Euro 2012 stats continued – Is Iker Casillas the greatest ever?
Euro 2012 Stats Part Two: The remaining stats awards…
I looked at the number of shots Spain’s Iker Casillas had to deal with on goal and wondered if he was actually one of the best Goalkeepers in Europe as it seemed that he hadn’t necessarily been tested. However when I looked started calculating the stats from the tournament I could believe my eyes when he almost wiped the floor of awards on offer… I say almost as there was only one he did not get, which was the busiest keeper, but then with the Spanish defence and an average team possession of approximately 60% he was never likely to be… but he showed just why indeed he deserved to be classed as one of the best Goalkeepers in Europe and indeed the World…
So from the stats Iker Casillas picks up the awards for:
- The Golden Glove – Most Clean Sheets – Iker had 5 clean sheets in total from the 6 games he played, with the next best being 2 clean sheets from 4 other Goalkeepers (England’s Joe Hart, Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, Portugal’s Rui Patricio and Greece’s Michalis Sifakis);
- Clean Sheets vs Games Played – An impressive 83.33% with the next best being Greece’s Michalis Sifakis at 66.67%;
- Clean Sheets vs Shots on Goal – Even though (as we previously saw in the last post) Iker had only 16 shots at goal to cope with, with keeping 5 clean sheets meant that he topped the charts at 31.25%, with the next best being again Greece’s Michalis Sifakis and Portugal’s Rui Patricio at 13.33%;
- Meanest Keeper Part 1 : Goals Conceded vs Shots on Goal – Iker only conceded 1 goal in the whole tournament meaning his ratio was at 6.25 %, with the next best being England’s Joe Hart at 9.09%; and
- Meanest Keeper Part 2 : Goals Conceded vs Games Played – this has got to be the greatest stat of the lot with playing 6 games and conceding only 1 means that Iker has a phenomenally low 0.17%. No other Goalkeeper could come close with the next best being Poland’s Przemyslaw Tyton at 0.67%.
I think I speak for many Goalkeeping fans when I say Wow – What a great Goalkeeper. The stats say it all – he most definitely deserves the accolades!
Here are the stats in full for all of these awards:
|2nd =||Joe Hart||England||2|
|2nd =||Michalis Sifakis||Greece||2|
|2nd =||Rui Patricio||Portugal||2|
|2nd =||Gianluigi Buffon||Italy||2|
|Player||Country||Games Played||Clean Sheets||% Clean Sheets vs games|
|Player||Country||Clean Sheets||Shots on Goal||% Clean Sheets vs Shots|
|Player||Country||Goals Conceded||Shots on Goal||% Conceded vs Shots|
|Player||Country||Games Played||Goals Conceded||Average conceded/ game|
Stats by www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk
Posted on Mon 09 July 2012, in Goalkeepers and tagged England, Euro 2012, European Championships, Football, Gianluigi Buffon, Goalkeepers, Greece, Iker Casillas, Italy, Joe Hart, Michalis Sifakis, Poland, Portugal, Przemyslaw Tyton, Rui Patricio, Soccer, Spain, Sport. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.