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Griezmann,Ndidi rated Europe’s busiest players

May 31, 2017

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann as well as Leceister City’s  Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, have been named as the busiest football players in Europe in the concluding season.

Griezmann, thought to be close to a transfer to Manchester United, played all but two league games and racked up 12 Champions League matches combined with domestic cup and international appearances to top the heap of most minutes played.

According to the international Center for Sport Studies (EIES) Griezmann played 63 games this season racking up 5,454 minutes on the pitch, making him the most usec player in Europe.


Wilfred Ndidi (r) of Leicester City fights for the ball with Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid

Also, Leicester City’s Nigerian defender Wilfred Ndidi, with 61 games and 5,290 minutes was second, whilst another Atletico stalwart, Koke, came third with 62 games (5,274 minutes).

The study counted all games from players in the top five leagues in Europe: England, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

The CIES is located in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and was created as a joint venture between the FIFA and the local university.



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