Ghana's No. 1

The two defensive records Simeone is out to maintain

Published on: 05 June 2020

Diego Simeone has made defending an art since his appointment as Atletico Madrid boss.

Being hard to beat has been a key feature of El Cholo's teams since he arrived at the Estadio Vicente Calderon in 2011.

His three first-choice goalkeepers in that time have played a significant part in the coach's incredible defensive record.

Thibaut Courtois (50 clean sheets in 96 LaLiga Santander appearances), Miguel Angel Moya (17 clean sheets in 36 appearances) and Jan Oblak (99 clean sheets in 180 appearances) are Simeone's very own trident.

With Simeone as coach, Atletico have conceded 222 goals in 315 league games, giving them an average of 0.705 goals conceded per game - the lowest of any coach in the history of LaLiga Santander.

Pep Guardiola (0.717 goals conceded per game) and Tomislav Ivic (0.73 goals conceded per game) are second and third in the standings respectively.

Simeone also leads the way in the department of clean sheets kept per game.

During his tenure, Atletico have kept 167 clean sheets in 315 LaLiga Santander games, giving them a 53.02 percent success rate.

Ivic and Guardiola are once again in the top three for this statistic, but their positions have the other way around to the average goals conceded per game.


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