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What Percentage Of Barcelona's (La Liga 2012/13) Attacking Output Was Created By Lionel Messi?

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Now, first of all, I'll explain a little about this stat which I created ( well, unless someone else beat me to it?). The graph below charts Lionel Messi's contribution to Barcelona's attack as a percentage. The bars tell us about Messi's contribution as a percentage in that specific fixture, the red line is Messi's 'rolling' contribution.

The offensive contribution is calculated thus: Shots + Shot Assists (Key Passes)

Get it?

Lionel Messi's Attacking Contribution

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Interactive Graphic can be found here LINK>

Messi's individual contribution to Barcelona's attacking output is the highest number I have seen to date. 50% of Barcelona's attacking output was created by the Special One, not only is that number awe-inspiring but it's the consistency of the number that really jumped out at me.

There are no peaks or troughs to Messi's contribution. 50% is his number, his level, it represents his influence on the field of play.

Raw Numbers

Team Total Shots Assists
18 9 1
15 7 2
14 5 2
6 3 1
20 7 1
15 5 2
10 4
10 5 2
15 7 1
12 5 1
12 4 1
8 3 2
13 5 3
19 7 3
13 4 1
11 4
11 7
19 5 2
12 4 2
8 5
19 8 2
10 5 1
17 7 1
18 8 1
17 7 2
5 2 1
2 1
19 6 3
8 4 3









15 5 3
4 2
11 3 1









  • Barcelona, as a team, took 406 shots when Messi was on the field of play.
  • Messi took 163 of those shots, or 40.1% of the total output.
  • Messi created 45 shots assists for his team-mates, or 11%.

Messi's shots assist numbers aren't anything to get too excited about, but on the other hand Messi was responsible for ~40% of ALL Barcelona's shots when he was on the field. It's an incredible number.
If only opposition teams could find a way to stop him performing.........

<em>This does not represent the views of Barca Blaugranes or SBNation</em>

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