Lindelof was league's most accurate passer

Tuesday 06 June 2023 09:00

Victor Lindelof has always been calm on the ball but the Manchester United defender has come out on top for a key statistic, when assessing the Premier League season in its entirety.

The Sweden captain's passing accuracy eclipsed everybody else in 2022/23, showing how well he has adapted to Erik ten Hag's methods and performed impressively, particularly during the run-in.

For instance, he misplaced only one of his 42 passes in our penultimate game of the league programme, the 4-1 triumph over Chelsea.

In total, 866 of the centre-back's 930 passes successfully picked out a team-mate, meaning he edged ahead of Manchester City's Manuel Akanji and John Stones. The next two players on the list were also from the Blues, Ruben Dias and Rodri, with Nathan Ake another player from our neighbours getting into the top 10.

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Of course, there are minimum requirements to qualify for the overall season list, as published by For instance, Facundo Pellistri actually posted the Reds' best figure (93.8 per cent) but this was from completing 15 of his 16 passes in his limited top-flight appearances.

Kobbie Mainoo (seven successful passes of eight) also scored well, albeit from his only Premier League appearance to date, against Leicester City.

In terms of regular performers, Lisandro Martinez was Lindelof's closest challenger at United, with a figure of 87.2 per cent, with another defender, Tyrell Malacia (86.5 per cent), next best.


1. Victor Lindelof (UNITED) - 93.1%
2. Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) - 93%
2. John Stones (Manchester City) - 93%
4. Ruben Dias (Manchester City) - 92.7%
5. Rodri (Manchester City) - 91.2%
6. Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) - 91.1%
7. William Saliba (Arsenal) - 91%
8. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) - 90.9%
9. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - 90.5%
10.Nathan Ake (Manchester City) - 90.4%

Premier League only. Minimum threshold applies. Stats courtesy of