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Salif Sané vs Niklas Stark – Bundesliga – 2017/2018

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Salif Sané


Niklas Stark


Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 07.06.2018


Salif Sané vs Niklas Stark. The two fantastic defenders in Bundesliga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Salif Sané and Niklas Stark 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


Salif Sané played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Niklas Stark did — 32 to 26.
Sané played more minutes than Stark – 2880 to 2210.
Niklas Stark has recorded 1.9 tackles per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 4.29), which is more than Salif Sané’s 1.8 tackles per match (EFRating = 4.06).
Sané has managed to get 7.3 clearances per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 4.63), which is more than Stark’s 6.1 clearances per match (EFRating = 3.87).
Salif Sané has 0.9 blocks per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 6.30), compared to Niklas Stark’s 0.5 (EFRating = 3.50).
Sané provided more Bundesliga interceptions, he has managed to get 1.8 interceptions per match (EFRating = 4.91), 0.5 more than Stark did (EFRating = 3.55).
In Bundesliga, Niklas Stark has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67), while Salif Sané has 0.8 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.63).
Salif Sané won more offsides in Bundesliga, he won 0.8 offsides per match (EFRating = 3.64), 0.2 more than Niklas Stark did (EFRating = 2.73).
In Bundesliga, Stark has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Sané has 1.1 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.91).

Based on the analysis above, Salif Sané is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, blocks per match and offside won per match).

Niklas Stark is the king of 3 defensive categories (tackles per match, dribbled past per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Salif Sané seems like the easy pick over Niklas Stark as the superior defender in Bundesliga.


Player Salif Sané Niklas Stark
EFRating 25.08 20.60


Salif Sané
Salif Sané

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