Vitor Hugo vs Rafael Tolói – Serie A – 2017/2018

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Vitor Hugo


Rafael Tolói


Position: Centre-back

Serie A – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 31.05.2018


Vitor Hugo vs Rafael Tolói. The two fantastic defenders in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Vitor Hugo and Rafael Tolói 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


Rafael Tolói played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Vitor Hugo did — 31 to 19.
Tolói played more minutes than Hugo – 2449 to 1204.
Rafael Tolói has recorded 2.3 tackles per match in Serie A (EFRating = 5.19), which is more than Vitor Hugo’s 1.7 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.84).
Vitor Hugo has managed to get 4.7 clearances per match in Serie A (EFRating = 2.98), which is more than Rafael Tolói’s 3.6 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.29).
Hugo has 0.3 blocks per match in Serie A (EFRating = 2.10), compared to Tolói’s 0.5 (EFRating = 3.50).
Vitor Hugo has managed to get 2.3 interceptions per match (EFRating = 6.27), 0.3 more than Rafael Tolói (EFRating = 5.45).
In Serie A, Hugo has 0.4 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.25), while Tolói has 1.1 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.45).
Hugo won more offsides in Serie A, he won 0.4 offsides per match (EFRating = 1.82), 0.1 more than Rafael Tolói did (EFRating = 1.36).
In Serie A, Rafael Tolói has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Vitor Hugo has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43).

Based on the analysis above, Vitor Hugo is clearly the king of 5 defensive categories (clearances per match, dribbled past per match, fouls per match, interceptions per match and offside won per match).

Rafael Tolói is the king of 2 defensive categories (tackles per match and blocks per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Vitor Hugo seems like superior defender in Serie A.


Player Vitor Hugo Rafael Tolói
EFRating 19.69 19.25


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