 1 and number 2? Let’s focus on the humans on the rest of the list
Ronaldo scored 6 more goals then entire Atletico Madrid in their entire UCL history
Knows only how to bully weak teams like Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United!
The Portuguese moussa marega
Remember when Ronaldo was the one who supposedly didn't turn up in the "big games" when it mattered? I remember
Ronaldo saw Simeone’s celebration. He saw people laughing about his “5” hand gesture to the Atleti fans.
Then he reminded everyone that the only reason his dick doesn’t drag on the ground behind him is because it’s wrapped around his leg and taped in place by the training staff before the game.
Lewa knockout goals are like 80% against Arsenal and Shaktar...
was he on 60 / 60 before this season ?
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have 60+ goals both in the Champions League Group Stages and Knockouts
Lolx you can make everything a worldly stat, the fact is, the man is freak of Nature. Absolute Beast.
Ahh, Raúl. He was the guy who made me love Real Madrid.
Damn I feel old and miss the old days.
This stat is fucking unbelievable.
This is a stat befitting of a truly great player. The bigger the stage the better he performs .
Imagine if they played together in one team with Messi’s great playmaking ability and Cristiano incredible finishing ability!
Wait I thought it is 127 now for Ronaldo. This is before last night's game I guess...
oNLy sCoREs AgaINsT sMaLL tEamS
63 to 40 is a big fucking difference
There's a gold star OC post in here for whoever can divine why Messi's teammates score more in knockouts...does play style change or is it just better defenses?
Ronaldo is a killer. Gun to my head and I have to pick a player to score a goal it'll be Ronaldo every time.
And people say fat Ronaldo is better pretty sure he couldn't even reach a ucl final let alone win 1
To my portuguese friends out here
Established teams will never reach 50 knockout goals. Shit some leagues won’t also.
Can't believe I saw a comment after the first leg saying "Ronaldo is gonna go out of the CL with just ONE goal". Did they not know who they were talking about?
People talk about Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe and Salah but everyone forgets Moussa Marega.
Im trying so hard to keep my eyes off that underwear
Big game player..
50+ in the knockout stages alone is pretty mad. Considering its the highest level of football in our generation, it says a lot to show up there.
It's really about time for Ronaldo to show up in the small games.
Can't wait for the "Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player with 51, 52, 53... Champions League goals to score more in the knockout stage than the group stage 🔑 [Bleacher Report Football ]"posts over the next week, lol
Crazy to think that he had equal goals scored to Messi just 3/4 years ago. Really shows Ronlado’s transition to a poacher and Messi’s to more of a creator.
He is also 3 years older than Messi and more than likely is going to get passed by him as it has already been done for the number of total goals.
This wedgie pic was the best image of Ronaldo to represent these stats?
Man Raul looks like such a random nice dude
How do we know these stats are correct? I've been getting slaughtered on facebook for this all day lol. Apparently Raul doesn't have 34 knockout stage goals?
Hello where is Inzaghi on this list?
What in the ESPN is this
To be fair. Not many of those guys will have the ratio of knockout games to group games
Big game player right there.
Hoping Messi scores 10 today
Wait. He has 125 in total now, right?
That knock out stage stat almost knocked me out, just wow!
Ronaldo is the only one in the list with more goals during knockout stages than during the group. He gets even more clutch when it is life or death.
I think i heaed yesterday that Ronaldo has scored 51 goals since he turned 30, guy is a machine.
He holds back on purpose so he can become the hero the next game. Also makes him a lot of money betting on himself.
I wanna see CR7 playing the "copa Libertadores"
messi promptly scores 27 against Lyon
I'm just excited to see 2 of my all time favorite players on this list. ruud van nistelrooij & thierry henry. loved watching them play.
Throw one up for Raul
Benzema is class
Who's the next highest scorer with more in knockouts than group stage?
Id guess he's the only one with more than 10 CL goals to have more in the knockouts.
Does no else notice that his undies are visible in this pic
I don’t understand how Messi can manage to have that many goals while simultaneously being the top playmaker of all time
LOL that Benzema is up there
The RvN statistic is BS.
hes also the only player on this list that is the goat
Looking for the Messi fans here
Over 65% of CR goals are from penalty point in the Champions League.
He’s also a rapist! Don’t let that get in the way of football though.
For the fanboys downvoting. Please educate yourselves - https://www.google.com/amp/www.spiegel.de/international/europe/cristiano-ronaldo-new-documents-emerge-in-rape-allegations-a-1241349-amp.html
While I see Messi as very obviously the GOAT, no contest there, I also see Ronaldo as the best ever CL player, the CL GOAT if you will, no contest. He fucking turns up. Every. Fucking. Game.
The fact that there used to be two group stages and Real didn't make it past the round of 16 for 6 straight years after the system was changed makes Raul's knockout record really impressive.
Artistically and aesthetically, it’s cool. Symbolically, I’m not sure what to make of it...
The individual host city posters that someone posted the other day were even nicer. Also many of the kits released for the tournament so far are a thing of beauty.
One of the most beautiful posters I’ve ever seen. Why do men’s tournaments get shitty mascots and childish graphics and not something like this?
Best World Cup poster I've seen. Beautiful
What is FIFA trying to tell us by not showing South America, Africa and Oceania?
New World Order incoming?
Who is the woman in the poster? Just curious
Is that Rachel McAdams?
Like the poster... But why does she have a target on her head?
Really cool. It's giving me a "land of the rising sun" vibe. Would have been awesome if it were in Japan.
tbh I don't care for the design, it's not appealing to me.I do like the lipstick, but that's about it.
I would have preferred to see a design with women from different countries with a football in the image.
Looks so Japanese
Getting Japanese vibes
I dont like it
Cool design, nice colours too!
Sam Kerr is on fire!
Reminds me of the current Arctic Monkeys tour posters
Sorry, I'm not too artistically inclined but I don't see what the big thing is about this poster. Anyone care to illuminate?
Me french me like it
/r/MapsWithoutNZ .. rather without Australia as well. cmon man.
why did they not capitalise 'June' and 'July'??
Oh, come on France. Squeeze the map to left so it fits Japan.
Uhh...I'm not feeling this logo
It’s ok to not give a shit about women’s football
Funny that the quality of the poster is gonna be levels above the quality of the football on display.
Liv Tyler was so hot in that dreamy sex sequence before Ben Afflek went to space to blow up the asteroid.
Realistically who gives a shit it’s fucking women’s football -_-
I don't know why this looks to me like it's Japanese
European football next season is guaranteed for City and not a lone white dot in sight for the first time in a long while.
Other leagues, in the order in which their first matches start:
Bundesliga (gameweek 25)
Serie A (gameweek 27)
Championship (gameweek 36)
La Liga (gameweek 27)
Primeira Liga (gameweek 25)
Ligue 1 (gameweek 28)
We’re that close to 3rd? I thought Spurs still had some leeway. I know it’s a big GD swing but damn.
Man our swing is too spread.
I appreciate the work you do in making the tables for the various leagues. As always, they’re very useful and informative to look at. Cheers u/phigo50. 👍🏼
These tables are amazing, just want to say good work OP.
Wolves so close to EL in their first season back in Prem, nice
We win by 4, spurs lose by 3 and we're third. Easy-peasy
Not a single fixed position. Great to see at this stage
So how is this done? I'd like to try to replicate something like this now that the MLS season has kicked off.
No chanche for Europe leauge for Fulham and Huddersfield :(
So you're telling me we've got a chance at 7th?
Considering the huge difference between the 6th and 7th place, can some premier league clubs fans tell me whats the difference between finishing 8th or 14th? Feels like you can potentially get unattached to the outcome of matches
Crazy to see that we could jump to 3rd (conditions apply ofcourse)
Man, PSG is having some tough competition. I wonder if they finish in CL sport this season
That's insane that once you get outside the top 6, nobody else can statistically win the title. The point difference between 6th and 7th is insane this year.
I miss the Liverpool dot.
Gonna lift the title anyway!!
None of the teams outside the top 6 can mathematically win the league now? Hadn't thought about that, wow.
Idk why some rules exist but are rarely put in practice. Either change it or enforce it.
Fuck me no wonder he got to the goal line clearance in time..
Most of the times nobody cares but seeing that he clears the ball later the pen probably should have been retaken.
He then stops the ball on the line from the rebound too.
In Serie A, you usually see 21 players in the box before a shot is taken.
He blocked the cross right after. Fuck this.
Is there an official in the prem who isn't a completely incompetant tosser?
What is important is what happened afterward, that he managed to block Auba who was close to tap in the rebounding cross.
encroachment 5 yard penalty. repeat first down
I noticed that as well. If that was against my team, I’d be pissed.
This rule and the 'ball in the keepers hands for 6 seconds' are never ever called. What is the actual point.
We gonna ignore that arsenal players did the exact same thing? This happens all the time
Tbf that's never called
Its never called so i don't really care. If you get a pen, score it.
These are never called though. Auba shouldve just smashed it in.
Show me a penalty in the last 5 years where there’s no encroachment
What's with this camera angle, same as league cup final shoot out. Bring back the classic angle ffs.
there’s 2/3 arsenal players in the box as well..
Fuck this shit... rematch with VAR. That was the worst match refereeing I’ve seen.
maybe if Auba made the penalty in the first place this wouldn't be such a big issue lmaooo
Ref was utter shite this match. Arsenal should have won if it weren't for the ref
This has to be about the least enforced rule in football. This happens all the time and is pretty much never called.
Arsenal players encroached as well for both penalties. The ref was crap for both sides.
As much as I wanted arsenal to win, this happens on like every penalty
Here is a better angle, quality is clapped though.
I mean it was a blatant dive to get the penalty to begin with.
If we had VAR the shitty officials wouldn’t have reviewed it anyways
Im done with officiating in ALL sports honestly
I’ve never hated the last 15 minutes of a Football match so much in my life
This game was a great endorsement for VAR between both this and the Kane offside foul.
In the last four seasons, Spurs stand at +36 on our EPL NRLR Index - i.e. the London club received 36 more favourable and key refereeing decisions than were given against them. This is the most bias shown in favour of any team in that period.
Galaxy brain is ignoring Mustafi encroaching
Encroachment happens with every single pen ever, people only care when the player on their team misses.
No one gives a shit about encroachment when the player on their team scores.
Gunners deserved to win that game.
Arsenal were genuinely robbed today.
Well it wasn't a penalty so who cares
Yeah we’ve been robbed
I still firmly believe that the penalty takers shouldn't be able to strike the ball again. I hate that they can botch this golden opportunity and the goalkeeper who not only predicts the shot direction but saves it as well has all the work undone by the striker simply tapping it in.
Refs are fucking useless. Should all be replaced by a coconut. Can't wait for VAR.
Okay, why tf did Arsenal let Auba to take the pen? He was quite poor at BVB
He was about to call it but the kick was so bad they counteracted each other.
They should just change penalties to shootout rules. It's either scored or missed, ball goes dead immediately either way. Easy
Wow, English refereeing really is the worst rn
Hardly ever is
Damn. This ruins my whole fxxking week
Can someone clarify this with me, it’s been a while since I’ve read the laws of the game. If an opposition player goes in the box early and it’s scored, no retake, if missed it’s a retake. But what happens if both teams are in the box? Wouldn’t that just negate each other?
This just in: all referees hate Arsenal!
ffs i can't wait for var
Y'all will really complain about anything...
That happens every match and is never called. I'd love this to be enforced that being said.
What do you expect from the FA's golden team?
Arsenal fans on here are really unhappy about this huh
I think that both us Gunners and Spurs supporters can at least all agree that the refs in this league are fucking garbage and constantly fail at their jobs, and are almost never held accountable for it. It's a joke.
Happens all the time
This always happens but refs will rarely call it. Sure its against the rules, but its hardly an outrage that refs continued to not enforce a rule
Arsenal fans are fuming, this is hilarious haha
shouldn't have been a penalty in the first place anyway
This happens in literally every pen
Iwobi benefits from encroachment first when Lloris saves the penalty and Iwobi is first to the ball then Jan benefits from encroachment by blocking Auba's shot. They cancel out each others encroachment.
The referee was blatantly in favor of Arsenal the whole game this is the one time where he was neutral and wasn't leaning in one or the other teams favor.
PEA scores and no one would say anything.
Now show the picture of Iwobis encroachment to get to the rebound first.
Wasnt even a pen stop crying
rule is never called though, needs to be either enforced or removed.
Oh no I'm feeling so bad about this. Another terrible call? It's not a pen to begin with so this is not the hill Arsenal fans should die on.
who the fuck cares lol, Arsenal fans will cry about everything, It wasn't even a pen
Arsenal fans complaining about encroachment when two arsenal players are also in the box at the time of the kick on a pk they didn't deserve, in a game where they should have gotten a straight red at 15th minute, is hilarious.
Pens should be dead ball kicks anyway.
At Kane's penalty, a couple of Arsenal defenders did the same. Don't be fucking biased.
What about the other side of the box? Iwobi got to the rebound suspicously quickly.
He is so far in the box and it should have been retaken. Shocking officiating
Emre Can did really well for himself, like really well.
edit: guys I'm aware he came on a free but even for a free signing he's a squad player at best yet he's in top 10 of Italy. Seems like squeezed out every penny from Juve to join them.
Ramsey is going to the top 2 right?
Ronaldo’s salary is the same after tax as it is before tax
Surprised to see that Giocatore guy at the top of the list. Must be nice to get literally paid with bags of money.
Strange seeing a gk being the highest paid of a team when he's just 19.
I wonder what team will keep winning the league?
Yeah about that...
Emre fucking Can. Hahahahaha, thats what u get when you sign after ur contract runs out. Expect to see that alot more.
All seem pretty understandable minus Can. That’s a lot more than I expected.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't pay taxes anyway
Insigne's figure might be misleading, as ADL keeps image rights for himself.
What you guys don’t know is we also pay players in fiats. ~Tax Free~
That Giocatore dude has a whole bag of money!
The scene in the Milan chairman’s office when the players see this chart.
Donnarumma: I’ve come to bargain.
Like when ever it’s put into yearly salaries and not weekly pay it doesn’t feel quite as exorbitant. 7mil a year for being the second highest paid player in the league is enough so you don’t have to work ever again but it’s not like stupid money and you can only earn it for around 10 years and it’s not like it’s an easy line of work. And I don’t think anyone can say that Ronaldo doesn’t deserve the money he makes for the amount of time and effort he puts in and for the incredibly rare and valuable skills he possess.
Stuff like this makes me realize how big the US sports market is. Any player as good as Icardi in football baseball or basketball would be making at minimum 25 million a year.
What's the significance of the names in red?
Bonnuci & Can are not worth those wages at all
Wow no Mertens?
I think the fact that Ronaldo doesn't actually pay taxes has something to do with this.
Emre Can lululul
Am i the only one whos shocked by the fact bonucci earns more than chiellini?
So Aaron Ramsey will be number 2 next season?
Well Godin and Ramsey are making the top 9 instantly in the top spots as well
Judging by Can and Ramsey I could probably get at least 3 mil a year from Juventus
Wasn't De Rossi on some super high salary??
Hot damn, Giocatore is being paid a whole bag full of money, that's crazy. What team is the one with a footy ball as its logo?
Ronaldo's salary is absolutely insane. Is he the best player player in the world? Quick mental maths tell me he's on 600k weekly AFTER tax??? How the fuck is that feasible for Juve??
Seems like a fair list, Icardi being 9th shows he's the best-paid player on the 3rd best team.
This is why I can never understand why professional athletes jeaprodize their careers with bullshit so much.
I understand these are "high end" players, but even a third tier footballer makes a decent wage to play a game hundreds of millions play for free/fun.
And Giocatore plays soccer and earns bags of money. It's almost like he doesn't belong here...
What a shocker, Juve holds 6 of the top 7. Donnarumma coming at 4 is pretty shocking to me.
As expected, the top 20% have more than the bottom 80% combined.
Ha, not worth it.
This some PSG - Ligue 1 type of table
This thing is missing de vrij
Costa, Pjanic and Insigne could do wonders in the EPL. Here's hoping someone from United's management unit is a redditor.
Ronaldo on that max contract
Just for comparison, if Ronaldo was playing in the premier league and his salary was presented the way they do over in the Premier league, he's on 1 million pounds a week. That is more than 3x what the highest earner in the EPL gets.
Ronaldo casually earning the same as the next five on the list combined. If Juve do not manage to win a CL during Ronaldo's time there, will the transfer be seen as a failure? He is seriously messing up the wage structure, and Juve were almost guaranteed league champions without him anyway.
He's technically a colleague of mine.
Who is Giocatore, and why doesn't it say how much he earns?
Financial fair-play ? Neeh, haven't heard about it
Why did they on write 3 of the Juve players in red but not the rest?
so is 7 juventus players out of 9
Arsenal could only sign players on loan due to the annual wage increase too high for FFP but yet Juve can increase their wages to no limit. What gives?
Ha I remember when a player earning 100k a week was considered insane. Now Juventus pay a million a week to Ronaldo (before tax). Mad. I wonder if the bubble will ever burst.
Lmfao I just noticed the top
Pjanic is earning THAT much? Jesus, is he worth it Juve fans? I know he's good but that good?
How the hell is Emre Can earning more than the likes of Mandzukic and Matuidi?
That lanky kid with the gloves earns that much?!?!
Fucking hell, fair play to him.
Juventus is just the Celtic of Serie A.
the difference between the pay of international footballers and NBA players is STAGGERING
That's pretty shit that Juve are buying the title every year.
Based on those salaries....
Italy has a National Club Team in Juventus
Wow these are pretty low salaries for top level athletes in a big league. Obv apart from Cristiano. Complete scrubs in the NBA are making 20 mill a year, not to mention MLB...
Donnarumma 6mln. What a joke...
Araron Ramsey's going to be higher than Dybala next season!
Have I understood these right? Yearly salary before tax in Euros?So Can is on €96000 a week, £82k per week?
That seems average compared to a typical premier league footballer. I'm sure I saw a graphic recently of Everton squad players getting paid more than that
Hard to know where the line is with pay anymore especially with that Ronaldo wage. That's insane
Top 9? What an odd number.
basically MSN was the nastiest attacking trio possible
Everytime there is a stat like this, i just go straight to the top corner and say, "Yup, he is there."
Papu next to Eriksen, Isco and David Silva. What a man.
Messi the alien in his own lane.
Dries Mertens seriously doesn't get enough recognition. What a player.
ahahahaha fucking Messi, man
looks at top right
Giroud not too shabby
This is a graph comparing the attacking productivity of forwards in Europe's top 5 domestic leagues over the last 4 years. It plots the rate of expected assists created by each player (xA90) against the rate of non-penalty goals scored (NPG90).
NPG90 is a useful metric that is surprisingly under-utilised in popular statistical analyses, and filters out pure goal-scoring ability better than either total goals per 90 minutes (G90), or expected goals per 90 minutes (xG90), which tells you less about the player who finished the chance and more about how the good chance was in the first place.
xA90 is also particularly useful, as it cuts through the main problem regular assist statistics have: not all great chances are put away as they should be. Understat calculates this by simply taking the expected goal value (xG) of shot taken at the end of each key pass. A player with higher expected assists than real assists indicates that the finishing of the strikers they have passed perhaps hasn't been as good as it should be. Conversely, a player with lower expected assists than real assists has perhaps been lucky with the quality of his teammates' finishing.
Only players with at least 7000 minutes across the last four seasons have been included, which leaves out a number of high achievers. When you extend the data to include players with at least 4000 minutes, you find a few surprises. Like Denis Cheryshev plotting alongside Mesut Ozil, Cedric Bakambu near Mauro Icardi, and, astonishingly, Kylian Mbappe - right next to Luis Suarez.
Goalscoring and creation are given the same weight here to see how good players are at doing both things.Of course, attacking players can be influential outside of scoring goals or making assists - particularly in terms of involvement in build up play and pre-assists (for which the xGchain and xGbuildup metrics are often used) - but this is solely comparing how frequently attacking players score goals and create high-quality goalscoring opportunities.
The data was taken from understat.com, which has domestic league xG and xA data for every player going back to the 2014-15 season. Different companies have different ways of calculating the xA value of any shot, so note that this analysis will differ if you take the data from another source. Understat is the only publicly available source with this much data, however.
Every time I see a dot in these graphs all the way in the top corner I know it’s Messi. Man has unreal stats
MSN forms a triangle of death, coincidence?
Messi is incredible, no surprise there. But look at Neymar, he's been top class since he's moved to Europe and continues to excel. Every time someone dismisses his clear talent and ability just because he plays in France or cos he goes down easy, it's just idiocy.
Its crazy to think even though Bale is consistently injured, he still puts up consistent numbers better then Hazard, Mertens, Griezmann, Insigne, Thauvin, Immobile and Icardi.
Edit: Also Di Maria is really underrated
Something I can show my friends who argue Auba isn't a world class forward.
In case anyone wanted more proof Messi is the greatest attacking player to have played football so far, here it is
PSG is nice and balanced.
Cavani scoring the goals, Di Maria setting them up, and Neymar doing a little bit of everything.
If Mbappe made the cut for minutes, I'd expect him to be somewhere in the Salah/Bale region.
This really shows how much advancing in the Champions League is mental for these guys at this point. They largely have the skill and coaching
Almost a goal per game and an assist every second game over the course of 4 years. Mental!
I completely agree that stats dont tell the whole story, but its hard to argue he's overrated when he is that prolific.
Good work OP, thanks for sharing. I like the concept of assist that should’ve resulted in goal. One thing I don’t see any metric to include is the penalties generated. In the end, generating a penalty is similar to an assist with 75% chance of being scored, and many times comes with a yellow or red card for the defender. I’m curious if that would have any significant impact in the assist metric.
I think this shows how much potential is in Arsenal's attack that Emery is not yet fully realizing (though, tbf, we are the third highest scorers in the league, but I still don't feel like we score as many as we should, and certainly not enough to make up for the defense).
But if you draw a line around where the players start spacing out and we get into the elite zone, we've got Ozil, Mkh, and Aubameyang, arguably Laca too all in that zone. That's more than most teams (not counting the uber teams like Barca).
Just goes to show that if we sorted out our defense, got those four playing well in the same formation somehow, we'd really have a shot at moving well into the top 4 and perhaps a league challenge.
Also, shout out to Giroud, who is right there statistically with the best strikers in the world.
Not only is Messi by far the best, but he's one of relatively few dark purple dots. He scores the most, assists the most, and hardly ever takes time off. Really amazing.
And, let's face it, the two closest players to him have both been massively helped by him in these stats and their careers. (And now Neymar plays in a league where good stats are a bit easier to come by). Don't get me wrong, Suarez and Neymar are great, but it's just more evidence that Messi is by far the best.
Lewandowski 4th best in terms of scoring, nice.
Is the “Müller is shit” narrative still being played?
This is Messi’s chart, and they’re just living in it.
cant touch the GOAT!
If you took away 80% of his goals, Messi would still be a world class playmaker.
He is literally miles above the rest
Fun fact: Messi is actually one of the worst players on his home planet
ITT: anti-Messi stans/pro-Ronaldo stans
Make your own graphs then, and post them with whatever metrics ya'll like instead of staying salty
Why penalties are excluded?
Thorgan & Eden are basically the same type of player. Also; Team Belgium really complementary!
Can't find Mboop
Wow Jay Rodriguez is world class
Big fan of the chart realising that NPG and xA are objectively the most accurate stats we currently have in evaluating goalscoring/creativity. Hopefully they will become more widely used
Some observations. I would have expected Pogba to be much higher in assists but he is not. Hopefully under an attacking manager he can progress and get more assists. Ditto for Hazard, expected a lot more from him.
Mkhi is just great. I knew he was good but not that good.
Bale and Reus despite their frequent injuries ( Bale gets benched a lot as well ), they put up some really fantastic numbers.
MSN as expected a just a step above everyone else. Especially Messi, he is in his typical place of top-right.
Mandzukic and Rakitic are not as great as I expected him to be. Expected their impact to be shown in numbers as well.
Forget the Ronaldo and MSN jerk, can we take a second to realize that di Maria gets way too much shit on here? Man is criminally underrated.
Bale > Reus. Haha
Messi is always very alone on the top right in these graphs.
Messi vs Ronaldo in this just shows the difference between then 🤷♂️
James Rodriguez is world class. Di Maria and Hazard are pretty surprising.
Also shows how Kane has a ways to go to compare to Suarez.
Iniesta is clearly a fraud of a footballer
Lmao whenever I see a title talking about an infographic, my instinct is looking at the top corner. And there he is!
Can winning a penalty count as being productive BTW? Or is it too ambiguous to add to expected goals/assists?
Funny to see Milinkovic-Savic in there
Out of curiosity, what constitutes an expected assist? Is it just every assist before a shot or every pass in the box or what? Curious because I would've thought then that players who play with volume shooters like Ronaldo or Messi would be pretty far to the right. (Though Suarez, James and Neymar are there)
di maria a whole head ahead of de bruyne is the only thing that really shocked me.
So, Thorgen ain’t that far away from Eden, so maybe Chelsea should sell Eden to Real Madrid for £100,000,000, buy-back Thorgen, invest in the future...?
Bale is better than Hazard. DON'T LET PEREZ SEE THIS CHART
How is Argentina so shit with Higuan, Aguero, Di maria and Messi !
Ilicic on the same level as Firmino, what a player and you almost never hear about him. This just shows how much influence media has on football.
Wow Hazard is pretty middle of the road in this. The 2015-2016 season where he (and all of Chelsea minus Willian) went completely missing probably hurt him quite a bit
Benzema a top 5 striker of his generation though.
Funny how there is a gap between the players that are universally considered world class and the rest.
Wijnaldum is just happy to be part of the conversation.
Messi top right corner.
morata better than icardi.
Modeste still so far up despite playing in China and 2nd league for so long. What could have been.
I wanna know what this looks like with penalties included. Idk what they are so often excluded. It’s not like they are a given goal by any means.
I’m not sure what I was expecting.
This chart shows that Salah didn't suddenly become a good player in 2017.
looks top right
Of fucking course.
I expect vinicius to be in bottom right next year. Might even intersect the x-axis
Considering Salah has only really emerged as a top talent last year, it's pretty impressive his stats suggest hes world class.
Where is the Krzysztof Boom Piątek Boom Dzierżoniów Boom City Boom Boom Boom ???
Would have loved to see where Son comes in on this chart
Kinda nuts that Kane has got at least 2000 minutes on Aguero since 2014.
messi god ALLAHU AKBAR
I think people take for granted how great of a front line NSN was. It’s very rare that you have the worlds best forwards be on one team and better yet, gel well and complement each other. They’re the best trio I’ve ever seen and I don’t think I’ll ever see a more talented front 3
Pretty obvious that Messi is the greatest.
Wow. Suarez - way more assists and almost as many goals as Ronaldo.
Good thing Neymar moved to Paris, or else MSN would be out of this graph's scale!
I automatically look at the top right Corner when I see this kind of posts. 😂
Iniesta and Modric are so discardable
Maybe it’s just me, but I would in no way consider “most productive attackers” as non-penalty goals and expected assists. Seems heavily biased
This graph is designed to discredit Ronaldo lmao, pathetic!
Still think Suarez should have won the ballon d'or in 2016.
Assisting is not creating.
Cutoff right after Ronaldo's knee injury of course, where is the barca flair?
Messi on the top right as always