Neymar in numbers: Goals, assists and fouls as copious PSG superstar symbols novel covenant
Neymar finally committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday as his plight extension was announced by the club.
The worlds most expensive footballer has been the content of transfer speculation almost since he signed in Paris in 2017.
But PSG hold worked strenuous to obtain their key men to agree fresh terms and they commit now hope team-mate Kylian Mbappe follows suit.
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To docket Neymars modern deal, we used Opta data to look at his outstanding PSG job so far.
In 112 matches for PSG, Neymar has scored 85 goals – averaging out at one every 111 minutes.
The impudent has moreover created 2.8 chances per merriment to supply 45 assists for 130 goal involvements, which hold occurred every 73 minutes.
That quota of 130 is laconic of Mbappes 182 in a PSG shirt over the twin period, but Neymar is actually more lavish than his colleague.
His 84 Ligue 1 goal involvements own come every 68 minutes, the top proportion in the contest since Opta boon began collecting such data in the 2006-07 season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic past his PSG profession at the twin standard with 151 goal involvements.
Mbappe is third on that list, behind Neymar and Ibrahimovic, with a goal involvement every 71 minutes in Ligue 1 – including his Monaco career.
That is only a marginal deficit, though, and there is not a lot of to reft PSGs two main superstars.
Since Neymars PSG debut, the old Barcelona companion has scored and assisted in the equivalent Ligue 1 game on 19 occasions. The only performer to equal that return is Mbappe.
Mbappe has not been able to counterpart Neymars single-game benchmark, however.
The 29-year-old was involved in six goals – four goals and two assists – against Dijon in January 2018, the most in one Ligue 1 analogue since Opta records began.
Neymars weight to PSG is other evidenced by their catalogue in games he has scored in. Only three of those 65 matches in all competitions – inveigh Guingamp in the Coupe de la Ligue in January 2019, Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in February 2020 and Lorient in Ligue 1 in January 2021 – retain foregone in defeat.
This treaty might advise off passive suitors after several years of links with a come back to Barca, but Neymar can tranquillity expect plenty of stress from opponents.
The Brazilians sensational footwork draws defenders in, as he averages 10.2 dribbles per game in a PSG shirt with a 54.3 per cent success rate.
That ordinary increases slightly to 10.5 dribbles per pastime in the Champions League, the most of any musician since the stimulate of the 2017-18 season.
But Neymars talents often frustrate his markers, paramount to him winning 4.4 fouls per diversion in all competitions for the French club. That mark increases slightly to 4.7 in the Champions League, but even the 4.2 in Ligue 1 is a race high.
He can now look for at least four further years of creaky treatment in Paris.
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