Stefan de Vrij acknowledged as the best defender during the 2019/20 Serie A campaign

STEFAN DE VRIJ ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE BEST DEFENDER DURING THE 2019/20 SERIE A CAMPAIGN

The Dutchman will receive an award at the beginning of next season

MILAN – The Lega Serie A has unveiled the MVPs for the 2019/20 season. Up for grabs were awards for the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward, as well as the best youngster and the MVP outright. All of the winners will receive their trophies on the pitch at the start of the 2020/21 Serie A TIM season.

The best defender during the 2019/20 campaign was Stefan de Vrij. For the second consecutive year, an Inter player has been acknowledged for having been the best in their position: last year, Samir Handanovic was recognised as the best goalkeeper during the 2018/19 campaign.

De Vrij played 34 matches in the league, starting 32 of those games. He was a central pillar in Inter’s three-man defence and stood out thanks to his excellent defensive displays. He also lent a hand in attack, scoring four (three headers and one left-footed strike), providing three assists and creating ten chances. Furthermore, he showed great composure on the ball throughout the league campaign, completing a remarkable 91.9% of his passes. He was therefore a big factor in Inter having the best defensive record in the Italian top flight and made a contribution to the Nerazzurri’s impressive goal tally (the second best in the league).

THE LEGA SERIE A'S ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 

The players have been ranked according to the statistical data provided by Stats Perform with the help of the tracking data recorded by Netco Sports. All the matches played in Serie A TIM, the Coppa Italia Coca-Cola and the Coca-Cola Supercup were considered in the final assessment.

In announcing this season’s MVPs, the Lega Serie A provided the following explanation: “The measurement of performance is based on the Lega Serie A’s official statistics, which provide objective criteria to evaluate and determine the best performers from the season just gone.”

THE LEGA SERIE A'S BEST PLAYERS THIS SEASON:

BEST GOALKEEPER: Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus)
BEST DEFENDER: Stefan De Vrij (Inter)
BEST MIDFIELDER: Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta)
BEST FORWARD: Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
BEST YOUNGSTER: Dejan Kulusevski (Parma)
MVP - BEST PLAYER OUTRIGHT: Paulo Dybala (Juventus)


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