Basic and Advanced Stat Categories for Our Comparison
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xG totals include penalty kicks, but do not include penalty shootouts (unless otherwise noted).
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An underline indicates there is a match that is missing data, but will be updated when available.
|Shots||Does not include penalty kicks|
|SoT||Shots on target|
Note: Shots on target do not include penalty kicks
The two offensive actions directly leading to a shot, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls. Note: A single player can receive credit for multiple actions and the shot-taker can also receive credit.
The two offensive actions directly leading to a goal, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls. Note: A single player can receive credit for multiple actions and the shot-taker can also receive credit.
xG which follows a pass that assists a shot
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|Key.Pass||Passes that directly lead to a shot (assisted shots)|
|Pass.Final.3rd||Completed passes that enter the 1/3 of the pitch closest to the goal|
Not including set pieces
|SuccDrib||Dribbles Completed Successfully|
|Carries||Number of times the player controlled the ball with their feet|
|Touches||Number of times a player touched the ball. Note: Receiving a pass, then dribbling, then sending a pass counts as one touch|
|Drib.Dist||Total distance, in yards, a player moved the ball while controlling it with their feet, in any direction|
|Pass.Target||Number of times a player was the target of an attempted pass|
|Blocks||Number of times blocking the ball by standing in its path|
|Tackles||Number of players tackled|
|Pressure||Number of times applying pressure to opposing player who is receiving, carrying or releasing the ball|
Using the stats above, we created the table below. To read this, count the number of colored blocks above each position. For example, Toni Kroos is 1st in FIVE of the above categories, 3rd in one category, and 5th in another category.
Team Stats leaders that play on June 27 knockout games: Memphis Depay, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Patrik Schick
Memphis Depay was important in Netherlands’ attack and he leads the tournament in Goal-Creating Actions. He is also 4th in Shot-Creating Actions, 4th in Expected Goals, and 5th in Successful Dribbles. He ranks 3rd overall. Special mention to Daley Blind (6th), Georginio Wijnaldum (13th), and Frenkie De Jong.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the tournament in goals. He ranks 5th in our comparison with two 1st place categories, Goals and xG.
Kevin De Bruyne was great with Belgium. He ranks 14th in our comparison. He is 2nd in xA, 3rd in SCA, and 4th in GCA.
No one made it to the top 15 from the Czech Republic. Patrik Schick was the best stats-wise with 4 categories in the top 20, 2nd in the tournament in Shots on Target.