World Cup stat leaders after the group stage: Messi, Neymar, Kane, Ndidi…

Quick Reads

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United men are among some of the top performers at the World Cup so far.

Harry Kane was top scorer even before England’s final group game against Belgium, which rounded off the opening stages of the competition as a whole.

We’ve taken a look at the top five players for a range of statistics, from goals and assists to chances created and shots blocked.

Goals

Harry Kane – 5
Romelu Lukaku – 4
Cristiano Ronaldo – 4
Denis Cheryshev – 3
Diego Costa – 3

Assists

Viktor Claesson – 2
Aleksandr Golovin – 2
Wahbi Khazri – 2
James Rodriguez – 2
Carlos Sanchez – 2
Youri Tielemans – 2

Chances created

Salman Al Faraj – 11
Joshua Kimmich – 11
Neymar – 11
Mesut Ozil – 11
Philippe Coutinho – 10
Thomas Muller – 10

Dribbles completed

Lionel Messi – 20
Neymar – 17
Oghenekaro Etebo – 16
Isco – 14
Salem Al Dawsari – 12
Nordin Amrabat – 12

Shots

Neymar – 16
Toni Kroos – 15
Cristiano Ronaldo – 15
Lionel Messi – 14
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 14

Passing accuracy (min 90 mins)

Mousa Dembele – 98.6%
Mateo Kovacic – 97.7%
John Stones – 97.5%
Thiago Alcantara – 96.5%
Kyle Walker – 96.2%

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Successful tackles

Wilfred Ndidi – 15
Hector Herrera – 14
Pedro Aquino – 13
Ahmed Fathy – 13
Roman Zobnin – 12

Interceptions

Wilfred Ndidi – 12
Jose Gimenez – 11
Jesus Gallardo – 10
Ahmed Hegazi – 10
N’Golo Kante – 10
Roman Zobnin – 10

Shots blocked

Carlos Salcedo – 9
Andreas Granqvist – 6
Jang Hyun-Soo – 5
Sverrir Ingi Ingason – 5
Nikola Milenkovic – 5

Saves

Guillermo Ochoa – 17
Cho Hyun Woo – 12
Kasper Schmeichel – 12
Keylor Navas – 10
Manuel Neuer – 10
Yann Sommer – 10
Vladimir Stojkovic – 10


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