Gianmarco Ferrari vs Stefan de Vrij – Serie A – 2017/2018

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Gianmarco Ferrari


Stefan de Vrij


Position: Centre-back

Serie A – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 08.06.2018


Gianmarco Ferrari vs Stefan de Vrij. The two fantastic defenders in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Gianmarco Ferrari and Stefan de Vrij 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


Stefan de Vrij played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Gianmarco Ferrari did — 36 to 30.
De Vrij played more minutes than Ferrari – 3042 to 2644.
Stefan de Vrij has recorded 0.9 tackles per match in Serie A (EFRating = 2.03), which is more than Gianmarco Ferrari’s 0.4 tackles per match (EFRating = 0.90).
Ferrari has managed to get 4.8 clearances per match in Serie A (EFRating = 3.05), which is more than De Vrij’s 4.3 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.73).
Gianmarco Ferrari has 1.3 blocks per match in Serie A (EFRating = 9.10), compared to Stefan de Vrij’s 0.7 (EFRating = 4.90).
Stefan de Vrij provided more Serie A interceptions, he has managed to get 2 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.45), 1 more than Gianmarco Ferrari did (EFRating = 2.73).
In Serie A, Gianmarco Ferrari has 0.2 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 2.50), while Stefan de Vrij has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67).
Ferrari won more offsides in Serie A, he won 0.9 offsides per match (EFRating = 4.09), 0.3 more than De Vrij did (EFRating = 2.73).
In Serie A, Stefan de Vrij has 0.5 fouls per match (EFRating = 2.00), while Gianmarco Ferrari has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43).

Based on the analysis above, Gianmarco Ferrari is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (clearances per match, dribbled past per match, blocks per match and offside won per match).

Stefan de Vrij is the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Gianmarco Ferrari seems like superior defender in Serie A.


Player Gianmarco Ferrari Stefan de Vrij
EFRating 23.80 21.51


Gianmarco Ferrari
Gianmarco Ferrari

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