It’s been a long, long time between Stat Attacks, but with the resumption of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season now very much on the horizon, we thought it was time to slip the anorak back on and roll out some facts, figures and random trivia…
Neil Kilkenny features prominently in host of stat categories once again this season.
The Glory midfielder is ranked fifth for chances created with 45, fourth for crosses with 135 and sixth for passes with 1306.
Reddy For Anything
Glory ‘keeper Liam Reddy has been forced to make the second-fewest number of saves in the competition.
Only Dean Bouzanis of Melbourne City has been called into action on fewer occasions (33), but he has played seven fewer games than Reddy.
Keeping It Clean
Glory do not have any representatives in the top ten most booked players.
Scott Jamieson (Melbourne City) and Pirmin Schwegler (Western Sydney) lead this category having picked up eight yellows apiece.
Tony Popovic’s men have also committed a league-low 225 fouls.
Bruno Fornaroli has taken the fourth-most shots in the competition with 50 in 20 games, seven fewer than category-leader Jamie Maclaren of Melbourne City.
The Uruguayan also occupies fourth spot in the race for the Golden Boot having scored 12 times (six behind Maclaren who currently leads the race).
Glory have picked up an impressive 20 points from the ten games that they have played against the six teams they will face again during the remainder of the regular campaign.
Of those six teams, only the Mariners and Victory have defeated the men in purple.
Record On The Radar
Forward Joel Chianese is two goals away from recording his best ever return in an A-League season.
The 30-year-old enjoyed his most prolific campaign to date last year when he found the net on five occasions and he has already hit four this term.
Keeping It Tight
Glory and Brisbane Roar have kept more clean sheets (7) than any other club this season.
The WA side have also lost only once by more than a single goal – to Sydney FC in Round 7.