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Casemiro, Madrid's standout ball-winner

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NEWS | 01/03/2018 | Javier García

The Brazilian has recovered possession on 261 occasions in the 33 games he's played so far.

Casemiro is the man to bring balance to the Real Madrid midfield and has been fundamental in the team's recent successes. The Brazilian has always stood out for his tireless ball-winning ability and this season is no exception. Indeed, he leads the way in this regard, having recovered possession 261 times in the 33 games he's been involved in (almost 8 per game), 184 of them coming in LaLiga.

Behind Casemiro, Sergio Ramos is the next highest on this list. The captain has figures of 221 across all competitions, while Modric (179), Kroos (168), Carvajal (167) and Marcelo (164) also boast fine statistics in this particular aspect of the game.

Goals and assists
Aside from his defensive leg-work, Casemiro also makes a telling contribution in attack. This season, he's netted 5 goals already. Four have come in LaLiga, and the other in the European Super Cup win over Manchester United. He is also currently on 3 assists, his best ever record for Real Madrid.

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