03 December 2019 10:33
Former Crystal Palace manager Steve Mandanda is the player who played the most domestic minutes of the decade, beating record holder Lionel Messi. Mandanda played at Selhurst Park between the 2016/17 season, playing in 10 games for the Eagles, missing most of the season with a knee injury. He joins former club Marseille the following summer, and has played all 15 of the League 1 games at the club so far this season. He has played 536 times for the French club, keeping 174 clean sheets. According to the CIES Football Observatory, Mandana has played 28419 minutes of domestic football throughout the decade, making 84.2 percent of the minutes he can play.
The number places him above Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Read More Related Articles The Argentinian played 28309, giving him a 83.4 percentage point. Next best was Stéphane Ruffier of Saint Etienne, while United Kingdom goalkeeper David De Gea entered fourth place with 25814 and 77.1%. Lionel Messi has played 701 times for Barcelona since making his debut against the Spanish in 2004. In those games, the forward scored 614 goals and provided 250 assists, winning Ballon & #39; Dor on five separate occasions. Messi has also been announced as the winner of the trophy for 2019, defeating competition from Cristiano Ronaldo, Saidio Mane and Vrgil Van Dijk. Advertisement