Round 21 of the QSL season has seen plenty of action, and in our regular feature we have a look at the key statistics to date in the QSL. All of our data has been provided by STATS, the official statistical partner of the Qatar Stars League.
In terms of goals, the season so far has seen 458 goals, in 147 games leading to a high average of 3.12 goals per QSL game. Whilst the league has seen 393 assists registered so far this season. Interestingly, 68 of the goals scored have come from strikes outside the box. The QSL season, has seen over 3,793 shots taken by players in the league with 1,751 of these shots finding their target. This means that 46.1% of all shots in the league found their target so far this season. A total of 91 penalties have been awarded his season to date, 75 of which found the back of the net which means a conversion rate of 82.4%.
The season has seen over 587 yellow cards that have been dished out by referees, whilst 28 players have been sent off over the course of the season to date. Goalkeepers have registered 67 clean sheets in the QSL to date, whilst the average distance covered per player in a game is 10,547m.
In terms of assists it’s no surprise that Al Sadd’s Spanish maestro Xavi is currently leading the way, registering 12 chances for his team-mates so far this term. Not far behind the former Spain international is Qatar internationals Ismael Mohammed and Rodrigo Tabata of Lekhwiya and Al Rayyan who have created ten assists so far this term. The top five list is completed by the Al Sadd duo of Ali Asad and Jugurtha Hamroun who have notched nine assists for their side.
Looking towards the race for the Mansour Muftah award for the top scorer in the QSL this season, we have two run away candidates in the form of Al Sadd’s Algerian attacker Bagdad Bounjah and Lekhwiya’s Moroccan hot-shot Yusef El Arabi who are both currently tied on 21 goals so far this season. Their goal scoring exploits are even more impressive considering that they missed a large chunk of January by being called up for the AFCON tournament in Gabon.
In third place is El Jaish’s Brazilian attacker Romarinho, who has found the back of the net on thirteen occasions this season. He is also joined by Al Rayyan captain Rodrigo Tabata who has picked up the same number of goals from 20 QSL games. The top scorers list is completed by Lekhwiya’s South Korean midfielder Nam Tae-Hee who has scored on twelve occasions so far this term.