May 07, 2021 – 11:52
The Football Observatory, CIES, has based its next study on the evaluation of the performance of football players, analyzing technical gestures, minutes on the field of play and the level of competition where they compete with their teams.
In this classification of players with more than 1000 minutes in the respective championships, at the top is Lionel Messi (index 405 points), followed by Neymar (381) and Robert Lewandowski (371).
Manchester City defender João Cancelo, (368) tops the table in the English Premier League ahead of Rodri Hernández, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez. In fifth place is Jesse Lingard (West Ham, on loan from Manchester United).
Players from five different teams are in the top five rankings in Serie A: Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Achraf Hakimi (Inter), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Théo Hernández (Milan) and Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo).
The youngest players to lead their leagues are 21-year-olds Noa Lang (Club Brugge) in Belgium and Fabio Parisi (Empoli) in the Italian Serie B, as well as 22-year-old Patson Daka (RB Salzburg) in Austria, Olimpiu Moruëan ( FCSB) in Romania and Denys Popov (Dynamo Kiev) in Ukraine.
Interesting fact that in the eighth place in the ranking of Serie A with the index 322 (Insigne leads with 336) is Berat Gjimshiti, the defender of the Albanian National Team who has been standing out for several seasons at Atalanta.