Wilfred Ndidi sets new record with club side Leicester City after season finale
Written by MAX FM on July 27, 2020
Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has performed well as a premier league player this season, sharing the EPL top tackler accolade with Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the 2019/2020 season, and in the process setting a new record with his club side after the premier league season finished on Sunday, July 26.
In the just-concluded season, Ndidi, 23, made 129 successful tackles alongside Wan-Bissaka, while Pereira made 119 tackles.
In his first season for Leicester after joining from Belgian club, Genk, Ndidi topped the tacklers’ chart with 138 successes and was named Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.
The next season he made 144 tackles ahead of Idrissa Gueye (143) and Wan-Bissaka (128) making history by becoming the first player to lead the top of tackle charts for two consecutive seasons. Fast forward to 2020 and his tackle rates now mean he is the first player to lead the tackle rates for 3 consecutive seasons.