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1st Team

Hiroki Sakai, is your Olympien of the 2018-19 Season

Olympien of the Season
Posted by
Adam Geigerman

In his third year wearing the Olympique de Marseille shirt, Hiroki Sakai has won the coveted "Olympian of the Season" honour. The right back, who also helped on the left side, beat Florian Thauvin, in the final fan-vote.

This season, the Japanese fullback played 32 games (27 in L1, 4 in Europa League and 1 in the Coupe de la Ligue) with one goal (in L1) and 5 assists (4 in L1 and 1 in the Cup of the League). But, above all, his fighting spirit led him to win this trophy. Sakai is a player who never lets go, his selflessness and his tenacity have made him one of the fan-favourites at Orange Vélodrome and one of the best at his position in the top flight.

 

2018-2019: Hiroki Sakai in Ligue 1 
Matches27 for 2,373 minutes
Starts26 - 96%
Goals1
Assists4
Balls played per match66.3
Passes per match43.2
Passing % 82%
Passing % in the final third 72%
Duels per match10.7
% de duels gagnés61%
Recoveries par match4.2
Interceptions per match1.4 (3erd best Olympien)
Tackles per match2.1
Tackles % 70.7% (5th in L1)
Clearances per match2.4 (3rd best Olympien)