Top 5 La Liga Defenders
This is a continuation of our analysis. In our previous analysis we’ve discovered who the Top 5 Central Defenders in Premier League are.
Now, we are focusing on the top 5 Central Defender’s from Spanish La Liga.
We’ve analyzed the performances of the defenders in the same categories:
- Clearances made by player
- Interceptions made by player
- Tackles per game by player
Again, as a source of our data we used Whoscored.com
The player with highest average rating is ranked higher on the list.
You may expect to see Pique, Ramos as number one or number two on the list of the Best La Liga Defenders, but it appears that according the above categories even though they are remarkable players, they aren’t part of the Best La Liga Defenders Top 5.
The Best La Liga Defenders:
1.Martin Montoya, Valencia
He shares the first position with Djene Dakonam from Getafe, both players have the same average rating of 7.09.
Martin Montoya,26, plays on the right defensive position.
He has played in 21 game in La Liga, managing to contribute the team with :
- 2.8 Tackles , and
- 2.1 Interception per game
2.Djene Dakonam, Getafe
Dakonam Djene, 26, plays on the central defender position for Getafe. He has played in 28 Primera matches. He contributed the team with:
- 5.1 Clearances per game, and
- 2.2 Interceptions per game
3.Jonny, Celta Vigo
Jonny, Celta Vigo, plays on left defensive position. He has played for the team 29 La Liga matches with average rating of 7.03. His contribution to the team was:
- 2.7 Tackles per game, and
- 2.7 Interceptions per game
4.Unai Núñez, Athletic Bilbao
Unai Núñez, 21, plays on the central defensive position. In his 26 La Liga matches he has managed to gain average rating of 7.03, he also contributed to team’s performance with:
- 2.1 Interceptions per game, and
- 5.3 Clearances per game.
5.Victor Sanchez, Espanyol
Victor Sanchez, 30, plays mostly on right defensive position, this season he has played in 25 La Liga matches with average rating of 7, contributing the team with:
- 3.8 Tackles per game, and
- 2.8 Interceptions
There are only 8 games still to be played in the season, these players have prove themselves as reliable players for their respective squads. As the season closes this is also the beginning of the new transfer season.
We wonder which team will show interest in these talented and young players.
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