What position does Cristiano Ronaldo play at Juventus? Pitch statistics & Ronaldo vs Icardi positional comparison

By Soccer Blog | Aug 7, 2019

In his first season at Juventus (2018/19), Cristiano Ronaldo played primarily as a left winger, but was also employed as a centre forward. Here is a little pitch map that details the zones of his ball touches, which tells us about his usual positioning on the pitch for the Bianconeri

Below is also the same zone map for Mauro Icardi at Inter for the 18/19 season- a more traditional striker, for comparison purposes.

Does Ronaldo take a large number of shots from outside the area?

According to this graphic from the Italian press, 39% of Ronaldo’s shots are from outside the area, more than thrice the same number for Icardi (12.3%).

Ronaldo percentage of ball touches across the pitch in various zones- map for Juve 18/19 season

Ronaldo position Juventus

Area of shots taken by Ronaldo at Juve (inside/outside the box)

Ronaldo Shots from Outside the Box Juventus

Mauro Icardi pitch map for percentage of ball touches at Inter 2018-19 season

Icardi Position at Inter

Area of shots taken for Icardi at inter

<Analysis Icardi Shots on Target

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