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26 May 2018
One of the worst seasons in the history of Depor, the second worst in terms of numbers and the third worst in goals allowed. Juanfran was the player with more minutes and Carles Gil the one with the best passing ratio.

Deportivo ended at Segunda División and two stats are explaining the disaster. The Galicians only added 29 points through six victories and eleven draws, this is the second worst number in the history of the club after the six wins and three draws from the campaign 1964/65.

The second stat is the number of goals allowed: 76. It’s the third worst mark in the history of the club after the 80 during the season 1955/56 and the 78 on the campaign 1952/53. It was also the worst number at Primera División and the third worst among the top-five leagues in Europe, this after the 84 from Benevento Calcio and 78 for Hellas Verona in Calcio.

Once again it was a poor season at the Riazor; Depor only added 18 points at home, the third lowest mark in the league above Málaga CF (15) and UD Las Palmas (14), precisely the other two clubs that suffered the demotion.

One of the explanations for the large number of goals allowed was the endless problem with the goalkeepers. The five goalkeepers on the season were only blocking the 56.56% of the shots on target, that was the worst average in la liga.

Truly Deportivo suffered a lot due to its poor defence, but the numbers of the attackers were also disappointing. The team only completed 467 shots, once again a mark only above the other teams that suffered the relegation (UD Las Palmas 413 and Málaga CF 403).

The percentage of the ball possession was decent (47.4%), also the pass accuracy (77.8%), the problem is that later the team needed a lot of shots in order to score a goal. Depor needed an average of 13.23 shots in order to score a goal, only the other two relegated team needed more: Málaga CF (19.44) and UD Las Palmas (14.43).

33 players had minutes in la liga with Depor, 4 of them are from Fabril: Francis, Mujaid, Edu Expósito and Steve One. Only 15 of the players had 1,000 or more minutes, only 8 had 2,000 or more: Juanfran (3,058), Lucas Pérez (2,796), Guilherme (2,643), Luisinho (2,622), Rubén Martínez (2,477), Adrián (2,346), Celso Borges (2,306) and Fabian Schär (2,220).

The top-scorer was Adrián with nine goals in favour, followed by Lucas (8) and Andone (7). Lucas and Adrián were the best assistors with six followed by Celso Borges with three.

Carles Gil was the player with the best passing ratio (87%), followed by Michael Krohn-Dehli (86%), Guilherme and Bakkali (both 85%). The worst passing ratio was for Andone (64%), followed by Adrián (65%), Gerard Valentín and Muntari (both 72%).




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