Top-50 Football Players June 2013


I did my monthly update of the database and subsequently of all players' Goalimpacts. This time I did not only add the new games in May, but also added some more competitions. Now I have a total of 163 competitions covered. New is e.g. the Chinese Super League, the Turkish and the Portuguese second league  and the Algerian division 1. So if you are looking for good players in any of these, just contact me.

As always, here are the top 50 players under 30 according to their influence on the teams goal difference ("Goalimpact"). We have four new entries

  • Luiz Gustavo
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Fernando
  • Theo Walcott
Dani Valves dropped out of the list as he became 30 in May.

The 50 players come from 15 different teams playing in 10 different leagues. This underlines that the algorithm is capable to select and compare players across teams and leagues fairly well. He even can identify top players outside of the five big leagues.

Rank Player GoalImpact Team Nationality Previous
Rank
Diff GI
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 194,4 Real Madrid Portugal 1 +1,32
2 Lionel Messi 189,3 FC Barcelona Argentinien, Spanien 2 +1,01
3 Philipp Lahm 188,8 Bayern München Deutschland 3 +3,67
4 Bastian Schweinsteiger 185,1 Bayern München Deutschland 4 +2,30
5 Cesc Fabregas 173,1 FC Barcelona Spanien 6 +0,39
6 Iniesta 170,0 FC Barcelona Spanien 7 +0,06
7 Busquets 170,0 FC Barcelona Spanien 9 +0,63
8 Wayne Rooney 169,9 Manchester United England 8 +0,46
9 Mesut Özil 168,4 Real Madrid Deutschland 10 +0,49
10 Thomas Müller 167,0 Bayern München Deutschland 11 +1,69
11 Arjen Robben 166,0 Bayern München Niederlande 14 +2,22
12 Sergio Ramos 164,4 Real Madrid Spanien 13 +0,40
13 Manuel Neuer 164,2 Bayern München Deutschland 16 +3,64
14 Pique 162,8 FC Barcelona Spanien 15 -0,45
15 Pedro 162,6 FC Barcelona Spanien 12 -1,71
16 Javier Mascherano 162,3 FC Barcelona Argentinien, Italien 17 +2,37
17 Karim Benzema 160,8 Real Madrid Frankreich 19 +1,56
18 Marcelo 159,9 Real Madrid Brasilien 18 +0,21
19 Gael Clichy 157,9 Manchester City Frankreich 20 +0,01
20 Salomon Kalou 153,8 Lille OSC Elfenbeinküste 21 +0,21
21 Mario Gomez 151,8 Bayern München Deutschland 22 +1,37
22 Gonzalo Higuai­n 151,1 Real Madrid Argentinien, Frankreich 24 +1,07
23 Gregory van der Wiel 150,5 Paris Saint-Germain Niederlande, Curacao 23 +0,14
24 Nani 150,1 Manchester United Portugal 25 +1,09
25 Per Mertesacker 150,0 Arsenal FC Deutschland 26 +1,36
26 Angel Di Maria 148,5 Real Madrid Argentinien 29 +0,90
27 Thiago 148,0 FC Barcelona Spanien, Brasilien 31 +0,81
28 Joao Moutinho 147,4 FC Porto Portugal 32 +0,87
29 Robin van Persie 147,4 Manchester United Niederlande 27 -0,99
30 Andriy Pyatov 147,0 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 33 +0,68
31 Johnny Heitinga 146,6 Everton FC Niederlande 30 -1,01
32 Toby Alderweireld 146,6 AFC Ajax Belgien, Niederlande 37 +1,16
33 Holger Badstuber 146,5 Bayern München Deutschland 35 +0,59
34 Jerome Boateng 146,4 Bayern München Deutschland 40 +1,47
35 Sami Khedira 146,0 Real Madrid Deutschland 38 +0,57
36 Toni Kroos 145,9 Bayern München Deutschland 36 +0,32
37 Neven Subotic 145,9 Borussia Dortmund Serbien, USA 41 +1,16
38 Jan Vertonghen 145,8 Tottenham Hotspur Belgien 34 -0,17
39 Siem de Jong 145,2 AFC Ajax Niederlande 46 +0,95
40 Wesley Sneijder 145,1 Galatasaray Niederlande 42 +0,43
41 Marcel Schmelzer 145,0 Borussia Dortmund Deutschland 43 +0,40
42 Luiz Gustavo 145,0 Bayern München Brasilien 51 +1,32
43 Fernandinho 144,8 Shakhtar Donetsk Brasilien 44 +0,24
44 Robert Lewandowski 144,8 Borussia Dortmund Polen 52 +1,21
45 Emmanuel Adebayor 144,6 Tottenham Hotspur Togo 50 +0,92
46 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 144,2 FC Schalke 04 Niederlande 45 -0,06
47 Willian 144,0 Anzhi Makhachkala Brasilien 47 +0,00
48 Nigel de Jong 143,7 AC Milan Niederlande, Suriname 48 -0,17
49 Fernando 143,6 FC Porto Brasilien 53 +0,37
50 Theo Walcott 143,2 Arsenal FC England, Barbados 55 +1,51