World Cup player stats: Goals, assists, shots, xG, key passes and more with six groups sewn up

Lionel Messi celebrates winning a match Credit: Alamy
Lionel Messi celebrates winning a match Credit: Alamy

We’ve got some World Cup player stats for you that we’ll update as the tournament goes on.

Here are the top performers across 14 metrics after Group E and F were sewn up, courtesy of FBRef.

 

Goals
Marcus Rashford (England) – 3
Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – 3
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 3
Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – 3
Alvaro Morata (Spain) – 3

Assists
Harry Kane (England) – 3
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 2
Davy Klaasen (Netherlands) – 2
Jordi Alba (Spain) – 2
Theo Hernandez (France) – 2
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 2
Andrija Zivkovic (Serbia) – 2

 

Shots 
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 16
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 12
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 12
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 11
Luis Chavez (Mexico) – 10
Dani Olmo (Spain) – 10
Marco Asensio (Spain) – 9
Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) – 9
Marcus Rashford (England) – 9
Alexis Vega (Mexico) – 9

 

xG
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 2.4
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 2.4
Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – 2.3
Niklas Fullkrug (Germany) – 2.2
Olivier Giroud (France) – 1.9
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 1.9
Mehdi Taremi (Iran) – 1.7
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 1.7
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) – 1.7

 

Key Passes
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 10
Mehdi Taremi (Iran) – 9
Christian Eriksen (Denmark) – 9
Theo Hernández (France) – 9
Lionel Messi (Argetina) – 9
Joshua Kimmich (Germany) – 9
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – 8
Hirving Lozano (Mexico) – 8
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 8
Thomas Muller (Germany) – 8

 

Passes into attacking penalty area
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 10
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 9
Joshua Kimmich (Germany) – 9
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – 9
Hirving Lozano (Mexico) – 8
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 8
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 7
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 7
Luke Shaw (England) – 7
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 7
Dani Olmo (Spain) – 7

 

Pass completion percentage (midfielders only)

Leander Dendoncker (Belgium) – 97.5
Axel Witsel (Belgium) – 95.5
Aurelien Tchouameni (France) – 95.4
Leandro Paredes (Argentina) – 94.3
Declan Rice (England) – 93.6

 

Tackles won
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) – 10
Tyler Adams (USA) – 9
Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark) – 7
Jude Bellingham (England) – 7
Eduardo Camavinga (France) – 7

 

Interceptions
Pedro Miguel (Qatar) – 8
David Raum (Germany) – 7
Declan Rice (England) – 7
Aurelien Tchouameni (France) – 7
Ellyes Skhiri (Tunisia) – 7

 

Clearances
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) – 25
Kamil Glik (Poland) – 21
Harry Souttar (Australia) – 20
Yassine Meriah (Tunisia) – 20
Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) – 20
Romain Saiss (TMorocco) – 19
Boualem Khoukhi (Qatar) – 18
Montassar Taibi (Tunisia) – 18
Chris Mepham (Wales) – 16

 

Successful dribbles

Jamaal Musiala (Germany) – 18
Alpohonso Davies (USA) – 11
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 9
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 8
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 8
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 8
Tajon Buchanan (Canada) – 6
Alphonso Davies (Canada) – 6
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 6
Iliman Ndiaye (Senegal) – 6

 

Touches in attacking penalty area
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 33
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 27
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 22
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 18
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 16
Christian Pulisic (USA) – 16
Dani Olmo (Spain) – 15
Mehdi Teremi (Iran) – 15
Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) – 14

 

Aerial duels won 
Michael Estrada (Ecuador) – 13
Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina) – 12
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 12
Mathew Leckie (Australia) – 12

 

Saves
Wojciech Szczesny (Poland) – 16
Mohammed Al-Owais (Saudi Arabia) – 14
Shuichi Gonda (Japan) – 12
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia) – 12
Andres Noppert (Netherlands) – 10
Yann Sommer (Switzerland) – 9
Mathew Ryan (Australia) – 9
Aimen Dahman (Tunisia) – 9

 

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