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Duo Named Among Europe's Elite

Baines and Fellaini both feature in new Top 50 ranking.

Duo Named Among Europe's Elite

Everton are the only Premier League team to have two representatives in the top 16 of a new list of Europe's 50 best players.

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have been named in the BSports Power Football Top 50 ranking for the 2012/13 season.

The Blues fared well against some of the biggest teams in Europe with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United only having one player each in the top 20. 

Juventus, Everton’s pre-season’s opponents, and European Champions Bayern Munich led the way in the top 20 by each having three players in the list.

Fellaini came 12th in the list with Baines 16th. 

The rankings have been compiled by Bloomberg Sports using Opta data and take into account a wide range of information from performances last season.

Both Fellaini and Baines caught the eye for Everton over the last 12 months. The Belgium midfielder won a number of plaudits throughout the season due to a host of impressive displays, including scoring the winner against Manchester United on the opening day of the season and ending as the Club's leading scorer. 

Baines was also recognised for his performances and was named in the PFA Premier League team of the year, before claiming Everton’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season awards to top off a fantastic campaign.

Bloomberg Sports revealed the list which provides the most data-driven ranking of individual performances across the top football leagues in Europe.

The rankings evaluate a player’s performance on skills relevant to their positions such as tackling, passing and shooting.

Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports said: “We continue to look at new ways to use analytics that will be interesting to fans, and are pleased today to unveil what we believe will be a game-changer in the way professional football is looked at in the future with the Power Football 50."  

“Analytics is becoming more and more prevalent in both the minds of the fans and in the decision-making power of the clubs, and we are confident this index will help both stir healthy debate and be a great measuring stick for player evaluation going forward.”

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came out on top with a ranking of 91.25 and was followed closely by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in second place who finished with a ranking of 91.16.

A number of other Premier League players also made the list with Robin van Perise, Gareth Bale and Santiago Cazorla all making the top 10. 


Sam Peellets hope that felli and bainsey are still with us come 13/14 season

Thursday 13th June 15:39 Report Comment
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