Adil Rami vs Marcelo – Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

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Adil Rami




Position: Centre-back

Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 29.05.2018


Adil Rami vs Marcelo. The two fantastic defenders in Ligue 1, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Adil Rami and Marcelo in seven defensive categories:

  • Tackles per match
  • Clearances per match
  • Blocks per match
  • Interceptions per match
  • Dribbled past per match
  • Offside won per match
  • Fouls per match


Marcelo played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Adil Rami did — 35 to 33.
Marcelo played more minutes than Adil Rami – 3107 to 2957.
Adil Rami has recorded 1.2 tackles per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 2.71), which is more than Marcelo’s 0.8 tackles per match (EFRating = 1.81).
Marcelo has managed to get 6.5 clearances per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 4.13), which is more than Rami’s 4.8 clearances per match (EFRating = 3.05).
Adil Rami has 0.6 blocks per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 4.20), compared to Marcelo’s 0.5 (EFRating = 3.50).
Marcelo provided more Ligue 1 interceptions, he has managed to get 1.6 interceptions per match (EFRating = 4.36), 0.2 more than Rami did (EFRating = 3.82).
In Ligue 1, Marcelo has 0.5 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Adil Rami has 0.6 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.83).
Adil Rami won more offsides in Ligue 1, he won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), 0.1 more than Marcelo did (EFRating = 1.82).
In Ligue 1, Marcelo has 0.9 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.11), while Adil Rami has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00).

Based on the analysis above, Adil Rami is clearly the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, blocks per match and offside won per match).

Marcelo is the king of 4 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Adil Rami seems like superior defender in Ligue 1.


Player Adil Rami Marcelo
EFRating 17.88 17.73


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