Antoine Griezmann is definitely one of the top players around the world, but this time, he has made the top of an unusual list, by playing the most number of minutes this season.
The French superstar has showcased his natural fitness and stamina by playing the most number of minutes among players from the top 5 leagues across Europe. According to the CIES Football Observatory, Griezmann has played an astonishing 5454 minutes over 63 matches since July 1st, 2016.
The relentless Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City ranks second on the list with a total of 5290 minutes over 62 matches since the beginning of the season. Griezmann’s Atletico Madrid teammate Koke joins him in the top 3 on the third spot, as the Spaniard has played 5274 minutes in a match less when compared to Antoine.
Other noteworthy names upon the list include Monaco’s goalkeeper Subasic at 4th with 5250 minutes, his teammate Glik at 5th with 5190 minutes, Barca’s Neymar at 6th with 5153 minutes, world record transfer Paul Pogba at 7th with 5143 minutes, and PSG’s Marquinhos at 8th with 5089 minutes. These are the only 8 players to have played more than 5000 minutes this season.
Antoine Griezmann is currently being linked with a mega money move to Manchester United this summer, and should the transfer materialize, United fans can expect lots of work rate along with the technical brilliance from the French attacker.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.