Kevin Gameiro is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Strasbourg. He has plenty of experience playing in some of Europe’s top leagues and has been a great addition to Strasbourg. His age and experience are a huge benefit for the team, as he can provide valuable expertise to the younger teammates. He is a strong striker who is known for his clinical finishing, which compensates for his relatively light frame. Strasbourg are currently in 17th position on the table and are fighting for survival. Below, we look at some of the stats from the current season in order to assess his contributions towards his team.
Gameiro’s 2022/23 season
Gameiro usually plays as a centre-forward for Strasbourg in Ligue 1 in 2022/23. The viz above shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats compared to other centre forwards. He has played 21 matches for his club and performed well in terms of his ability to create. He fares well when it comes to maintaining possession and making accurate passes. He also managed to find some success with touches in the opponent’s area and winning defensive duels.
Goal scoring tendencies
The above viz depicts the xG map of Kevin for Strasbourg in Ligue 1 2022/23. He has played 21 matches and managed to find the back of the net on seven occasions. With an overall xG of 6.66, the Frenchman has taken 30 shots, with 20 of them on target, for an accuracy rate of 67.7%. He averages 1.76 shots per 90 and has mainly scored from near the six-yard box.
He has scored very important goals for his side, which is struggling to survive this season. Strasbourg are in a deep relegation battle and will depend on their strikers’ ability to guide them through.
The above viz depicts Gameiro’s winger actions in the Ligue 1 for 2022/23. He attempts 1.82 dribbles per match, with 51% of them being successful. Most of his action is in the final third and on the flank. Some of it is also seen in the central attacking areas. He averages 1.7 progressive runs per match and makes penetrating carries into the penalty area, averaging 3.58 touches in the opponent’s penalty area and making 1.08 crosses per 90.
High pressing success
Overall, he has an average of 14.93 duels per 90 and a 36.9% win rate. Gameiro averages 1.76 interceptions per 90 minutes and makes a lot of movement in the opposition’s half in order to put high pressure on the opposition’s midfield and final third. He makes 3.69 successful recoveries with 61.5% in the opposition’s half per 90, compared to more than 20 high recoveries, 25 counter-pressing recoveries, and ten dangerous recoveries.
The Frenchman in front of the goal in 2021/22
The above viz is a shot map for the player for all games in Ligue 1 2021/22. He made 35 appearances for Strasbourg during the season. Kevin has the ability to score goals, and he found the back of the net ten times last season. He attempted 62 shots in the 35 matches (10.09 xG) for an xG per shot of 0.16. He took 2.32 shots per 90 and had an accuracy of 44.6%.
Kevin Gameiro is already on track to beat his tally from last season and is a significant factor in Strasbourg’s success this season. He has netted very important goals for the team, which have helped them survive the battle till now. It remains to be seen if the team manages to avoid relegation, but Kevin Gameiro will have to ensure consistency in front of the goal for his side so as to bag the points that will help Strasbourg stay in the top flight next season.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine