Memphis Depay is the 5th best player in Ligue 1

Published on: 08 February 2020

The 25 year old has been ranked the fifth best player in the French top flight according to InStat index.

The sports data company has developed an exclusive method of assessing player performances around the top 35 European competitions.

On the positional basis, Frederik Rönnow, Wojciech Szczesny and Marwin Hitz make up the top three goalkeepers. Virgil van Dijk, Joël Veltman and Willy Boly are the best among the center backs. Andrew Robertson, Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell take the top three spots in the full back positions.

Kevin de Bruyne, Papu Gómez and Marco Verratti were rated highest in the midfield and the best forwards are Lionel Messi, Hakim Ziyech and Kylian Mbappé.

Lionel Messi leads the rankings overall, raking and index total of 401.

In Memphis' case, he got an index total of 337. He is the 13th highest rated forward in Europe and 17th overall whilst taking the 5th spot in Ligue 1 behind Kylian Mbappé, Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Dimitri Payet.

Memphis Depay has been excellent for Lyon this season with 15 goals scored in 22 appearances in all competitions.