Hyundai A-League Performers of the Week: Round 16
A host of players caught the eye in Round 16 of the Hyundai A-League but who were the standouts in each position?
Thanks to Opta Data we’ve crunched the numbers to pick out the best performing players across the league.
Based on a range of metrics provided by the Hyundai A-League’s official data provider, here are the standout players from Round 16.
Vedran Janjetovic (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Was the main reason his side came away with a point from Wellington. Janjetovic made a round-high six saves and finished with more passes (53) than any other goalkeeper.
Daniel Georgievski (Newcastle Jets)
The Macedonian international made four clearances, 32 passes and won more than 50% of his one-on-one duels. Would have scored one of the goals of the round also if not for a great Jamie Young save.
Brendon Hamill (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Despite copping a late red card, Hamill was superb deputising for suspended skipper Robbie Cornthwaite. He created three scoring chances from centre-back - the equal most of any defender - and made five clearances.
Bart Schenkeveld (Melbourne City)
The Dutchman’s excellent season continued in the draw with the Mariners, finishing with a passing accuracy of 94%, the best of any player to make more than 20 passes.
Ivan Vujica (Newcastle Jets)
The often underrated youngster finished with an 80% duel success rate, also making one interception and firing off one shot at goal.
Leroy George (Melbourne Victory)
What a performance from the Dutch winger. George created six scoring chances – including three assists – made a round-high 13 crosses and had four shots at goal.
Steven Ugarkovic (Newcastle Jets)
Ugarkovic continues to thrive under Ernie Merrick, creating a game-high four scoring chances and made 46 passes in the win over Roar.
Marcin Budzinski (Melbourne City)
A pretty good impact from the marquee substitute. Budzinski scored a cracking equaliser from just 13 touches and finished with a 100% passing accuracy (8 passes).
Matija Ljujic (Wellington Phoenix)
Another big impact from a super-sub. The special Serbian scored a thunderous goal from two shots on target, a joint-game high.
Diego Castro (Perth Glory)
Despite being on a losing side, Castro was excellent. He scored a brilliant goal, made five cross and contested a team-high 19 duels.
Brendon Santalab (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Continued his love of playing against the Phoenix. “Santa” scored a goal, his eighth in his last four against the Nix, making the most of his 19 touches at Westpac Stadium.