In its weekly letter published on Monday, the Football Observatory revealed which teams circulate the ball the most in Europe.
Each week, the Football Observatory publishes a weekly letter relating to statistics concerning the football. Today, CIES focused on: “the number of kilometers traveled by the ball during the possession phases of the teams of 35 European championships for the 2018/19 and 2019/2020 seasons”.
Club Bruges king of possession in Belgium, Waasland-Beveren loves long passes
Thus, when we consult the data disclosed by InStat, we notice that the best Belgian club in this area is none other than Club Bruges. Indeed, each match, the champion of D1A makes on average 10.2 km with the ball. It is also the formation that performs the most passes per encounter (545). For its part, the red lantern, Waasland-Beveren, is the team with the highest average number of meters traveled by the ball during a pass: 20.7 meters.
In addition, on a European scale, Bayern Munich is first, with an average of 12.7 km run by the ball. He is ahead of Manchester City (12.5 km) and Liverpool (12.3 km). In contrast, Pep Guardiola’s men make more passes than any team in Europe (722 per game)
The results of the survey can be found here: https://football-observatory.com/?lang=fr