Jonathan David is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Lille. Attacker Jonathan David has appeared in every one of the team’s 17 Ligue 1 matches in 2022-2023. He has been selected among the starting 11 in 16 of these and entered as a substitute on one occasion. David last appeared in the competition for Lille against Reims. In that game, the Canadian player found the back of the net for his team in their one-all draw. The attacker has netted ten Ligue 1 goals this campaign, which is tied for the third-highest tally in the competition in 2022-2023; meanwhile, he also ranks joint-ninth for Ligue 1 assists this season, having assisted four goals for his team-mates. He surely seems like the man behind Lille’s success this season and is proving to be a one-man army for his side. Below are some of his stats from the current season in Ligue 1.
The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison to other players in Ligue 1. As the one-man army, David is a big threat in front of goal and ranks among the top for goal contributions, averaging 0.6 goals in the league. Overall, he ranks highly in expected goals per 90, shots, and touches in the opposition’s penalty area per 90, proving to be an extremely efficient resource for the team. David gets 5.22 touches in the opposition’s penalty area per 90 minutes.
Racking up the goals
Jonathan David is pumping goals for Lille and is a crucial part of their attack. In the 2022–23 French Ligue 1, Jonathan David has played 17 matches. David has 26 shots on target from a total of 44 and has scored ten goals (8.64 xG). David averages 22 passes per game, has an 84% pass completion rate, and has four assists. All of his goals have come from inside and around the six-yard box, along with a few attempts on goal from outside the box. He averages 2.99 shots per 90 minutes with 52% accuracy.
The above viz is a representation of shot assists for Jonathan David. With four assists, David has an xA of 2.67 for the matches played. He averages 0.18 assists in the current season and makes 1.14 shot assists per 90. Most of the actions have been taken inside the box, with some in the final third. He makes 1.32 passes into the final third per 90 with an accuracy rate of 63.6%. Overall, he makes 21.3 passes on average with 85.3% pass accuracy.
A threat in the final third
The above viz depicts David’s winger actions in the current Ligue 1 season. He attempts to dribble inside the final third. There are many attempts to cut inside from the flanks on the right wing and in the penalty box. Additionally, he makes 1.2 progressive runs on average and completes 2.4 successful dribbles per 90. David also makes 3.89 forward passes with a 66.2% rate of accuracy.
Jonathan David is an instrumental player for Lille and has proven his worth as a player of many abilities in the form of skills and agility. He did the same for his nation this time around and showed many why he is a player who can wreak havoc on the opposition’s defences. The above viz depicts the player’s penetrating carries during the current season. He has made a total of 31 penetrating carries into the penalty box. The player has an average of 5.22 touches in the penalty area per 90.
High pressing ability
The above viz represents various high regains made by David for Lille in the 2022–23 season. It can be seen that he has made 11 high regains, 13 counter-pressing recoveries, and nine dangerous recoveries. He makes 2.4 recoveries in the opponent’s half and 1.2 interceptions per 90. Additionally, he is successful in 66.1% of the defensive duels contested on average. Jonathan has the ability to put pressure on the opponent’s backline and is skilled at doing so.
Jonathan David will look to continue his form going into the second half of the season. His team is sitting behind the European places. They will be looking to win more games in the second half and climb up the league table. David will be the key man for Lille in their race for European football.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine