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Bests of U23 Croatian 1.HNL in 5 Parameters – 2022/23 Season So Far

by | Dec 22, 2022

The Comparisonator team analysed the best U23 players in selected parameters of the Croatian 1.HNL in the 2022/23 Season So Far.

Our team of recruitment analysts dived into Croatian current season, listed top 5 leaders in each parameter category:

  • Duels Won by Centre Backs
  • Successful Long Passes by Centre Backs
  • Chances Created by Midfielders
  • Expected Assists (xA) by Wingers
  • Expected Goals (xG) 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 Croatian 1.HNL 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 2022/23 Season So Far.

Duels Won by Centre Backs

In the Duels Won parameter, Adrian Leon Barisic from NK Osijek is leading with 10.99 per 90 minutes. Jan Mersinaj is second with 10.6 Duels Won per 90 minutes and Mislav Matic (9.38) from HNK Sibenik is in third place.

Successful Long Passes by Centre Backs

Justin De Haas from NK Lokomotiva is the best in the league in this parameter, with 4.04 Successful Long Passes per 90 minutes. Dario Maresic (3.81) from NK Istra 1961 is in second place and Jon Mersinaj (2.12) from NK Lokomotiva is in third place.

Chances Created by Midfielders

Tonio Teklic is the best player in the league in this parameter, with 1.55 Chances Created per 90 minutes. NK Lokomotiva’s Indrit Tuci (1.3) is in 2nd place, while Martin Baturina from Dinamo Zagreb (1.16) is in 3rd place.

Expected Assists (xA) by Wingers

Silvio Gorican is in the first place with a stat of 0.43 Expected Assists per 90 min. He is followed by Ibrahim Aliyu (0.28) from NK Lokomotiva and Luka Stojkovic (0.26) from Dinamo Zagreb.

Expected Goals (xG) by Centre Forwards

Matija Frigan is in the first place with a stat of 0.44 Expected Goals (xG) per 90 min. He is followed by Sandro Kulenovic (0.43) from NK Lokomotiva and Dion Drena Beljo (0.34) from NK Osijek.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
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Didem Dilmen is a football writer, author and communication expert in sports, working as Director of Communications at Comparisonator.
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