- Jordan Ayew has been ranked the 7th best player in Europe for the last one month
- The 28-year-old’s performance has been exceptional between February and March
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Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew, has emerged as the 7th best player in Europe in February/March, 2020.
According to the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory, the Crystal Palace goal poacher ranked amongst other top players like Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Juan Cuadrado of Juventus and Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry.
Jordan was also ranked higher than Neymar, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the period under review.
The Ghana striker was also one of two players from the English Premier League in the top 10. Arsenals’ Aubameyang is the other player.
CIES Football Observatory outlined the criteria they used for their ranking in their latest report.
These were categorised into six areas – shooting, change creation, distribution, rigour, recovery and take on.
These were further broken down to include creativity, vision, technique, accuracy and risk-taking among other things.
Jordan, 28, has scored eight goals so far in the ongoing 2019/20 season.
Here is the list of the best players for the month of February/March
Juan Cuadrado – 97.3 (Juventus FC)
Serge Gnabry – 96.5 (FC Bayern München)
Fabián Ruiz – 95.7 (SSC Napoli)
Luis Alberto – 95.7 (SS Lazio)
Thomas Müller – 94.7 (FC Bayern München)
Nikola Maksimović – 94.3 (SSC Napoli)
Jordan Ayew – 94.0 (Crystal Palace FC)
Kai Havertz – 93.7 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 93.3 (Arsenal FC)
Jonathan Tah – 93.3 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Joshua Kimmich – 93.0 (FC Bayern München)
12 Marcos Alonso – 93.0(Chelsea FC)
According to media report by Myjoyonline.com, Appiah through his lawyer, Thaddeus Sory, has written to the FA to pay him all his five months salary arrears and a winning bonus owed him.
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