Randal Kolo Muani is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and the France national team. Randal Kolo Muani has been one of the key contributors to Eintracht Frankfurt’s strong start to the 2022–23 Bundesliga season. The 24–year–old has been a consistent presence in the starting lineup, and his impact has been felt in the attack both in terms of scoring goals and providing assists. His pace and dribbling ability have been instrumental in creating space for his teammates to operate in the final third. He sure seems like the man behind his team’s success this season and is proving to be a huge boost for his side. Below are some of his stats from the current season in the Bundesliga.
The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison to other centre forwards in the Bundesliga for 2022–2023. Randal Kolo Muani is a big threat in front of the goal and ranks among the top for goal contributions per 90. Overall, he ranks highly in expected goals per 90, shots, and touches in the opposition’s penalty area per 90, proving to be an extremely efficient resource for the team. He has also shown a fine ability to dribble and is among the top 95.5 percentiles in the league.
Racking up the goals
Randal Kolo Muan is pumping goals for Eintracht Frankfurt and is a crucial part of their attack. In the 2022–23 German Bundesliga, Randal Kolo Muani played 18 matches. He has 18 shots on target from a total of 35 and has scored nine goals (4.86 xG). Most of his goals have come from inside and around the six-yard box, along with a few attempts on goal from outside the box. He averages 2.15 shots per 90 minutes with 50% accuracy. His performance in front of goal has helped Frankfurt survive a tight battle for the top four this season in the Bundesliga.
The above viz is a representation of shot assists for the Frenchman. With nine assists, Kolo Muani has an xA of 3.14 for the matches played. He averages 0.54 assists in the current season and makes 1.14 shot assists per 90. Most of the actions have been taken inside the box, with some in the final third. He makes 1.85 passes into the penalty area per 90 with an accuracy rate of 71%. Overall, he makes 18.68 passes on average with 70% pass accuracy.
A threat in the final third
The above viz depicts Muani’s winger actions in the current Bundesliga season. He attempts to dribble inside the final third. There are many attempts to cut inside from the flanks, on both the wings and in the penalty box. Additionally, he makes 3.46 progressive runs on average and attempts 7.46 dribbles per 90. Muani also makes 2.81 forward passes with a 68.1% rate of accuracy.
Randal Kolo Muani is an instrumental player for his team and has proven his worth as a player of many abilities in the form of skills and agility. He did the same for his nation in the recent World Cup, and even though he missed what could have been the game-winning shot, he showed many why he is a player who can wreak havoc on the opposition’s defences.
High pressing ability
The above viz represents various high regains made by the Frenchman for Frankfurt in the 2022–23 season. It can be seen that he has made 17 high regains, 14 counter-pressing recoveries, and eight dangerous recoveries. He makes 3.22 recoveries in the opponent’s half and 1.13 interceptions per 90. Additionally, he is successful in 43.6% of the defensive duels contested on average. Randal Kolo Muani has the ability to put pressure on the opponent’s backline and is skilled at doing so, as his energy and aggression have caused numerous turnovers.
Overall, Muani has enjoyed a breakout season with Frankfurt, and his performances have been crucial in their push for a top–four spot. He has been a vital part of the team’s success, and if he continues to develop, he could become a key contributor for them in the years to come.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine