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In-depth analysis of Top 5 Big Leagues Best Golden & Silver & Bronze XI’s

by | Jan 6, 2022

Many football people wonder why a particular player has been selected to a best 11. Each fan has a different idea, surely they watch mainly the particular team that they follow. However @comparisonator team investigates the entire data in each league. Firstly each leagues’ best players are divided in to categories according to their positions. All weights are sequenced. Secondly each leagues’ best players are compared to all other leagues position by position and listed according to their data value. After that, the main golden-silver-bronze 11’s are defined and published.

In this particular investigation; we detailed & selected each players’ best actions, defined their rankings to justify their spot in their respective best 11’s. Here are the analysis:

Comparisonator team analysed all 33 players been selected to Best Golden & Silver & Bronze XI of Top 5 Big Leagues according to Comparisonator Parameters League rankings and seasonal data of 2021-2022 seasons in Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 so far.

GK – Ederson: Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson is the Premier League’s least conceded goalkeeper, with 13 goals conceded this season. He is also the leading goalkeeper in Europe in the Clean Sheet parameter by closing his goal in 11 games. He is also one of the most successful goalkeepers in this statistic, with his 75% Save Percentage in the Premier League.

RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool’s successful right-back Alexander-Arnold has attracted much attention with his performance of 2 goals and 9 assists this season. In addition, with a total of 35 Shot Assists, 10 Shots on Target, 24 Successful Key Passes, 81 Successful Long Passes, and 24 Successful Crosses, he is the leader among the right-backs in the Premier League in all of these parameters.

CB – Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli’s central-back Koulibaly has done well this season with 6.5 Ball Recoveries, 6.3 Interceptions, and 13.2 Successful Defensive Actions per 90 minutes. He also makes a significant contribution to his team in transitions from defense to attack, with 56 Successful Passes per 90 minutes and 1.2 Successful Dribbling.

CB – Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool’s star central-back Virgil van Dijk proves his defensive importance for his team with 8.9 Ball Recoveries, 6.26 Interceptions, and 1.2 Ball Recoveries in the Opponent Half per 90 minutes. He also proves that he is a two-way star player with his 4 Shot Passes, 52 Successful Long Passes, and 2.05 Expected Assists (xA) produced in total.

LB – Joao Cancelo: Joao Cancelo, one of the cornerstones of Pep Guardiola’s tactical approach in Manchester City, proves this with his performance. Showing a very successful performance this season both at right-back and left-back, Cancelo is ranked 1st among left-backs in the Premier League with 71.2 Accurate Passes per 90 minutes and 24.6 Successful Passes to Final Third. He is the leader in Offense and Shot and Shot on Target parameters.

CMF – Toni Kroos: Kroos is the leader in average Successful Passes (83.55), Received Passes (79.9), Successful Long Passes (5.3), and Successful Passes to Final Third (32.9) parameters among CMF’s in the La Liga. In addition, Kroos is the leading player in La Liga in his own position with 2.4 shots per 90 minutes and 1.5 Shot Assists given.

CMF – Joshua Kimmich: Kimmich is the leader of Bundesliga in 7 different passing parameters in per 90 minutes. The parameters are; 83.63 passes, 73.1 successful passes, 1.5 key passes, 4.78 long passes, 31.24 passes to final third, 23.36 successful passes to final third, and 64.78 received passes.

AMF – Thomas Muller: Muller is the leader of Bundesliga between AMF players in assists (0.93 per 90 min) and expected assists (0.66 per 90 min). He is number one in total attacking actions (83) and total successful passes (567) in Bundesliga. Muller is the leader in passes to final third (26.99 per 90 min) and crosses (2.71 per 90 min)

RW – Mohamed Salah: Salah is the leader with 0.74 goals per 90 between other RW players in Premier League. Salah is the leader with 72 shots, 38 of them were on target. Salah has 35 shot assists, 46 key passes, 22 successful key passes, and 305 successful passes to final third out of 398 and number one at all these parameters.

LW – Kylian Mbappe: Kylian Mbappe played both on LW and CF this season so far. Mbappe was successful at 115 attacking actions out of 216 and 29 shots on target out of 63; he is the leader of all these four parameters. Mbappe is again the leader of both successful passes to final third (274) and received pass in Ligue 1.

CF – Robert Lewandowski: Lewandowski is the most goal-scored player in Bundesliga with 19 goals (19.48 xG) so far. He is number 1 in shots (4.51 per 90 min), shots on target (2.37 per 90 min), and expected goals (1.15 per 90 min). Lewandowski was successful at 16 key passes out of 25 and successful at 63 attacking actions out of 119, and he is the leader of both these parameters.

GK – Mark Flekken: Mark Flekken, one of the most significant factors in Freiburg’s rise this season, is in the lead with Manuel Neuer among the goalkeepers in the Bundesliga with 16 goals conceded and 6 Clean Sheets this season. He is also in 1st place in league with his 82% Save Percentage in the matches he played in the Bundesliga this season.

RB – Juan Cuadrado: Juventus’ Colombian right-back Juan Cuadrado stands out with his 4 goals performance this season and offensive parameters such as 2.13 Shot Assists per 90 minutes, 3.25 Successful Dribbling, 5.16 Successful Attacking Actions. With 67.8 Successful Passes, 3.6 Successful Long Passes, and 19.5 Successful Passes to Final Third per 90 minutes, he is the leader among Serie A right-backs in these parameters.

CB – Dayot Upamecano: Young French defender Dayot Upamecano, transferred from RB Leipzig by Bayern Munich at the beginning of this season, was also included in our Silver 11 with his successful performance. Especially in defensive parameters, he is in 1st place among the defenders in the Bundesliga with a total of 174 Ball Recoveries and in 2nd place with 24 Ball Recoveries in the Opponent Half. He also ranks 2nd among Bundesliga central-backs in Successful Passes (77.8) and Successful Passes to Final Third (12.2) per 90 minutes.

CB – Nico Schlotterbeck: Schlotterbeck, the striking central-back of Freiburg, one of the surprise teams of the season, is in 1st place among the defenders in the Bundesliga with a total of 322 Successful Defensive Actions. In addition, Schlotterbeck’s other outstanding defensive parameters are 8.8 Ball Recoveries and 8.1 Interceptions per 90 minutes. 8 Shot Assists, 51 Successful Long Passes, and 32 Successful Attacking Actions are Schlotterbeck’s outstanding offensive stats. He is also in 2nd place among central-backs in the Bundesliga, with Defensive (144), Aerials (73), and Offensive Duels Won (46) in total.

LB – Andrew Robertson: Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson continues his successful performance this season with 1 goal and 5 assists. With a total of 18 Shooting Assists and 10 Successful Key Passes, he maintains the top spot among Premier League left-backs. Also, his 61.1 Successful Passes and 19.8 Successful Passes to Final Third per 90 minutes prove Robertson’s importance in Liverpool’s playing style & mentality.

CMF – Hakan Calhanoglu: Inter central midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is the leader in shot assists (2.75 per 90 min) and expected goals (0.33 per 90 min) between other central midfielder players in Serie A. Hakan is key passes (2.04 per 90 min), successful key passes (1.06 per 90 min) and passes to final third (29.62 per 90 min) the second at all these parameters.

CMF – Bernardo Silva: Manchester City central midfielder Bernardo Silva is the leader in 471 passes to final third, 393 successful passes to final third, and expected goals (3.83 per 90 min) between other central midfielder players in Premier League. Bernardo is 5 goals, 62 dribbles, 59 successful attacking actions, the second at all these parameters.

RW – Domenico Berardi: Sassuolo’s right-winger Berardi is the leader with 8 goals, 6 assists, 52 shots, and 23 shots on target between other right-wingers players in Serie A. Berardi is 22 key passes, 14 successful key passes, and 169 received pass the second at all these parameters.

AMF – Florian Wirtz: Bayern Leverkusen’s attacking midfielder Wirtz is the leader of Bundesliga between AMF players in 4 goals. Wirtz is the third with 408 passes, 322 successful passes, 21 key passes, and 152 successful passes to final third at all these parameters.

LW – Vinicius Jr: Real Madrid left-winger Vinicius Jr. is the leader with 1.66 shots on target per 90 between other left-wingers players in La Liga. Vinicius is the leader with 10 goals, 8 assists. Vinicius has 158 dribbles, 229 attacking actions, 13 successful key passes, and 21 key passes number one at all these parameters.

CF – Erling Haaland: Borussia Dortmund centre forward Haaland, the third most goal-scorer player in Bundesliga with 13 goals, 5 assists  (8.68 xG) so far. He is number two in shots (3.74 per 90 min), shots on target (2.15 per 90 min), expected goals (0.81 per 90 min), and expected assists (0.48 per 90 min). Haaland was key passes (2.25 per 90 min) leader and successful key passes second (1.14 per 90 min) these parameters.

GK – Gianluigi Donnarumma: PSG goalkeeper Donnarumma conceded only 6 goals, and he is the leader of Ligue 1 in this parameter. Donnarumma is the leader in unsuccessful passes (13) and unsuccessful long passes (6), second in ball losses with 10 in total this season so far. He is second in Ligue 1 with 0.7 goals conceded per 90 min.

RB – Achraf Hakimi: PSG’s RB Achraf Hakimi is the most goal-scored right-back player in Ligue 1 and leader in shot assists. Hakimi was successful at 893 passes out of 1056 and leader in successful passes to the final third with 302 total this season so far.

CB – Gleison Bremer: Torino FC’s CB Bremer is the leader in duels parameters in Bundesliga between other CBs; aerial duels (9.39 per 90 min), defensive duels won (11.13 per 90 min), and offensive duels won (2.93 per 90 min). Bremer is also second in total successful defensive actions (414) and total ball recoveries (223).

CB – Inigo Martinez: Athletic Bilbao’s CB Inigo Martinez is the leader in La Liga with 15 shots between other CB players, and 8 of them were on target. Martinez is the third player in La Liga in ball recoveries (8.46 per 90 min).

LB – Alphonso Davies: Bayern Munchen’s LB Davies is stronger in offensive parameters. Davies is the leader in shots on target (0.47 per 90 min), expected assists (0.42 per 90 min), and successful dribbles (5.6 per 90 min). He was successful at 98 attacking actions out of 179 this season so far. Also, Davies is the most offensive duels made (174) & won (97) player in Bundesliga.

CMF – Fabian Ruiz: Napoli’s CMF Ruiz is one of the most goals scored midfielders in Serie A. Fabian Ruiz is the leader of Serie A in received pass (68.12 per 90 min) and second in successful passes (69.79 per 90 min).

CMF – Conor Gallagher: Crystal Palace’s CMF player Gallagher has 30 shots; 17 of them were on target, 21 shot assists, and 6 goals, leader in all these parameters in total in Premier League between other CMFs this season so far. He is also third in expected goals with 4.77.

RW – Serge Gnabry: Bayern Munchen’s RW player Serge Gnabry is the leader in several passing parameters such as successful passes (43.03 per 90 min), key passes (0.93 per 90 min), and successful passes to final third (17.81 per 90 min) among other RW players in Bundesliga. Gnabry also has the most shots on target (15) out of 27 shots in total.

AMF – Mason Mount: Chelsea player Mason Mount, the leader in successful passes to the final third with 20.07 per 90 minutes in Premier League between all AMF players. He is also the leader in total shots (38), total shots on target (18), and total expected goals (5.59) in Premier League this season so far.

LW – Christopher Nkunku: RB Leipzig’s LW Nkunku has 7 goals and 5 assists in Bundesliga this season so far. Nkunku is second in successful attacking actions (5.52 per 90 min) and third in expected assists (0.64 per 90 min.) Nkunku is also second in total successful dribbles with 43.

CF – Karim Benzema: Real Madrid’s CF Karim Benzema is the leader in total goals (15), total assists (7), total shot assists (25), total shots (64), and shots on target (29) in LaLiga this season among other CFs. Benzema is also the leader in successful passes to the final third with 19.55 per 90 minutes.

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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.