With every team having played in EURO 2008, we look at the statistics to find out who the top performers are.
One round of matches gone and Spain, Holland and the Germans all look strong. Portugal, the Czech Republic and Sweden won’t be too disappointed with a win in their first game either.
Footy Boots have teamed up with the Castrol Performance Index for the duration of EURO 2008, so that we can delve inside and find out what the stat’s say about the players performances so far…..
Not surprisingly Petr Cech leads the table between the sticks. The world’s best goalkeeper leads the way from Edwin Van der Sar and Jens Lehmann.
1 Petr Cech, Czech Republic, Chelsea, 1795 points
2 Edwin Van der Sar, Holland, Manchester United, 910 points
3 Jens Lehmann, Germany, Stuttgart, 905 points
How do goalkeepers score points? Find out here – goalkeepers statistics Euro 2008
Swede Petter Hansson heads this group, following their destruction of the negative Greek side. Hansonn’s goal and the goal’s by defender’s Pepe of Portugal and van Bronkhurst of Holland puts them at the head of the charts.
1 Petter Hansson, Sweden, Rennes, 1083 points
2 Pepe, Portugal, Real Madrid, 743 points
3 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Holland, Feyenoord, 654 points
How do defender’s score points? Find out here – defenders statistics Euro 2008
The creators are also goal led. Interestingly Cesc Fabregas sneaks into the top three, despite only seeing 27 minutes of action in the first game for Spain against Russia.
1 Raul Meireles, Portugal, FC Porto, 875 points
2 Wesley Sneijder, Holland, Real Madrid, 827 points
3 Cesc Fabregas, Spain, Arsenal, 818 points
How do midfielder’s score points? Find out here – midfielders statistics Euro 2008
Spain’s David Villa hit a hat trick, the first one in this competition since Kluivert 8 years ago, that means the hit man is top striker at the moment and the top points scorer overall after round one.
1 David Villa, Spain, Valencia, 1944 points
2 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Holland, Real Madrid, 1173 points
3 Lukas Podolski, Germany, FC Bayern Munchen, 1092 points
How do striker’s score points? Find out here – strikers statistics Euro 2008