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Facts and figures

Miro, Franck and Rense top midpoint stats

Twenty-three FCB stars have contested 25 matches in three competitions so far this term, generating the usual raft of statistics to count and compare. Who has scored the most goals? Who has provided the most assists? And who has played the most minutes? has compiled a brief statistical overview of the first half of the 2008-9 campaign from the German champions’ point of view.

Miroslav Klose leads the way so far this term with 13 goals. The Germany international is followed by Luca Toni (10), with Franck Ribéry and Tim Borowski (both on 7) sharing third spot. Taking each competition in turn, Klose has been the most prolific player in the Champions League (5) and the DFB Cup (2), while Toni is FCB’s top Bundesliga scorer with nine goals. A calculation of the stars’ goal-per-game average gives the following ranking: Klose was the most dangerous marksman with 0.54 goals per appearance, closely followed by Toni (0.53), with Ribéry in third (0.41).

Ribéry missed the first seven matches of the season with injury, but the Frenchman still tops the chart for assists. Ribéry has laid on nine goals for his team-mates to claim first place in the club ranking at the halfway mark. Franck is followed by Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger (8 each) and Zé Roberto (7). In the Champions League, Ribéry is in a class of his own with five assists, but Schweinsteiger has turned provider more often in the Bundesliga (7).

Scorer points
The sum of a player’s goals and assists is referred to as his scorer points. Klose is the undisputed number one in this category with 21, followed by Ribéry (16), Toni (15) and Schweinsteiger (12). In statistical terms, Klose has been involved in 0.88 goals per appearance, a shade ahead of strike partner Toni (0.79), but behind Ribéry, who chalked up 0.94 scorer points per game.