Naby Keita vs Leon Goretzka – Bundesliga – 2017/2018

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Naby Keita


Leon Goretzka


Position: Midfielder

Bundesliga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 07.07.2018


Naby Keita vs Leon Goretzka. The two fantastic midfielders in Bundesliga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Naby Keita and Leon Goretzka in five passing categories:

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

Naby Keita played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Leon Goretzka did — 27 to 26.
Goretzka played more minutes than Keita – 1983 to 1962.
Naby Keita has 5 assists in Bundesliga (EFRating = 4.00), which is more than Leon Goretzka’s 2 assists (EFRating = 1.60).
Naby Keita has recorded 1.4 key passes per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 3.04), compared to Leon Goretzka’s 0.7 (EFRating = 1.52).
Keita has created 44.8 passes per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 2.20), which is more than Goretzka’s 32.7 passes per match (EFRating = 1.61).
In Bundesliga, Naby Keita has completed 81.4% of his passes (EFRating = 2.13), while Leon Goretzka has completed only 79.8% (EFRating = 1.60).
Goretzka has recorded 0.3 crosses per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 1.06), same like Keita (EFRating = 1.06).

Based on the analysis above, Naby Keita is clearly the king of 4 passing categories (assists, key passes per match, passes per match and pass success percentage).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Naby Keita seems like the easy pick over Leon Goretzka as the superior passer in Bundesliga.


Player Naby Keita Leon Goretzka
EFRating 12.43 7.39


Naby Keita
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