The leaders of the decade

first_imgHazard and Messi are the two most outstanding footballers of the decade in the Premier and in LaLiga, according to a study by Whoscored, a website specialized in statistics. The study is based on the times in which the players have been chosen as the MVP of the match according to the parameters developed by this website, starting from the 2009-10 season.In the Premier the leader is Hazard, who landed at Chelsea in the summer of 2012 and was until June 2019, when he signed for Real Madrid. In that period he played 245 games with the blues, in which he made 85 goals and distributed 61 assists. Those numbers served him to be chosen 62 times as MVP of the meeting, leading this statistic in England in the last decade. There is also surprise in Germany. Bayern is the clear winner at the collective level (it lifted the title in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). However, he never had a clear star that clearly stood out from the rest as in Madrid it was Cristiano, Messi at Barça or Hazard at Chelsea. Soccer players like Robben, Ribéry or Lewandowski have been dividing the leading role during the last decade, causing the classification to be led by Reus, from Dortmund, with 48 MVP. As for Ligue 1, the winner surprises: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede continues to lead the standings despite only being during four seasons at PSG, in which he was chosen 42 times MVP of a match. Neymar and Mbappé begin to get closer, although the Swede still resists. Finally, in Italy no soccer player from the big clubs leads the ranking. The winner is Papu Gómez, who during his stages in Catania and Atalanta was chosen up to 38 times as the MVP of the match. Surely Cristiano (19 times in less than two courses) ends up displacing him in the medium term, but at the moment he resists. In Spain, Messi smashes all records: he has been MVP 196 times! It clearly surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, who was chosen 93 times. It is true that the Portuguese has been for almost two complete seasons in Italy. In that time, with Juventus, he accumulated 19 awards, for which he would add 112 times, quite far from the Argentine.last_img read more

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