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Ndidi named best tackler in Europe's top five leagues

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/04/2019

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named the best tackler in Europe's top five leagues, according to Whoscored.com.

The 22-year-old Leicester City number 25 no-nonsense approach in dominating the midfield has been recognized has been placed first ahead of Everton star Idrissa Gueye and Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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However, the stats website has revealed that the Foxes star Ndidi has won more tackles than any other player in the top five European clubs of Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1, with 123 tackles two more than Gueye and eight more than Wan-Bissaka.

Nigeria international has made 68 interceptions, 71 clearances, 279 recoveries, won 124 aerial battles and has zero errors leading to a goal but former Genk star has been yellow carded seven times this season without being suspended for accumulated bookings.

The Lagos-born has so far made 33 Premier League appearances this season for Leicester City scoring two goals

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