2022 World Cup best players: Stats leaders in Qatar for goals, assists, defensive actions and more

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be one of the most watched sporting events of all time, with FIFA predicting that players are set to play in front of a global audience of around 5 billion people.

A lot of pressure is on players’ shoulders to perform at their very best during the tournament in an effort to bring home the trophy to their respective nations.

Here in this article, we’re tracking the leaders in each of the most important stats during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Stats correct as of November 24 after the first round of group stage matches.

Who has scored the most goals at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top ten scorers so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryGoals
Bukayo SakaEngland2
Enner ValenciaEcuador2
Olivier GiroudFrance2
Ferran TorresSpain2
Mehdi TaremiIran2
RicharlisonBrazil2
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal1
Lionel MessiArgentina1
Jude BellinghamEngland1
Gavi +
20 others
1

Who has recorded the most assists at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top ten players who have recorded the most assists so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryAssists
Harry KaneEngland2
Bruno FernandesPortugal2
Luke ShawEngland1
Jordi AlbaSpain1
Christian PulisicUSA1
Harry MaguireEngland1
Frankie de JongNetherlands1
Kylian MbappeFrance1
Mathew LeckieAustralia1
Vinicius Jr + 11 others1

Who has created the most chances at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have created the most chances for their teammates so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryChances created
Antoine GriezmannFrance6
Christian EriksenDenmark5
Kevin de Bruyne + four others4

Who has attempted the most shots on target at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have recorded the most shots on target so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryShots on target
Lionel MessiArgentina3
Ilkay GundoganGermany3
Serge Gnabry + 1 other3

Who has completed the most dribbles at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have completed the most dribbles so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryDribbles completed (and % success rate)
Mohammed KudusGhana4 (66%)
Hirving LozanoMexico4 (57%)
Kylian Mbappe + three others3 (33%)

Who has made the most successful tackles at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have recorded the most successful tackles so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountrySuccessful tackles
Tyler AdamsUSA5
But AbdiTunisia5
Nikola MilenkovicSerbia5

Who has made the most interceptions at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have recorded the most interceptions so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryInterceptions
Yasir Al ShahraniSaudi Arabia6
Simon KjaerDenmark5
Declan Rice + 12 others3

Who has recovered possession the most for their team at the 2022 World Cup?

A list of the top three players who have recovered possession the most times so far during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerCountryPossession won
Nico ElvediSwitzerland11
Luka ModricCroatia11
Declan Rice + four others10

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