Team of the Week – Big 5 #24

Team of the Week – Big 5 #24

Mar 8, 2021 | News, Team of the Week

With an exciting Manchester Derby behind us last weekend, it is time to do another team of the Week over the big 5 matches from last weekend. This week ORTEC Sports looked at the player who completed the most passes in their match based on our build-up statistics.
These are the players who pass accurately the most frequently from last weekend:

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– Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona provide two players to the Team, making them the top contributors.

– The best scoring player this week is centre back Robin Knoche from Union Berlin with 116 completed passes in total. This was 94% of his total amount of attempted passes.

– This time the goalkeeper position was based on the amount of completed passes as well. Stefan Ortega of Bielefeld was the goalkeeper who had the most passes connect with 39 passes in total.

– We can also look at which player attempted the most passes passes. Unsurprisingly however, this still goes to Robin Knoche with 124 total passes attempted.

– So instead we will look at the pass completion rate. Now to rule out the players who have made a very low amount of passes we will add the requirement that the player has to have made at least 70 passes to contend. In that case the Spurs’ center back, Davinson Sánchez, takes home the trophy with a completion rate of 99% with 76 completed passes. Special mention however goes to Marlon, who completed 97% of his passes, only missing 3 of his 118 total passes.


When we look at the whole season, the following players lead the way in the Big 5 leagues for total completed passes.:





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Rúben Dias

Manchester City




Manchester City



Steven N’Zonzi

Stade Rennais FC



Edmond Tapsoba

Bayer Leverkusen



Frenkie de Jong

FC Barcelona



ORTEC Sports Tactic Tree

The ORTEC Sports Team of the Week is released every Monday and will present the best performing players on a specific aspect of the Tactic Tree. The Tactic Tree is used to categorize statistics into the two main stages of a game: ‘being in possession’ and the counterpart ‘possession opponent’, both divided into 4 subcategories.

Every week we pick one statistic that is used in a subcategory and based on that statistic the best scoring players on each position will be presented in the team of the week.