The Eredivisie has come to an end and now it's time to look back and analyze everything that has happened last season. Which players played their best season and outperformed everyone? In this short article, we will look at who has the most and best trough passes.
The Eredivisie is another league with a lot of young talents that often gets overlooked and everyone always looks at the goals and assist, but there is another important statistic that often gets missed and that is through passes. A successful through pass often results in a goal or assist for the receiving player, thus making it an important stat. This is why we decided to look at who are the best through passers in the Eredivisie.
In this short look back, we will start by explaining what a through pass is, and after we will look at who has the most through passes per 90 minutes and close it off with who has the highest through pass accuracy.
What is a through pass?
First a short explanation about what a through pass is. A through ball is a pass sent between 2 defenders, or through a gap in the defense, into open space behind the defenders and also out of reach for the goalkeeper. A through pass is being considered successful when the first player to touch the ball is a teammate. When executed properly, the ball will be in the path of your teammate who is already up to speed, thus creating a dangerous chance for the team when he is through on goal.
Who has the most through passes per 90 minutes?
Looking at the total amount of through passes can give a distorted picture because the players with the most playing time will end up high on the list. This is why we looked at the highest amount of average through passes per 90 minutes. When we look at the table below we can see that Joey Veerman really stands out from the rest of the players and that the other players are really close together, with the difference between the second and fifth place being only 0.24 through passes per 90 minutes. Steven Berghuis completes the top 5 with an average of 2.89 through passes per 90 minutes.
Who has the highest through pass accuracy?
Above we have looked at who had the most though passes per 90 minutes and now we will look at who was the most successful when attempting a through pass. We can see that Calvin Stengs takes first place with the highest accuracy and the only player together with Dušan Tadić to make it into both lists. As a team, we also see that AZ stands out from the rest with players from the team being in first, second, and third place.
This short look back into who had the most through passes and who was the most successful showed us that Joey Veerman really takes the crown when it comes to the most through passes per 90 minutes. Calvin Stengs performs really well in both lists coming in at third and first place. AZ as a team really takes the crown in through pass accuracy with the entire top 3 playing at AZ.