Stats 09 June 2022, 19:34

Benoît Badiashile, the boss of the air

Benoît Badiashile, the boss of the air
The AS Monaco central defender ranks second among Ligue 1 players in percentage of aerial duels won this season.

As AS Monaco ended the season with the third best defense in Ligue 1 and managed eleven clean sheets, he has a lot to do with it. At just 21, Benoît Badiashile confirmed that he had reached a new level during the 2021-2022 season, during which, despite a hamstring injury which kept him away from the pitch during the winter, he played 24 league matches.

77% of duels won

Always as comfortable in the recovery and anticipation, the defender trained at the Academy, who recently became captain of the France U-21 team, also was imperious in the air. According to LFP’s stats, he ranks second in aerial duels won (77%),  Marcelo, who played for Lyon and then Bordeaux (82%) but ahead of Strasbourg’s Lucas Perrin (73%).

A place of choice for Aurélien Tchouameni

It should also be noted that in the Top 10 of this ranking are… nine central defenders. The only “intruder” who managed to make a place for himself is also an AS Monaco player, Aurélien Tchouameni, fourth with 70% of aerial duels won. Strong heads, these Rouge et Blanc!

Rise. Risk. Repeat.