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Statistical Analysis

Luka Modric vs Ivan Rakitic – LaLiga – 2018/2019

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Luka Modric


Ivan Rakitic

Position: Midfielder

LaLiga – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 06.09.2019

Luka Modric
Luka Modric

We all have favorite midfielders. 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 Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

Luka Modric vs Ivan Rakitic. The two fantastic midfielders in LaLiga, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

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

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

Luka Modric played 34 games in 2018/19 season for his team same like Ivan Rakitic.
Rakitic played more minutes than Modric – 2643 to 2618.
Luka Modric has 6 assists in LaLiga, which is more than Ivan Rakitic’s 5 assists.
Modric has recorded 1.6 key passes per match in LaLiga, compared to Rakitic’s 0.5.
Ivan Rakitic has created 74.6 passes per match in LaLiga, which is more than Luka Modric ‘s 55.6 passes per match.
In LaLiga, Rakitic has completed 91.4% of his passes, while Modric has completed 88.9%.
Luka Modric has recorded 0.6 crosses per match in LaLiga, compared to Ivan Rakitic’s 0.1.

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

Ivan Rakitic is the king of 2 passing categories (passes per match and pass success percentage).

The final score is 3-2.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Luka Modric seems like the superior passer in LaLiga.

Player Luka Modric Ivan Rakitic
Status Winner Loser

Luka Modric or Ivan Rakitic: Which midfielder would you want in your side?


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