Ghana and Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew has been ranked the 7th best player in Europe for the last month.
The 28-year-old’s performance between February and March has been rated ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.
According to the International Center for Sport Studie (CIES) Football Observatory, the rankings were compiled using data from OptaPro.
The criteria for the ranking include shooting, change creation, distribution, rigour, recovery and take one.
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The player’s creativity, vision, technique, accuracy and risk-taking among other things, were also considered.
Jordan is currently one of Ghana’s best performers in Europe and has been scoring goals for fun at Crystal Palace.
The former Aston Villa marksman registered his eighth goal of the season on Saturday as Crystal Palace edged Watford 1-0 at the Selhurst Park.
Jordan Ayew beats Messi and Ronaldo in new world rankings – https://t.co/Bvrs5NiLfz pic.twitter.com/VmpkgDseja— Adom (@Adomonline) March 17, 2020
The goal has made him Ghana’s joint-highest scorer in Premier League history with 24 goals – a record he holds alongside Tony Yeboah.
He overtakes players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all in the English Primer League.