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Hajduk Split's employee Luka led today's training session with the first team's coach to celebrate Down Syndrome day. Soccer is more than a game.

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COMMENTS

  • noiserr
    400 points Mar 21,2019, 12:10pm

    Very cool and touching.

  • robotnique
    377 points Mar 21,2019, 1:26pm

    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.

  • el_brahmo
    50 points Mar 21,2019, 12:12pm

    Wow this is great

  • VolsOnTop
    23 points Mar 21,2019, 12:45pm

    Awesome. Love it.

  • mzorchets
    22 points Mar 21,2019, 12:27pm

    That is very nice of the club.

  • lankankid99
    18 points Mar 21,2019, 2:20pm

    TIL theres a Down Syndrome day

  • gago1950
    47 points Mar 21,2019, 12:03pm

    Hajduk je život

  • TheNoveltyAccountant
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 1:08pm

    Good to see on harmony day.

  • TheEvilBassist
    13 points Mar 21,2019, 3:09pm

    Thank you Hajduk, very cool.

  • Jewbacca1
    24 points Mar 21,2019, 3:50pm

    Me when playing FM for the first time.

  • Lirid
    9 points Mar 21,2019, 1:12pm

    Bravo 👏🏽

  • vitojaneway
    5 points Mar 21,2019, 3:20pm

    :)

  • The-Zoro
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 3:36pm

    What to do when 1 nil down?

  • cortez0498
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 3:48pm
  • seanie62
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 2:43pm

    Well done that's nice

  • TheAbram
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 3:12pm

    Nice gesture, it's important to bring attention to these kinda things

  • ashhjr
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 4:28pm

    Is that Solari?

  • Bobson567
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 12:39pm

    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

  • bluenokia2
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 1:40pm

    What Rooney doing there?

  • Vancro
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 4:40pm

    Man on the right looks like Nikola Kalinic

  • LadyEileen
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 4:40pm

    Bravo, 'ajduče

  • DigitalSea-
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:09pm

    This is awesome! He looks so focused!

  • bigfootswillie
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:14pm

    TIL my brother was born on World Down Syndrome day

  • WinterAdvisor
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:36pm

    /sorts by controversial

  • diogothemaster
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:40pm

    This is why we love football

  • BallinBeaver
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 3:23pm

    When it comes to Down syndrome, every country should be like Iceland

  • _Rookwood_
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 3:24pm

    he wouldn't have gotten this chance if he was born in Iceland

  • BakedCommenter
    -20 points Mar 21,2019, 12:39pm

    I wonder what their formation looked like lol

  • n3d5t4rk
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 3:26pm

    This guy is so wholesome

  • drmcmahon
    -2 points Mar 21,2019, 5:07pm

    Well that’s a retarded idea

  • Jurgen_Flopp
    -25 points Mar 21,2019, 1:37pm

    Soccer is more than a game

    Genuinely feels wrong seeing that sentence

  • SanKa_13
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:12pm
  • ileri_zekali
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:42pm

    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.

  • FootballMilan
    -40 points Mar 21,2019, 1:08pm

    SoCcER

  • bmnb400
    -12 points Mar 21,2019, 3:12pm

    Herp derp

  • technicrat23
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:04pm

    Mann plzz dont call it soccer for the last fucking time it should be FOOTBALL

  • oakydo
    -36 points Mar 21,2019, 1:40pm

    lmao

  • Dane02999
    -2 points Mar 21,2019, 5:13pm

    Downie

  • mad0lchemessengelato
    -35 points Mar 21,2019, 1:25pm

    Soccer una loool

COMMENTS

  • noiserr
    400 points Mar 21,2019, 12:10pm

    Very cool and touching.

  • robotnique
    377 points Mar 21,2019, 1:26pm

    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.

  • el_brahmo
    50 points Mar 21,2019, 12:12pm

    Wow this is great

  • MrBathroom
    41 points Mar 21,2019, 12:33pm

    Hey, nice

  • VolsOnTop
    23 points Mar 21,2019, 12:45pm

    Awesome. Love it.

  • mzorchets
    22 points Mar 21,2019, 12:27pm

    That is very nice of the club.

  • lankankid99
    18 points Mar 21,2019, 2:20pm

    TIL theres a Down Syndrome day

  • gago1950
    47 points Mar 21,2019, 12:03pm

    Hajduk je život

  • TheNoveltyAccountant
    16 points Mar 21,2019, 1:08pm

    Good to see on harmony day.

  • TheEvilBassist
    13 points Mar 21,2019, 3:09pm

    Thank you Hajduk, very cool.

  • Jewbacca1
    24 points Mar 21,2019, 3:50pm

    Me when playing FM for the first time.

  • Lirid
    9 points Mar 21,2019, 1:12pm

    Bravo 👏🏽

  • vitojaneway
    5 points Mar 21,2019, 3:20pm

    :)

  • The-Zoro
    4 points Mar 21,2019, 3:36pm

    What to do when 1 nil down?

  • cortez0498
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 3:48pm
  • seanie62
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 2:43pm

    Well done that's nice

  • TheAbram
    3 points Mar 21,2019, 3:12pm

    Nice gesture, it's important to bring attention to these kinda things

  • ashhjr
    2 points Mar 21,2019, 4:28pm

    Is that Solari?

  • Bobson567
    6 points Mar 21,2019, 12:39pm

    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

  • bluenokia2
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 1:40pm

    What Rooney doing there?

  • Vancro
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 4:40pm

    Man on the right looks like Nikola Kalinic

  • LadyEileen
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 4:40pm

    Bravo, 'ajduče

  • DigitalSea-
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:09pm

    This is awesome! He looks so focused!

  • bigfootswillie
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:14pm

    TIL my brother was born on World Down Syndrome day

  • WinterAdvisor
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:36pm

    /sorts by controversial

  • diogothemaster
    1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:40pm

    This is why we love football

  • BallinBeaver
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 3:23pm

    When it comes to Down syndrome, every country should be like Iceland

  • _Rookwood_
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 3:24pm

    he wouldn't have gotten this chance if he was born in Iceland

  • BakedCommenter
    -20 points Mar 21,2019, 12:39pm

    I wonder what their formation looked like lol

  • n3d5t4rk
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 3:26pm

    This guy is so wholesome

  • drmcmahon
    -2 points Mar 21,2019, 5:07pm

    Well that’s a retarded idea

  • Jurgen_Flopp
    -25 points Mar 21,2019, 1:37pm

    Soccer is more than a game

    Genuinely feels wrong seeing that sentence

  • SanKa_13
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:12pm
  • ileri_zekali
    0 points Mar 21,2019, 4:42pm

    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.

  • FootballMilan
    -40 points Mar 21,2019, 1:08pm

    SoCcER

  • bmnb400
    -12 points Mar 21,2019, 3:12pm

    Herp derp

  • technicrat23
    -1 points Mar 21,2019, 5:04pm

    Mann plzz dont call it soccer for the last fucking time it should be FOOTBALL

  • oakydo
    -36 points Mar 21,2019, 1:40pm

    lmao

  • Dane02999
    -2 points Mar 21,2019, 5:13pm

    Downie

  • mad0lchemessengelato
    -35 points Mar 21,2019, 1:25pm

    Soccer una loool

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Arsenal's Top 6 Record Comparison, 17/18 - 18/19 [The Premier League Show]

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COMMENTS

  • Tanathonos
    454 points Mar 19,2019, 7:29am

    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.

  • Ryponagar
    39 points Mar 19,2019, 9:15am

    Emery looks like a FM regen here.

  • tms12345
    134 points Mar 19,2019, 7:35am

    If he can fix our away form I'll eat Paella. Happy with Emery overall this season

  • Xanthorpe
    13 points Mar 19,2019, 7:33am

    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.

  • KingNothing666
    11 points Mar 19,2019, 12:34pm

    All things considered, Emery is doing a fantastic job. Another season or two and Arsenal will be a great side again

  • squatPilgrim
    5 points Mar 19,2019, 11:04am

    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.

  • Wasssan
    28 points Mar 19,2019, 9:50am

    Wenger was unlucky against top 6 last season and big teams in general last season. Unlucky not to beat Atleti, Chelsea, United and Liverpool.

  • Ynwe
    4 points Mar 19,2019, 12:08pm

    Great sample size you got there 🙄

  • PDaddyXXX
    39 points Mar 19,2019, 7:16am

    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?

  • Stelios_P
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 3:16pm

    Emery good.

  • paddy1709
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 9:11am

    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.

  • jr2106
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 5:39pm

    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

  • bmnb400
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 8:19pm

    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

  • CattermoleBEAST
    -6 points Mar 19,2019, 7:18am

    Bad but better

  • doingapoo
    -23 points Mar 19,2019, 9:47am

    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

  • Kazimierz777
    -18 points Mar 19,2019, 9:58am

    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.

COMMENTS

  • Tanathonos
    454 points Mar 19,2019, 7:29am

    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.

  • Ryponagar
    39 points Mar 19,2019, 9:15am

    Emery looks like a FM regen here.

  • tms12345
    134 points Mar 19,2019, 7:35am

    If he can fix our away form I'll eat Paella. Happy with Emery overall this season

  • IIIredditorIII
    16 points Mar 19,2019, 10:42am

    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.

  • Xanthorpe
    13 points Mar 19,2019, 7:33am

    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.

  • KingNothing666
    11 points Mar 19,2019, 12:34pm

    All things considered, Emery is doing a fantastic job. Another season or two and Arsenal will be a great side again

  • squatPilgrim
    5 points Mar 19,2019, 11:04am

    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.

  • Wasssan
    28 points Mar 19,2019, 9:50am

    Wenger was unlucky against top 6 last season and big teams in general last season. Unlucky not to beat Atleti, Chelsea, United and Liverpool.

  • Ynwe
    4 points Mar 19,2019, 12:08pm

    Great sample size you got there 🙄

  • PDaddyXXX
    39 points Mar 19,2019, 7:16am

    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?

  • Stelios_P
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 3:16pm

    Emery good.

  • paddy1709
    2 points Mar 19,2019, 9:11am

    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.

  • jr2106
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 5:39pm

    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

  • bmnb400
    1 points Mar 19,2019, 8:19pm

    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

  • CattermoleBEAST
    -6 points Mar 19,2019, 7:18am

    Bad but better

  • doingapoo
    -23 points Mar 19,2019, 9:47am

    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

  • Kazimierz777
    -18 points Mar 19,2019, 9:58am

    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.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player with 50+ Champions League goals to score more in the knockout stage than the group stage 🔑 [Bleacher Report Football ]

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COMMENTS

  • likpoper
    723 points Mar 13,2019, 9:02am

    Can we just skip number 1 and number 2? Let’s focus on the humans on the rest of the list

  • bellybuttonqt
    105 points Mar 13,2019, 10:45am

    Ronaldo scored 6 more goals then entire Atletico Madrid in their entire UCL history

  • CrazyJazzFan
    1268 points Mar 13,2019, 8:18am

    Knows only how to bully weak teams like Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United!

  • habib1999
    98 points Mar 13,2019, 10:21am

    The Portuguese moussa marega

  • VivaLaWeeb
    485 points Mar 13,2019, 8:38am

    Remember when Ronaldo was the one who supposedly didn't turn up in the "big games" when it mattered? I remember

  • sodenj5
    25 points Mar 13,2019, 11:19am

    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.

    Legend.

  • ChristianMunich
    19 points Mar 13,2019, 11:46am

    Lewa knockout goals are like 80% against Arsenal and Shaktar...

  • Azaghtooth
    55 points Mar 13,2019, 8:14am

    was he on 60 / 60 before this season ?

  • -Whisperr
    136 points Mar 13,2019, 8:09am

    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.

  • hotelmotelshit
    47 points Mar 13,2019, 8:25am
  • k1nJo
    15 points Mar 13,2019, 10:58am

    Ahh, Raúl. He was the guy who made me love Real Madrid.

    Damn I feel old and miss the old days.

  • quit_daedalus
    38 points Mar 13,2019, 8:41am

    This stat is fucking unbelievable.

  • GoldPisseR
    30 points Mar 13,2019, 9:27am

    This is a stat befitting of a truly great player. The bigger the stage the better he performs .

  • deleted
    16 points Mar 13,2019, 10:45am

    [deleted]

  • jsjsjdjsjsjsjdjs
    21 points Mar 13,2019, 9:38am

    Imagine if they played together in one team with Messi’s great playmaking ability and Cristiano incredible finishing ability!

  • maniackk1186
    14 points Mar 13,2019, 10:35am

    Wait I thought it is 127 now for Ronaldo. This is before last night's game I guess...

  • That_Portuguese_Lad
    14 points Mar 13,2019, 11:08am

    oNLy sCoREs AgaINsT sMaLL tEamS

  • JohnnyCupcakes
    7 points Mar 13,2019, 12:37pm

    63 to 40 is a big fucking difference

  • ubergooner
    6 points Mar 13,2019, 11:34am

    #Mr.ChampionsLeague

  • Lurking4Justice
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 12:45pm

    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.

  • Sureshot006
    24 points Mar 13,2019, 10:02am

    And people say fat Ronaldo is better pretty sure he couldn't even reach a ucl final let alone win 1

  • Dske
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 11:29am
  • PZeroNero
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 12:32pm

    Established teams will never reach 50 knockout goals. Shit some leagues won’t also.

  • Skyll6
    4 points Mar 13,2019, 2:57pm

    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?

  • B-e-a-utiful_day
    8 points Mar 13,2019, 11:30am

    People talk about Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe and Salah but everyone forgets Moussa Marega.

  • zacmak
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 11:33am

    Im trying so hard to keep my eyes off that underwear

  • antonyhayden
    8 points Mar 13,2019, 8:16am

    Big game player..

  • BoyWhoSoldTheWorld
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 11:48am

    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.

  • -zimms-
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 11:53am

    It's really about time for Ronaldo to show up in the small games.

    :D

  • LeafsWyrd
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 9:09am

    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

  • Zoom600
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 9:38am

    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.

  • Solid_Snake_021
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 3:48pm

    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.

  • Omar_Isaiah_Betts
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 10:24am

    This wedgie pic was the best image of Ronaldo to represent these stats?

  • a34fsd
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 11:42am

    Man Raul looks like such a random nice dude

  • ScottTheUnit
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:33pm

    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?

    https://www.facebook.com/FootyAccumulators/photos/a.279848098840444/1244141025744475/?type=3&comment;_id=1244162959075615&notif;_id=1552481633087271&notif;_t=feedback_reaction_generic

  • omnia-
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:48pm

    Clutch player

  • AleDelPiero10
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:10pm

    Hello where is Inzaghi on this list?

  • fallenloki
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:39pm

    What in the ESPN is this

  • wicketRF
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:54pm

    To be fair. Not many of those guys will have the ratio of knockout games to group games

  • Chicken8991
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:55pm

    Big game player right there.

  • Maciomane
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:17pm

    Hoping Messi scores 10 today

  • himel_oficial
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:22pm

    Wait. He has 125 in total now, right?

  • TheLimeyLemmon
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:28pm

    That knock out stage stat almost knocked me out, just wow!

  • mojo7125
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:53pm

    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.

  • edgelord78
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:26pm

    I think i heaed yesterday that Ronaldo has scored 51 goals since he turned 30, guy is a machine.

  • Kain_niaK
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:28pm

    He holds back on purpose so he can become the hero the next game. Also makes him a lot of money betting on himself.

  • thematacristo
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:41pm

    I wanna see CR7 playing the "copa Libertadores"

  • justaboutawake
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:47pm

    messi promptly scores 27 against Lyon

  • ohthatsbrian
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:02pm

    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.

  • sass0
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:22pm

    Piatek: 0

  • Redaaku
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:23pm

    Yes

  • Surferstan101
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 5:07pm

    Throw one up for Raul

  • theguyfromuncle420
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 5:30pm

    Benzema is class

  • tartanbornandred
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 6:12pm

    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.

  • bvbian
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 7:11pm

    Does no else notice that his undies are visible in this pic

  • Qwerty1458
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 3:12pm

    I don’t understand how Messi can manage to have that many goals while simultaneously being the top playmaker of all time

  • Jophiel420
    -8 points Mar 13,2019, 8:41am

    LOL that Benzema is up there

  • deleted
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 10:37am

    [deleted]

  • SixNeuf
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:21pm

    The RvN statistic is BS.

  • Juve2123
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:50pm

    hes also the only player on this list that is the goat

  • YamFor
    0 points Mar 13,2019, 2:46pm

    🐐

  • liwanam
    0 points Mar 13,2019, 2:24pm

    Looking for the Messi fans here

  • supertramp75
    -12 points Mar 13,2019, 11:36am

    Over 65% of CR goals are from penalty point in the Champions League.

  • ShagMyArse69
    -45 points Mar 13,2019, 8:52am

    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

  • SexyKarius
    -15 points Mar 13,2019, 10:24am

    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.

COMMENTS

  • likpoper
    723 points Mar 13,2019, 9:02am

    Can we just skip number 1 and number 2? Let’s focus on the humans on the rest of the list

  • bellybuttonqt
    105 points Mar 13,2019, 10:45am

    Ronaldo scored 6 more goals then entire Atletico Madrid in their entire UCL history

  • CrazyJazzFan
    1268 points Mar 13,2019, 8:18am

    Knows only how to bully weak teams like Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United!

  • Bruchweg
    311 points Mar 13,2019, 8:52am

    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.

  • habib1999
    98 points Mar 13,2019, 10:21am

    The Portuguese moussa marega

  • VivaLaWeeb
    485 points Mar 13,2019, 8:38am

    Remember when Ronaldo was the one who supposedly didn't turn up in the "big games" when it mattered? I remember

  • sodenj5
    25 points Mar 13,2019, 11:19am

    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.

    Legend.

  • ChristianMunich
    19 points Mar 13,2019, 11:46am

    Lewa knockout goals are like 80% against Arsenal and Shaktar...

  • Azaghtooth
    55 points Mar 13,2019, 8:14am

    was he on 60 / 60 before this season ?

  • -Whisperr
    136 points Mar 13,2019, 8:09am

    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.

  • hotelmotelshit
    47 points Mar 13,2019, 8:25am
  • k1nJo
    15 points Mar 13,2019, 10:58am

    Ahh, Raúl. He was the guy who made me love Real Madrid.

    Damn I feel old and miss the old days.

  • quit_daedalus
    38 points Mar 13,2019, 8:41am

    This stat is fucking unbelievable.

  • GoldPisseR
    30 points Mar 13,2019, 9:27am

    This is a stat befitting of a truly great player. The bigger the stage the better he performs .

  • deleted
    16 points Mar 13,2019, 10:45am

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  • jsjsjdjsjsjsjdjs
    21 points Mar 13,2019, 9:38am

    Imagine if they played together in one team with Messi’s great playmaking ability and Cristiano incredible finishing ability!

  • maniackk1186
    14 points Mar 13,2019, 10:35am

    Wait I thought it is 127 now for Ronaldo. This is before last night's game I guess...

  • That_Portuguese_Lad
    14 points Mar 13,2019, 11:08am

    oNLy sCoREs AgaINsT sMaLL tEamS

  • JohnnyCupcakes
    7 points Mar 13,2019, 12:37pm

    63 to 40 is a big fucking difference

  • ubergooner
    6 points Mar 13,2019, 11:34am

    #Mr.ChampionsLeague

  • Lurking4Justice
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 12:45pm

    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.

  • Sureshot006
    24 points Mar 13,2019, 10:02am

    And people say fat Ronaldo is better pretty sure he couldn't even reach a ucl final let alone win 1

  • Dske
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 11:29am
  • PZeroNero
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 12:32pm

    Established teams will never reach 50 knockout goals. Shit some leagues won’t also.

  • Skyll6
    4 points Mar 13,2019, 2:57pm

    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?

  • B-e-a-utiful_day
    8 points Mar 13,2019, 11:30am

    People talk about Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe and Salah but everyone forgets Moussa Marega.

  • zacmak
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 11:33am

    Im trying so hard to keep my eyes off that underwear

  • antonyhayden
    8 points Mar 13,2019, 8:16am

    Big game player..

  • BoyWhoSoldTheWorld
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 11:48am

    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.

  • -zimms-
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 11:53am

    It's really about time for Ronaldo to show up in the small games.

    :D

  • LeafsWyrd
    5 points Mar 13,2019, 9:09am

    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

  • Zoom600
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 9:38am

    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.

  • Solid_Snake_021
    3 points Mar 13,2019, 3:48pm

    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.

  • Omar_Isaiah_Betts
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 10:24am

    This wedgie pic was the best image of Ronaldo to represent these stats?

  • a34fsd
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 11:42am

    Man Raul looks like such a random nice dude

  • ScottTheUnit
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:33pm

    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?

    https://www.facebook.com/FootyAccumulators/photos/a.279848098840444/1244141025744475/?type=3&comment;_id=1244162959075615&notif;_id=1552481633087271&notif;_t=feedback_reaction_generic

  • omnia-
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:48pm

    Clutch player

  • AleDelPiero10
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:10pm

    Hello where is Inzaghi on this list?

  • fallenloki
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:39pm

    What in the ESPN is this

  • wicketRF
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:54pm

    To be fair. Not many of those guys will have the ratio of knockout games to group games

  • Chicken8991
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 1:55pm

    Big game player right there.

  • Maciomane
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:17pm

    Hoping Messi scores 10 today

  • himel_oficial
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:22pm

    Wait. He has 125 in total now, right?

  • TheLimeyLemmon
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:28pm

    That knock out stage stat almost knocked me out, just wow!

  • mojo7125
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 2:53pm

    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.

  • edgelord78
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:26pm

    I think i heaed yesterday that Ronaldo has scored 51 goals since he turned 30, guy is a machine.

  • Kain_niaK
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:28pm

    He holds back on purpose so he can become the hero the next game. Also makes him a lot of money betting on himself.

  • thematacristo
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:41pm

    I wanna see CR7 playing the "copa Libertadores"

  • justaboutawake
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:47pm

    messi promptly scores 27 against Lyon

  • ohthatsbrian
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:02pm

    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.

  • sass0
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:22pm

    Piatek: 0

  • Redaaku
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 4:23pm

    Yes

  • Surferstan101
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 5:07pm

    Throw one up for Raul

  • theguyfromuncle420
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 5:30pm

    Benzema is class

  • tartanbornandred
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 6:12pm

    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.

  • bvbian
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 7:11pm

    Does no else notice that his undies are visible in this pic

  • Qwerty1458
    2 points Mar 13,2019, 3:12pm

    I don’t understand how Messi can manage to have that many goals while simultaneously being the top playmaker of all time

  • Jophiel420
    -8 points Mar 13,2019, 8:41am

    LOL that Benzema is up there

  • deleted
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 10:37am

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  • SixNeuf
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 12:21pm

    The RvN statistic is BS.

  • Juve2123
    1 points Mar 13,2019, 3:50pm

    hes also the only player on this list that is the goat

  • YamFor
    0 points Mar 13,2019, 2:46pm

    🐐

  • liwanam
    0 points Mar 13,2019, 2:24pm

    Looking for the Messi fans here

  • supertramp75
    -12 points Mar 13,2019, 11:36am

    Over 65% of CR goals are from penalty point in the Champions League.

  • ShagMyArse69
    -45 points Mar 13,2019, 8:52am

    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

  • SexyKarius
    -15 points Mar 13,2019, 10:24am

    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.

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Official Poster for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019

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COMMENTS

  • sankyu99
    356 points Mar 09,2019, 3:12am

    Artistically and aesthetically, it’s cool. Symbolically, I’m not sure what to make of it...

  • LulatschMann
    61 points Mar 09,2019, 3:43am

    Very retro-y.

  • cloudprince
    35 points Mar 09,2019, 3:34am

    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.

  • mokarspid
    111 points Mar 09,2019, 3:26am

    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?

  • WilliamOhman
    13 points Mar 09,2019, 6:10am

    Best World Cup poster I've seen. Beautiful

  • Sphern
    33 points Mar 09,2019, 3:20am

    What is FIFA trying to tell us by not showing South America, Africa and Oceania?

    New World Order incoming?

  • Oktavien
    4 points Mar 09,2019, 6:35am

    Who is the woman in the poster? Just curious

  • Earthquakes1906
    10 points Mar 09,2019, 3:21am

    Is that Rachel McAdams?

  • IThinkThisGuyGetsIt
    5 points Mar 09,2019, 5:43am

    Like the poster... But why does she have a target on her head?

  • AnotherLibtardRekt
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 5:11am

    Really cool. It's giving me a "land of the rising sun" vibe. Would have been awesome if it were in Japan.

  • BebaColombianaXo
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:17am

    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.

  • Casekroos
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:30am

    Looks so Japanese

  • DiscvrThings
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:32am

    Getting Japanese vibes

  • ALLGROWWITHLOVE
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:39am

    I dont like it

  • DontChooseArcadia
    3 points Mar 09,2019, 3:24am

    Cool design, nice colours too!

  • sorrybhansacar
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 5:45am

    Nic pic

  • ncarney91
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:25am

    Sam Kerr is on fire!

  • BenRiggall
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:25am

    Reminds me of the current Arctic Monkeys tour posters

  • stfuryan
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:43am

    meh

  • LadderPiledriver
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:46am

    Sorry, I'm not too artistically inclined but I don't see what the big thing is about this poster. Anyone care to illuminate?

  • Ngelz
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:48am

    Me french me like it

  • juviegar
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:50am

    /r/MapsWithoutNZ .. rather without Australia as well. cmon man.

  • shadyxGKMC
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:08am

    Qatar airways.......

  • hugokhf
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:10am

    why did they not capitalise 'June' and 'July'??

  • kumbhira
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 3:59am

    Oh, come on France. Squeeze the map to left so it fits Japan.

  • Redbullsnation
    -4 points Mar 09,2019, 3:12am

    Uhh...I'm not feeling this logo

  • Occkkar
    -17 points Mar 09,2019, 4:54am

    It’s ok to not give a shit about women’s football

  • Taw3090
    -3 points Mar 09,2019, 6:11am

    Funny that the quality of the poster is gonna be levels above the quality of the football on display.

  • roundballchatauqua
    -1 points Mar 09,2019, 5:26am

    Liv Tyler was so hot in that dreamy sex sequence before Ben Afflek went to space to blow up the asteroid.

  • hwprm
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:06am

    Realistically who gives a shit it’s fucking women’s football -_-

  • deleted
    -2 points Mar 09,2019, 4:26am

    [deleted]

  • deleted
    -7 points Mar 09,2019, 6:05am

    [deleted]

COMMENTS

  • sankyu99
    356 points Mar 09,2019, 3:12am

    Artistically and aesthetically, it’s cool. Symbolically, I’m not sure what to make of it...

  • LulatschMann
    61 points Mar 09,2019, 3:43am

    Very retro-y.

  • cloudprince
    35 points Mar 09,2019, 3:34am

    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.

  • Mohamaestro
    22 points Mar 09,2019, 5:47am

    I don't know why this looks to me like it's Japanese

  • mokarspid
    111 points Mar 09,2019, 3:26am

    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?

  • WilliamOhman
    13 points Mar 09,2019, 6:10am

    Best World Cup poster I've seen. Beautiful

  • Sphern
    33 points Mar 09,2019, 3:20am

    What is FIFA trying to tell us by not showing South America, Africa and Oceania?

    New World Order incoming?

  • Oktavien
    4 points Mar 09,2019, 6:35am

    Who is the woman in the poster? Just curious

  • Earthquakes1906
    10 points Mar 09,2019, 3:21am

    Is that Rachel McAdams?

  • IThinkThisGuyGetsIt
    5 points Mar 09,2019, 5:43am

    Like the poster... But why does she have a target on her head?

  • AnotherLibtardRekt
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 5:11am

    Really cool. It's giving me a "land of the rising sun" vibe. Would have been awesome if it were in Japan.

  • BebaColombianaXo
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:17am

    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.

  • Casekroos
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:30am

    Looks so Japanese

  • DiscvrThings
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:32am

    Getting Japanese vibes

  • ALLGROWWITHLOVE
    2 points Mar 09,2019, 6:39am

    I dont like it

  • DontChooseArcadia
    3 points Mar 09,2019, 3:24am

    Cool design, nice colours too!

  • sorrybhansacar
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 5:45am

    Nic pic

  • ncarney91
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:25am

    Sam Kerr is on fire!

  • BenRiggall
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:25am

    Reminds me of the current Arctic Monkeys tour posters

  • stfuryan
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:43am

    meh

  • LadderPiledriver
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:46am

    Sorry, I'm not too artistically inclined but I don't see what the big thing is about this poster. Anyone care to illuminate?

  • Ngelz
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:48am

    Me french me like it

  • juviegar
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 6:50am

    /r/MapsWithoutNZ .. rather without Australia as well. cmon man.

  • shadyxGKMC
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:08am

    Qatar airways.......

  • hugokhf
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:10am

    why did they not capitalise 'June' and 'July'??

  • kumbhira
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 3:59am

    Oh, come on France. Squeeze the map to left so it fits Japan.

  • Redbullsnation
    -4 points Mar 09,2019, 3:12am

    Uhh...I'm not feeling this logo

  • Occkkar
    -17 points Mar 09,2019, 4:54am

    It’s ok to not give a shit about women’s football

  • Taw3090
    -3 points Mar 09,2019, 6:11am

    Funny that the quality of the poster is gonna be levels above the quality of the football on display.

  • roundballchatauqua
    -1 points Mar 09,2019, 5:26am

    Liv Tyler was so hot in that dreamy sex sequence before Ben Afflek went to space to blow up the asteroid.

  • hwprm
    1 points Mar 09,2019, 7:06am

    Realistically who gives a shit it’s fucking women’s football -_-

  • deleted
    -2 points Mar 09,2019, 4:26am

    [deleted]

  • deleted
    -7 points Mar 09,2019, 6:05am

    [deleted]

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How the 2018/19 Premier League table could change in gameweek 30 (other leagues in comments).

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COMMENTS

  • FergieBall_FC
    14 points Mar 08,2019, 11:26am

    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. 👍🏼

  • merger3
    15 points Mar 08,2019, 12:41pm

    These tables are amazing, just want to say good work OP.

  • Elketro
    14 points Mar 08,2019, 11:30am

    Wolves so close to EL in their first season back in Prem, nice

  • ab-cc
    11 points Mar 08,2019, 11:35am

    We win by 4, spurs lose by 3 and we're third. Easy-peasy

  • Fiorez54
    28 points Mar 08,2019, 10:35am

    Not a single fixed position. Great to see at this stage

  • SirSchnurrbart
    8 points Mar 08,2019, 12:07pm

    So how is this done? I'd like to try to replicate something like this now that the MLS season has kicked off.

  • Peterikus
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 11:51am

    No chanche for Europe leauge for Fulham and Huddersfield :(

  • andrew2209
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 11:33am

    So you're telling me we've got a chance at 7th?

  • pacman1993
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 1:33pm

    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

  • arandomnumber1
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 10:55am

    Crazy to see that we could jump to 3rd (conditions apply ofcourse)

  • vadapaav
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 2:44pm

    Man, PSG is having some tough competition. I wonder if they finish in CL sport this season

  • Oscer7
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 5:44pm

    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.

  • fakecatfish
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 12:32pm

    I miss the Liverpool dot.

  • dcg1999
    0 points Mar 08,2019, 1:46pm

    Gonna lift the title anyway!!

COMMENTS

  • phigo50
    74 points Mar 08,2019, 10:35am

    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)

  • Elemayowe
    64 points Mar 08,2019, 10:55am

    We’re that close to 3rd? I thought Spurs still had some leeway. I know it’s a big GD swing but damn.

  • RetiredPenguin
    30 points Mar 08,2019, 11:13am

    Man our swing is too spread.

  • COYG_Gooner
    39 points Mar 08,2019, 10:37am

    None of the teams outside the top 6 can mathematically win the league now? Hadn't thought about that, wow.

  • FergieBall_FC
    14 points Mar 08,2019, 11:26am

    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. 👍🏼

  • merger3
    15 points Mar 08,2019, 12:41pm

    These tables are amazing, just want to say good work OP.

  • Elketro
    14 points Mar 08,2019, 11:30am

    Wolves so close to EL in their first season back in Prem, nice

  • ab-cc
    11 points Mar 08,2019, 11:35am

    We win by 4, spurs lose by 3 and we're third. Easy-peasy

  • Fiorez54
    28 points Mar 08,2019, 10:35am

    Not a single fixed position. Great to see at this stage

  • SirSchnurrbart
    8 points Mar 08,2019, 12:07pm

    So how is this done? I'd like to try to replicate something like this now that the MLS season has kicked off.

  • Peterikus
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 11:51am

    No chanche for Europe leauge for Fulham and Huddersfield :(

  • andrew2209
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 11:33am

    So you're telling me we've got a chance at 7th?

  • pacman1993
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 1:33pm

    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

  • arandomnumber1
    2 points Mar 08,2019, 10:55am

    Crazy to see that we could jump to 3rd (conditions apply ofcourse)

  • vadapaav
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 2:44pm

    Man, PSG is having some tough competition. I wonder if they finish in CL sport this season

  • Oscer7
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 5:44pm

    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.

  • fakecatfish
    1 points Mar 08,2019, 12:32pm

    I miss the Liverpool dot.

  • dcg1999
    0 points Mar 08,2019, 1:46pm

    Gonna lift the title anyway!!

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Jan Vertonghen encroachment not called by the referee

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COMMENTS

  • DFrek
    1421 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Idk why some rules exist but are rarely put in practice. Either change it or enforce it.

  • harris101
    1543 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    Fuck me no wonder he got to the goal line clearance in time..

  • BVB-Oeli
    869 points Mar 02,2019, 9:40am

    Most of the times nobody cares but seeing that he clears the ball later the pen probably should have been retaken.

  • DTGG
    243 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    He then stops the ball on the line from the rebound too.

  • naltrad
    70 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    In Serie A, you usually see 21 players in the box before a shot is taken.

  • blambliab
    164 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    He blocked the cross right after. Fuck this.

  • mediadesign
    76 points Mar 02,2019, 9:53am

    Is there an official in the prem who isn't a completely incompetant tosser?

  • ankeiii
    109 points Mar 02,2019, 9:49am

    What is important is what happened afterward, that he managed to block Auba who was close to tap in the rebounding cross.

  • uchendu123
    90 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    encroachment 5 yard penalty. repeat first down

  • dewhirst994
    30 points Mar 02,2019, 9:50am

    I noticed that as well. If that was against my team, I’d be pissed.

  • goldengluvs
    9 points Mar 02,2019, 2:11pm

    This rule and the 'ball in the keepers hands for 6 seconds' are never ever called. What is the actual point.

  • Arsey56
    53 points Mar 02,2019, 10:37am

    https://m.imgur.com/a/qyIMVgJ

    We gonna ignore that arsenal players did the exact same thing? This happens all the time

  • Hisztendahl
    87 points Mar 02,2019, 9:38am

    Tbf that's never called

  • Bad0y
    47 points Mar 02,2019, 9:40am

    Its never called so i don't really care. If you get a pen, score it.

  • aubaxhakalaca
    18 points Mar 02,2019, 9:54am

    These are never called though. Auba shouldve just smashed it in.

  • Spursfan14
    22 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Show me a penalty in the last 5 years where there’s no encroachment

  • Account-32
    7 points Mar 02,2019, 9:59am

    What's with this camera angle, same as league cup final shoot out. Bring back the classic angle ffs.

  • Richarlison30
    34 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    there’s 2/3 arsenal players in the box as well..

  • ScepticBeliever
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:03am

    Fuck this shit... rematch with VAR. That was the worst match refereeing I’ve seen.

  • xTakusa
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 3:51pm

    maybe if Auba made the penalty in the first place this wouldn't be such a big issue lmaooo

  • Rab_Legend
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 3:59pm

    Ref was utter shite this match. Arsenal should have won if it weren't for the ref

  • sleepsholymountain
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 5:37pm

    This has to be about the least enforced rule in football. This happens all the time and is pretty much never called.

  • SpareAstronomer
    11 points Mar 02,2019, 10:22am

    Arsenal players encroached as well for both penalties. The ref was crap for both sides.

  • i-eat-your-pant
    7 points Mar 02,2019, 1:30pm

    As much as I wanted arsenal to win, this happens on like every penalty

  • Lennon1004
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:01am
  • QueenSpicy
    8 points Mar 02,2019, 11:34am

    I mean it was a blatant dive to get the penalty to begin with.

  • Topecongiro
    5 points Mar 02,2019, 9:53am

    If we had VAR the shitty officials wouldn’t have reviewed it anyways

  • Datguywelbs089
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Im done with officiating in ALL sports honestly

  • ReeceMallett17
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 11:42am

    I’ve never hated the last 15 minutes of a Football match so much in my life

  • Makelevi
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 1:30pm

    This game was a great endorsement for VAR between both this and the Kane offside foul.

  • Pidjesus
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    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.

  • Malemute__Kid
    4 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    Galaxy brain is ignoring Mustafi encroaching

  • A_G00SE
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 12:26pm

    Haha.

  • elRomez
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 1:45pm

    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.

  • Domz44
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 4:42pm

    Gunners deserved to win that game.

  • aevintyrapra
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:45am

    Arsenal were genuinely robbed today.

  • Masculinum
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:09am

    Well it wasn't a penalty so who cares

  • cwillard260
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:19am

    Yeah we’ve been robbed

  • KeepRooting4Yourself
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:04am

    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.

  • -RedLink-
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:17am

    Refs are fucking useless. Should all be replaced by a coconut. Can't wait for VAR.

  • bvbian
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:19am

    Okay, why tf did Arsenal let Auba to take the pen? He was quite poor at BVB

  • QueenSpicy
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:31am

    He was about to call it but the kick was so bad they counteracted each other.

  • Ooh_ee_ooh_ah_ah
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 12:35pm

    They should just change penalties to shootout rules. It's either scored or missed, ball goes dead immediately either way. Easy

  • Linquista
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 12:51pm

    Wow, English refereeing really is the worst rn

  • solblurgh
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 2:38pm

    VAR?

  • willgeld
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 2:51pm

    Hardly ever is

  • UMmoodle
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:21pm

    Damn. This ruins my whole fxxking week

  • farhangbeh
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:58pm

    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?

  • HazeemTheMeme
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 6:48pm

    This just in: all referees hate Arsenal!

  • KeepDaChain
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 7:02pm

    ffs i can't wait for var

  • RegressionToTheDream
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 7:22pm

    Y'all will really complain about anything...

  • StampedByGerrard
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    That happens every match and is never called. I'd love this to be enforced that being said.

  • Trickybuz93
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 1:23pm

    What do you expect from the FA's golden team?

  • Schnix
    -6 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am
  • chrisjdgrady
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 1:45pm

    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.

  • mauricesarin
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:59pm

    Happens all the time

  • Dubbearawks
    -4 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    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

  • Emptysighsandwine
    -7 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    Arsenal fans are fuming, this is hilarious haha

  • Ezekiiel
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    shouldn't have been a penalty in the first place anyway

  • JessyPengkman
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:26am

    This happens in literally every pen

  • essexlfc5
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:44am

    Haha

  • 7Krakas
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:39am

    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.

  • LexLugrr
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 10:37am

    PEA scores and no one would say anything.

  • EmberedAccountant
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 12:17pm

    Now show the picture of Iwobis encroachment to get to the rebound first.

  • stella__art
    -34 points Mar 02,2019, 9:37am

    Wasnt even a pen stop crying

  • mbook
    -2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:04am

    rule is never called though, needs to be either enforced or removed.

  • Keskekun
    -14 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    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.

  • RyanRyan_
    -2 points Mar 02,2019, 9:49am

    Teflon Tottenham

  • Coysrus7
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 1:18pm

    🍿💺

  • kokin33
    -40 points Mar 02,2019, 9:38am

    who the fuck cares lol, Arsenal fans will cry about everything, It wasn't even a pen

  • Hippo-Crates
    -3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:09am

    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.

  • OPdoesnotrespond
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:16am

    Pens should be dead ball kicks anyway.

  • hdletti
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 6:01pm

    At Kane's penalty, a couple of Arsenal defenders did the same. Don't be fucking biased.

  • Matter145
    -12 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    What about the other side of the box? Iwobi got to the rebound suspicously quickly.

  • Wisco7
    -19 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am
  • Claude166
    -20 points Mar 02,2019, 9:50am

    Nitpicking

COMMENTS

  • DFrek
    1421 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Idk why some rules exist but are rarely put in practice. Either change it or enforce it.

  • harris101
    1543 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    Fuck me no wonder he got to the goal line clearance in time..

  • BVB-Oeli
    869 points Mar 02,2019, 9:40am

    Most of the times nobody cares but seeing that he clears the ball later the pen probably should have been retaken.

  • Cizque94
    492 points Mar 02,2019, 9:38am

    He is so far in the box and it should have been retaken. Shocking officiating

  • DTGG
    243 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    He then stops the ball on the line from the rebound too.

  • naltrad
    70 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    In Serie A, you usually see 21 players in the box before a shot is taken.

  • blambliab
    164 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    He blocked the cross right after. Fuck this.

  • mediadesign
    76 points Mar 02,2019, 9:53am

    Is there an official in the prem who isn't a completely incompetant tosser?

  • ankeiii
    109 points Mar 02,2019, 9:49am

    What is important is what happened afterward, that he managed to block Auba who was close to tap in the rebounding cross.

  • uchendu123
    90 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    encroachment 5 yard penalty. repeat first down

  • dewhirst994
    30 points Mar 02,2019, 9:50am

    I noticed that as well. If that was against my team, I’d be pissed.

  • goldengluvs
    9 points Mar 02,2019, 2:11pm

    This rule and the 'ball in the keepers hands for 6 seconds' are never ever called. What is the actual point.

  • Arsey56
    53 points Mar 02,2019, 10:37am

    https://m.imgur.com/a/qyIMVgJ

    We gonna ignore that arsenal players did the exact same thing? This happens all the time

  • Hisztendahl
    87 points Mar 02,2019, 9:38am

    Tbf that's never called

  • Bad0y
    47 points Mar 02,2019, 9:40am

    Its never called so i don't really care. If you get a pen, score it.

  • aubaxhakalaca
    18 points Mar 02,2019, 9:54am

    These are never called though. Auba shouldve just smashed it in.

  • Spursfan14
    22 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Show me a penalty in the last 5 years where there’s no encroachment

  • Account-32
    7 points Mar 02,2019, 9:59am

    What's with this camera angle, same as league cup final shoot out. Bring back the classic angle ffs.

  • Richarlison30
    34 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    there’s 2/3 arsenal players in the box as well..

  • ScepticBeliever
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:03am

    Fuck this shit... rematch with VAR. That was the worst match refereeing I’ve seen.

  • xTakusa
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 3:51pm

    maybe if Auba made the penalty in the first place this wouldn't be such a big issue lmaooo

  • Rab_Legend
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 3:59pm

    Ref was utter shite this match. Arsenal should have won if it weren't for the ref

  • sleepsholymountain
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 5:37pm

    This has to be about the least enforced rule in football. This happens all the time and is pretty much never called.

  • SpareAstronomer
    11 points Mar 02,2019, 10:22am

    Arsenal players encroached as well for both penalties. The ref was crap for both sides.

  • i-eat-your-pant
    7 points Mar 02,2019, 1:30pm

    As much as I wanted arsenal to win, this happens on like every penalty

  • Lennon1004
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:01am
  • QueenSpicy
    8 points Mar 02,2019, 11:34am

    I mean it was a blatant dive to get the penalty to begin with.

  • Topecongiro
    5 points Mar 02,2019, 9:53am

    If we had VAR the shitty officials wouldn’t have reviewed it anyways

  • Datguywelbs089
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    Im done with officiating in ALL sports honestly

  • ReeceMallett17
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 11:42am

    I’ve never hated the last 15 minutes of a Football match so much in my life

  • Makelevi
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 1:30pm

    This game was a great endorsement for VAR between both this and the Kane offside foul.

  • Pidjesus
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am

    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.

  • Malemute__Kid
    4 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    Galaxy brain is ignoring Mustafi encroaching

  • A_G00SE
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 12:26pm

    Haha.

  • elRomez
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 1:45pm

    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.

  • Domz44
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 4:42pm

    Gunners deserved to win that game.

  • aevintyrapra
    3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:45am

    Arsenal were genuinely robbed today.

  • Masculinum
    2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:09am

    Well it wasn't a penalty so who cares

  • cwillard260
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:19am

    Yeah we’ve been robbed

  • KeepRooting4Yourself
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:04am

    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.

  • -RedLink-
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:17am

    Refs are fucking useless. Should all be replaced by a coconut. Can't wait for VAR.

  • bvbian
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:19am

    Okay, why tf did Arsenal let Auba to take the pen? He was quite poor at BVB

  • QueenSpicy
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 11:31am

    He was about to call it but the kick was so bad they counteracted each other.

  • Ooh_ee_ooh_ah_ah
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 12:35pm

    They should just change penalties to shootout rules. It's either scored or missed, ball goes dead immediately either way. Easy

  • Linquista
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 12:51pm

    Wow, English refereeing really is the worst rn

  • solblurgh
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 2:38pm

    VAR?

  • willgeld
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 2:51pm

    Hardly ever is

  • UMmoodle
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:21pm

    Damn. This ruins my whole fxxking week

  • farhangbeh
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:58pm

    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?

  • HazeemTheMeme
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 6:48pm

    This just in: all referees hate Arsenal!

  • KeepDaChain
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 7:02pm

    ffs i can't wait for var

  • RegressionToTheDream
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 7:22pm

    Y'all will really complain about anything...

  • StampedByGerrard
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    That happens every match and is never called. I'd love this to be enforced that being said.

  • Trickybuz93
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 1:23pm

    What do you expect from the FA's golden team?

  • Schnix
    -6 points Mar 02,2019, 9:43am
  • chrisjdgrady
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 1:45pm

    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.

  • mauricesarin
    1 points Mar 02,2019, 3:59pm

    Happens all the time

  • Dubbearawks
    -4 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    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

  • Emptysighsandwine
    -7 points Mar 02,2019, 9:39am

    Arsenal fans are fuming, this is hilarious haha

  • Ezekiiel
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    shouldn't have been a penalty in the first place anyway

  • JessyPengkman
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:26am

    This happens in literally every pen

  • essexlfc5
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 9:44am

    Haha

  • 7Krakas
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:39am

    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.

  • LexLugrr
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 10:37am

    PEA scores and no one would say anything.

  • EmberedAccountant
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 12:17pm

    Now show the picture of Iwobis encroachment to get to the rebound first.

  • stella__art
    -34 points Mar 02,2019, 9:37am

    Wasnt even a pen stop crying

  • mbook
    -2 points Mar 02,2019, 10:04am

    rule is never called though, needs to be either enforced or removed.

  • Keskekun
    -14 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am

    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.

  • RyanRyan_
    -2 points Mar 02,2019, 9:49am

    Teflon Tottenham

  • Coysrus7
    0 points Mar 02,2019, 1:18pm

    🍿💺

  • kokin33
    -40 points Mar 02,2019, 9:38am

    who the fuck cares lol, Arsenal fans will cry about everything, It wasn't even a pen

  • Hippo-Crates
    -3 points Mar 02,2019, 11:09am

    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.

  • OPdoesnotrespond
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 10:16am

    Pens should be dead ball kicks anyway.

  • hdletti
    -1 points Mar 02,2019, 6:01pm

    At Kane's penalty, a couple of Arsenal defenders did the same. Don't be fucking biased.

  • Matter145
    -12 points Mar 02,2019, 9:45am

    What about the other side of the box? Iwobi got to the rebound suspicously quickly.

  • Wisco7
    -19 points Mar 02,2019, 9:41am
  • Claude166
    -20 points Mar 02,2019, 9:50am

    Nitpicking

● ● ●

Top 9 salaries in Serie A (after tax)

The back page of the internet

COMMENTS

  • 0maeWaM0uShindeiru
    767 points Mar 01,2019, 9:14am

    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.

  • touny71
    382 points Mar 01,2019, 9:35am

    Ramsey is going to the top 2 right?

  • TheJagrBomber
    1508 points Mar 01,2019, 9:18am

    Ronaldo’s salary is the same after tax as it is before tax

  • HacksawJimDGN
    195 points Mar 01,2019, 9:59am

    Surprised to see that Giocatore guy at the top of the list. Must be nice to get literally paid with bags of money.

  • 47Lecht
    106 points Mar 01,2019, 9:55am

    Strange seeing a gk being the highest paid of a team when he's just 19.

  • JurijFedorov
    58 points Mar 01,2019, 10:23am

    I wonder what team will keep winning the league?

  • zottini
    19 points Mar 01,2019, 12:25pm

    Ronaldo

    tax

    Yeah about that...

  • MAGIESTREICH
    18 points Mar 01,2019, 9:51am

    Emre fucking Can. Hahahahaha, thats what u get when you sign after ur contract runs out. Expect to see that alot more.

  • Dubsified
    13 points Mar 01,2019, 9:26am

    All seem pretty understandable minus Can. That’s a lot more than I expected.

  • 1Warrior4All
    90 points Mar 01,2019, 9:24am

    (after tax)

    Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't pay taxes anyway

  • damiWORLD
    25 points Mar 01,2019, 9:16am

    “After tax”

  • Elros_of_Numenor
    15 points Mar 01,2019, 9:25am

    Insigne's figure might be misleading, as ADL keeps image rights for himself.

  • PrisonersofFate
    38 points Mar 01,2019, 9:26am

    Pasta League

  • ALL_HAIL_ITALY
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 11:40am

    What you guys don’t know is we also pay players in fiats. ~Tax Free~

  • mrbadassmotherfucker
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 12:21pm

    That Giocatore dude has a whole bag of money!

  • criminalsunrise
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 12:54pm

    The scene in the Milan chairman’s office when the players see this chart.

    Donnarumma: I’ve come to bargain.

  • Alphabunsquad
    7 points Mar 01,2019, 11:10am

    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.

  • Updated_User
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 2:03pm

    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.

  • oseema
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 9:47am

    What's the significance of the names in red?

  • mightypinkflugel
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:38pm

    Bonnuci & Can are not worth those wages at all

  • radar__love
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:56pm

    Wow no Mertens?

  • DoctorVogel
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 3:58pm

    I think the fact that Ronaldo doesn't actually pay taxes has something to do with this.

  • MadMich
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 4:45pm

    Emre Can lululul

  • Webster881
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 11:51am

    Am i the only one whos shocked by the fact bonucci earns more than chiellini?

  • pradeepkanchan
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 10:28am

    So Aaron Ramsey will be number 2 next season?

  • he1101
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 9:41am

    Well Godin and Ramsey are making the top 9 instantly in the top spots as well

  • rawsthebaws
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:30am

    Judging by Can and Ramsey I could probably get at least 3 mil a year from Juventus

  • hassantg
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:49am

    Wasn't De Rossi on some super high salary??

  • loveandmonsters
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:45am

    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?

  • myvirginityisstrong
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:59am

    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??

  • robyculous
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 12:59pm

    Seems like a fair list, Icardi being 9th shows he's the best-paid player on the 3rd best team.

  • WineAndRevelry
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:08pm

    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.

  • franiis
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:31pm

    And Giocatore plays soccer and earns bags of money. It's almost like he doesn't belong here...

  • Underboss2
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:41pm

    What a shocker, Juve holds 6 of the top 7. Donnarumma coming at 4 is pretty shocking to me.

  • WelcomeToJupiter
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:21pm
  • Smithman
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:23pm

    Ha, not worth it.

  • hesantos
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:49pm

    This some PSG - Ligue 1 type of table

  • drjpkc
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:56pm

    This thing is missing de vrij

  • aj11094
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:18pm

    Costa, Pjanic and Insigne could do wonders in the EPL. Here's hoping someone from United's management unit is a redditor.

  • denob
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:42pm

    Ronaldo on that max contract

  • IBAIL
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:55pm

    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.

  • anyonemous
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:04pm

    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.

  • chukomoo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:10pm

    He's technically a colleague of mine.

  • masterofdisaster93
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:18pm

    Who is Giocatore, and why doesn't it say how much he earns?

  • onemanseo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:28pm

    Financial fair-play ? Neeh, haven't heard about it

  • XO_WHORE_Llif3
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:05pm

    Why did they on write 3 of the Juve players in red but not the rest?

  • 0fiuco
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:12pm

    so is 7 juventus players out of 9

  • AyersRock_92
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:26pm

    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?

  • timsadiq13
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:28pm

    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.

  • thethomatoman
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 7:33pm

    Lmfao I just noticed the top

  • heyheyharithz
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:13am

    Pjanic is earning THAT much? Jesus, is he worth it Juve fans? I know he's good but that good?

  • the_studge
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:36am

    How the hell is Emre Can earning more than the likes of Mandzukic and Matuidi?

  • jakobako
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:18am

    That lanky kid with the gloves earns that much?!?!

    Fucking hell, fair play to him.

  • kensal78
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:08pm

    Juventus is just the Celtic of Serie A.

  • rav3musik
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:30pm

    the difference between the pay of international footballers and NBA players is STAGGERING

  • Colonel_Getafe
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 11:10am

    That's pretty shit that Juve are buying the title every year.

  • GandalfsDirtyCloak
    -1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:28am

    Based on those salaries....

    Italy has a National Club Team in Juventus

  • marko911
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 3:19pm

    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...

  • owlyeah
    -4 points Mar 01,2019, 10:45am

    Donnarumma 6mln. What a joke...

  • rev1080
    -1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:28am

    Araron Ramsey's going to be higher than Dybala next season!

  • thatlad
    -2 points Mar 01,2019, 10:28am

    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

COMMENTS

  • 0maeWaM0uShindeiru
    767 points Mar 01,2019, 9:14am

    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.

  • touny71
    382 points Mar 01,2019, 9:35am

    Ramsey is going to the top 2 right?

  • TheJagrBomber
    1508 points Mar 01,2019, 9:18am

    Ronaldo’s salary is the same after tax as it is before tax

  • theenigmacode
    240 points Mar 01,2019, 9:13am

    Top 9? What an odd number.

  • HacksawJimDGN
    195 points Mar 01,2019, 9:59am

    Surprised to see that Giocatore guy at the top of the list. Must be nice to get literally paid with bags of money.

  • 47Lecht
    106 points Mar 01,2019, 9:55am

    Strange seeing a gk being the highest paid of a team when he's just 19.

  • JurijFedorov
    58 points Mar 01,2019, 10:23am

    I wonder what team will keep winning the league?

  • zottini
    19 points Mar 01,2019, 12:25pm

    Ronaldo

    tax

    Yeah about that...

  • MAGIESTREICH
    18 points Mar 01,2019, 9:51am

    Emre fucking Can. Hahahahaha, thats what u get when you sign after ur contract runs out. Expect to see that alot more.

  • Dubsified
    13 points Mar 01,2019, 9:26am

    All seem pretty understandable minus Can. That’s a lot more than I expected.

  • 1Warrior4All
    90 points Mar 01,2019, 9:24am

    (after tax)

    Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't pay taxes anyway

  • damiWORLD
    25 points Mar 01,2019, 9:16am

    “After tax”

  • Elros_of_Numenor
    15 points Mar 01,2019, 9:25am

    Insigne's figure might be misleading, as ADL keeps image rights for himself.

  • PrisonersofFate
    38 points Mar 01,2019, 9:26am

    Pasta League

  • ALL_HAIL_ITALY
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 11:40am

    What you guys don’t know is we also pay players in fiats. ~Tax Free~

  • mrbadassmotherfucker
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 12:21pm

    That Giocatore dude has a whole bag of money!

  • criminalsunrise
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 12:54pm

    The scene in the Milan chairman’s office when the players see this chart.

    Donnarumma: I’ve come to bargain.

  • Alphabunsquad
    7 points Mar 01,2019, 11:10am

    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.

  • Updated_User
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 2:03pm

    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.

  • oseema
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 9:47am

    What's the significance of the names in red?

  • mightypinkflugel
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:38pm

    Bonnuci & Can are not worth those wages at all

  • radar__love
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:56pm

    Wow no Mertens?

  • DoctorVogel
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 3:58pm

    I think the fact that Ronaldo doesn't actually pay taxes has something to do with this.

  • MadMich
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 4:45pm

    Emre Can lululul

  • Webster881
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 11:51am

    Am i the only one whos shocked by the fact bonucci earns more than chiellini?

  • pradeepkanchan
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 10:28am

    So Aaron Ramsey will be number 2 next season?

  • he1101
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 9:41am

    Well Godin and Ramsey are making the top 9 instantly in the top spots as well

  • rawsthebaws
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:30am

    Judging by Can and Ramsey I could probably get at least 3 mil a year from Juventus

  • hassantg
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:49am

    Wasn't De Rossi on some super high salary??

  • loveandmonsters
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:45am

    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?

  • myvirginityisstrong
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:59am

    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??

  • robyculous
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 12:59pm

    Seems like a fair list, Icardi being 9th shows he's the best-paid player on the 3rd best team.

  • WineAndRevelry
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:08pm

    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.

  • franiis
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:31pm

    And Giocatore plays soccer and earns bags of money. It's almost like he doesn't belong here...

  • Underboss2
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:41pm

    What a shocker, Juve holds 6 of the top 7. Donnarumma coming at 4 is pretty shocking to me.

  • WelcomeToJupiter
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:21pm
  • Smithman
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:23pm

    Ha, not worth it.

  • hesantos
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:49pm

    This some PSG - Ligue 1 type of table

  • drjpkc
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:56pm

    This thing is missing de vrij

  • aj11094
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:18pm

    Costa, Pjanic and Insigne could do wonders in the EPL. Here's hoping someone from United's management unit is a redditor.

  • denob
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:42pm

    Ronaldo on that max contract

  • IBAIL
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:55pm

    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.

  • anyonemous
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:04pm

    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.

  • chukomoo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:10pm

    He's technically a colleague of mine.

  • masterofdisaster93
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:18pm

    Who is Giocatore, and why doesn't it say how much he earns?

  • onemanseo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:28pm

    Financial fair-play ? Neeh, haven't heard about it

  • XO_WHORE_Llif3
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:05pm

    Why did they on write 3 of the Juve players in red but not the rest?

  • 0fiuco
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:12pm

    so is 7 juventus players out of 9

  • AyersRock_92
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:26pm

    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?

  • timsadiq13
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:28pm

    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.

  • thethomatoman
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 7:33pm

    Lmfao I just noticed the top

  • heyheyharithz
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:13am

    Pjanic is earning THAT much? Jesus, is he worth it Juve fans? I know he's good but that good?

  • the_studge
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:36am

    How the hell is Emre Can earning more than the likes of Mandzukic and Matuidi?

  • jakobako
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:18am

    That lanky kid with the gloves earns that much?!?!

    Fucking hell, fair play to him.

  • kensal78
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:08pm

    Juventus is just the Celtic of Serie A.

  • rav3musik
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:30pm

    the difference between the pay of international footballers and NBA players is STAGGERING

  • Colonel_Getafe
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 11:10am

    That's pretty shit that Juve are buying the title every year.

  • GandalfsDirtyCloak
    -1 points Mar 01,2019, 9:28am

    Based on those salaries....

    Italy has a National Club Team in Juventus

  • marko911
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 3:19pm

    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...

  • owlyeah
    -4 points Mar 01,2019, 10:45am

    Donnarumma 6mln. What a joke...

  • rev1080
    -1 points Mar 01,2019, 11:28am

    Araron Ramsey's going to be higher than Dybala next season!

  • thatlad
    -2 points Mar 01,2019, 10:28am

    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

● ● ●

[OC] Who have been the most productive attackers in the top 5 European leagues since 2014?

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COMMENTS

  • WillDaThrilll13
    654 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    basically MSN was the nastiest attacking trio possible

  • Ahazveroz
    359 points Mar 01,2019, 1:24pm

    Everytime there is a stat like this, i just go straight to the top corner and say, "Yup, he is there."

  • Gungerz
    88 points Mar 01,2019, 12:12pm

    Papu next to Eriksen, Isco and David Silva. What a man.

  • thebestrc
    241 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    Messi the alien in his own lane.

  • koptimism
    80 points Mar 01,2019, 12:15pm

    Dries Mertens seriously doesn't get enough recognition. What a player.

  • mrkoflpvc
    92 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

  • tyrion9
    90 points Mar 01,2019, 12:46pm

    ahahahaha fucking Messi, man

  • KingYoshiLuca
    60 points Mar 01,2019, 1:50pm

    looks at top right

    Well yes.

  • lonyxxx
    26 points Mar 01,2019, 1:53pm

    Giroud not too shabby

  • Jinshanling
    55 points Mar 01,2019, 12:15pm

    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.

  • 2ndfastestmanalive
    34 points Mar 01,2019, 12:59pm

    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

  • irrationalrapsfan
    16 points Mar 01,2019, 1:39pm

    MSN forms a triangle of death, coincidence?

  • HippoBigga
    55 points Mar 01,2019, 12:56pm

    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.

  • ArNoir
    14 points Mar 01,2019, 2:18pm

    MSN 😢

  • Banger-Rang
    22 points Mar 01,2019, 1:33pm

    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

  • Chodwick
    32 points Mar 01,2019, 12:24pm

    Something I can show my friends who argue Auba isn't a world class forward.

  • Hubbleshubbles
    29 points Mar 01,2019, 1:28pm

    TL;DR

    In case anyone wanted more proof Messi is the greatest attacking player to have played football so far, here it is

  • ShivaBlasters
    14 points Mar 01,2019, 2:01pm

    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

  • KingNothing666
    12 points Mar 01,2019, 1:17pm

    Almost a goal per game and an assist every second game over the course of 4 years. Mental!

  • jr2106
    11 points Mar 01,2019, 1:26pm

    I completely agree that stats dont tell the whole story, but its hard to argue he's overrated when he is that prolific.

  • Eldie014
    6 points Mar 01,2019, 12:53pm

    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.

  • microMe1_2
    6 points Mar 01,2019, 3:59pm

    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.

  • microMe1_2
    7 points Mar 01,2019, 4:04pm

    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.

  • Matux_020
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 1:43pm

    Lewandowski 4th best in terms of scoring, nice.

  • StarTicYT
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:11pm

    Is the “Müller is shit” narrative still being played?

  • TheMexicanJuan
    5 points Mar 01,2019, 2:04pm

    This is Messi’s chart, and they’re just living in it.

  • hanifh2
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:18pm

    cant touch the GOAT!

  • CRoseCrizzle
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:26pm

    If you took away 80% of his goals, Messi would still be a world class playmaker.

  • Pooter_McGee
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:54pm

    He is literally miles above the rest

  • sugoi_oppai_desu_ne
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 5:07pm

    Fun fact: Messi is actually one of the worst players on his home planet

  • dont_wear_a_C
    18 points Mar 01,2019, 1:07pm

    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

  • IanCaesars
    9 points Mar 01,2019, 12:15pm

    Why penalties are excluded?

  • bartsels
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 12:22pm

    Thorgan & Eden are basically the same type of player. Also; Team Belgium really complementary!

  • Gondawn
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 2:36pm

    Can't find Mboop

  • Balestro
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 3:29pm

    Wow Jay Rodriguez is world class

  • crispySalah
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 3:42pm

    GOAAAAAAT!

  • sandbag-1
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 4:24pm

    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

  • Gandalf-TheEarlGrey
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 6:30pm

    Great graph.

    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.

  • TheBigShrimp
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 1:41pm

    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.

  • LLLLLawliet
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 1:18pm

    Bale > Reus. Haha

  • _Pardal
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 1:51pm

    Messi is always very alone on the top right in these graphs.

  • JSKemp11
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 5:59pm

    Messi vs Ronaldo in this just shows the difference between then 🤷‍♂️

  • ThePillsburyPlougher
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 1:38pm

    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.

  • black_fire
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:54pm

    Iniesta is clearly a fraud of a footballer

  • TheMexicanJuan
    2 points Mar 01,2019, 2:04pm

    Lmao whenever I see a title talking about an infographic, my instinct is looking at the top corner. And there he is!

  • Majidul_
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 12:45pm

    Can winning a penalty count as being productive BTW? Or is it too ambiguous to add to expected goals/assists?

  • Dske
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:23pm

    Funny to see Milinkovic-Savic in there

  • Sariyuu
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:56pm

    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)

  • i_accidently_reddit
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:11pm

    di maria a whole head ahead of de bruyne is the only thing that really shocked me.

  • scijior
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:16pm

    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...?

  • Gondawn
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:35pm

    Bale is better than Hazard. DON'T LET PEREZ SEE THIS CHART

  • Holden_Makock
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:59pm

    How is Argentina so shit with Higuan, Aguero, Di maria and Messi !

  • alja12
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:33pm

    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.

  • Dane_the_Impaler
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:58pm

    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

  • grifadam
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:03pm

    nice post

  • Afk94
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:05pm

    Benzema a top 5 striker of his generation though.

  • scamanor
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:07pm

    Funny how there is a gap between the players that are universally considered world class and the rest.

  • kensal78
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:12pm

    Wijnaldum is just happy to be part of the conversation.

  • OneWordMan86ya
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:18pm

    Messi top right corner.

  • pole_fan
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:28pm

    morata better than icardi.

  • ToniPolster
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:35pm

    Modeste still so far up despite playing in China and 2nd league for so long. What could have been.

  • rayverine11
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 4:41pm

    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.

  • iTroLowElo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:02pm

    I’m not sure what I was expecting.

  • fred_fotch
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:09pm

    This chart shows that Salah didn't suddenly become a good player in 2017.

  • ffca
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:16pm

    looks top right

    Of fucking course.

  • LumpyGuest
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:21pm

    I expect vinicius to be in bottom right next year. Might even intersect the x-axis

  • Rockhound_91
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:32pm

    Noice

  • hazemibrahim23
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:34pm

    Considering Salah has only really emerged as a top talent last year, it's pretty impressive his stats suggest hes world class.

  • Treyven_
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:39pm

    Where’s Aguero

  • shaccoo
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:43pm

    Where is the Krzysztof Boom Piątek Boom Dzierżoniów Boom City Boom Boom Boom ???

  • caelan03
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 5:43pm

    Would have loved to see where Son comes in on this chart

  • GJXN1990
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 6:19pm

    Kinda nuts that Kane has got at least 2000 minutes on Aguero since 2014.

  • Cykablet
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 6:35pm

    messi god ALLAHU AKBAR

  • TheGreatWhoreOfChina
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 7:12pm

    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

  • Openbook0022
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 7:24pm

    Pretty obvious that Messi is the greatest.

  • CodeVirus
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 7:51pm

    Wow. Suarez - way more assists and almost as many goals as Ronaldo.

  • mrvandumurugan
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 2:04pm

    Good thing Neymar moved to Paris, or else MSN would be out of this graph's scale!

  • lonershitter4_4
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 3:44pm

    I automatically look at the top right Corner when I see this kind of posts. 😂

  • Brooney
    1 points Mar 01,2019, 6:09pm

    Iniesta and Modric are so discardable

  • CLuenz11
    -2 points Mar 01,2019, 1:38pm

    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

  • xxkhiemxx
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 6:54pm

    This graph is designed to discredit Ronaldo lmao, pathetic!

  • deleted
    -13 points Mar 01,2019, 12:13pm

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  • ratchet570
    0 points Mar 01,2019, 5:22pm

    Still think Suarez should have won the ballon d'or in 2016.

  • JimmyJamesincorp
    -1 points Mar 01,2019, 1:32pm

    Assisting is not creating.

  • smallerk
    -12 points Mar 01,2019, 2:44pm

    Cutoff right after Ronaldo's knee injury of course, where is the barca flair?

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COMMENTS

  • WillDaThrilll13
    654 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    basically MSN was the nastiest attacking trio possible

  • Ahazveroz
    359 points Mar 01,2019, 1:24pm

    Everytime there is a stat like this, i just go straight to the top corner and say, "Yup, he is there."

  • Gungerz
    88 points Mar 01,2019, 12:12pm

    Papu next to Eriksen, Isco and David Silva. What a man.

  • utdeka
    239 points Mar 01,2019, 12:22pm

    Messi on the top right as always

  • thebestrc
    241 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    Messi the alien in his own lane.

  • koptimism
    80 points Mar 01,2019, 12:15pm

    Dries Mertens seriously doesn't get enough recognition. What a player.

  • mrkoflpvc
    92 points Mar 01,2019, 12:10pm

    🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

  • tyrion9
    90 points Mar 01,2019, 12:46pm

    ahahahaha fucking Messi, man

  • KingYoshiLuca
    60 points Mar 01,2019, 1:50pm

    looks at top right

    Well yes.

  • lonyxxx
    26 points Mar 01,2019, 1:53pm

    Giroud not too shabby

  • Jinshanling
    55 points Mar 01,2019, 12:15pm

    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.

  • 2ndfastestmanalive
    34 points Mar 01,2019, 12:59pm

    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

  • irrationalrapsfan
    16 points Mar 01,2019, 1:39pm

    MSN forms a triangle of death, coincidence?

  • HippoBigga
    55 points Mar 01,2019, 12:56pm

    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.

  • ArNoir
    14 points Mar 01,2019, 2:18pm

    MSN 😢

  • Banger-Rang
    22 points Mar 01,2019, 1:33pm

    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

  • Chodwick
    32 points Mar 01,2019, 12:24pm

    Something I can show my friends who argue Auba isn't a world class forward.

  • Hubbleshubbles
    29 points Mar 01,2019, 1:28pm

    TL;DR

    In case anyone wanted more proof Messi is the greatest attacking player to have played football so far, here it is

  • ShivaBlasters
    14 points Mar 01,2019, 2:01pm

    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

  • KingNothing666
    12 points Mar 01,2019, 1:17pm

    Almost a goal per game and an assist every second game over the course of 4 years. Mental!

  • jr2106
    11 points Mar 01,2019, 1:26pm

    I completely agree that stats dont tell the whole story, but its hard to argue he's overrated when he is that prolific.

  • Eldie014
    6 points Mar 01,2019, 12:53pm

    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.

  • microMe1_2
    6 points Mar 01,2019, 3:59pm

    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.

  • microMe1_2
    7 points Mar 01,2019, 4:04pm

    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.

  • Matux_020
    4 points Mar 01,2019, 1:43pm

    Lewandowski 4th best in terms of scoring, nice.

  • StarTicYT
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:11pm

    Is the “Müller is shit” narrative still being played?

  • TheMexicanJuan
    5 points Mar 01,2019, 2:04pm

    This is Messi’s chart, and they’re just living in it.

  • hanifh2
    3 points Mar 01,2019, 3:18pm