Cristiano Ronaldo

Following our recent analysis of Lionel Messi’s shot broken down per body part, we decided to share the same for some other elite goalscorers, such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Six season's worth of Ronaldo's shots, broken up by body part. Data as at 12 June 2020.
Six season’s worth of Ronaldo’s shots, broken up by body part. Data as at 12 June 2020.

35 goals from an xG of 25.95 just highlights how frighteningly good he is in the air.

To see a similar analysis of Robert Lewandowski‘s shots broken down by body part, click here.

For Neymar, click here.

We created this article on Ronaldo from a thread on twitter dated 14 June 2020. For this reason, it may not read the way our articles normally would. The character limit of twitter defined paragraph length and forced the use of abbreviations. The original thread can be found here. Thank you for reading.

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All data used in our articles is sourced from Understat, FBRef, Sofascore, Transfermarkt and 538.

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