The international break is over and the UEFA Nations League is concluding, club football will resume all over Europe. All over the continent there will be much to play for: derbies, bragging rights, and so on. Individual players are not left out as the pursuit of individual glory will also resume to the center stage. Lots are up for grabs all across the top 5 leagues: goal scorers; assist makers and clean sheet protectors are looking to up their stats.
Here, ZenoxSports brings you an overview of individual players topping the statistical tables in their respective positions across Europe.
Top goal scorers
The award player with the highest league goal all across Europe is The European Golden Boot. Currently the right for European top scorer award is shared and held in France, where both Emiliano Sala and Kylian Mbappe have 11 League goals. Meanwhile, in Spain, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both have 9; followed by Premier League’s Sergio Aguero with 8 goals.
Neither Jan Oblak, Marc-Andre ter Stegen nor Ederson are currently top of this chart as that is Edouard Mendy of Reims, also of Ligue 1. Alongside Oblak, Vallodolid’s Masip leads in LaLiga Santander.
Europe’s best tracker of the ball is plays in Spain and it is non-other than Sevilla’s Ever Banega. His ability to recover ball is unmatched in the whole of Europe this season so far.
The job of a keeper is to make saves and lots them have been working tirelessly to prevent strikers from scoring. Levante’s Oier Olazabal leads the pack with 58 stops this season, more than Parma’s Luigi Sepe in second with 55.
Unlike previous years the player with the most fouls committed isn’t a defender or a defensive midfielder. Brighton striker Glenn Murray leads the chart with 40 fouls to his names.
In football contact is inevitable and certain players have been on the receiving end of harsh tackles from their opponents. So far the most fouled player is Rennes’ Ismaila Sarr, who has been fouled 43 times.
Suso is proving to be the go to man for striker when it comes to providing final passes and creating goals. The AC Milan player is leading the race for the crown of the assist king with 8 provisions this season.
Shots at goal
He may be new to the league and the country some things never change about him. Cristiano Ronaldo – with 35 – has attempted more shots than anyone else in Europe this season. This is not a new thing owing to his fierce shots and ruthlessness in front of goal.
The Italian footballer has been a revelation for Chelsea this season. His ability to anchor the midfield and dictate the flow of play is his strength. So far the Brazil-born Italy midfielder is the king of passing, as he has shown at Chelsea by accumulating over 1000 passes. His 1083 passes makes him the only player to pass the milestone.