Gabriel Paulista vs Diego Godín – La Liga – 2017/2018

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Gabriel Paulista


Diego Godín


Position: Centre-back

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 25.05.2018


Gabriel Paulista vs Diego Godín. The two fantastic defenders in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Gabriel Paulista and Diego Godín 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


Gabriel Paulista and Diego Godín played 30 games in 2017/18 season for their teams.
Paulista played more minutes than Godín – 2584 to 2554.
Diego Godín has recorded 1.7 tackles per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.84), which is more than Gabriel Paulista’s 1.6 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.61).
Diego Godín has managed to get 4.7 clearances per match in La Liga (EFRating = 2.98), which is more than Gabriel Paulista’s 4.5 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.86).
Diego Godín has 0.7 blocks per match in La Liga (EFRating = 4.90), compared to Gabriel Paulista’s 0.5 (EFRating = 3.50).
Godín provided more La Liga interceptions, he has managed to get 2 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.45), 0.3 more than Gabriel Paulista did (EFRating = 4.64).
In La Liga, Gabriel Paulista has 0.5 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Diego Godín has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71).
Gabriel Paulista won more offsides in La Liga, he won 0.7 offsides per match (EFRating = 3.18), 0.5 more than Diego Godín did (EFRating = 0.91).
In La Liga, Gabriel Paulista has 0.8 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Diego Godín has 1.5 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.67).

Based on the analysis above, Gabriel Paulista is clearly the king of 3 defensive categories (dribbled past per match, fouls per match and offside won per match).

Diego Godín is the king of 4 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match, clearances per match, blocks per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Gabriel Paulista seems like the easy pick over Diego Godín as the superior defender in La Liga.


Player Gabriel Paulista Diego Godín
EFRating 20.04 19.47


Gabriel Paulista
Gabriel Paulista

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