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Luka Modric vs Asier Illarramendi – La Liga – 2017/2018

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Luka Modric


Asier Illarramendi


Position: Midfielder

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 04.07.2018


Luka Modric vs Asier Illarramendi. The two fantastic midfielders in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Luka Modric and Asier Illarramendi in five passing categories:

  • Assists
  • Key passes per match
  • Passes per match
  • Pass success percentage
  • Crosses past per match

Asier Illarramendi played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Luka Modric did — 36 to 26.
Illarramendi played more minutes than Modric – 3165 to 1976.
Luka Modric has 6 assists in La Liga (EFRating = 4.80), which is more than Asier Illarramendi’s 5 assists (EFRating = 4.00).
Modric has recorded 1.5 key passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.26), compared to Asier Illarramendi’s 0.9 (EFRating = 1.96).
Illarramendi has created 69.9 passes per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.43), which is more than Modric ‘s 59.5 passes per match (EFRating = 2.92).
In La Liga, Luka Modric has completed 89.9% of his passes (EFRating = 4.97), while Asier Illarramendi has completed only 87.5% (EFRating = 4.17).
Illarramendi has recorded 0.5 crosses per match in La Liga (EFRating = 1.76), compared to Modric’s 0.1 (EFRating = 0.35).

Based on the analysis above, Luka Modric is clearly the king of 3 passing categories (assists, key passes per match and pass success percentage).

Asier Illarramendi is the king of 2 passing categories (passes per match and crosses per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Luka Modric seems like superior passer in La Liga.


Player Luka Modric Asier Illarramendi
EFRating 16.30 15.32


Luka Modric
Luka Modric

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