Transfers

Raphinha: 19/20 stats in Ligue 1 for new Leeds signing

The flamboyant wide man has moved to the Premier League, but how do his numbers fare from last season?

 
7:30am on Tuesday 6th October 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Rennes winger Raphinha has completed a move to Leeds, with a £17m fee plus incentives accepted and a deal completed right at the end of deadline day.

But what kind of player are Leeds getting?

Raphinha 19/20 Ligue 1 stats

StatisticValue
Mins1695
Goals5
Assists3
Shots P902.3
OT P900.8
Comp Dribbles P902.4
Crosses P904.8
Touches In Box4.4

The former Sporting wide player has spent just a single season in Ligue 1 but has already attracted scouts to his talents. He helped his Rennes team to qualify for the Champions League in this truncated season and was one of the best performers in doing so.

He is a player who likes to dribble - very typically Brazilian in that sense - and while he needs to improve his success rate in that regard, he created seven Big Chances from wide, one of the best in his position in the division, while he is a regular crosser of the ball into the area.

From a Leeds perspective, they have lacked depth in the wide areas; Jack Harrison and Helder Costa are required to play almost every game and the only cover is really on the left in the form of Ezgjan Alioski.

From this regard his profile is logical and fits with Marcelo Bielsa's role of the wide players - play wide and be willing to spin and run in behind as part of a fast transition towards goal.

Raphinha has pace to burn and while a step up to the Premier League may be a little early, he will learn in a formation and team which can get the best out of him.

Raphinha: Player Statistics, Career Stats, Position

Latest news

Premier League

Premier League fans could return to stadiums in December

Premier League matches have taken place behind closed doors since March, but fans could be welcomed back in certain areas.

  • 8 minutes
eSports

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in dig at FIFA video game franchise

Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at the video game manufacturer for using images of him without permission.

  • 1 hour
Premier League

The Aubameyang statistics that should have Arsenal worried

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failing to fire, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta needs to find a solution for what is an increasingly worrying trend.

  • 3 hours
Champions League

PSG must do Neymar’s work for him against RB Leipzig – Tuchel

Neymar is set to start in PSG's vital Champions League match with RB Leipzig, though his coach admits that he is not fully fit.

  • 3 hours
Champions League

Neymar and Mbappe to start – How PSG could line up against Leipzig

A welcome sight for PSG fans as their two star men return ahead of must-win clash in Group H.

  • 6 hours
Predicted XI

Defensive crisis - How Juventus could line-up against Ferencvaros

Andrea Pirlo is missing three senior central defenders for the match in the Champions League this midweek

  • 6 hours

Most read