Which gamers shone brightest within the Premier League, Championship, Scottish Premiership, WSL, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Eredivisie and Primeira Liga this season? Here’s what the Sky Sports Power Rankings say…
We’ve ranked every of the 5,290 gamers who stepped onto a pitch throughout 2021/22 throughout the ten leagues, based mostly on 35 matchday metrics. So, who’s high of the stats?
This season’s race for the stats-based participant of the 12 months was nearer than another and concerned no fewer than 5 real candidates: Mohamed Salah, Heung-Min Son, Kevin De Bruyne, Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
A glance again at the very best targets from the 2021/22 Golden Boot winners
Incredibly, De Bruyne had surged in direction of the summit throughout the ultimate weeks after a sluggish begin to the marketing campaign and ended the season in third place.
Salah had led the season chart for nearly the whole marketing campaign, however Son secured the summit along with his final-day double within the 5-0 win over Norwich to turn out to be the seventh Power Rankings champion and be a part of the statistical giants in our corridor of fame.
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Power Rankings PL corridor of fame
- Heung-Min Son (2021/22)
- Harry Kane (2020/21)
- Kevin De Bruyne (2019/20)
- Eden Hazard (2018/19)
- Mohamed Salah (2017/18)
- Alexis Sanchez (2016/17)
- Riyad Mahrez (2015/16)
Son and Salah shared the Golden Boot, however the South Korean was concerned in a league-high 23 non-penalty targets and scored seven targets greater than anticipated, in keeping with xG information.
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There was no battle atop the Championship chart with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic ending his title-winning season on 110,611 factors – greater than 32,000 factors away from runner-up Bournemouth counterpart Dominic Solanke.
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The Serbia worldwide netted a record-breaking 43 targets throughout the marketing campaign to assist the Cottagers safe a return to the top-flight underneath Marco Silva after dropping into the second tier final time period.
North of the border, Rangers might have misplaced their crown to Old Firm rivals Celtic, however Gers right-back James Tavernier retained his place atop the season kind chart, having additionally received the prize final time period.
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The 30-year-old notched 9 targets – with six of these coming from the penalty spot – and produced league-topping numbers with 13 assists, 111 possibilities created and 397 tried crosses.
Despite the staggering attacking returns, the Englishman additionally clocked spectacular numbers defensively, rating eighth within the division with 66 tackles and fifth for successful possession within the defensive third 125 occasions.
Tavernier was additionally among the elite throughout passing metrics, rating fifth for passes accomplished, third for passes accomplished within the ultimate third and second for touches – revealing his in depth participation all through the marketing campaign.
Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema dominated the Women’s Super League rankings this time period.
Sam Kerr produced two particular strikes towards Manchester United on Sunday, making certain a 4-2 win that sealed the WSL title
However, Kerr pulled away within the ultimate rounds and her beautiful double within the title-sealing 4-2 win over Manchester United on the ultimate day was a becoming end for the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year.
Chelsea ahead Sam Kerr has been topped the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year for 2021/22
The Australia worldwide netted 20 targets throughout the 22-game marketing campaign from simply 39 pictures heading in the right direction – that means half of her correct makes an attempt discovered the again of the online – together with three from exterior the field.
The 28-year-old can also be a towering menace within the field, producing league-topping numbers with seven headed targets and 42 aerials received throughout the pitch, whereas additionally rating fifth for recoveries within the ultimate third.
Romelu Lukaku topped the Serie A chart with Inter Milan final season, however Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic secured this season’s award – regardless of his facet solely managing to shore up fifth spot within the standings.
The Serbia worldwide scored 11 targets and registered 11 assists – regardless of creating solely 52 possibilities for team-mates throughout the season.
Considerable aerial energy contributed to his league-topping factors haul, rating fifth with 4 headed targets and sixth from 102 aerials received throughout the pitch.
The 27-year-old additionally registered within the high six for passes accomplished and touches, whereas offering ample midfield mettle from recoveries within the ultimate third.
The battle for high spot in Spain proved nearer than many may need anticipated, with Real Madrid’s Champions League heroes Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior tussling for the statistical crown.
In the top, the younger apprentice pipped the veteran by the best of margins. The outcomes are barely head-scratching, given Benzema clocked significantly extra purpose involvements – with 27 scored and 12 assists, in contrast with Vinicius’ 17 targets and 10, respectively.
However, Vinicius’ chart-topping standing was derived principally from broader elements of his recreation – with league-topping numbers for dribbles and successful a formidable 205 duels throughout the marketing campaign.
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To summarise, 35 targets from 81 pictures heading in the right direction can be sufficient to high nearly any chart throughout the highest leagues.
As is the case in Germany, the Ligue 1 chart springs no surprises with Paris Saint-Germain and international sensation Kylian Mbappe main the best way.
The 23-year-old appeared set to go away the membership when his contract expired in July, however signed a brand new three-year deal final week.
The France worldwide produced league-high numbers with 28 targets, 17 assists, 204 dribbles and additionally ranked second for passes within the ultimate third and fifth for reclaiming possession in superior areas.
Ajax and former Southampton ahead Dusan Tadic leads the best way within the Eredivisie forward of 22-year-old Feyenoord winger Luis Sinisterra.
Tadic registered league-topping numbers with 19 assists, 141 possibilities created and 294 crosses – having additionally netted 13 targets – to assist Erik ten Hag safe high spot for a fourth successive season earlier than taking cost at Manchester United.
Five gamers representing 4 totally different golf equipment had been vying for the summit over in Portugal right down to the wire: Benfica striker Darwin Nunez – who has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League – Samuel Lino (Gil Vicente), Mehdi Taremi, Otavio (each Porto) and Ricardo Horta (Braga).
Braga midfielder Horta landed high spot on the ultimate day scoring within the opening minute in a 3-2 defeat at Famalicao, extending his purpose tally to 19, having additionally notched 5 assists and a league-topping 92 possibilities created.
Nunez topped the Primeira Liga scoring chart with 23 targets from simply 1,941 minutes and would have been on track for a table-topping end within the Power Rankings if he had clocked extra recreation time.
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