According to CIES, Farense is the most direct player in a study of 27 championships

The Football Observatory (CIES) carried out a study, which encompasses 27 championships from around the world, on the direct game of the teams, in which it is Farense that appears in the first place.

The variables analyzed were the sprints during ball possession, and space covered by the player who will receive the ball, and the kilometers covered by the ball: putting all this together, it is Farense who plays the most direct game, with an index of 100.

Rotterham United, from the Championship, and Luton, from the Premier League, complete the podium, with scores of 88.8 and 87.1, respectively.

On the other hand, Manchester City is the team that plays the least direct game, with an index of 21.3. PSG has an index of 23.1, and Ukraine’s Oleksandriya has an index of 26.2.

The case Portuguese

Looking at the case of Portuguese, Rio Ave, with an index of 32.2, is the team that plays the least direct game, with an advantage over Arouca (34.2) and Sp. Braga (38.3).

At the top of the use of direct play, behind Farense are Vizela (73.3) and Portimonense (65.5).