World Cup player stats: Goals, assists, shots, xG, key passes and more as Mbappe and Messi dominate

 Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

We’ve got some World Cup player stats for you that we’ll update as the tournament goes on.

Here are the top performers across 13 metrics after all the last-16 ties, courtesy of FBRef.

 

Goals
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 5
Marcus Rashford (England) – 3
Richarlison (Brazil) – 3
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 3
Bukayo Saka (England) – 3
Olivier Giroud (France) – 3
Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – 3
Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – 3
Alvaro Morata (Spain) – 3
Goncalo Ramos (Portugal)

 

Assists
Harry Kane (England) – 3
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 3
Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) – 2
Diogo Dalot (Portugal) – 2
Joao Felix (Portugal) – 2
Vinicius Jr (Brazil) – 2
Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands) – 2
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 2
Davy Klaassen (Netherlands) – 2
Jordi Alba (Spain) – 2
Theo Hernandez (France) – 2
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 2
Andrija Zivkovic (Serbia) – 2
Dusan Tadic (Serbia) – 2
Phil Foden (England)  – 2
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 2
Christian Pulisic (USA) – 2

 

Shots (on target)
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 21 (10)
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 17 (8)
Dani Olmo (Spain) – 12 (6)
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 12 (4)
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 12 (3)
Marcus Rashford (England) – 10 (6)
Memphis Depay (Netherlands) – 10 (5)
Luis Chavez (Mexico) – 10 (4)
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 10 (3)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) – 10 (3)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 10 (2)
Marcos Asensio (Spain) – 10 (2)
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 10 (1)

 

xG
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 2.9
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 2.8
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 2.7
Olivier Giroud (France) – 2.4
Enner Valencia (Ecuador) – 2.3
Breel Embolo (Switzerland) – 2.3
Niklas Fullkrug (Germany) – 2.2

 

Key Passes
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 14
Lionel Messi (Argetina) – 13
Dusan Tadic (Serbia) – 10
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 9
Mehdi Taremi (Iran) – 9
Christian Eriksen (Denmark) – 9
Theo Hernández (France) – 9
Joshua Kimmich (Germany) – 9
Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – 9
Christian Pulisic (USA) – 9

 

Passes into attacking penalty area
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 11
Ousmane Dembele (France) – 10
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 10
Antoine Griezmann (France) – 9
Dusan Tadic (Serbia) – 9
Joshua Kimmich (Germany) – 9
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – 9

 

Tackles won
Jude Bellingham (England) – 11
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) – 11
Tyler Adams (USA) – 9
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) – 9
Mateo Kovacic (Croatia) – 9
Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay) – 8
Adrien Rabiot (Denmark) – 8
Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) – 8
Noussair Mazraoui (Morocco) – 8

 

Interceptions
Pedro Miguel (Qatar) – 8
Declan Rice (England) – 8
Aurelien Tchouameni (France) – 8
Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) – 7
Luka Modric (Croatia) – 7
Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay) – 7
Jose Gimenez (Uruguay) – 7
David Raum (Germany) – 7
Ellyes Skhiri (Tunisia) – 7
Jurrien Timber (Netherlands) – 7
Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands) – 7
Antonee Robinson (USA) – 7
Kyle Rowles (Australia) – 7

 

Clearances
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) – 30
Romain Saiss (Morocco) – 30
Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) – 25
Maya Yoshida (Japan) – 24
Kamil Glik (Poland) – 23
Harry Souttar (Australia) – 22
Yassine Meriah (Tunisia) – 20
Nathan Ake (Netherlands) – 20

 

Successful dribbles
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 19
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 13
Alphonso Davies (Canada) – 11
Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) – 10
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco) – 9
Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 9
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 9
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 9

 

Touches in attacking penalty area
Kylian Mbappe (France) – 42
Jamal Musiala (Germany) – 28
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 25
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 25
Christian Pulisic (USA) – 23
Serge Gnabry (Germany) – 21
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 20

 

Aerial duels won
Cho Gue-sung (South Korea) – 21
Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina) – 16
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 16
Rodri (Spain) – 16
Harry Souttar (Australia) – 14
Mathew Leckie (Australia) – 14

 

Saves
Wojciech Szczesny (Poland) – 21
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia) – 16
Shuichi Gonda (Japan) – 15
Andres Noppert (Netherlands) – 14
Mohammed Al-Owais (Saudi Arabia) – 14
Mathew Ryan (Australia) – 12

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