Who was the player who ran the most and ran the fastest on the K-League ground during the month of April?
On the 15th (Mon), the Korea Professional Football Federation announced the TOP5 for each category of monthly activity (physical) data based on data from each of the 6 games from the 5th to 10th rounds of the K-League 1 and 2 held in April. The activity data is an analysis of the total distance (km), top speed (km/h), number of sprints, and sprint distance of K-League players by using the optical tracking system technology of Bpro 11, a professional football analysis company. 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.
■ Pohang Steelers’ ‘Ironman’ Oberdan
Oberdan (Pohang) is one of four field players who have played all-time without a replacement since the opening of the K-League 1. In particular, Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan), Kim O-kyu (Jeju), and Kim Young-bin (Gangwon) were all defenders, except for Oberdan, and Oberdan was the only midfielder.
Oberdan’s steadiness can also be confirmed in the activity data. Oberdan recorded a total running distance of 71.68 km in 6 games in April, the most in K-League 1 and K-League 2. Oberdan is a central midfielder who needs to move widely. If you simply calculate the distance Oberdan ran, it means that he showed a vigorous activity of running close to 12km per game.
Following Oberdan, Seo Min-woo (Gangwon, 71.58 km) and Ko Jae-hyeon (Daegu, 70.17 km) were 2nd and 3rd, respectively. ) was
■ In K-League 1 April’s top speed, Daejeon’s Kim In-gyun and Jeon Byeong-gwan took 1st and 3rd place, respectively.
Top speed is the data recorded by each player’s fastest speed on the ground during their business trip in km/h. The fastest player in the K-League 1 in April was Kim In-gyun (Daejeon).
The game where Kim In-kyun recorded the fastest speed was the 5th round against Seoul. Kim In-kyun, who played as a substitute, recorded a maximum speed of 36.39 km/h in a counterattack situation around 23 minutes and 30 seconds in the second half. In the match, Kim In-kyun helped Martha’s dramatic winning goal.
In Daejeon, Jeon Byeong-gwan, including No. In Daejeon, three players including Seo Young-jae, Leandro, and Jeon Byung-gwan were listed in the top 5 in the fastest speed category in March.
■ Number of sprints and distance Jae-Hyun Ko (Daegu)
Jae-Hyun Ko 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, Ko Jae-hyun showed a unique performance by widening the gap with the second place in the category. First of all, he recorded 244 sprints, far ahead of second place Hwang Jae-won (Daegu, 186 times). In the distance, he ran 4,987m, beating second place Hwang Jae-won (Daegu, 3,927m) by more than 1,000m.
On the other hand, it is worth noting that Na Sang-ho (Seoul), who was not in the top 5 in the number of sprints, finished 4th in the sprint distance by running 3,718m.
■ In K-League 2, Chungnam-Asan data stood out.
In the total distance run in K-League 2 April, Kim Kang-guk and Park Se-jik of Chungnam-Asan ran 70.90km and 69.48km respectively, taking first and second places. Subsequently, Chungnam Asan produced two of the top 5 sprint distances (Kang Min-gyu, 3,448m, 3rd place, Lee Eun-beom, 3,382m, 5th place) and one of the top 5 sprint counts (Kang Min-gyu, 162 times, 4th place). Gimcheon striker Kim Ji-hyun took 179 sprints and the distance was 3,642m, taking first place in both categories, just like K-League 1 Ko Jae-hyun.메이저놀이터
The fastest player was Anyang midfielder Yago who ran at 35.81 km/h. 2nd place was George (Chungbuk Cheongju, 35.53 km/h), and 3rd place was Lee Yong-hyeok (Bucheon, 35.48 km/h).