Man Utd’s Fernandes and Maguire top ranking of most minutes played pre-Euro 2020

June 17 – Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire top a ranking of players who have played the most minutes of football since 16 May 2020 going into the Euro 2020 championships.

Fernandes clocked up 6,472 minutes in 81 matches for Manchester United and Portugal. Eight players from the Premier League filled the top 20 ranking slots.

“Four other goalkeepers are in the top 10 (Kasper Schmeichel, Hugo Lloris, Manuel Neuer and Thibaut Courtois), alongside Rúben Dias (Manchester City and Portugal), Jules Koundé (Sevilla and France), as well as Andrew Robertson(Liverpool and Scotland),” reports the CIES Football Observatory which compiled the stats.

“Per national team, the three top values of minutes per player were recorded for England (4,442), Portugal (4,258) and Germany (4’214). At the opposite end, we find North Macedonia (2,595), Wales (2’704) and Slovakia (2,738). With only 209 minutes in official games since the COVID break, the 19-year-old Welshman Rubin Colwill from Cardiff City played the least minutes among all footballers selected for the Euro 2021.

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