The Korea Professional Football Federation (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Federation’) announced the TOP5 for each category of monthly activity data based on data from each of the 6 games from the 5th to 10th rounds of the K-League 1 and 2 on the 15th. The data is an analysis of the total distance traveled (km), maximum speed (km/h), number of sprints, and sprint distance by utilizing the optical tracking system technology of ‘Bpro Eleven’, the K-League’s official supplementary data provider. It was revived after 3 years since 2020.
At the time of 2020, accurate comparison and analysis were impossible because the 22 K-League teams did not use the same GPS equipment. However, from this year, as all clubs applied the same measurement method, accurate comparison and analysis of activity data became possible. Following ‘Expected Scores (xG)’, ‘Adidas Points’, and ‘Preceding Index’, this year’s ‘Activity Data’ and ‘Packing Index’ were introduced, and K-League fans also have various additional data like the English Premier League (EPL) or German Bundesliga. Through this, I was able to enjoy the fun of watching soccer.
Oberdan (Pohang Steelers) is one of four field players who have played in all games and exhibitions without being replaced since the opening of the K-League 1. In particular, among the four players, Kim Young-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim O-gyu (Jeju United), and Kim Young-bin (Gangwon FC) were all defenders, and he was the only midfielder.
Oberdan’s steadiness can also be confirmed in the activity data. He recorded a total distance of 71.68 km in 6 games in April, the most in K League 1 and K League 2. If you simply calculate the distance he ran, he showed a vigorous activity by running close to 12km per game. They were followed by Seo Min-woo (Gangwon FC, 71.58 km) and Ko Jae-hyeon (Daegu FC, 70.17 km) in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, followed by Yoon Bit-garam (Suwon FC, 69.97 km) and Lee Jin-hyeon (Daejeon Hana Citizen, 67.61 km) in 5th place. ) was
■ K-League 1 In April, Kim In-gyun and Jeon Byeong-gwan took 1st and 3rd place, respectively
The maximum speed is the data recorded in km/h value of the fastest speed on the ground during the time an individual player participated. The fastest player in the K-League 1 in April was Kim In-gyun (Daejeon). The game he recorded the highest speed was against FC Seoul in the 5th round. He played as a substitute and recorded a maximum speed of 36.39 km / h in a counterattack situation around 23 minutes and 30 seconds in the second half. He also helped Martha’s dramatic winning goal in the match.
In Daejeon, Jeon Byeong-gwan, including No. In March, three players including Seo Young-jae, Leandro, and Jeon Byeong-gwan were listed in the top 5 in the fastest speed category.
■ Highly reproducible number of times and distance in sprint
Ko Jae-hyun drew attention by taking first place in both the number of sprints and the distance. The number of sprints is counted as one when an individual athlete reaches a speed of 22.68 km/h or more while maintaining a speed of at least 14.4 km/h or more for at least 2 seconds. In the case of sprint distance, it means the total distance traveled at the speed of the sprint on the ground during the running time.
As of the month of April, the player with the most sprints and the longest distance in K League 1 was Ko Jae-hyun of Daegu. In particular, he performed an unrivaled performance by widening the gap with the second place. He sprinted 244 times in count and distance and ran 4,987m. Hwang Jae-won (Daegu, 186 times, 3,927m) in second place was far ahead. 안전놀이터
■ Chungnam-Asan data stands out in K-League 2
In the overall distance run in April of the K-League 2, Chungnam Asan’s Kim Kang-guk and Park Se-jik ran 70.90km and 69.48km respectively, taking first and second place respectively. Kim Ji-hyeon (Kim Cheon Sangmu) sprinted 179 times and the distance was 3,642m, taking first place in both categories in the K-League 2. The fastest player was FC Anyang midfielder Yago, who ran at 35.81 km/h. Second place was George (Chungbuk Cheongju, 35.53 km/h), and third place was Lee Yong-hyeok (Bucheon FC, 35.48 km/h).