Newcastle Have 7 Players in Premiership Top 100

Newcastle now have seven of their players ranked in the top 100 by Actim following this week.

Four of these players from Newcastle are new to the top 100 – Nicky Butt, Oba Martins, Michael Owen and Claudio Cacapa.

Newcastle players who have been in the top 100 and are no longer in include David Rozehnal, Steve Harper and Steven Taylor.


Claudio Cacapa – former Lyon captain enters the Premiership Top 100 in 89th position

James Milner has jumped right up to 23rd position but Charles N’Zogbia is still the top ranked Newcastle player and the only Magpie ranked in the top 10 as he holds 7th position. Charles is also the only Newcastle player to be ranked in the top 5 for each position category. Charles is ranked 4th in the midfield category.

The categories tracked are

Top 10 overall
Top 5 goalkeepers
Top 5 defenders
Top 5 midfielders
Top 5 strikers

The top 10 players in the rankings with their clubs and Actim score are as follows:

1  	F Fabregas  	Arsenal  	223
2 	B Mwaruwari 	Portsmouth 	214
3 	B Elano 	Man City 	211
4 	R Ferdinand 	Man Utd 	190
5 	M Petrov 	Man City 	174
6 	E Adebayor 	Arsenal 	169
7 	C N'Zogbia 	Newcastle 	156
8 	R Van Persie 	Arsenal 	154
9 	G Clichy 	Arsenal 	154
10 	J Utaka 	Portsmouth 	152

It’s noticeable that Arsenal, who are top oif the league have 4 players in the top 10. The Portsmouth striker Mwaruwari and Manchester City Brazilian midfielder Elano have gained quite a bit on leader Fabregas of Arsenal since we last published the ratings.

We will follow the Actim rankings periodically during the season becasue we know Big Sam looks at these and husges players by them. Once Joey Barton starts to play regualryl in the side we certainly expect him to finish quite high up in the rankings.

The players ranked from Newcastle are as follows

Name  		    Actim Score     Actim Rank

Charles N'Zogbia 	156 		7
James Milner 		136 		23
Geremi 			106 		64
Nicky Butt 		104 		67
Oba Martins 		94 		88
Claudio Cacapa 		94 		89
Michael Owen 		89 		98

We publish the Actim Ratings for Newcastle players as part of our STATS – which you can get to at the top of the Newcastle United Blog site. Everything is right up to date for the season so far.

Here’s the full Top 100 players in the Premiership

Comments always welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Callum

    Oct 26, 2007 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Interesting that Geremi and Milner are our 2nd and 3rd top ranked players as people have been saying they havent been playing well so far this season where as Zog has been and Milner is only 20 points behind him!

  • Bill f

    Oct 26, 2007 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Well it’s a start I suppose, how many by end of season?

  • gordon

    Oct 26, 2007 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #3

    What a totally useless waste of time these stats are there is only a bit more than 200 players anyway.

  • gjdevon

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #4

    closer to 600 players if you take 30 players per side 20 sides, andsome teams have a lot more than 30, i know not all will play all the time cos of rotation (rafa) but weve never had so many players in top 100 and deffinately never had any defenders in there!!!!
    howay the lads , win away at reading tomorrow for smiths and obas birthday on sunday!!!

  • Andreas

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #5

    @gordon, although i to some extent can agree that these stats doesn’t tell you “the truth” i think you have miscalculated the number of players in the PL.

    I would say: 20 teams * 22ish first team players (minimum) = 440ish PL players (and that ought to be a weeeeee bit more than “just above 2oo players”, right?)

  • Hammy

    Oct 26, 2007 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Andreas….trying to work out where you are from…I was going to say scandanavian until you threw me with that weeeeee bit in your blog…DOH!

    Anywho….isn’t it great to see so many tooners in the list…we must be doing something right!!

  • Hammy

    Oct 27, 2007 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #7

    23.59 ……past my bed time…you other bloggers obviously don’t have kids and are oot on the razzle….either that or you are a kid nd have been sound asleep for hours!!
    aarrghhh fcku me 00.01 it took me two minutes to write that last sentence.

    I’ll be dreaming of another 3 points the morn………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Leo

    Oct 27, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #8

    haha, hammy u been on the stella again, 2minutes to write a sentence… weeee maybe he is a scottish scandanavian?!?!

    been out on the town, but come back early. am only 20 but cant hack a full night drinking anymore, haha

  • Faroe Geordie

    Oct 27, 2007 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics


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