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2023 In Review: Best Attackers

2023 In Review: Best Attackers

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Publish on 01/09 at 21:30 - P. MEEHAN

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During the year 2023 in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, notable statistical performances by various players highlighted their contributions to offensive play.

Kylian Mbappé (PSG) emerged as the leading goal scorer, netting an impressive total of 34 goals across 35 matches, including six goals from the penalty spot. Among his goals, 28 were scored using his right foot, 5 with his left foot, and one via a header. Alexandre Lacazette (OL) followed closely, showcasing a stellar return to Ligue 1 with 24 goals, including a quadruple and a hat-trick.


Key Highlights of 2023: Faivre's 100% Left-footed Goals


While Kylian Mbappé dominated with right-footed goals, other standout performers excelled in different areas. Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco) shared the lead for left-footed goals (10) with Romain Faivre, who exclusively scored all of his 10 goals for Lorient (FCL) with his left foot.


Further Notable stats:


Jonathan David (LOSC) showcased his exceptional penalty-taking skills, converting all 9 of his penalty attempts, ahead of Téji Savanier (MHSC), who achieved a perfect 7/7 in penalties.


Top Right-footed Goals: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) with 28 goals

Top Left-footed Goals: Romain Faivre (FCL) and Wissam Ben Yedder (ASM) both with 10 goals

Top Headed Goals: Thijs Dallinga (TFC) with 5 goals

Top Penalty Goals: Jonathan David (LOSC) with 9 goals

Most Goals from Outside the Box: Vitinha, Mbappé (PSG), and Golovin (ASM) with 4 goals each


Home and Away Performances: Alexandre Lacazette (OL) stood out as the top scorer at home with 18 goals, while Kylian Mbappé (PSG) equally excelled with 18 goals away from home.


Kylian Mbappé not only emerged as the top scorer but also demonstrated exceptional efficiency, finding the net approximately every 86 minutes in Ligue 1 throughout the year. In terms of shots on target, he surpassed his contenders, particularly Jonathan David (79 shots on target vs. 50).


Top 5 Players by Shot Attempts in 2023:

Kylian Mbappé (PSG): 165 shots

Folarin Balogun (SdR/ASM): 119 shots

Gaëtan Laborde (OGCN): 98 shots

Alexandre Lacazette (OL): 95 shots

Amine Gouiri (SRFC): 93 shots


Rémy Cabella's Creativity:


Shifting focus to assists and creative play, Rémy Cabella (LOSC) displayed remarkable creativity. While Bradley Barcola (PSG/OL) secured the highest number of assists (10), Cabella was unparalleled in delivering the most final passes before a shot and creating the most big chances in Ligue 1.


Assist Leaders in 2023:

Bradley Barcola (PSG/OL): 10 assists

Florian Sotoca (RCL): 9 assists

Edon Zhegrova (LOSC), Caio Henrique (ASM), Junya Ito (SdR), Benjamin Bourigeaud (SRFC), Romain Del Castillo (SB29): 8 assists


Top 5 Players for Final Passes before a Shot in 2023:

Rémy Cabella (LOSC): 99

Benjamin Bourigeaud (SRFC): 94

Téji Savanier (MHSC): 83

Junya Ito (SdR): 79

Rayan Cherki (OL): 77


Leaders in Creating Big Chances in 2023:

Rémy Cabella (LOSC): 19

Lionel Messi (PSG), Edon Zhegrova (LOSC), and Junya Ito (SdR): 16

Téji Savanier (MHSC), Rayan Cherki (OL), Bradley Barcola (OL/PSG): 13


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