KickerGH will soon release a ranking of the Ghanaian footballers who had a role, however little, in the 2015/16 English top-flight. Here’s how you can follow along
Football fans love rankings, from those determining who the sport’s best and richest are to those that put the spotlight on its worst-behaved and least-talented.
At KickerGH, we do too, as is evident in our regular ‘Gallery’ series. This week, though, we switch focus to the Ghanaians who had some part in the just-ended English Premier League season.
The criteria is a rather simplified one, divided into three major areas:
(i) the player’s key personal statistics, (ii) his club’s finishing position, and (iii) how influential the player was in achieving it.
The breakdown is as follows:
KEY PERSONAL STATS
FORWARD: Goals – 5 points*, Assists – 4 points, Fouls suffered+Successful dribbles+Key passes• – 3 points
MIDFIELDER: Goals – 5 points,
Assists – 4 points,
Fouls suffered+Successful dribbles+Key passes – 3 points
DEFENDER: Goals/Assists – 5 points, Tackles+Interceptions+Clearances – 4 points,
Offsides won+Key passes+Successful dribbles – 3 points
CLUB’S FINISHING POSITION
Champion – 20 points
Rest of Top 4 – 15points
Europa League – 10 points
7th to 17th – 5 points
Relegation places – 0 points
INFLUENCE/IMPACT ON CLUB
Number of games completed – 5points
Appearance(s) as a starter – 4points
Appearance(s) as a substitute – 2 points
Personal awards won – (10 points for Player of the Year, 5 for less)
Based on the above, the rankings would be published on May 20, with the player on the most points ranked Ghana’s best in the EPL for 2015/16 and the remainder following accordingly.
Before then, though, kindly let us know what you think of the aforementioned criteria in the poll below.
NB: The statistics used will be sourced from whoscored.com.
*The number of points awarded per metric would be multiplied by the figure(s) accumulated in that particular category.
Sums available in decimals are rounded off to the nearest whole number before multiplication.