Team of the Week – Eredivisie #24

Team of the Week – Eredivisie #24

Mar 1, 2021 | News, Team of the Week

For this Team of the Week we shake things up a bit. No Champions or Europa League, no Big 5. This week is a Team just about the Dutch Eredivisie. Specifically we are looking at the best of the defensive duelists from last weekend in the Dutch Eredivisie. Based on our Defensive statistics we have put together a team that is most likely to take the ball from you in a duel! These are the players with the most defensive duels last weekend.

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– Heracles Almelo’s Squad brings the most defensive duelists to the team with a total of 3 of their players joining the ranks in the Team of the Week.

– The best scoring player this week is Robin Pröpper of Heracles Almelo, with 12 defensive duels won last weekend. This 80% of the total amount of duels Pröpper engaged in.

– If we look at the best rate of defensive duels won versus engaged then another player from Heracles Almelo stands out, namely Lucas Schoofs who engaged in 8 defensive duels, but won all 8 of those.

Erwin Mulder, the Goalkeeper, was picked for having the most amount of saves on goal attempts (4) while still maintaining a 100% save percentage to keep that goal nice and Clean.

– We can also look at most defensive duels engaged in. In that category the Teams midfielder Adson Alvarez takes home the bacon, with a total of 17 defensive duels attempted in only 56 minutes played. Nick Viergever also engaged in 17 defensive duels, however this was over the span of 95 minutes playtime instead.

When we look at the whole season, the following players lead the way in the Dutch league in total defensive duels won:





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Milan van Ewijk

ADO Den Haag



Marcos Senesi




Roel Janssen

Fortuna Sittard



Martin Angha

Fortuna Sittard



Adil Auassar

Sparta Rotterdam



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.