But who was the bigger game player? Tags: Average Opposition, Average Opposition Index, Henry vs van Nistelrooy, Player Comparison, premier league stats, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Thierry Henry. From the off, you look at Henry’s International career and see a World Cup medal, a European Championships medal and a Confederations cup medal. Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. Well once again it was very close. Henry getting away with another blatant handball. Player Comparison: Thierry Henry vs Ruud van Nistelrooy « Back … | sportplanet. Born and raised in the tough Buenos Aries area of Fort Apache, Tevez has played for some […], Part 2 of the Serie A Season Review focuses more on the team stats, Part 1 can be found here with the individual player stats. France and Arsenal’s all time leading scorer, the man who brought va va voom to the Premier League and who is one of the most unpopular players in Ireland, Thierry Henry. However, food for thought is that van Nistelrooy’s split is as you’d expect – 23-51-21 which converts to 24% of his goals were against Bottom 6, 54% vs Middle 8 Opponents and 22% vs the Top 6 teams. You’ve seen the stats and facts, make up your own mind. Next Last. Despite the Frenchman’s supremacy, Rio Ferdinand recently claimed it was Van Nistelrooy that was obsessed with coming out on top and his mood would sour after matches if he realised Henry had matched or surpassed his exploits in the previous 90 minutes.Henry insists he was unaware of Van Nistelrooy’s obsession and the former Arsenal captain insists if he was as focused on scoring then he wouldn’t have provided as many assists as he did during his career. Henry outscored in both goals and goals per game, had a better AOI rating (although still below the 10.5 aim), and did it more often in the big games vs the Top 6. Powered by van Nistelrooy’s goals, United won the Championship, in what would be the Dutchman’s only Premier League title. Stalks the forum undercover, then w, The Champions of Ingerlund Spoony's got skinny spa. When looking at their big game credentials, it’s worth taking into account a few more details that aren’t easily comparable as the opponents aren’t ranked, and differ. Not really much in way of comparison here, although interestingly, despite playing almost double the games, Henry only scored 1 more against the Top 6. This is just based on goals scored – Henry provided more assists by far, but this comparison is just on the goals….for now. On the Oranje side is Holland and Man United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy. But this clash descended into the Battle of the Buffet when Ferguson was hit by flying pizza after the match, thrown by Cesc Fabregas. France and Arsenal’s all time leading scorer, the man who brought va va voom to the Premier League and who is one of the most unpopular players in Ireland, Thierry Henry. For Holland, van Nistelrooy has a disappointing 3 goals versus the upper echelons of Footballing nations. Jamie Vardy Has 'Chat Sh*t Get Banged' Written On His Shinpads, Manchester United Could Have Signed Dayot Upamecano For Just £700,000 In 2015, Khabib Nurmagomedov Retires From MMA After Beating Justin Gaethje At UFC 254, Thierry Henry Reacts To Ruud van Nistelrooy Being 'Obsessed' Over Him, Liverpool Fans Call Karma After Lucas Digne's Red Card Against Southampton, Khabib Nurmagomedov Only Lost Two Rounds In His Undefeated UFC Career, Sky Sports And BT Sport Both Want £14.95 Pay-Per-View Premier League Football Nixed, Ajax Beat 10 Man VVV-Venlo 13-0 In Eredivisie. Then someone will go, "Thierry has scored two today, Ruud has only scored one, so he's a goal behind now". You’ve seen the stats and facts, make up your own mind. In terms of the Player Comparison, this season was a write off for van Nistelrooy, with injury and form going against him. I can rest easy now I understand your science and enjoy the rest of your articles. However, once again he was just no match for his French rival. Not only was this Arsenal’s greatest season, it was also Henry’s best in the League with 30 in 37 (0.81 goals per game). He also failed to score in the 2004 League Cup final defeat to Liverpool. Henry came out on top in Van Nistelrooy’s first year at Old Trafford but the Dutchman claimed his first Golden Boot in 2003 when the Red Devils reclaimed the Premier League title. That was nothing compared to the scenes after Van Nistelrooy missed a last-minute penalty in a goalless draw during September 2003 in what became known as The Battle of Old Trafford. Ruud has top scored in the Champions League 3 times, as well as golden boots in the Dutch, English and Spanish league. On the Oranje side is Holland and Man United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy. Whilst he didn’t score in the two biggest international games of his career – World Cup final 2006 and European Champonships Final 2004, he has done it against big teams. Two of the three goals were against the Champions Chelsea in a 2-2 draw. In terms of cup finals as a measure of big games, van Nistelrooy scored twice in the 2004 FA Cup final – although as a caveat, this was against Championship side Millwall. Ruud van Nistelrooy had to overcome several hurdles at PSV. He may rate as a big game player in the Premier League, and indeed he had his moments in Europe – a hat trick at Roma, a brace in the San Siro and the winner against Real Madrid showed this, however, no goals from the below games unfortunately excludes him from joining the greats: Personally, I think he’s one of the best players I’ve ever seen, it’s just a shame he never did it on the biggest stages. Van Basten. Apologies for the pedantic behaviour, I thought it was a good article and comparison. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. In terms of strike rate, he has 51 goals in 123 games (0.41 goals per game) and is France’s record scorer – over taking Platini’s haul. Sadly for Arsenal fans, their last at the time of writing. They have both scored 9 goals in total against the top & bottom 6 teams, but 66% of Van Nistleroy’s goals were against the bottom 6 compared to 56% of Henry’s. I am confused with your ave opp for Van Nistleroy being rated better than Henry’s in the 01/02 season. It could have worked out very differently for United and Arsenal, but then we would have been denied one of the great duels of the Premier league era. Henry had 4 against the Top 6 (one pen), whilst van Nistelrooy had a better average. Why? With Juventus winning the Title in such commanding fashion, it’s to be expected that they will dominate the Team Statistics. From the off, you look at Henry’s International career and see a World Cup medal, a European Championships medal and a Confederations cup medal. 2002-2003: Two very different types of player with a single objective. Ruud has top scored in the Champions League 3 times, as well as golden boots in the Dutch, English and Spanish league. As per usual, it’s primarily a comparison of their Premier Leauge goals rather than all goals. Henry carried Arsenal to the title in 2003-04. On their way to the title, van Nistelrooy scored against 3rd placed Newcastle (4 goals including a hat trick in a 5-3 win),  Blackburn Rovers (6th), Liverpool (2 goals) and most importantly, against title rivals Arsenal. Ruud van Nistelrooy vs Thierry Henry. Topics: Henry, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Rio Ferdinand, Arsenal. To see the other pages with rules and workings, click HERE Treble Dutch – All three of these players have scored in major finals, but only two make the Top 50 50. Ahead in goals and against Top 6 opponents. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. "You've had all these rivalries over the years, great players need great rivalries. It was here that his career really took off, scoring an impressive 71 goals in 95 games for the Eindhoven club. For me, I think Van Nistelrooy is a better goalscorer but Henry has more class. Van Nistelrooy, meanwhile, bagged an impressive 21 league goals in his final campaign in England's top flight before sealing a move to Real Madrid. And so onto the final season in the comparison, and van Nistelrooy’s final in England. What Henry did? Id call it a draw as well, they are very different players! Van Nistelrooy had a fierce on-field rivalry with Henry to the point that he would be devastated if the legendary Frenchman scored for the Gunners. Having lost to United in the earlier rounds of the League Cup, Arsenal beat United on penalties in the FA Cup Final after a goalless draw. Listen to the latest United Hour Podcast episode here. A move to Manchester United was all but tied up in 2000, but a serious knee ligament injury delayed it for a year. Not only was this Arsenal’s greatest season, it was also Henry’s best in the League with 30 in 37 (0.81 goals per game). Van nistelrooy es mejor finalizador qué henry . To van Nistelrooy’s credit, there wasn’t much in it against a player twice in the Top 3 for the World’s best. 'He used to come in the changing room after a game, trust me, we're trying to win the league, we've beaten someone 3-1 or 4-1, he's scored one goal, he'll come in and look up to the TV [shake his head] and go "oh",' says Ferdinand. When looking at their big game credentials, it’s worth taking into account a few more details that aren’t easily comparable as the opponents aren’t ranked, and differ. They are more or less equal against mid 8 opposition with Henry edging it by 1, bearing in mind he has scored one more goal in total. Henry, pictured in 2004, won the Golden Boot in four of his five seasons against Van Nistelrooy, Van Nistelrooy poses with Sir Alex Ferguson and his Golden Boot award in August 2003. It’s fair to say his strike rate improved with 46 goals in his first 100 games for the Gunners – taking us up to the summer of 2001. Thierry Henry slides in on Ruud van Nistelrooy during a game at Highbury in January 2006, The Dutchman was obsessed with scoring more goals than Henry and sulked when he didn't. Ha ha, no worries. Inspired his team to go the season unbeaten on the way to winning the league. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The prolific Dutchman was obsessed over Henry's statistics and used to come in the changing room after a game unhappy if the Arsenal star had improved his goal scoring figures. Like his French rival, he also started out as a midfielder but was moved to centre forward early on. RVN showing customary calm under pressure. "Then someone will go, 'Thierry has scored two today, Ruud has only scored one, so he's a goal behind now. In eight years with the Gunners, Henry won the Premier League twice and two FA Cups. For the 5 years, that they both played in the Premier League they dominated the goalscoring charts with five winners, three runners up and […], Post and open comments now appearing here: http://www.averageopposition.com/2012/01/player-comparison.html 2011-12 Stats: http://www.averageopposition.com/2012/12/goal-scoring-player-comparison-for-2011.html This Season: http://www.averageopposition.com/p/premier-league_16.html   After starting the Player Comparison series with the two best players in the world, how do you follow that?

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