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Mikel is best ball passer in Turkey

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Former Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is the best passer in the Turkish Super Lig at the moment, reports allnigeriasoccer.com quoting football statistics experts, Whoscored.

The Trabzonspor midfielder has averaged a passing accuracy of 93.7 per cent in the 12 matches he has featured in the Turkish top-flight this season to place first in the ranking.

Besiktas duo Atiba Hutchinson and Domagoj Vida are joint second with a passing accuracy of 91.7 per cent, followed by Istanbul Basaksehir’s Carlos Ponck (90.9 per cent) and Galatasaray’s Mario Lemina (90.4 per cent).

Mikel has logged 952 minutes in the division, averaging 0.8 key passes, 53.2 passes, 2.3 long balls and 0.1 through balls per game.

Of the footballers plying their trade in Europe’s top five leagues consisting of Spanish La Liga, English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1, only PSG’s Thiago Silva (95.6 per cent), Lyon’s Jason Denayer (94.9 per cent) and Sassuolo’s Marlon Santos (94 per cent) have a better passing accuracy than the Nigerian.

Mikel has made more accurate passes than the stats leaders in England, Spain and Germany.

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