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Statistical Analysis

Marcelo vs Yunis Abdelhamid – Ligue 1 – 2018/2019

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Yunis Abdelhamid

Position: Centre-back

Ligue 1 – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 22.06.2019


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 Marcelo and Yunis Abdelhamid.

Marcelo vs Yunis Abdelhamid. The two fantastic defenders in Ligue 1, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Marcelo and Yunis Abdelhamid 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

Yunis Abdelhamid played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Marcelo did — 38 to 33.
Abdelhamid played more minutes than Marcelo – 3420 to 2880.
Yunis Abdelhamid has recorded 1.6 tackles per match in Ligue 1, which is more than Marcelo’s 1.5 tackles per match.
Abdelhamid has managed to get 4.8 clearances per match in Ligue 1, which is more than Marcelo’s 4.5 clearances per match.
Marcelo has 0.7 blocks per match in Ligue 1, compared to Yunis Abdelhamid’s 0.6.
Marcelo provided more Ligue 1 interceptions, he has managed to get 1.9 interceptions per match, 0.2 more than Abdelhamid did.
In Ligue 1, Marcelo has 0.2 dribbled past per match, while Yunis Abdelhamid has 0.3 dribbled past per match.
Marcelo won more offsides in Ligue 1, he won 0.5 offsides per match, 0.2 more than Abdelhamid did.
In Ligue 1, Yunis Abdelhamid has 0.9 fouls per match, while Marcelo has 1.0 fouls per match.

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

Yunis Abdelhamid is the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, clearances per match and fouls per match).

The final score is 4-3.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Marcelo seems like superior defender in Ligue 1.

Player Marcelo Yunis Abdelhamid
Status Winner Loser

Marcelo or Yunis Abdelhamid: Which defender would you want in your side?


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