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Bests of J1 League in 6 Parameters – 2022 Season So Far

by | Jun 7, 2022

The Comparisonator team analysed the best players in selected parameters of the J1 League in the 2022 Season So Far.

Our team of recruitment analysts dived into Japanese current season, selected 6 different positions, listed top 5 leaders in each parameter category:

  • Saves by Goal Keepers
  • Interceptions by Centre Backs
  • Successful Attacking Actions by Left & Right Backs
  • Successful Key Passes by Midfielders (AMF & CMF & DMF)
  • Successful Dribbles by Left & Right Wingers
  • Shots on Target by Centre Forwards


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For example decision makers will can list all u21 best centre forwards (or any positions) in Croatia & Serbia (or from 275 competitions), add amount of goals, aerial duels won if looking for a target man from the filter section, or dribbles made if looking for forwards. Very simply detail the position to search to find suitable players.

Best Players of J1 League in Their Positions in Selected Parameters

The best 5 players ranked in the selected parameters based on the matches played so far this season. These players ranked according to their per 90 min averages. In this analysis, the Comparisonator team used the Recruitment Shop feature of the Platform.

Please note that all numbers are per 90 min data from the 2022 Season So Far.

Successful Key Passes by Midfielders

In the Successful Key Passes parameter by Midfielders, Marcos Júnior is in the first place with a stat of 1.3 per 90 min. He is followed by Matheus Sávio (1.15) from Kashiwa Reysol and Andrés Iniesta (1.1) from Vissel Kobe.

Successful Dribbles by Wingers

In the Successful Dribbles parameter by Wingers, Élber from Yokohama F. Marinos is leading with 3.81 per 90 minutes. Takuro Kaneko are second with 3.13 Successful Dribbles per 90 minutes and Koya Yuruki (2.87) from Vissel Kobe is in third place.

Successful Attacking Actions by Fullbacks

Reon Yamahara from Shimizu S-Pulse is the best in the league in this parameter by Fullbacks, with 3.73 Successful Attacking Actions per 90 minutes. Takuya Ogiwara (3.13) from Kyoto Sanga is in second place and Yuto Suzuki (3.08) from Júbilo Iwata is in third place.

Shots on Target by Strikers

Shots on Target parameter by Strikers, Kasper Junker is in the first place with a stat of 2.5 per 90 min. He is followed by Shuto Machino (1.78) from Shonan Bellmare and Anderson Lopes (1.54) from Yokohama F. Marinos.

Interceptions by Centre-back

Matej Jonjić is the best player in the league in this parameter by Centre-Back, with 10.4 Interceptions per 90 minutes. Avispa Fukuoka’s Tatsuki Nara (9.16) is in 2nd place, while Yuji Takahashi from Kashiwa Reysol (9.03) is in 3rd place.

Saves by Goalkeepers

In the Saves parameter by Goalkeepers, Ryuki Miura is in the first place with a stat of 4.18 per 90 min. He is followed by Jun Ichimori (3.58) from Gamba Osaka and Naoto Kamifukumoto (3.48) from Kyoto Sanga.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
Data Comparisons provided by Comparisonator is for educational purposes only and not intended to be monetized.

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Tarkan Batgun is scouting & match analysis specialist with more than 20 years in football field, worked as a scouting director & head of performance analysis inside clubs, lectured in federations, currently working as the CEO of Comparisonator platform.
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