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Statistical Analysis

Kalidou Koulibaly vs Milan Skriniar – Serie A – 2018/2019

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Kalidou Koulibaly


Milan Skriniar

Position: Centre-back

Serie A – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 21.06.2019

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly

We all have favorite defenders. Either because they play in our favorite football team, because the way they play the game suits our eyes or because of what they have accomplished. Obviously, and Football being such a passionate sport, more often than not, football fans tend to be constantly against each other, trying to demonstrate that their favorite football player is the best and nobody can outplay him.

Football is a universal language, that can inspire discussion between people from all parts of the globe. The debate that can inspire an opinion from just about any football fan around the globe concerns the relative merits of Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar.

Kalidou Koulibaly vs Milan Skriniar. The two fantastic defenders in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar 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

Kalidou Koulibaly played the same number of games in 2018/19 season like Milan Skriniar did — 35.
Skriniar played more minutes than Koulibaly – 3150 to 3134.
Milan Skriniar has recorded 1.8 tackles per match in Serie A, which is more than Kalidou Koulibaly’s 1.7 tackles per match.
Koulibaly has managed to get 3.9 clearances per match in Serie A, which is more than Skriniar’s 3.8 clearances per match.
Kalidou Koulibaly has 0.9 blocks per match in Serie A, compared to Milan Skriniar’s 0.8.
Koulibaly provided more Serie A interceptions, he has managed to get 1.1 interceptions per match, 0.3 more than Milan Skriniar did.
In Serie A, Kalidou Koulibaly has 0.5 dribbled past per match, while Milan Skriniar has 0.6 dribbled past per match.
Kalidou Koulibaly won 0.5 offsides per match, same like Milan Skriniar did.
In Serie A, Skriniar has 1.2 fouls per match, while Koulibaly has 1.4 fouls per match.

Based on the analysis above, Kalidou Koulibaly is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match and blocks per match).

Milan Skriniar is the king of 2 defensive categories (tackles per match and fouls per match).

The final score is 4-2, with one tie.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Kalidou Koulibaly seems like superior defender in Serie A.

Player Kalidou Koulibaly Milan Skriniar
Status Winner Loser

Kalidou Koulibaly or Milan Skriniar: Which defender would you want in your side?


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