Aleksandar Kolarov vs Alex Sandro – Serie A – 2017/2018

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Aleksandar Kolarov


Alex Sandro


Position: Left-back

Serie A – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 12.06.2018


Aleksandar Kolarov vs Alex Sandro. The two fantastic left-backs in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Aleksandar Kolarov and Alex Sandro 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


Aleksandar Kolarov played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Alex Sandro did — 35 to 26.
Kolarov played more minutes than Sandro – 3061 to 2115.
Alex Sandro has recorded 2.2 tackles per match in Serie A (EFRating = 4.97), which is more than Aleksandar Kolarov’s 1.7 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.84).
Kolarov has managed to get 2.4 clearances per match in Serie A (EFRating = 1.52), which is more than Sandro’s 1.6 clearances per match (EFRating = 1.02).
Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.2 blocks per match in Serie A (EFRating = 1.40).
Kolarov provided more Serie A interceptions, he has managed to get 1.5 interceptions per match (EFRating = 4.09), 0.3 more than Alex Sandro did (EFRating = 3.27).
In Serie A, Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.6 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.83), while Alex Sandro has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71).
Kolarov won more offsides in Serie A, he won 0.3 offsides per match (EFRating = 1.36), 0.2 more than Alex Sandro did (EFRating = 0.45).
In Serie A, Aleksandar Kolarov has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43), while Alex Sandro has 2 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.50).

Based on the analysis above, Aleksandar Kolarov is clearly the king of 6 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match, blocks per match, fouls per match and offside won per match).

Alex Sandro is the king of 1 defensive category (tackles per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Aleksandar Kolarov seems like the easy pick over Alex Sandro as the superior defender in Serie A.


Player Aleksandar Kolarov Alex Sandro
EFRating 14.48 10.93


Aleksandar Kolarov
Aleksandar Kolarov

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