The statistically best performers in European football…
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Football statistics aggregator WhoScored have released their highest rated European XI from the top five leagues – made up of players who’ve made at least 20 appearances.
GK) Keylor Navas – Levante – 7.27 rating
The 27-year-old Costa Rican, is (somehow) the highest rated stopper in Europe! His club finished comfortable in mid-table in Spain, and he’ll be starting between the sticks for his country against England at this summer’s World Cup.
DR) Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle – 7.42 rating
The 28-year-old Frenchman has earned a spot in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad as a result of his form this season with Newcastle. He was much better before Christmas though, just like the rest of the Magpies side.