Diego Carlos vs Dante – Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

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Diego Carlos




Position: Centre-back

Ligue 1 – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 09.06.2018


Diego Carlos vs Dante. 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 Diego Carlos and Dante 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


Dante played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Diego Carlos did — 33 to 28.
Dante played more minutes than Carlos – 2920 to 2294.
Diego Carlos has recorded 2.5 tackles per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 5.65), which is more than Dante’s 1.3 tackles per match (EFRating = 2.94).
Carlos has managed to get 5.3 clearances per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 3.37), which is more than Dante’s 3.7 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.35).
Diego Carlos has 1 block per match in Ligue 1 (EFRating = 7.00), compared to Dante’s 0.8 (EFRating = 5.60).
Dante provided more Ligue 1 interceptions, he has managed to get 1.4 interceptions per match (EFRating = 3.82), 0.4 more than Carlos did (EFRating = 2.73).
In Ligue 1, Diego Carlos has 0.4 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Dante has 0.5 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.00).
Diego Carlos won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), same like Dante did (EFRating = 2.27).
In Ligue 1, Dante has 0.8 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Carlos has 1.3 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.77).

Based on the analysis above, Diego Carlos is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (tackles per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match and blocks per match).

Dante is the king of 2 defensive categories (interceptions per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Diego Carlos seems like the easy pick over Dante as the superior defender in Ligue 1.


Player Diego Carlos Dante
EFRating 23.03 19.23


Diego Carlos
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