Kim Min-jae (27, Napoli) is highly likely to be selected as the Serie A Team of the Year this season.
American video game company ‘Electronic Arts (EA)’ announced the candidates for the Serie A Team of the Season through the official SNS of ‘EA SPORTS FIFA’ on the 16th (Korean time). A total of 45 names were listed: 13 strikers, 14 midfielders, 13 defenders and 5 goalkeepers.
Kim Min-jae was included in the defender list along with fellow Serie A players such as Giovanni DiLorenzo, Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Glayson Bremer (Juventus), and Chris Smalling (AS Roma).
Kim Min-jae is highly likely to be selected as the ‘Team of the Year’. The reason is that Kim Min-jae does not lose his record against other defenders in Serie A. Football statistics media ‘Squawka’ released figures comparing the records of Kim Min-jae and other defenders through the official channel on the same day.
Here, Kim Min-jae ranked first in many categories. He accounted for 3014 ball touches, 433 passes to the opponent’s half, and 92 aerial contest victories. And he was ranked fourth with 203 ball recoveries and 119 kicks.
Not only this, but based on the football statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, this season’s rating is 7.24 points, 9th in all positions, and as a defender, Lucas Martinez (Fiorentina, 7.25 points) is second after Lucas Martinez (7.25 points). However, considering the team’s performance, Kim Min-jae’s performance stands out more.
He doesn’t even lag behind Bremer, who was named Serie A Defender of the Year last season. Bremer played 33 games for Torino last season, recording 3.2 interceptions per game, 1.5 tackles per game, 0.3 dribbles allowed per game and 4 clearances per game.
Kim Min-jae is also playing in 33 games this season. Kim Min-jae has 1.2 interceptions per game, 1.6 tackles per game, 0.1 dribbles allowed per game, and 3.6 kicks per game.
Kim Min-jae had the best season. Last summer he left Turkiye Fenerbahce to join Napoli. Even in his first season, he showed good performance. He earned the unlimited trust of coach Luciano Spalletti and played a full-time role as a starter in almost every match. He protected the back of the team based on his reckless defense using his quick feet and stable build-up.토스카지노
And he wrote history with Naples. For the first time in the club’s history, it succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. He was caught by AC Milan, but he vomited his spirit until the end. Afterwards, in the 33rd round of the league on the 5th, he lifted his 3rd ‘Scudetto’ in 33 years since the days of Diego Maradona in 1990.
Local praise continued for Kim Min-jae, and recently, he is enjoying peak popularity to the extent that big clubs in Europe are competing to sign him.